STREET: eXpressions’ ‘Evolve’ blends classical and contemporary in ambitious show

Eric Shi :: Staff Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.

Eric Shi :: Staff Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.


eXpressions Dance Company challenged itself in its spring production to explore what it means to “Evolve,” a concept the company faithfully explores throughout its entire performance. eXpressions does not merely examine a physical evolution — it is an evolution of emotion, an evolution of intricate movement, an evolution of sound and ultimately the evolution of the company as a dance group on campus. eXpressions has chosen a brilliantly dynamic theme for its spring show, and the dancers serve themselves well by employing this theme as the driving concept of all 11 of their pieces.

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STREET: The evolution of eXpressions

Eric Shi :: Staff Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.

Eric Shi :: Staff Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.

Senior Writer

eXpressions’ upcoming spring show, “Evolve,” seems appropriately named considering the group’s evolution since its founding in 1979. eXpressions was Princeton’s first student-run dance company and tended to favor jazz back in the 1980s. Few realize that eXpressions is only a de facto all-female company. There is no clause in the company’s charter that states it will refuse male auditionees, and understandably so, considering the group was originally co-ed. However in recent years, the company has earned a campus reputation as the all-female lyrical dance company filled with girls looking to continue their competition days. Publicity chair Silvia Lundgren ’15, confessed to initially having a negative image of the company as one of the less serious dance groups.

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STREET: Day in the life of a senior thesis

By TJ Smith
Staff Writer

8:00 a.m. — Progress: 0 words
OK, yesterday may have been a struggle, but I have a feeling that today is going to be the day that you finally get on top of me. You set the alarm and actually managed to get up early, and from the look on your face, I feel like you had an epiphany last night on the Street. You just need to sit down and focus, and we’ll get through chapter 4 in no time. Oh, good idea. Go ahead and check your email to make sure your adviser hasn’t sent anything, and then we can really get to work.

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STREET: Ask the Sexpert

Dear Sexpert,

My partner and I have grown bored with our make-out sessions over the last six months, but vaginal sex is not an option and neither of us is comfortable with anal sex. We know that we should use protection during oral sex, and we just don’t want to have to worry too much about it. I would really appreciate some options that enable us to have the most fun without having to worry too much about STIs.


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STREET: Your mid-semester resolutions

Staff Writer

With the end of the school year right on the horizon (just beyond Lawnparties, Houseparties and final exams, if you have a hard time seeing it), you might think it’s too late to change. The extensive list of resolutions you made on that night-you-don’t-remember-so-well in January has been collecting dust in the recesses of your mind for quite some time now. Although there are four weeks left of the spring semester, just remember: there are still four weeks left of the spring semester. Now can be the time to begin bringing up your GPA by a few decimal points, meeting new people and hitting the gym at least three times a week. Some fellow Princetonians below demonstrate that there’s still time to reflect — and improve.

  1. What went well in the past six weeks?

  2. What didn’t go so well in the past six weeks?

  3. What are you hoping to improve on in the next six weeks?

  4. What are you looking forward to most in the next six weeks?

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STREET: Cover Story: Prospect 11 Playlist

Staff Writers

Thank. God. It’s. (Charter.) Friday.

Unfortunately, East Coast weather prevents us from streaking in the park and skinny dipping in the dark, but hey, at least Charter’s always there. After the long trek down the Street, we arrived at the sparsely occupied dance floor bathed in diva dance jams and a somewhat weak strobe light. The songs were full of strong female vocals and evoked mental images of tight leather jeans and a red Mustang. As Madonna told us of girls gone wild and Britney promised us emotional servitude and then some (“I’m a slaaave 4 U/I won’t deny it/I’m not trying to hide it”), we were transported back to a simpler time, when your biggest relationship problem was whether or not your crush would be able to interpret your snarky comments as love. When asked about his musical style, the DJ replied smartly, “Stay and you’ll find out.” Alas, duty called, and the chorus of Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” marched us back out to the Street.

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