Our [art]seen bloggers are University of Michigan students who review arts events on and around campus, sharing their thoughts and experiences on live music, film screenings, dance performances, theatre productions and art exhibitions. If you’re a U-M student interested in becoming a regular blogger, there may be a position available to get paid for your blogs! … Continue reading Welcome to [art]seen!
Last night, the University of Michigan School of Music’s production of Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) opened in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Michigan’s music students always bring their best to the opera stage and pit, and I am looking forward to seeing the fruits of this semester’s collaborations. Luckily there are still … Continue reading PREVIEW: The Marriage of Figaro
One of the world’s most popular dance companies is coming to Ann Arbor this weekend! This Nederlands Dans Theater will be performing March 23rd and 24th at the Power Center at 8pm. This Dutch company’s shows are full of bold repertory and breathtaking movement by some of the worlds most talented dancers. The program includes … Continue reading PREVIEW: Nederlands Dans Theater
Adaptations come in all qualities. Some are blamed for adhering too closely to their source material, some for veering too far. Fortunately, A Wrinkle in Time had neither of these problems. Unfortunately, it was also not an entertaining or even comprehensible movie. It attempts rousing and achieves mild curiosity. The character who must suffer through … Continue reading REVIEW: A Wrinkle in Time
Interested in foreign films or Korean cinema? The Bacchus Lady tells the story of elderly prostitute So-Young, who ends up caring for an abandoned boy named Min-Ho. This film (nominated for several awards) promises to engage in some profound issues, from the reality of growing older, to disabilities, and the welfare system. The Nam Center … Continue reading PREVIEW: The Bacchus Lady
It’s been some time since I’ve studied art history, but I remember one of the first things I learned about looking at a composition is the way the eye is directed to move around the piece of art. During nearly every musical number of In the Heights, I found my eyes moving around it in a … Continue reading REVIEW: In the Heights
The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) will hold the opening for its 23d Annual Exhibition tonight. The exhibit is the result of a year of collaboration between University of Michigan faculty, staff and students and incarcerated inmates across the state. Founded in 1990, PCAP is a Residential College Program that has expanded to facilitate collaboration … Continue reading Preview: PCAP 23rd Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners