Crimson staff writer
Jack J. Zhou
Taking on a revolutionary form this year, the Black Arts Festival is more than a festival for entertainment. It is an unique experience that invites its participants to immerse themselves in the nature of black art and bound to be exciting and intellectually stimulating.
On April 17 at the Carpenter Center, the Mahindra Humanities Center hosted a film screening of “Enemies of the People,” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker. The 2009 film follows Sambath’s 10-year search for confessions and explanations for the 1975-1979 Cambodian genocide that led to the massacre of nearly two million people during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.
Charles Bernstein, an American poet, and Peter Waterhouse, an Austrian poet and novelist, combined to share their unique perspectives on translation, illustrating the positive impact translation can have on the art form of poetry, as well as on those who collaborate to translate together.
With an impressive cast of 19, the operetta centers on the beautiful Patience (Claudia D. Oh ’17) and her search to determine the true meaning of love from the attempts of both the self-centered Reginald Bunthorne (Joseph S.H. Goodknight), and the flawless, widely-loved Archibald Grosvenor (Zachary Mallory) to court her.
Inspired by the “The Shining,” the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club production “In the Dark” seeks to explore violence on both a concrete and abstract level to illustrate how violent actions can simultaneously bring a family closer together and tear it apart.
On Saturday, the Harvard-Radcliffe Mozart Society Orchestra put on its 30th anniversary concert, which showcased the talents of the orchestra in its three-piece program: Bela Bartók’s “Romanian Folk Dances,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C Major.
Who knew that Sir Isaac Newton, the British physicist and mathematician widely regarded as the one of the greatest scientists of all time, was also irritating, foolish, and quite possibly on the brink of insanity? “Isaac’s Eye,” which ran through Saturday at the Adams Pool Theatre, took a different spin on the life of young Isaac Newton and explored the dilemma Newton faced at the start of his scientific career.