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Members of an orchestra stand on the stage of a theater, with the "Coco" movie logo and art projected above them.

A whirlwind of emotions: The Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de Mexico's ‘Coco’

“In my opinion, understanding every little thing that happened was perhaps not as important as being able to feel every little thing that happened — and that was where the orchestra’s strength truly laid.”

“In my opinion, understanding every little thing that happened was perhaps not as important as being able to feel every little thing that happened — and that was where the orchestra’s strength truly laid.”

THE PROSPECT | October 12

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The Princeton University Orchestra sweeps the stage with powerful performance

Even though the musicians sound professional, practice religiously, and perform in spectacular venues, they are still a campus organization and therefore a community. The quiet giggles between pieces and the heartfelt exchanges with seniors were a clear reminder of their close-knit group. 

Even though the musicians sound professional, practice religiously, and perform in spectacular venues, they are still a campus organization and therefore a community. The quiet giggles between pieces and the heartfelt exchanges with seniors were a clear reminder of their close-knit group. 

THE PROSPECT | 04/24/2023

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The best of both worlds at Princeton Bhangra

“Princeton Bhangra, Princeton’s South Asian cultural dance group, held their fourth annual performance on the nights of April 13 and 15 in Frist theater. The 90-minute-long show, titled ‘Kitaab: Let the stories unfold,’ featured six energetic dance numbers, complete with vivid costumes and props.”

“Princeton Bhangra, Princeton’s South Asian cultural dance group, held their fourth annual performance on the nights of April 13 and 15 in Frist theater. The 90-minute-long show, titled ‘Kitaab: Let the stories unfold,‘ featured six energetic dance numbers, complete with vivid costumes and props.”

THE PROSPECT | 04/23/2023

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The Jupiter Ensemble’s Concert: A New Champion for Baroque Vocal Music

Desandre effortlessly sang challenging trills and virtuosic ornaments at pianissimo dynamics, and her seamless crescendos across phrases and unwaveringly long, sustained notes were equally noteworthy. 

Desandre effortlessly sang challenging trills and virtuosic ornaments at pianissimo dynamics, and her seamless crescendos across phrases and unwaveringly long, sustained notes were equally noteworthy. 

THE PROSPECT | 04/17/2023

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‘Disorder’: An immersive ‘community piece’ at heart

Showcasing the stories of the healthcare system from the perspectives of healthcare providers and patients, Reed Leventis ’23 presented a theater experience that spotlighted accessibility advocacy efforts.  

Showcasing the stories of the healthcare system from the perspectives of healthcare providers and patients, Reed Leventis ’23 presented a theater experience that spotlighted accessibility advocacy efforts.  

THE PROSPECT | 03/07/2023

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Toni Morrison's literary archaeology in public view at ‘Sites of Memory’ exhibition

Morrison’s stories go far beyond the limits of fiction —  they continue to illuminate real-life experiences and reinforce the connection between an individual and their community.

Morrison’s stories go far beyond the limits of fiction —  they continue to illuminate real-life experiences and reinforce the connection between an individual and their community.

THE PROSPECT | 03/07/2023

Students dance in a performance by Naacho South Asian Dance Company.

A multicultural royal affair showcases South Asian dance: Naacho’s “Shaandaar”

“This seamless amalgamation of art — across geographical lines and time periods — is exemplative of the culturally significant role that Naacho plays on campus.”

“This seamless amalgamation of art — across geographical lines and time periods — is exemplative of the culturally significant role that Naacho plays on campus.”

THE PROSPECT | 03/05/2023

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The hype and family behind Sympoh

“Every spin and shuffle provoked amazement. Each leg swing, torso sway, and boisterous jump possessed power. Dexterity of the hand motions, intricacy of the footwork, and sharpness of the movements highlighted suave, groovy energy.”

“Every spin and shuffle provoked amazement. Each leg swing, torso sway, and boisterous jump possessed power. Dexterity of the hand motions, intricacy of the footwork, and sharpness of the movements highlighted suave, groovy energy.”

THE PROSPECT | 02/21/2023

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Drawings by the Yanomami Indigenous community speak to climate change, deterioration of tribal rights

On Jan. 31, the University community had the opportunity to hear Davi Kopenawa speak about the ongoing systematic erasure of the Yanomami people and what it means for the Amazon Rainforest.

On Jan. 31, the University community had the opportunity to hear Davi Kopenawa speak about the ongoing systematic erasure of the Yanomami people and what it means for the Amazon Rainforest.

THE PROSPECT | 02/19/2023

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For Valentine's Day, six romance novels set in academia

“These books in one way or another reflect themes not only in my work but also in my time thus far in academia. I enjoy reading about characters with similar doubts, banter, journeys, and questions as me. For some, these books might be too close to home — especially at this time of year — but I like to lean in and appreciate the connection and ultimate triumph, even if it is fictional.”

“These books in one way or another reflect themes not only in my work but also in my time thus far in academia. I enjoy reading about characters with similar doubts, banter, journeys, and questions as me. For some, these books might be too close to home — especially at this time of year — but I like to lean in and appreciate the connection and ultimate triumph, even if it is fictional.”

THE PROSPECT | 02/08/2023

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The desire to be known: Lev Ricanati’s play “Underneath the Lintel”

“How can one trace the steps of someone who seems to be everywhere? As they travel across the world following clue after clue, the audience wonders if they are actually in search of the myth, or for meaning in their own life.”

“How can one trace the steps of someone who seems to be everywhere? As they travel across the world following clue after clue, the audience wonders if they are actually in search of the myth, or for meaning in their own life.”

THE PROSPECT | 12/07/2022

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