After slow start, theater sandbox begins season

November 4, 2011 • 0
On Thursday, students convened at 220 York St. to rap about Pokémon, stage a dramatic reading of the Black Eyed Peas’ song “Where Is The Love” and rant about uncooperative actors. For seven years, the “Theater of Desire” has given students a space to showcase performance works in an informal way before their peers. Held »
two members of the yale school of Music’s quartet-in-residence, the tokyo string Quartet, will retire in June 2013.

Veteran musicians depart

November 2, 2011 • 0
After 30 years at the School of Music, two veteran musicians will leave the academic world ofYale to focus on their personal careers. The School of Music announced Tuesday that violist Kazuhide Isomura and second violinist Kikui Ikeda of the Tokyo String Quartet, the school’s quartet-in-residence, will retire in June 2013. Their departures will mark »

House managers hired to increase safety of performing arts

October 26, 2011 • 0
This year, Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Productions has begun a new initiative for additional safety for undergraduate performances on campus. The OUP, which provides artistic and technical support to performing arts groups, hired 19 student house managers at the end of September in an effort to increase safety for audience members and perfomers, Rorie Fitzsimmons, »

Spring mainstage director announced

October 25, 2011 • 0
Now that the director of the Yale Dramatic Association’s spring mainstage production has been chosen, Dramat executive board members say they anticipate that the show will give student participants an experience both professional and educational. Last week, the Yale Dramatic Association announced that it has hired Lauren Keating, a freelance director from New York, to »

Artist returns to talk craft

October 19, 2011 • 0
Photographs of snow, sunlight and children in dark funeral outfits served as the backdrop to a Tuesday lecture at Green Hall by visiting artist in photography Anna Gaskell ART ’95. Gaskell spoke about depicting movement and narrative in images to an audience of 20 graduate students in photography studying with professor Gregory Crewdson. The artist »
Mircae Nicolae’s installation “Romanian Kiosk Company,” consists of a 55-minute film and four reconstructed kiosks on display at the 32 Edgewood Ave. gallery.

Romanian history inspires art

October 11, 2011 • 0
To Romanian artist Mircae Nicolae, the urban relics of his country’s socialist past are no eyesores. Instead, they are cultural and historical artifacts ripe for artistic analysis. On Monday night, an interdisciplinary panel of professors and curators joined Nicolae at the School of Art to discuss his “Romanian Kiosk Company” installation, a work consisting of »
David Lang

Lang finds dark side of music

October 4, 2011 • 0
In the world of music, composer and Yale School of Music professor David Lang MUS ’83 is known for a modern, minimalist style that has received acclaim even in the most tradition-steeped of circles — like the Pulitzer Prize Board, which awarded him the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2008. This Thursday, two of Lang’s »

Questions raised over federal Irene aid

September 29, 2011 • 0
The federal government has announced aplan to tackle the post-Hurricane Irene situation in New Haven County. On Monday, the Small Business Administration opened two Business Recovery Centers, one at North Haven’s Gateway Community College and the other atSoundview Family YMCA in Branford.Tom Nocera, a public affairs officer for the agency’s Office of Disaster Administration, said »

The kids are all digital

February 14, 2011 • 1
The verdict is in from child development experts at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center: today’s children do not, and will not, learn from their massive media consumption without help from their parents. A crowd of 30 undergraduates, graduate students, and professors gathered at William L. Harkness Hall Friday to hear the center’s Michael Levine and »

City advances Prospect Street traffic plans

September 24, 2010 • 0
The New Haven City Services and Environmental Policy committee on Thursday passed proposals to improve traffic safety around the Sachem and Prospect streets intersection and to install sensor-equipped traffic lights. There is an increased risk of motor-vehicle accidents on Sachem and Prospect streets because they do not intersect at 90-degree angles, City Engineer Richard Miller »