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Alice S. Han

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"Beowulf" is Woefully Weird

With a mix of folksy belting, thumb war games, and a mock magician’s act, “Beowulf” could hardly be more genre-bending and avant-garde. At times it risks being as raw and in-your-face as Lady Gaga’s meat dress, only longer and less symbolic. Though the show’s direction, lyrics, and overall concept prove so shockingly anarchic that it is hard to digest the performance, its original score and talented singing provides some redemption.

Translated Tales: "He Who Burns" Explores Sufi Narratives

The Sufi poetry translations in English showed the rich depth of Sufi poets such as Mansur Al-Hallaj and Hafiz, who provide compelling spiritual aphorisms on love and loss. One line in particular reflected both the title and theme of the play. Iblis describes love “to be like the flame of the candle always burning,” thereby invoking the theme of fire and light. All three dancers moved with fluid and effortless synergy, mastering the interplay of strength and softness of movement.

Young Musicians Bring Classical Greats to Sanders

The Discovery Ensemble will offer a fresh, new spin on Schoenberg, Beethoven and Schumann. The group is also distinctive in its focus on social action initiatives within the Boston community.

Fantasy and Comedy in "Utopia"

"Utopia, Limited" promises the trademark Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire of clipped consonants and pointed diction along with smatterings of barmy British satire. The musical is politically and socially charged, particularly when placed against the backdrop of America’s own capitalist tale.

Venice Baroque Orchestra To Revive Classical Hits at Sanders

Friday in Sanders Theatre, the Venice Baroque Orchestra will attempt to recreate one of the exemplary epochs in classical music.

94 Students Celebrate Mid-Year Graduation

Ninety-four students were officially recognized Thursday afternoon as mid-year graduates of Harvard College at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony in the Radcliffe Gymnasium.

Beat of the Bay: Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters

“I struggled for years to describe my music until this record, but it’s so obviously rock, it’s so obviously soul.”

Vilariño’s Verses Of Silence

Vocalist and performer Sabrina Lastman will deliver her multimedia "Dialogues of Silence," a performance inspired by the works of Uruguayan poet Idea Vilariño, as part of the ARTS@DRCLAS initiative.