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Dream deferred? TAPS + BLACKstage’s “A Raisin in the Sun” is a dream fulfilled

When “A Raisin in the Sun” received an instant standing ovation on opening night, a sense of solidarity reverberated through the audience. A few tears sprinkled the ground, many jaws were agape and most found themselves at a loss for words. An unspoken understanding that something very, very special happened pervaded the space. After the…

“Scene in Action” brings dance, art and fashion to a new stage

Energized by its own setting, the quarter-long “Scene in Action” class draws inspiration from the Cantor’s Robert Frank exhibit of 1950s American photography, as well as the Anderson Collection’s abstract expressionist art. Performers are challenged to express “ideas as a direct response to the impulses seen and felt in the art of this period” through contemporary movement, as the course description reads.

Synesthesia: Chocolate Heads explore art and culture

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.