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Saturday, June 12, 2021


Play offers view of actors’ back-stage experience

A month's worth of work is coming to an end as TCU theatre students present "Noises Off," the biggest production of the semester, today through Sunday.The crew of "Noises Off," written by Michael Frayn, has been working on the show's set for nearly a month, said Meg Bauman, a sophomore theatre major.

"Our set is enormous," Bauman said. "It's two stories tall and rotates."

Dancers to restage classic piece

Although the dance department is continuing tradition by presenting an end-of-semester performance, there's something noticeably different about this fall's show.Act II of the classic ballet "Giselle," the second half of the production, will be performed in its entirety.

A restaging of a classical ballet like this has not been presented by the dance department for two years, since "Grand Pas Romantique" was performed in 2004, said Alicia McConnell, a junior ballet and radio-TV-film major.

Artist shares works, ideas

A German artist showed a group of about 25 students and faculty Wednesday how art can be made out of virtually any material, as he presented and discussed many of his works from the last two decades. Bodo Korsig showed some of his works made out of wood, ceramics, aluminum, steel and canvas. He also showed a few prints made by driving a steamroller over layers of wood, paper and ink.

These works were challenging but fun to create, Korsig said.

Cornerback dismissed from team for violation

A senior cornerback was dismissed from the football team earlier this week due to a violation of university policy, said the director of athletics media relations.Because of privacy laws, further information on Salvage's dismissal cannot be released, said Danny Morrison, athletics director.

Also, due to university policy, TCU football players are not allowed to comment on Salvage's dismissal, said Mark Cohen, director of athletics media relations.

Alum owns NY dance, photo studio

Although you would never guess it from her laid-back attitude and upbeat personality, Leslie Scott, 24, works non-stop."I don't sleep," Scott said. "But it's okay!"

Scott, who graduated from TCU in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in modern dance, now runs her own dance company and photography studio in New York. She also works with a dance booking agent, Jodi Kaplan, and renowned dance photographer Lois Greenfield.

In order to pay her dancers and allow her company to travel, Scott also waits tables at Buddakan, an upscale Asian restaurant in New York City.

Famed choreographer guides dance students

The creator and artistic director of LINES Ballet in San Francisco will conclude his visit as the dance department's Green Honors Chair with a public question-and-answer session titled "Conversations on Dance" at 7 p.m. tonight.Alonzo King, choreographer, is the first Green Honors Chair the dance department has had since Miguel Mancillas visited in 2004.

Elizabeth Gillaspy, assistant professor of ballet, said King was chosen as the department's Green Chair because he is moving the art of ballet forward in a contemporary way and is articulate about his work.

TV Review: All-star cast not enough to save show

Considering the volume of hype it received before its premiere, "Six Degrees" is supposed to be the next big thing for ABC. It has big-name stars: Jay Hernandez ("Crazy/Beautiful"), Erika Christensen ("Traffic") and Bridget Moynahan ("Sex and the City"). It's produced by J.J. Abrams - the super successful executive producer of "Lost," "Alias" and "Felicity." ABC executives even gave it a winning lead-in show by moving "Grey's Anatomy" to Thursdays at 8 p.m. So with all this, I expected quite a spectacular show.Unfortunately, "Degrees" was lackluster at best.

Two Theatre TCU productions offer varying views of “Antigone

This week, students can catch "Burial at Thebes" one night, and "Another Antigone" the next, as Theatre TCU presents two interpretations of the Greek tragedy "Antigone." They're two different plays, but both are based on Sophocles' "Antigone" -- a project called "Antigone in Rep."

Each play has a separate cast and crew and will be performed in rotation at Hays Theatre through Oct. 1.

An "in repertory" show like this has not been performed at TCU since 1972, said Preston Swincher, publicity assistant for Theatre TCU.

Communication key in leadership, instructor says

The best way to become a successful leader is to learn how to deal with people, said a marketing instructor at Wednesday's Leadership in the Lounge Series.In front of a crowd of about 50 students and faculty, Bob Akin, a marketing instructor, said the biggest problems students will have in business are people problems.

"You've got to motivate people to do things," Akin said.

Graduate student writes top 5 song in national contest

A song written by a TCU student has recently been named one of the top five finalists in a national song-writing competition. The winner of The Student Anthem Challenge will be announced next week and will be decided through online voting, which will be available to voters through Sunday.

Jacquelyn Weitz, a music graduate student, entered her song "More Than I Am" in the competition almost five months ago, she said.

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