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Noname Gypsy: Running from paradise

The room was full with students occupying each crevice of open space, an assemblage of dangling feet and note-taking hands papering the air. Noname Gypsy, an elusive and rising underground rapper from Chicago, visited Stanford’s Harmony House last week for an informal talk and Q&A hosted by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. A…

Noname Gypsy’s EBF takeover

The Chicago-based rapper Noname Gypsy (born Fatimah Warner) performed at EBF on Wednesday night. Earlier that day, she participated in a Q&A hosted by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Harmony House, which overflowed with curious fans, spilling into the hallways and up the staircase. The late night concert, co-sponsored by the Stanford…

“Construction Site” calls attention to the reconstruction of the arts on campus

Through a series of five site-specific contemporary dance pieces developed on five distinctive locations around campus, the Dance Division’s “Construction Site” performance on May 28 inspired a, quite literally, moving experience for attendees. Beginning at the Bing Concert Hall entrance and looping around Harmony House to end at the Cantor Arts Center, the audience was guided from site to site by an enthusiastic, dancing troupe of “construction workers” who posed creatively to form the path. Although marked by five separate pieces, the night served as a cohesive reminder of Stanford’s transforming physical environment and art’s ability to awaken the senses.