End-of-Semester Finales: Comedy, Dance, and the Visual Arts

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Art, music, comedy, theater, and dance lovers at Bowdoin could get their fill during the week of December 3 to December 10, when students performed or displayed works they had created this fall.

Here is a sampling of the week's events (to see what the music department organized, check out this wrap-up):

The Theater and Dance department staged its end-of-semester Dance Concert on December 3 and 4 in Pickard Theater.

Improvabilities, Bowdoin's oldest improv group, took over Kresge Auditorium on Saturday, December 4. 

The student dance clubs—including Arabesque, Intersection, Polar Bear Swing, and VAGUE—performed Monday, December 6.

Theater group Masque and Gown staged the play Antipodes over two nights, on December 8 and 9.

Wrapping up the week on Friday, visual arts classes presented their works from the semester in the halls, classrooms, and studios of the Edwards Center for Art and Dance for the biannual Open House.

And Bowdoin's six a cappella groups put on the All A Cappella Winter Holiday Concert in Studzinkski Recital Hall in Kanbar Auditorium on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m.

Photographers Andrew Estey and Alex Cornell du Houx captured images from the events.


Below, students from the Improvabilities group perform in Kresge on December 4. Improv actors include K Irving ’21, Niles Singer ’21, Ellie Pike ’22, Sophie Bell ’23, Lia Kornmehl ’23, Izzy Miller ’23, John Erlandson ’25, and Mia Schiff ’25.

  • A scene from the Improvabilities performance
  • A scene from the Improvabilities performance
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Below are stills from the December Dance Concert, December 3 to 4.

This semester's performance included PURPLE, a multimedia performance by guest artist and Bessie Award-winning Sydnie L. Mosley of SLMDances, a performance by Lucia Gagliardone ’20, and choreography by Bowdoin dance faculty Aretha Aoki, Adanna Jones, and Gwyneth Jones.

The event was sponsored by the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance.

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At the end of every semester, the visual arts department holds an open house in the Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance, inviting the Bowdoin community to see what students have created in their courses. 

The following classes were taught by visual arts faculty this fall: Drawing I, Printmaking I, Painting I and II, Photography I, Sculpture I and II, Digital Media I, Darkroom Techniques and Analog Photographic Process, and Narrative Structures. 

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