I just realized I completely forgot to fill you in on my weekend; last weekend. Yea, that one where I did no homework. Well, last Friday I attended the Rithmos Spring Concert. The Rithmos are Skidmore’s Jazz/Hip- Hop Dance Ensemble. I think I said that right, go me ! The girls and one guy are fantastic dancers but I must say the Manmos were the highlight of the show. Manmos is the all male parody group of the Rithmos. These guys looked great in their get ups dancing to non other than Beyonce’s Girls Run the World.
After enjoying the dance performance I hurried my way to the Drastic Measures Benefit Concert. The Drastic Measure is a co- ed a-capella group on campus. Friday night they invited most of the groups on camus to sing a few numbers. The purpose was to raise money for a local organization, Saratoga Bridges. The only thing better than watching a show on campus is watching a show on campus that is organized for a good cause. And, psht ! Of coure I donated! Any way, that was fantastic. I was obviously crazy about all the groups who performed Adele songs, that would be 3 total, and still not enough for me ! Yes, I love Adele. The Treblemakers, Skidmore’s only all inclusive a- capella really blew me away with their Britney Spears mash up. Now, that, I was jamming to. Ever dance and sing in your seat while watching a performance and then stop and think “wait, I must look ridiculous ! – I should stop”. I had one of those moments. The performance was that fun. Anyways, good job Drastics on a fantastic show.
Saturday night was all about comedy. Improv comedy to be exact. The Ad- Libs gave us a laugh- tastic show. Slapped my knee a couple times. I would explain some of the jokes to you … but then it wouldn’t be funny. I mean you can’t re- enact improv, right ?!
Sorry I don’t have any videos from the Benefit concert or the Comedy Show but catch a peep at the Rithmos show.
Fact. When I was a kid, I was afraid of the dark…. wait, I just said that. Well, I mean, who wasn’t, amiright?!
Cooler Fact.Cornel West was Skidmore College’s Keynote Speaker last year. Don’t know Dr. West? No worries, read his about me and be impressed. http://www.cornelwest.com/about.html
Dr. West visited the campus at such an appropriate time. The campus was really involved in dialogues regarding diversity. These dialogues and the energy associated continued well into this year giving students the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns regarding issues that touches all of us as a community.
Dr. West speaking at Skidmore.
P.S That beautiful concert hall is located in the Arthur Zankel Music Center of the Skidmore campus.
I hate to trouble you with my problems but I did something really silly this weekend…I procrastinated. Yes, that is right. Instead of writing a paper and studying for an exam I went to a dance performance, a benefit concert, an improve comedy show, and had too much fun with friends. Well all of the above was necessary, at least I think so; everyone needs a little time to unwind here and there, but I probably should have done some work over the weekend to ease my Monday night. Now I am in a study room in the library, of which is pretty cool (the second floor study rooms are new), pulling my hair out as I try to finish a paper for my Feminist Theologies Course on, well, God.
The number one piece of advice I give itty bitty students is to manage time well. Keep that in mind.
YEY !! PULSE !! Skidmore’s only “Found Object Percussion Group“- They bang on stuff and it sounds so good !!
My housemate, Cheyenne’12 is a part of Pulse and according to her they do not have a set schedule. From what I know Pulse is in high demand and often get asked to play for events last minute so they play for SGA organized events, for other programs on campus, and for their own shows.
They are expected to have their annual Spring semester concert on April (oh its April now ! ) the 20th or the 21st.
Check out some of their stuff. Found a few videos from ’07, ’09, ’10, and ’11. Enjoy !