Arts

Small Elephant invades Faulconer

With the trumpeting of elephants, the crack of whips and the flying colors of carnival tents, Small Elephant Stories brings the circus to Faulconer Gallery this weekend in the under-an-hour form of an incredible and novel dance performance. Stemming from an idea gleaned from the children’s book The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, Small Elephant…

Los Infrahumanos goes subterranean

From Uruguay to the United States, Los Infrahumanos exists not just in a somewhat unknown space in Burling basement, but inhabits the tense historical space between two wartime allies. On Tuesday, Grace Withmory ’13 presented this exhibition of Antonio Frasoni linocut prints, which will be open to view through December 21. As this semester’s Faulconer…

I would walk Ninety Miles to see you

Met with widespread acclaim as fresh new voices on the jazz scene, an interesting new form of jazz came to Grinnell Thursday in the form of Ninety Miles. A three-piece Cuban-American jazz ensemble, Ninety Miles incorporates Afro-Cuban jazz into their sound. Featuring Stefon Harris on vibes, Nicholas Payton on trumpet and David Sanchez on saxophone,…

Behind the scenes: Backyard prisons

The United States’ relationship with prisons has changed significantly in the last few decades to the point where some facets of our society consider it a status symbol. At least, these are some of the sentiments that Tracy Huling ’77 reveals in her 1999 film Yes, In My Backyard. Huling returned to campus this Thursday…

IndepenDance

At Grinnell, a number of clubs perform various dance styles, but IndepenDance is unique as the only hip-hop group on campus. This Friday, IndepenDance is presenting their Fall Showcase to show off their talent. Fans of hip-hop dance at Grinnell should be familiar with IndepenDance. Members performed at the Drag Show and a number of…

House of Ladosha

House of Ladosha is a fierce rap group coming from the dark and devastating depths of New York. Like a beast tearing the figurative “closet” of queer culture to shreds and unleashing the revelry of a gay wonderland upon the world, House of Ladosha comes correct with diva realness, drag and ferocious lyrics. The central…

Smith gets Personal

This week, the Smith Gallery showcased a collection of work by four senior art majors, who in various ways interpreted the meaning of what defines and is part of a person and their identity. “Personal” presents the theme of the portraiture through images of family members, strangers, and self-portraits. Mengyu Chen, Furugh Nahib, Carly Riley…

A capella inundation

Grinnell’s a capella groups gave musical performances in the Bucksbaum Rotunda this weekend, singing some pop hits to captive audiences. The G-Tones joined Con Brio for a concert on Sunday evening, while Noteworthy performed solo on Monday evening. All three groups drew sizable crowds of students looking for a study break. The G-Tones, the all-male…

Smith gives us For More

The recent Smith Gallery exhibition, “For More,” was a week-long, collaborative show created by seniors Andy Lange, Caleb Neubauer, Clint Williamson and Vadim Fainberg, who is Business Manager for the S&B. The pieces vary in medium and setup but are characterized by fragmentation and repetition. Williamson’s piece involves a looping movie clip and a live…

Godot worth the wait

For the first time in nearly twenty years, Grinnell College will be asked to sit alongside Estragon and Vladimir and wait for Godot. 2013 will mark the sixtieth year that people first stood in Paris and waited for Godot. You might be asking—why do people still wait for Godot? The answer lies in playwright Samuel…