Spring Awakening was poignant in its use of dance. Uniquely within this staging, Assistant Chair and Director of Dance Shannon Elliot, along with faculty member Jonathan Guise, dance on the side-extensions of the set, enhancing the meaning of multiple songs.
This Tuesday, April 29, SFUAD’s annual publication, Glyph, will be unveiled. After 400 pages of submissions, the literary journal has been narrowed down to 41 pieces. Submissions of writing were sent in from multiple departments, and features a mix of wonderful poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
Valentine’s weekend I was planning on watching the entire second season of “House of Cards.” Now I may have to add something else to the docket. Feb. 13 marks the film premiere of a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet—The Screen will be presenting a live filming of the 2013 production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The iconic play was produced on Broadway for the first time in 30-odd years. David Leveaux’s direction of the piece creates a work that the New York Times deemed “effortless.” Everyone knows of the two star-crossed lovers, but the benefit in Shakespeare’s words is their inherent versatility. Every production I’ve ever seen – from Zeffirelli to Luhrmann – has been monumentally different. The only common factor is two people of such outrageous beauty that, not only do you want to gaze at them forever, you want them to last despite knowing their fate. Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad play the title roles in Leveaux’s production, and their good looks follow suit. However, their rendition layers on a theme of racial divide between the families and adds a modern set with traveling beams covered in fire. It was sold out for its entire run, so this is a treat. No matter how many times I went to check on Student Rush tickets during my semester in New York, all I received was the sound of adoring fangirls squealing, hoping to touch just one of Mr. Bloom’s flowing locks. Note to any boyfriend feeling reluctant: This is the man who slayed numerous (although he did keep count) uruk-hai and mûmakil in “Lord of the Rings.” Or, hey, what do I know, maybe you’re just a huge fan of American Idol Season One and want to see Justin Guarini playing Paris. Cynicism (some say realism; the lovers did know each other for just a few days) can often overtake one’s reading of the classic. How could it be love? But with a closer look, particularly in its live form, Juliet’s intelligence and the melodramatic flaws of Romeo that led him to her arms stand at the forefront. This isn’t lust, this is two (albeit young) people who see in one another a possibility for peace and happiness that is lacking in their own families. There is no better time of year for your heart to be open to one of the greatest love stories of our time. See the merit in their adoration; witness the poetry in their trust; and have a happy Valentine’s. Showtimes: Thu, Feb. 13 7pm Sat, Feb. 15 11am Sun, Feb. 16 11am Visit thescreensf.com for more information 505.473.6494 1600 St. Michael’s Drive Santa Fe, NM 87505 thescreensf.com https://www.facebook.com/thescreen...
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