The Student Life arts and entertainment editors explain how they are covering the return to in-person events this semester.
In its exploration of the American Dream for Latinx people, Carnaval 2021 didn’t go deep enough, leaving the show feeling shallow.
Every year Washington University students fill Edison Theatre for one of four cultural shows; this year that won’t be the case.
This past weekend, the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted Washington University’s 20th annual Carnaval at the Edison Theatre. The show simultaneously shed light on difficult realities facing the Latin American community and celebrated the vibrant, multidimensional Latinx culture. This year’s show was titled “Home.”
From cultural shows to a cappella concerts, student theater to dance showcases, the coming month is a perfect time for students to explore the diversity of unique performance organizations on campus.
Over the weekend, Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted its 19th annual Carnaval—a celebration of Latinx culture and recognition of intersectional issues for the Latin American community—titled “Unidad.”
This weekend, Carnaval will offer the Washington University community a slice of Latinx culture through music, dancing and a skit that reflects upon current issues facing Latin America.
Underneath the colorful dances and intermission churros at this year’s Carnaval, there remains a deeper, more fundamental call from the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), which runs Carnaval, for increased engagement from students on campus in Latinx culture and issues.
Cadenza staff decided to put together a small preview of what’s going on in the Washington University performing arts world this weekend.
Months of work putting together Carnaval were lost in a single headline as I sat in my advisor’s office, infuriated. I had devoted months of my time and energy to helping put together a show that was meant to express some of my sentiments and experiences as a Latino student on campus.
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