Focus Hope Flash Mob

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Join fellow Marygrove students to support the wonderful organization Focus Hope on Sunday, October 14th. Focus Hope will begin their annual walk with a Flash Mob! For just a mere 2 hours of your time, you can join hundreds of people, showing your support for the organization within the community for a fun experience. The walk will start at Focus Hope at 1355 Oakman Boulevard (East of Linwood).

To register for the flash mob or the walk, go to http://bit.ly/PdO8CL and to learn the choreography for the flash mob, go to http://bit.ly/SpBGnX.

On Sunday October 14, we will meet in the LA211 dance studio at 11:00 a.m. to review the hustle steps. At 11:30 a.m. the transportation bus will leave the Marygrove campus to go to Focus Hope grounds (1355 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48238). The flash mob will begin at 12:55 p.m. and the bus will return to Marygrove at 1:15 p.m.

WE NEED 50 STUDENTS! AND PLEASE WEAR A RED
SHIRT/SWEATER! For any questions and other information please EMAIL OR CALL Judith Molina (Director, Institute of Music & Dance) at jmolina@marygrove.edu or at 313-927-1306.

GET ON BOARD!!!

Dalcroze Eurythmics Workshop with Timothy Caldwell

J. Timothy Caldwell engaging the class in a vocal and physical exercise.

The Marygrove Music Department was thrilled to host Professor Emeritus (CMU), clinician, and author, Timothy Caldwell on September 25th for a half-day workshop on Dalcroze Eurhythmics entitled: “The Music, the Movement and You: Using Physical Movement to Improve Performance”.

During the opening session, students from Marygrove College and several local high schools learned how musical performance begins with an internal feel for the music, a physical gesture.  In the interactive session, participants a variety of physical activities to embody the different patterns, shapes and colors heard in musical compositions.
The final session featured a  masterclass, in which Marygrove students [Sherry Rietz, Angel Shakespeare and Jeriel Woods] and high school students [Lauren Lenz (Troy Athens) and Anna Daugherty (Birmingham Groves)] presented a variety of songs.  Each singer then had the opportunity to work with Mr. Caldwell on implementing Dalcroze techniques into his/her singing.

Students having fun with improv exercises.

Text by Music Department Co-Chair, Tara Sievers-Hunt, and photos by Marygrove Art Student Naomi Tajonera.

Marygrove All Student Art Exhibition 2012

Overview of Marygrove Student Show

The All Student Art Exhibition at Marygrove College will run from Thursday, March 22rd until Thursday, April 5th in The Gallery.  The exhibition highlights the best of Marygrove’s student artwork including prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculptures.  This year’s student exhibition features visually stunning and technically proficient photographs from students under the tutelage of the Art Department’s new faculty member and Detroit-based photographer Robert Stewart.  An extension of the exhibition can be viewed in The Beyond Words Gallery located in front of the library.

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Submissions for Marygrove College’s Spring Dramafest!

It’s not too late! We are still accepting submissions for the 5th Annual Spring DramaFest.

DramaFest is an evening of staged readings of original one-act plays and excerpts from longer works written by established, emerging, and aspiring playwrights. This year’s DramaFest takes place on April 19th, 2012.  To submit please send the following to llove@marygrove.edu by Friday, February 3rd.

  • brief bio
  • synopsis of your play
  • 5-10 pages of your script
  • Please note, plays do not need to be completed by time of submission. DramaFest seeks to encourage and promote the development of new works by established and emerging playwrights.

February Events in the Visual and Performing Arts Departments

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February is nearly upon us and that means that events are in full swing for all of the Visual and Performing Arts Departments here at Marygrove College.

“Float” by Ann Chuchvara. 2011 on Mixed Media, Wire

This dazzling image is taken from the exhibit currently in The Gallery.

Check out a full list of events after the break.

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Building a Better Community

Let's get to work

It’s time for new beginnings. It’s the beginning of a new year, it’s the beginning of a new semester, and we may as well make it a time for new beginnings here as well. Let’s start with a resolution! I resolve to redouble my dedication to the Marygrove College Community.

I’m very passionate about emulating the community that we at Marygrove College have inside of a virtual domain. What I mean by that is I want to take the atmosphere of community that you get from being involved with Marygrove College and have that same kind of helpfulness available in all of our social media communities.

But right now we don’t have that. And I want to find ways in which we can all help to create an online community similar to that we have available in the physical world.

I want to pose a series of questions to see what if we can all collaboratively brainstorm. Continue reading