Archives for "Arts and music"


January 7, 2010 1:04 pm

Solo show culminates actress's self-designed theater program

Tossing and turning on a simple purple couch, Lillian Sullivan ’10 delivers an ode to a pizza man. Rhythmically transforming from needy hopelessness to frantic desire, Sullivan takes her character to extremes. She prattles to the audience in iambic pentameter as she displays her dramatic talent in an intimate 18-by-20-foot space. Sullivan, an anthropology major from Telluride, Colo., performed “Three In One,” a set of three monologues, Dec. 1-3 in Bates’ Black Box Theater.


January 5, 2010 1:54 pm

Sunday Times of Sri Lanka publishes essay by Watson recipient Dissanayake ’09

In the Sunday Times of Colombo, Sri Lanka, economics and theater major Sulochana Dissanayake ’09 writes about last July’s Grahamstown…


January 4, 2010 1:43 pm

PRI’s The World, Miami Herald feature Ghetto Biennale

Public Radio International’s The World and The Miami Herald published recent stories about Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This unusual…


December 18, 2009 10:47 am

Roman Influence

The book An Artist in Rome marries poems by the late John Tagliabue with paintings by Adam Van Doren.


December 10, 2009 3:06 pm

Bates dance director awarded summer residency in Australia

Carol Dilley, associate professor of dance and director of the dance program at Bates College, has received an artist residency to produce a dance project at a cultural center first built as a jail in Newcastle, Australia.


December 7, 2009 4:36 pm

Gamelan Orchestra performance includes student composition

The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. “Gamelan” refers to a broad genre of traditional Indonesian music played primarily on percussion instruments. Senior Barbara Byers, an interdisciplinary major in music and dance, composed a piece titled “Monkey” that’s included on the program.


December 3, 2009 3:53 pm

Choir to perform Orff's 'Carmina Burana'

A choral work popular for its drama and earthy power, Orff’s Carmina Burana will be performed by the Bates College Choir, directed by John Corrie, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information, contact 207-786-6135 or this


November 30, 2009 3:32 pm

The Stanford Daily reports on symposium honoring art history professor Wanda Corn '62

The Stanford Daily reports on the “Great American Thing,” a two-day symposium honoring Wanda Jones Corn ’62, professor emeritus at…


November 20, 2009 4:06 pm

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter coming to Bates

An acclaimed singer-songwriter influenced by Dylan and Springsteen, Josh Ritter performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St. The concert is presented by the Olin Arts Center in partnership with the Student Activities Office and the Chase Hall Committee. Tickets are $20 and available at For more information please contact 207-786-6135 or


November 20, 2009 3:18 pm

Trashion Show 2009: Refuse reused, in the swankiest way

Strutting down a vibrantly illuminated runway to blaring music played by student DJs, Kathryn Moraros ’10 modeled the winning creation: a 1950s-style cocktail dress layered with nonrecyclable tea bag packets. Other ensembles gracing the Gray Cage runway on a mild November evening were fashioned from unused tents, discarded printer paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and duct tape. This was the fourth annual Trashion Show, held Nov. 18 following the Harvest Meal.