Given that M-Agination cuts most scripts it receives, these films probably lost their effectiveness at other points in the process. Ironically enough, the films at the M-Agination Film Festival largely lacked imagination.
I didn’t see any hypnotized Diag squirrels or dancing oaks, but the Orpheus Singers certainly lived up to their name. Directed by Eugene Rogers, the smallest of the SMTD choirs put on a night of beautiful classical choir pieces that charmed their audience.
“It’s a really easy way for people to connect with something that isn’t necessarily a news headline of a political topic. Using art as a medium allows people to interface with their emotions more readily than, say, interacting with a headline,” Hobbs stated.
Last Sunday evening at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, I was transported to another world. Runyonland Productions, headed by School of Music, Theatre & Dance senior musical theater major Thomas Laub, put on a production of Adam Guettel’s “Myths and Hymns.”