A Night of Dancing at the Krannert Center

DJ Booth

In retrospect, I believe that last night’s event was my favorite one of the entire semester.  It felt nice to be so close to what was happening. Also, this was not a structured event, it was more of an impromptu performance.  All of the people dancing and mingling with each other created a positive energy in the space that spread to everyone attending, whether it be other dancers or the people watching, like myself. There were people of all ages, races, nationalities and cultures. Everyone was just there to enjoy themselves and have a good time. Some people came alone and others in groups, but everyone was quickly swallowed by the dance floor and welcomed by all. Even if you were not dancing, it still felt like you were involved simply by watching. I think that this was a great choice of a final performance for the class.

Before the night started
Halfway through the night

The Unveiling of New Talent at the Krannert Center

Banner at Krannert celebrating its 50 year anniversary

Today’s performance was another example of how being in FAA 110 has expanded my mind creatively. This show was not something that I would have attended on my own. Everything centered around one musician playing a small array of instruments. I think it was different from what I am used to listening to seeing that I do not usually listen to instrumentation on its own. I think my favorite part was the ending of the first half. He played very short and very different pieces for the audience. All of them were different in some way, whether it be speed, loudness or the overall feeling it evoked in the audience. While I do not think seeing this performance has influenced me to go and expand my music catalog to include more instrumental music, I did fairly enjoy it.  The new artist featured was also the same person who played for the last performance I attended. The two music styles featured were very different.

Colab Dance, Music and Costume Performance

On April 4, 2019, I went to the Boneyard Arts Festival; Colab Dance, Music and Costume Performance at the Krannert Museum for the Performing Arts.  If I had to describe the whole performance in one word, I think I would choose to say that it was peculiar. Everything from the location to the attire to the actual performance.

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The San Francisco Symphony At Krannert Center

This past Wednesday, we went to see the San Francisco orchestra. My favorite part of the performance was the ending. I liked when everyone began to get louder and sped up their performance. It had an exciting energy and seemed liked something I would hear in an action movie or a thriller.  

By Alysia Glover

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Dorrance Dance: A 3 in 1 Tap Show

By Alysia Glover

Flyer for the show

This show was by far my favorite show of the semester. Every part was more interesting than the last. The dancers’ selection of choreography paired with their choice of music made sense in every way. In some points it seemed as if the steps were following the music although the music never overpowered the sound of tapping. In other parts, the tap dancers clearly shined on their own with the music as a background element. 

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Krannert Center’s Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime ; A Review

By Alysia Glover

Banner for the Colwell Playhouse where the play was shown
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Shape Shifter

A short poem about all the things I might become- 1/28/19

Tesla Model X

If I could be all I wanted to be let’s sit and think of possibilities.

I might to choose to be wealthy or choose to be free.

Subjective definitions might change for me.

If I was a car I’d be a Tesla cruising down the street, Matte black dark tint to make it hard to see.

Golden hour time of day, warm & bright.

Perfect for a picture or a stroll at night.

Weather like a hot day with a cool nice breeze.

Iconic like early 2000s history.

A big theatre room showing a movie.

Cozy like a hoodie, I’m laid back and chill.

Open like the ocean, I might tell my life at will.

-Alysia Glover