Saturday, June 15, 2024
To many, modern dance seems like an oddity. Many first-time viewers are confused when they see performers clad in unison colors and meshed together in a slow-moving huddle across the stage, no strict adherence to pirouetting or jumping occurring but hands and feet gliding over another’s to maintain the pulsating huddle. Many may only be familiar with the modern dancers...
Thechrishaverland is a fifth-dimensional being from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft. Thechrishaverland, stylized all in lowercase, tells “violent stories” with his words as his guitar howls with the rumble of a speeding freight train. He doesn’t do bars, avoiding the crowds of cacophonous drunks and seeks out the weird that haunts the underground and has bred the likes of...
For Nick Carrillo, it all began with a high school talent show. Guitar in hand and several years younger, Carrillo played a medley of popular songs on his guitar, featuring the likes of Taylor Swift and Ke$ha. Then, he won. He still sounded surprised regaling me with this story from his days as a sophomore in high school. The training...
UC Riverside is home to many things, including citrus, scientific research and tartan. However, upon coming to the campus for the first time in the fall, I immediately noticed an extreme lack of resources for students interested in arts and entertainment. Having started out as a red carpet host in high school, I was struck by the quiet media...
  Amongst the innovative new groups of fresh filmmakers is the UCR Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Productions, which held its second annual Smartphone Film Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the theater-like screening room of the INTS building. The festival was dedicated to showcasing eight short films that were filmed completely on a smartphone and that three judges...
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, The Culver Center of the Arts held an event as part of their Outpost Concert Series. This series is a part of the Culver Center's presentation of contemporary avant-garde classical music. The concert featured OGNI SUONO, two saxophonists from New York who studied classical music at the University of Columbia. OGNI SUONO consists of musicians Noa...
Perhaps the greatest downside of being a writer is the worry that your work will never get recognized, largely due to the competitiveness and subjectivity of the money-driven publishing industry. This inevitable anxiety shared amongst all writers leads to a desire for direct answers on how to get one’s book published; therefore, the rare occasion when writers are granted...
“Vulva. Clitoris. Vagina.” When these three words, more or less, were separately spoken as part of the show’s introduction, you could tell that the evening was going to feature a nonstop show of radical empowerment. This was especially true when the night’s hostess Kris Moisa went onstage and asked everybody if they’re comfortable with the word “vagina,” to which everybody...
The Culver Center of the Arts is perhaps one of the most important cultural centers in Riverside. Located about five minutes from Mission Inn, the center hosts exhibitions, film screenings and even poetry readings. This Friday, the center hosted one such event, celebrating two poets, Heather Altfeld and Troy Jollimore, as a part of their regular series “Conversations at...
 UCR’s Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production has started a late night show by and for UCR students. Titled “UCR Late Night” and debuting their pilot episode last quarter, I interviewed several students involved in the project, including Bryant Glover, the show’s host, as well as co-creator Rafid Sikder, and writers Sanjana DeSilva and Nicolas Callas. Bryant Glover, executive...