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By Xinyi Lin
Wed, Apr 23, 2014, 4:01am

Members of the “Passing Strange” creative team discuss how the original script of the show allowed for freedom and improvisation in their creation of choreography and music.

This is the final video of a four part series about the production of “Passing Strange.” Check out the first of the series to find out more about the partnership between CMTS and...Read more

By Kimberly Cionca and Patrick Schulman
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 4:46pm

Members of Orchesis, Columbia's largest dance group, break it down for Spectator while preparing for their upcoming show. The 2014 Orchesis Spring Show, SupercalifragilisticexpialidORCHESIS, will be held in the Roone Arledge Auditorium on April 19 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at TIC or the Columbia Arts Initiative Website.

Correction: This video identifies Ivy Vega...Read more

By Kimberly Cionca and Patrick Schulman
Thu, Apr 17, 2014, 2:38am

Columbia University Bellydance president, Caspia Schwartz, BC ’14, demonstrates some basic moves and discusses the challenging aspects of belly dance. Read more

By Xinyi Lin
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 3:01am

“Passing Strange” costume designer, Becca Guthrie, BC ’16, shares her vision for the look of the upcoming show and gives colorful sneak peek at some of the costume pieces audience members will see next week.

This is the third of a four part series about the production of “Passing Strange.” Check out the first of the series to find...Read more

By Becca Guthrie and Lisa Huang
Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 10:09pm

This year, Columbia's biggest spring concert was headlined by popular rapper Lupe Fiasco with opening acts from The Chainsmokers, Flaxo, California Love, and Nøvachørd. Check out this video for highlights of the concert.

See more photos of the event here.Read more

By Kimberly Cionca and Patrick Schulman
Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 8:13pm
This weekend, the Columbia University New Opera Workshop presents the Black Box Opera Festival, which features scenes from the classic opera repertory as well as scenes written by Columbia students.
Tickets for the April 11 show can be purchased through TIC.  
By Xinyi Lin
Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 1:48am

Spectator recently sat down with Julian Wright CC ’17 and Dylan Jones CC ’16 to discuss their roles in “Passing Strange.” Most cast members play multiple roles over the course of the show while Wright and Jones play “Youth” and “Mother,” respectively, for the entirety of the production. 

This video is the second of a four-part series about the production...Read more

By Xinyi Lin and Kimberly Sebesanu
Thu, Apr 3, 2014, 5:01am

This spring, the Columbia Musical Theatre Society and the Black Theatre Ensemble are teaming up for the first time to produce the blues-rock musical “Passing Strange,” which follows an African American man's journey of self discovery.Read more

By Kimberly Cionca and Patrick Schulman
Thu, Apr 3, 2014, 8:31pm

Members of CoLab, a multi-genre performance art collective, talk about the creative vision and collaboration behind their experimental dance show. The 2014 CoLab Spring Showcase will be held in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for three nights, from April 3 to 5. Tickets are free, but must be reserved beforehand on the Columbia Arts Initiative website.Read more

By Xinyi Lin
Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 12:08am

Before coming to Columbia, Ian Hewitt, CC ’17, played Peter Pan in Mickey's Soundsational Parade at Disneyland Park. Check out this video to hear stories about what it's like to be backstage at Disneyland (and have lots of fans). Read more