Arts & Entertainment
An opening chord from a piano kick-start a bass riff and drums to keep the beat as the Luther College Gospel Choir opens their spring concert with rousing vocals and raucous clapping. Energy fills Good Shepherd Lutheran Church as the performers and audience continue to clap and feel the music.
While most students experienced the Research Symposium and spring weather last weekend, eight students and one professor drove 13 hours to Canada for a celebration of dance.
According to visiting artist Odalis Valdivieso, a “surplus” comes from translating data into practical knowledge.
“More or less, that is what you get out of art school,” Valdiveiso said.
After her visit to Luther last fall, the photographer, curator and Miami resident decided to bring the college’s surplus of knowledge into a professional gallery.
In the past, student dance team Orchesis has generally been small in numbers, consisting of only five or so members each year. This year, however, Orchesis boasts 16 members, an all-time high for the group. Not only has the group itself grown, but the fan base has multiplied as well.
Many worlds have appeared inside Jewel Theatre. As the location for most Luther theatre productions, the small room in the Center for the Arts transforms several times a year, but it is hard to imagine that it has ever been more whimsical than for the set of “Arcadia.”
As temperatures rise at Luther College, the cast of the spring opera is gearing up and stripping down for a fiery performance. On Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm in the CFL Luther students will perform “Orpheus in the Underworld,” a satirical operetta by Jacques Offenbach unlike any other.
A new art exhibition by Decorah resident John Snyder is on display in the CFL. Aptly titled “New Work,” the gallery showcases Snyder’s personal mythology through a concept he calls “The Church of the Unknown.”
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