Stories from Serbia Pt. 2

Hello! I got back to CC about 24 hours ago and now that I’ve recovered a bit from the epic plane journey, I figure it’s time to share some more stories with you while they’re fresh! 1. We did a workshop with Dah in which we envisioned the floor as a map of the world, […]

Acting and its Effects on the Body, Mind

Zdravo! Belgrade is a picturesque city. Our hotel sits on a large traffic circle through which trolleys and busses and cars come careening with little regard for one another. A few blocks down the main shootoff of the roundabout you’ll come to a large plaza with a statue of a man riding a horse. A […]

Stories From Serbia (In No Particular Order)

1. We saw an old man walking his pet bunny. Apparently pet bunnies are a thing here. 2. We went to the ruins of the National Library. It was bombed during WWII and has been kept intact ever since. Dah Teatar, the theatre group we are working with, did a site-specific performance there commemorating this. […]

Crazy Adventures (And We Aren’t Even Abroad Yet): Part Two

Hey again! We presented our second round of group performances today. The assignment this time was to do a site-specific performance with a strong intention, one that would “intervene with social order, perhaps even political space.” My group realized that two of our members, Anya and I, both had experience figure skating. We designed a […]

Crazy Adventures (And We Aren’t Even Abroad Yet): Part One

Hello friends, This week has been wild. To start with, we’ve been learning about an incredible number and variety of performance artists over the past few days, which I’ve found exhilarating and so, so inspiring. We’ve also been doing a lot of performances ourselves! I, for one, started off the week right by getting married […]

The Insurgency of Art

John’s last post outlined most of what we did during First Week, but let me update you on Friday’s class, because it was awesome! We’ve been studying a lot of political theory (and practice) and we’re just starting to get into what for me is the most fascinating part of the “art of insurgency”: the […]

The Art of Insurgency

Thursday, Week One, Block 7, Year 4. This week is the first of four in which a group of 14 Colorado College students will be focusing their academic energy on the connections between acts of insurgency, civil disobedience, protest, regime opposition and performance. The focus is largely in the Balkans. What roles did performance play […]

Oh No

My 7th block was canceled a few months ago because the professor is directing the epic stage masterpiece Angels in America: Millennium Approaches instead, so I decided this would be a good time to get my Q credit out of the way. (The Q stands for Quantitative Reasoning, by the way, and it’s difficult to get one […]

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