Bernstein Festival brings community to campus

Campus explodes with arts, activity during four-day extravaganza

Photo/Mike Lovett
The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, a 60-year tradition, brought the masses to campus last weekend, as it activated the community with an array of music, dance, theater and more. Below, see videos of selected events from the four-day festival.

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The exuberant Boston street band SLSAPS (just say “slaps”) and What Cheer? Brigade bring a touch of Mardi Gras to Brandeis. For extra bedazzlement, the Boston Hoop Troop returns for their second Brandeis appearance.

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Chapels Pond: Slip from afternoon into twilight and enjoy a composition for brass instruments by Travis Alford Ph.D ‘13, inspired by Handel’s “Water Music” and the unique acoustic and aesthetic properties of the land and water around the three Brandeis chapels.

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Rivers Are Lost in the Sea – The Dance of Lucy’s Daughters: Rachel Klein '12 interprets Kiki Smith’s artwork “Lucy’s Daughters” (on view in the Rose Art Museum exhibition “Collecting Stories”) through a short dance that also features Diana Flatto '12 and Alexandra Patch '14.

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Get Activated: This unpredictable, improvisational performance art event led by students in the Brandeis School of Creative Arts opened the festival.

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