The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

SHAINA OPPENHEIMER, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Emerita


BFA Students Join Alvin Ailey in Production of “Memoria”

November 15, 2016

For many dancers, taking the New York City stage is a milestone, an accomplishment of the crème de la crème. This coming December, Ailey/Fordham BFA dancers Malerie Dempster, Fordham College Lincoln...

City on Fire is a New York Times and international bestseller.  (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK VESSEY)

Hallberg Sets the “City on Fire” with First Novel

November 4, 2016

There is a moment every student experiences at least once or twice: that thrilling, yet somewhat uncomfortable transition from calling their professors “Professor (insert last name)” to calling them...

Thousands of Palestinians were displaced from Susya on the West Bank due to the 1948 War of Independence. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SHAINA OPPENHEIMER)

Searching for Coexistence

May 5, 2016

The other day I was sitting on the bus, headphones in, lost in the soulful melodies of Amy Winehouse. It took me a while to realize that the man sitting next to me was praying. His frock coat and top hat...


Life in Jerusalem, the Unaccounted Narrative

February 24, 2016

Every morning at 8:10 a.m. I leave the student village and embark on my 15 minute journey to Hebrew University. The uphill walk offers a view of the distant golden top and perhaps the most contested landmark...

Sophomore Henry McCall performing Kanji Segawa’s “Scorching Bay” in last year’s fall concert. (COURTESY OF EDUARDO PATINO VIA ALVIN AILEY PRESS ROOM)

Ailey/Fordham BFA Dancers Present Annual Fall Concert

November 19, 2015

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program will put on its second consecutive day of their annual Fall Concert. The show will present the works of choreographers Cheryl Copeland, Amy Hall Garner,...

Rocky Horror Picture Show 2015 (Courtesy of CHARLES MIMS VIA FLICKR)

It’s Just a Jump to the Left

November 2, 2015

Come Halloween season, “Rocky Horror” fans gather dressed in vampish attire and over the top face makeup to thrust to the time warp. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” takes audience participation...

Ildiko Butler gallery at Fordham University on October 19, 2015. (JESSICA HANLEY/THE OBSERVER))

A Tour of FCLC’s Art Galleries

October 23, 2015

You may have noticed the new art installation in the Ildiko Butler gallery while taking the escalators by the  Lowenstein lobby. Enclosed by a glass panel is the work of Czechoslovakain graphic designer...

Ashley Laracey in SWAN LAKE Act I Choreography by Peter Martins.

The Life of a New York City Ballet Dancer at FCLC

October 22, 2015

You may have walked past a poster of her at Lincoln Center, awed over her bold, long lines and delicate footwork in a Balanchine ballet at the Koch Theater or perhaps seen her in Lowenstein. New York City...

Film Director Michel Gondry is featured above. (LIONEL HAHN/ABACA PRESS VIA TNS)

Michel Gondry to Teach a Masterclass at Fordham

October 5, 2015

Known for his quirky and ingenious visual style, French film director Michel Gondry will give a master class before screening his newest film “Microbe and Gasoline” at the New York Film Festival. The...

Fordham Theatre Explores Family Dynamics in “How To Light A Fire”

February 19, 2015

In the studio production, “How To Light A Fire,” director and writer Calla Smith, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) '16, introduces audiences to three estranged sisters, Naomi, Tatum and Alicia,...

Gabe Hyman, FCLC ’16, performed on tour with Ailey II. (Courtesy Gabe Hyman)

Fordham Dancer Goes on Tour with Ailey II

November 20, 2014

As the saying goes, one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain. Gabe Hyman, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’16, joined the ranks of an apprentice at Ailey II, where he was given the opportunity...

Fordham’s First Studio Show of the Season, “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea”

October 16, 2014

From Oct. 16-18 in the White Box Theatre, Fordham’s Theatre Program will kick off the studio season of the year with the Oscar-winning director and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley’s “Danny and...

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