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ANNA KOVACEVICH FOR THE HOYA

Black Movements Dance Company Presents ‘Exodus’

Almost exactly 400 years ago, in 1619, the first enslaved African people arrived in the Chesapeake colonies of the North American coast. Seventy years ago, hundreds of thousands of black families left the South only to find mistreatment in urban population centers. Five months ago, 800,000 immigrants lost their protected[Read More…]

COURTESY TERESA WOOD

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Folger Theatre

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the perfect place to learn about William Shakespeare or see a traditional Shakespearean play. Its extensive collection of works and rotating exhibits immerses guests in all things Shakespeare. Kicking off its 2017-18 season, the Folger Theatre presents its first fall production, Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “Antony[Read More…]

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating former President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a cross-cultural open house on Saturday, May 27. The 10-hour event featured over 30 performances, highlighting a diverse selection of artistic forms, from ballet to skateboard performance art,[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 0 comments The Guide
Interview with Georgetown Band Almeda

Interview with Georgetown Band Almeda

The Washington, D.C. music scene is among the nation’s best, boasting stadium-sized concert halls and offbeat venues all within a few streets of each other. Georgetown students, however, need look no further than their own campus to find exciting new sources of music and performance. Bands formed by students often[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Features, Music, The Guide
Carmen Livesay (COL '17) as protagonist Lexi and Katherine Pietro (COL '17) as her best friend Jessie
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Black Theatre Ensemble Haunts With ‘Hookman’

From Georgetown’s Black Theatre Ensemble comes the hauntingly thought-provoking “Hookman.” Adapted from the show by playwright Lauren Yee, it follows Georgetown freshman Lexi, played by Carmen Livesay (COL ’17), as she learns what it means to grow up and face her inner demons. Black Theatre Ensemble strives to produce works[Read More…]

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The title of Black Movement Dance Theater’s spring show “Defiance” was chosen to reflect the current state of the black community in the United States, and to emphasize the importance of empowerment. Student directors hope the show will facilitate dialogue.

BMDT Breaks Barriers Through Dance

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Georgetown’s Black Movements Dance Theater presents “Defiance,” the company’s final production for the 2016-17 season. The dance concert, “an exploratory journey of truth and celebration,” will take place at 8:00 p.m. from Feb. 24 to 25 at the Gonda Theater. The self-producing company has[Read More…]

NGUYEN: Beating My Second-Year Slump

NGUYEN: Beating My Second-Year Slump

I am the epitome of the sophomore slump. When the year began, I was keen on buckling down hard on academics, knowing that I had left a few extra GPA points left unclaimed last semester. The semester started off better than I expected; my classes were more rigorous than before,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
KATE KIM FOR THE HOYA

Poetry Speaks in D.C.

My metal plates feel like fire These are my hands When I place my palms together and hold them tight it looks as if I am praying to God beseeching for you With my pious hands I can make your hair silky straight The only sound Is that singe The[Read More…]

Skating into Hearts

Skating into Hearts

It was hard to find one empty seat in the Verizon Center Wednesday night — a school night. Kids and adults alike, dressed in costumes of their favorite fantasy characters, chewed on shaved ice in anticipation of the opening performance of Disney on Ice. For two hours, the stress of[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Features, The Guide
Cast Carries August Wilson Play

Cast Carries August Wilson Play

Arena Stage’s iconic Fichandler Stage was filled almost to its 683-seat capacity last Thursday for the opening night of “King Hedley II.” With a stunning cast capitalizing on a script of powerful social and political implications, the production lived up to the legacy of its playwright August Wilson. Set in[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide