The Vermont Cynic

Upcoming dance recital to be choreographed by students

Senior Garrett A Chisholm practices for the UVM Orchesis Fall Showcase Oct. 27. The showcase will take place Dec. 2 and will have 12 new dances.

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

According to Merriam Webster, the word orchesis is defined as “the art of dancing in the Greek chorus.” Here at UVM, Orchesis is simply a group of people who love to dance. The Orchesis Dance Company is putting on their annual Fall Showcase Saturday, Dec. 2. The company’s vice president,...

Theater department puts on play to continue holiday tradition

The Toys Take Over Christmas is showing Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for children and $13 for adults.

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

For the past quarter century, a Christmas play has become a tradition for Burlington’s residents and students alike. The UVM theater department will hold its 25th annual performance Patricia Clapp’s ‘The Toys Take Over Christmas’ Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at the Royall Tyler Theatre. The play...

Architecture documentaries shown for free downtown

The Burlington City Arts Center on Church Street. The center will host a free reception to celebrate the opening of the winter exhibitions on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

Cameron Ayles, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Locals seeking documentary films, creative inspiration and a warm sense of community can find it right on Church Street. The “Architecture and Design Film Series” hosts free screenings of documentary films about art, design and broader-sweeping notions of creativity and beauty. Screenings...

Phish: Burlington band’s memorabilia collected in exhibition

Burlington community members take in Phish memorabilia at the new Flynn Center exhibition “Phish in the Northern Country” Nov. 4. Everything on display, including Phish posters and their own Ben & Jerry’s flavor, was donated by archivist Kevin Shapiro.

Hannah Ritz

November 9, 2017

Home-grown Vermont band Phish will be the subject of an exhibit at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibit, “Phish in the Northern Country,” is composed of a variety of memorabilia from previous band tours and concerts. Everything on display was donated to the Flynn for the exhibit...

Storytelling slam makes appearance in Burlington

From left, producer Susanne Schmidt and host Autumn Spencer on stage at October’s Moth event. The upcoming story slam, titled “Control,” will take place Nov. 14 at ArtsRiot.

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 8, 2017

Every good storyteller needs a good listener. The bond between the two is clear — the voice, mind and ear all have important roles to play. The Moth, a non-profit organization devoted to making oral storytelling more accessible to the public, will host another of its live monthly story slams at...

UVM theatre brings classic tale to the stage

The cast and managers of the new theater production. Clockwise from top left: Nick Turner, McKenna Black, Katelyn Paddock, Caleb Chew, Thomas Brayton, Julia Sioss, Ray Gillies, Christian DeKett, Sean German, Rachel Samuels, Dani Knight, Anna Cataldo, Carolyne Sandoval and Amanda Tramposch.

Sarah Robinson

November 7, 2017

An adaptation of Jane Austen’s acclaimed novel “Sense and Sensibility” is hitting the Royall Tyler Theater stage next week. The play, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill and directed at UVM by Natalie Battistone, tackles themes of love and devotion. Hamill transformed the famously dense novel...

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Dust off the old brass goggles and lace up those leather boots––the Vermont Steampunk Expo is coming to Burlington. The expo, which starts this Saturday, will feature vendors, live music and a wide array of panels focused on steampunk, a genre of Victorian-inspired science fiction and alternate...

Local festival tackles social issues with film

Sarah Robinson

October 18, 2017

Burlington will once again be home to “the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival,” according to its website. The 32nd annual Vermont International Film Festival runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 29. “I think that part of the purpose of the film festival is to open people’s...

Rocktober starts at WRUV

Mason Haynes

October 13, 2017

This month will mark the debut of WRUV’s new event titled Rocktober. Inspired by last year’s March Radness, events director senior Tate Kamish and her team decided to help us cope with the post-summer blues by bringing us the essence of March Radness in the beginning of fall. March Radness...

FallFest lineup revealed

British electronic music duo Snakehips. Snakehips will be headlining FallFest this year with openers Vundabar and student band Kudu Stooge.

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

October 11, 2017

UVM has a long history of showcasing the voices and rhythms of both up-and-coming and well-established musicians. An affinity for live music seems to flow through Catamount veins. FallFest, an annual concert event that brings students and music together, will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Patrick...

Theater department opens fall season

Carolyne Sandoval

October 4, 2017

“The Exonerated,” is a play telling the true story of six people wrongfully convicted of crimes and sentenced to death before the were found innocent. “The Exonerated” will run from Wednesday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 8, with performances at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday and two addi...

Students to write and perform a play in a single day

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

Even with unlimited time, creating a play is an overwhelming task for most people. But, participants in this year’s Red Eye Drama festival have only 24 hours. The event will challenge small, randomly selected groups to write, direct and rehearse a 10-minute play, known as a “Red Eye 10,” all...

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