Social media has always been one of those things I’m unable to use consistently. While this may be obvious from my sparse Instagram posts, it is no secret to those who know me that I prefer the familiar intimacy of physical interactions, such as in the parking lot of a local coffee house or after school in my favorite classroom....
Black in ballet: Dance Theatre of Harlem highlights the role of Black dancers in a historically white art form
“Swan Lake” is a white ballet.
Following the closure of schools across the country in mid-March, Barnard’s and Columbia’s film departments began operating entirely remotely. In the film industry, production halted, movie theaters closed, and filmmakers reckoned with the limitations and possibilities of remote movie-making. Now, more than four months later, both Columbia’s film department and the film industry are ramping up operations—with adjustments....
When the show can’t go on: Conceptualizing designers’ work for CMTS’ and KCST’s canceled productions
This spring, a number of student-led theatrical productions were deep into their months-long rehearsal schedules when Columbia administration made the call to move courses online for the remainder of the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without warning, the long work invested in these plays and musicals came to a sudden halt....
This is the tenth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
The best triple jumper in Columbia history, senior Daniel Igbokwe, will graduate after a record-breaking career
This is the eighth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
For Columbia’s student theater groups, the spring semester is when creative teams, actors, and designers produce a crowded roster of musicals and plays. Beginning in January, creative teams begin planning, casting, and constructing their upcoming productions. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and cancellation of on-campus activities, however, all student-led theater groups have been forced to cancel or postpone their shows until the fall semester....
As the world grapples with the wide-reaching effects of the coronavirus, sports, for the moment, have been effectively canceled.
The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” lyrics light up the bottom of the screen. Shadow puppets pack a suitcase. Johann Strauss takes over for Vera Lynn in a Doctor Strangelove-inspired closing montage. Sprawled across YouTube, Facebook, and Zoom, this is interdisciplinary theater at its most inventive....