Scheduled merely 10 days after Great Expectations, this required event landed during an assignment-heavy week and was therefore referred to as “the unfortunate Artist Series.” This presumption, however, was quickly debunked. From extravagant costumes to exquisite dance numbers, our attention was captured from the start.
I was transfixed by the first act of girls in long dresses who moved in a circular motion so gracefully the stage looked as if it were rotating. 😦 I went with my friend Caedmon Evans whose favorite act was the one of toy soldiers who executed impressive acrobatic tricks. It was as if we were watching something from America’s Got Talent. My favorite act was when male performers made use of profuse bird calling to woo their female counterparts and even a girl in the audience. 😂😂👌🏼
Aside from a cultural lesson, I have no idea how the act was approved to take place. From the music to the behavior of the performers, there were so many elements that went against many notes in the student handbook. Still, the audience loved it.
It was quite strange to experience an audience in the Founder’s Memorial Auditorium that was hooping, hollering, and clapping along to the beat. The entire gathering was quick to give a standing ovation…several times because many of the final acts had false endings. 😂😂👌🏼
Contradictory to the general presumption, the National Dance Company of Siberia was by far the best Artist Series event of the semester. I’m still not sure what happened, but it was enthralling. 😂😂👌🏼