Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:56pm
Sadhana Ramaseshadri / Daily

As strange as this may sound, I’ve actually found there to be an inexplicable beauty in this hate-watching of the performance arts. There is something beautiful, after all, in the fragility of this artform; the elasticity of the boundary separating the best of art from the worst of art.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:01pm
"Complex Rhythms"

A reminder for the need to increase the diversity of the performing arts and an example of the amazing work being done by those within the canon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 4:30pm

A former student of School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor Stephen Shipps emailed Melody Racine, the interim dean of Music, Theatre & Dance, in October 2017 alleging she had been raped by Shipps in the 1970s, prior to his employment at the University of Michigan. University policy compels certain employees, such as the dean, to immediately report allegations of this nature to the Office of Institutional Equity. However, this former student’s email went unanswered for more than a year.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:54pm
The Organ

It is not the struggle between the mind and the blank page, in other words, but it is the struggle between the musical ideas and the instrument that must communicate them.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:54am

The music was evolving rapidly, beyond my control, and I was merely along for the ride.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:42pm
To Kill a Mockingbird

Sorkin’s play, however, instead reminded me of the pitfalls of our hyper-polarized cultural climate. Lost in this climate, I fear, is the ambiguity and complexity that gives the performing arts their thought-provoking qualities.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 5:32pm

School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor Stephen Shipps, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct over the past 40 years, will officially be retiring in May 2019, according to emails sent to his students and obtained by The Michigan Daily.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:27pm
Community Culture Column

The best alinear art creates connections between disparate moments in time, allowing for development to take place over the course of a work though time may not be contributing to this development.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 2:55pm
Sammy Sussman

While laughing at these jokes out of context is indeed offensive, laughing at them in context is the opposite of offensive. Laughing in context indicates that we are aware of the offensive tropes or discriminatory assumptions that allow for this humor.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 2:36pm

Despite its antiquated setting, the work manages to remain frighteningly relevant.