Over the past two nights, I have gotten more culture than I ever could have expected.
Day 1: I attended the production of “The Priest and the Prostitute,” a show that is thousands of years old and originated from India. Adopted from its original Sanskrit, the play is comprehensible for us English speakers. I have never been to a theater show before at Butler, but this was totally bizarre in the same moment that it was entertaining.
Ain't gettin' any weirder!
I was intellectually stimulated by the show, challenged to understand what the exotic costumes meant, while focusing on the simplistic yet intriguing story presented by the oppositional characters (said priest and prostitute) who undergo a “Freaky Friday” situation.
To be continued HERE.
For the first time in my life I entered Butler’s dance studio and took part in Laban, a modern dance movement created by Rudolf Laban in the 20th century. It’s goal is to create a community of movement, something radically missing from our society, he claims.
Once the class got past the giggles of feeling ridiculous, we experienced something extraordinary: a cohesive system of movements that brought us together. It wasn’t anything like dancing at a party. It was…more. I was thrilled to see this side of the dance department that I had before been isolated from.
Lauren: so cold but so talented!
Here’s what Lauren, a Dance major, has to say about Butler’s dance department: “It is so diverse in what they are teaching us. We are doing everything including classical ballet, modern, jazz, different types of character; slavic and spanish, and we also learn how to write music for dance and how to denote different types of movement and analyze it.”
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