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Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon brings underground dance to the stage

By Mohan Xu Staff writer @XuMohan1  Ephrat Asherie Dance performed a live music performance to show the relationship between music and dance. Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon attracted more than 200 people at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theatre on Wed., March 4.  Ephrat Asherie Dance is named for its choreographer and ...

“Noises Off” presents the chaotic production process behind live theater

By Mohan Xu Staff writer @XuMohan1 More than 100 people flocked to The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theater at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, to see what took place on (and behind) the stage in the show “Noises Off.” “Not only is Noises Off a true, contemporary, belly-laugh comedy (something we could all use right now in ...

Four Jewish performing arts groups at UMD bring new plans to a new year

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 There are four main Jewish performance groups at this University: Avirah, Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Each semester, all of these groups have big plans. Avirah is the Israeli dance company at this university. Currently there are 12 members. Their members choreograph original dances in ...

Ometz entertains students with its first movie night

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The game room at the Maryland Hillel center transformed into a movie theater of sorts Saturday night. It was Ometz’s first ‘Movie Night,’ serving up snacks and showing the Israeli film “Atomic Falafel.” “We will be watching a movie and making pizza bagels,” said Mo Goldberger, ...

Disney welcomes its first Jewish princess for Hannukah

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 Disney will feature its first Jewish Disney princess on Disney Junior's series “Elena of Avalor” during the Hanukkah-themed episode in December. “Elena of Avalor” is about Elena, a teenage princess who has saved her kingdom, Avalor, from an evil sorceress and now must rule the kingdom. The ...

Hillel Arts Showcase celebrates Jewish community through music, dance

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The Hoff Theater at STAMP Student Union was filled with excitement on Saturday night. It was Maryland Hillel’s Arts Showcase, celebrating the Jewish community at this university. Lively chatter echoed through the theater, as an audience of about 300 people from this university's Jewish ...

Hamsa drag show brings packed crowd in a “first” for Hillel

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ It had all the elements of a drag show: flashing lights, a skintight catsuit, thumping pop music and most importantly, a queer, Jewish drag queen. Hamsa, this university’s Jewish LGBTQ and Allies student organization, hosted a drag show at Hillel. While Hamsa has hosted ice cream socials ...

Two ensembles combine to celebrate life of composer Leonard Bernstein

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The University of Maryland College Park School of Music hosted the Fall Choral Showcase last Sunday evening, celebrating famous composer Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, using the voices of this university’s Chamber Singers and Chorale ensembles. For the final song, conductor ...

Jewish tradition and the arts blend for Hillel showcase

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   Students and their relatives attended an exhibition of music, dance and vocals—preceded by homemade food—at the Maryland Hillel Marilyn Allswang Eisenberg (z’l) Arts Showcase Saturday night. Inside this university's Memorial Chapel, during Hillel family weekend, parents and ...

Jewish a cappella groups celebrate history, community through music

By Mackenzie Roche For Mitzpeh @MackenzieRoche Students, families, faculty and members of the Jewish community gathered Saturday night in Memorial Chapel to celebrate their heritage through a cappella performances. Student a cappella groups Kol Sasson, Mezumenet and Rak Shalom took turns performing a variety of songs ranging from “Warr...