The Week in Review : March 4-10

Posted: March 11, 2013

Geena Davis

A capacity crowd filled Garrison Theater with laughs and applause on March 7 when Academy Award® winning actress Geena Davis took the stage and spoke on “Gender Equality in the Modern Media.” Stressing the lack of positive female roles in television and film, Davis sought to raise awareness of this gender discrepancy and argued equality in the media is an important step towards equality for men and women in society.

The Theatre of Yugen

The Claremont community came out March 5 for the Scripps College Humanities Institute presentation of “Making Cordelia, a Modern Noh Play Innovating Shakespeare’s King Lear.” Co-hosted by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Art and Culture, the lecture and demonstration taught about Noh theater, Japan’s masked lyric drama.

San Francisco-based Theatre of Yugen engaged the audience through demonstrations of Noh movement and song. Examples of hand-made Noh masks and costumes were on display at the conclusion of the demonstration and Yugen performers talked about the innovation of fusing the different styles of Shakespeare and Noh.

Choice USA

The Scripps chapter of Choice USA, a pro-women’s reproductive rights organization, hosted “Scripps Speaks – Body Positive” at the Motley Coffeehouse on March 8. Inspired by the WHO Speaks campaign at Duke University, the event focused on inspiring women to reclaim negative comments about their bodies by writing these words on themselves.

Claremont Concert Orchestra

Professor David Cubek led the Claremont Concert Orchestra on March 9 and 10 in rousing renditions of Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major (excerpt), Rossini’s Overture to Barber of Seville, Respighi’s Gli uccelli (The Birds) and other pieces from Verdi and Mascagni. The concert also featured Hey Yeon (Sarah) Chung ’15 on violin.

With contributions from Susan Bryant ’13, Ann Mayhew ’13, and Alexandra Trimm ’14.

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