Author Archives: Mary Gilstad

Concert Hopping

Last Friday night I had a minor conundrum. Two intriguing concerts had overlapping times. The much-advertised Piano Extravaganza (5 pianos, 40 hands) was from 7:00 pm to 9:00, and the Chapel Choir concert started at 8:00. Both were free. So I decided to concert-hop, an activity that the arts and social scene at Princeton is quite conducive to and that I will likely miss when I graduate. Continue reading

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Literature for Little Ones

More than about the literary work, Princyclopedia is about exploration of the world and of the imagination. It is about stimulation and interaction. Although they were not conscious of it, the children that attended the event made many observations and connections as they were led through the gym; they developed memories that will connect to other experiences they will have later and that will contribute to the images of reality and unreality forming in their minds. Continue reading

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It Be What? Figuring Out “What I Be”

What I Be? Photography by Steve Rosenfeld  There are faces, expressions, declarations– “I am not my–distance/emotions/ethnicity”– and bold black ink scrawled on skin– “I will judge you/ Not just the goofy kid/ Wallflower.”  Yet the very first thing I noticed … Continue reading

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A Herald of Spring

Spring Dance Festival Program in Dance, Lewis Center for the Arts Featured Works By: Merce Cunningham (staged by Silas Riener ’06), Mark Morris (staged by Tina Fehlandt), Karole Armitage (staged by Leonidas Arpon), Zvi Gotheiner, Laura Peterson, Raja Kelly Berlind … Continue reading

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