Articles by: Jacqueline Betz

Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Last Thursday night, students and faculty crowded into Ostrove Auditorium to see a show put on by a rare group of performers: Colby’s language classes. A tradition stretching back for almost a decade, Worldvision is an annual event where Colby’s modern language students sing and dance to songs from their language’s culture. Modeled after the international Eurovision Song Contest, Colby’s […]

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An introduction to ‘The Master Builder’

An introduction to ‘The Master Builder’

Looking for an arts-themed evening activity? This weekend, the Theater & Dance Department is showing Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder, a complex and thought-provoking drama. This late nineteenth-century work is a landmark work, telling the story of a middle-aged builder struggling to navigate love, loss, and the passing of time. The Echo sat down with the director, Professor of […]

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Colby Museum of Art from outside perspective

Music and philosophy blend in concert and panel event

Last Thursday evening, the Colby Museum of Art hosted a performance and panel discussion on the music of contemporary avant-garde composer Morton Feldman. This event presented a unique alternative to the usual concert format by focusing on the implications of philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s work for listening to Feldman’s music. Part of the Music in the Museum series co-hosted by the […]

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BMR dazzles Colby with Broadway flair in fall show

BMR dazzles Colby with Broadway flair in fall show

This weekend, the only place you could find more sequins than the Kesha concert was at the fall performance of Colby’s Broadway Musical Revue (BMR). This student-led group is dedicated to performing the best songs from musicals with a signature dash of glitter and a load of humor. “There are lots of serious performance groups on campus,but we are not […]

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Under new conductor, Colby Symphony takes audience on tour through Romanticism

Under new conductor, Colby Symphony takes audience on tour through Romanticism

This past Saturday night, Colby Symphony Orchestra (CSO) had their first performance of the year in Lorimer Chapel. While the beginning of the season is always a bit of a reintroduction to the orchestra as it adjusts to seasoned members graduating and new members joining, this was also the community’s first opportunity to see the new conductor, Jinwook Park. Enthusiastic […]

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Alexis Atkinson ’15 Provides Audience With Telescopic Look at “Constellations” of Her Life

Alexis Atkinson ’15 Provides Audience With Telescopic Look at “Constellations” of Her Life

Last weekend, Colby’s Strider Theater hosted the original play “Constellations” as a part of Homecoming festivities. Written, directed, and performed by Alexis Atkinson ’15 as part of a Theater and Dance Department program during her senior year, “Constellations” tells the story of her life through the sequences in a dream garden. After taking it to a residency in a New […]

Original Play “Constellations” Returns

Original Play “Constellations” Returns

This weekend, the original play Constellations will return to Colby as one of the Parent’s Weekend activities.  Written and performed by Alexis Atkinson ’15, this one-woman show uses multimedia and varied storytelling methods to give the audience a look into the mind of a young black female as she develops as a person and experiences marginalization. Constellations was first developed […]

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An Experimental Retelling of Shakespeare’s Queen Margaret

An Experimental Retelling of Shakespeare’s Queen Margaret

This weekend, Colby’s Strider Theater hosted a performance of the original play “The Life and Death of Queen Margaret.”  Based off of the portrayal of Queen Margaret in Shakespeare’s plays, it tells the story of this historical figure in a new and radical manner, brought to life by the unusual staging and dance elements that flow seamlessly with the period […]

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Harlem String Quartet Adds Pizazz to Classical Concert

This weekend, the Colby Music Department kicked off their fall season with a concert by the Harlem String Quartet, who played a mélange of classical and modern works in Lorimer Chapel on Saturday evening. This Grammy Award-winning music group boasts an impressive resume that includes a performance at the White House, international tours, and collaborations with such artists as Itzhak […]

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An eclectic mix of sounds in Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season

An eclectic mix of sounds in Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season

This weekend, the Colby Symphony Orchestra finished out its season with a packed program of a wide variety of pieces. Lead for the last time by guest conductor Janna Hymes of the Williamsburg Symphonia and the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, they played concerts both Saturday and Sunday night for a crowded Lorimer Chapel, filled by community members, students, professors, and […]