‘Arts and Performance in London’ Category

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From the students in T/D 199: Arts & Performance in London, a j-term course in London.


British Music Experience: Being Your Own Artist

The O2 arena, located on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, is a vast dome created at the beginning of the millennium.  The O2 bubble, as it is commonly referred to, was formally know as the Millennium Arena and has attracted countless popular musicians. It contains various spaces such as The O2 Arena, Entertainment […]

Zimmerman and de Perrot come to London

After cell phones are shut off and put away following the French announcement to do so, the movement on the stage begins. Two men, dressed in seemingly casual attire, make a rhythmic sound using the wooden blocks scattered on the slanted stage and the DJ table off to the right. The lights remain high as […]

Magical Moments: Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and Arabian Nights

“Rock star” isn’t exactly the first label that most people connect with William Shakespeare. “Poet,” “playwright,” or simply “writer” are much more common associations. But for a Theatre and English double major like me, “rock star” sums it up when I think of Shakespeare. Which is why I was surprised when on Tuesday January 13, […]

Tate Modern’s Pop Life: Art in the Material World from London

Upon arriving at the Tate Modern, a museum of international and modern art, the only visible colors from the outside of the building were the blue and pink neon words Pop Life. This small taste of color foreshadowed what the exhibition Pop Life: Art in the Material World contained. This exhibition, seen by our group, […]

The National Theatre in London Delivers with Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.

One chilly evening in London, we made our first of many journeys to The National Theatre of London.   Appreciated for its beautiful architecture and purple lit grey concrete from the outside; inside it features three different theatres all with more than 400 seats.  On this particular day we sat in the Olivier Theatre, 1160 seats, […]

St. Thomas Hospital in London; Macabre and Cozy

By Rachel Craig for T/D 199; Arts and Performance in London The tenth of January started off with a bit of snow in London as the group of Gustavus students and I got off the tube at London Bridge Station and headed for the unknown. The activity that was originally planned was cancelled and had […]

Learning About British-ness at the National Portrait Gallery in London

The National Portrait Gallery is located on Charing Cross Road, close to Trafalgar Square in London, and is within walking distance from our flats at the Janet Poole House in Bloomsbury.  The National Portrait Gallery is very close to where we saw Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as a group the night before. On display are over […]

An Installation of Reality at the Barbican Center, London.

On the ninth of January 2010 we ventured to The Barbican Centre to explore a specific piece of art. The Barbican sits right in the heart of London and includes various types of art and performance. Theatre, music, art, dance, film, educational instruction, and several restaurants are all available in this large building. This center […]

From London: “Dr. Marigold and Mr. Chops” A Look into The Past

The performance of age-old one man plays, Dr. Marigold and Mr. Chops, by none other than fabled British writer, Charles Dickens, backtracks quite a ways through British history. For over 150 years these plays have been absent from London stages however they are now being resurrected in a city that has seen some change. Walking […]

Interwoven Identities: A Comparison of Actor and Audience at Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Seen in the elegant and impressively detailed Duke of York’s theater in the West End of London, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Gregory Doran, is a classic story that remains contemporarily accessible for its audience. As evidenced by the fact that most of the audience in attendance on the night of January 7th seemed […]