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Why Los Angeles Exploded

February 29, 2012
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Why Los Angeles Exploded

by Christine Bernard In response to the recent production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Emerson’s Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Emerson Peace and Social Justice are today holding a panel discussion entitled “Why Los Angeles Exploded: Perspectives on the Urban Upheavals from 20 Years Out.” Drawing from first-hand experiences, three members of the…

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Remembrances of the LA Riots

February 23, 2012
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by Jason Allen-Forrest I remember watching the video of Rodney King being beaten – it played continuously on the news. I remember my stomach knotting in anger and disgust. I remember the palpable feeling of unease that over took the city. I remember the trial. I remember my stomach knotting in anger and disgust. I…

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A Look Back at X Dance

February 21, 2012
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As we approach the Thursday night opening of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which will run for five performances through Sunday, we wanted to take a moment to look back at our most recent show, X Dance. Dancing for a full house each performance, the talented dancers in our full photo album (350+ photos!) below brought life…

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Theater Transformed Into South Central LA

February 17, 2012
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Theater Transformed Into South Central LA

This past Monday, the Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 scenic team started loading the show’s scenery in the Semel Theater. In case you missed our Facebook post on Tuesday, there is an actual car in Emerson’s Tufte Center! We had the chance to talk to Twilight Scenic Designer, Jeffrey Eichert, a senior BFA Theatre Design /…

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A Guy Named Moose

February 16, 2012
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A Guy Named Moose

By Lindsay Eberly What’s the common denominator between a guy named Moose, an auto shop in Brockton and a dozen TVs? That would a Mr. Ron DeMarco, props master extraordinaire in general and currently Props Master on Emerson Stage’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Ron’s been making the magic happen onstage for years, but this particular…

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Costuming Twilight

February 15, 2012
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Costuming Twilight

by Christine Bernard Countdown to Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992: 8 days! With so much excitement in the air, we couldn’t help but take a tour of the Emerson costume shop and get a little sneak peek of the upcoming show’s costumes. Chloe Goldberg, junior BFA Theatre Design/Technology major concentrating in costume design, was kind enough…

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It’s Opening Night

February 9, 2012
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We are excited for tonight’s opening of our annual student-choreographed dance concert, X Dance! The first performance will be held tonight at the Greene Theater at 8:00 pm. There will be four more performances Friday–Sunday. See our earlier posts for interviews with two of the choreographers: Kameron Tarlow and Wynn Harrison then check out our…

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Prominent Israeli Playwright Comes to Boston

February 8, 2012
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Prominent Israeli Playwright Comes to Boston

by Christine Bernard One amazing thing about the arts is the power it holds to connect individuals, no matter who they are and where they are. It can bring together those of the same culture and tell a whole nation’s story to the rest of the world. This is what Guy Ben-Aharon had in mind…

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Emersonians Excel at Kennedy Center Theater Festival

February 7, 2012
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Emersonians Excel at Kennedy Center Theater Festival

by Rafael Jaen The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 1 took place last week from January 24th to January 28th and Fitchburg State University was the host site. Emmy-winning reporter Jared Bowen an Emerson alumnus (’98), gave an exciting keynote address on the state of the arts in Boston. Participating Emerson students endured…

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Dancing Our Relationship with Politics

February 6, 2012
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Choreographer, Wynn Harrison, discusses her the inspiration and concept behind her piece in X Dance, which examines our  relationship with the U.S. political system. Wynn is a Broadcast Journalism major concentrating in political science at Emerson College. You can see Wynn’s piece along with those of four other student choreographers in the Greene Theater from…

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