This past weekend, the only student-run ballet companies in the Ivy League —Princeton University Ballet, Harvard Ballet Company and Columbia Ballet Collaborative —joined forces to produce performances that both showcased and celebrated the strengths of the dance groups. The Ivy Ballet Exchange was founded two years ago by the leaders of the ballet companies at Princeton, Harvard and Columbia with the intention of recognizing the works of student-run dance companies and emphasizing the fact that these diligent dancers could pursue their academic studies while remaining committed to ballet. “It was started as an idea for these really great ballet companies to come together and share what they had been working on, artistically,” Princeton University Ballet president Emily Avery ’17 said. The leaders of the dance companies began planning for this event over a year ago because the exchange required a lot of foresight and logistical planning. “Getting the logistics worked out was definitely a challenge.
“Unfamiliar Street” is a travel series in which we introduce you to streets from all around the world, far from the well-trod gravel of Prospect Avenue.For ten years after school ended, regardless of heat, rain or snow, I would make the same seven-minute walk home.
“The vagina becomes a site for women’s empowerment and individuality among women,” Olivia Robbins ’16 said, in reference to the play she is co-directing with Azza Cohen ’16, Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.”Ensler, the play’s author, interviewed over 200 women about the female experience and compiled them into her 1996 play.
President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba last December, but if you’d like to visit Cuba before the embargo potentially ends, then take ART 466: Havana: Architecture, Literature and the Arts.
Although community service is often associated with direct volunteer-based service, Breakout Princeton is a Pace Center for Civic Engagement program offering an alternative break that allows students to engage in issues through service learning, a hybrid of community service and learning from policy stakeholders.
In Theatre Intime’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s 1969 play “How the Other Half Loves,” the stage is literally divided in two halves. “One half [of the set] is painted blue and gray; it’s got nice molding, nice wainscoting, nice furniture and it’s supposed to be for the wealthier family in this play,” production manager Rachel Xu ’17 said.