Folks from every corner of the Stanford bubble are gathered in Roble Gym doing jumping jacks set to synth-heavy trap tunes. Some students in sweatpants dance across the space, while others spit poems about station wagons and blond afros. This is just a typical Wednesday evening rehearsal for the Chocolate Heads Movement Band, Stanford╒s most outrageous and innovative art collective. This deconstructed dance crew, directed by Aleta Hayes ‘91, invites musicians, artists, poets, DJs and designers to contribute to their creations.
When I first meet the Chocolate Heads crew they’re backstage, buzzing with laughter as they do their pre-show warm-ups. They carry that energy onto the stage as they flutter out the door and into the spacious Roble Dance Studio.
Blackstage Theater Company has done it again with their production of “Fabulation,” a play about love, family and lies.
“8ball” is a dramatic triumph not to be missed, by a playwright who cannot be overlooked.
A mere five months after the launch of their debut album, Finding Jupiter returns with a big bang. Their 15-track remix album, “East of Orion,” does “astro-not” disappoint.
Finding Jupiter is a year-old, four-piece rock outfit that hails from our own institution of higher learning. Born amid the perpetual sunshine and $50,000-a-year tuition of Stanford, Calif., this futuristic punk-rock band manages to bring a much-needed edge to the otherwise flawless veneer of the Farm.
Beautiful moves, dirty words and fluorescent tutus–“The Voguette” is a show unlike any other.
This show marks the first show of the quarter for Blackstage, a student performance group dedicated to presenting multicultural work and promoting black expression through theater.