Arts and Leisure

A display of ornate dresses in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China Through the Looking Glass.”

À La Mode

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Since the very start of Chinese history, fashion has always demonstrated the various changes the country has undergone. From the traditional Da Xiu Shan (meaning “Big Sleeved Dress”) of the Tang Dynasty to the widespread black color of the Han Dynasty, every era in China brought about a new styleRead More

Just Around the Corner: The Addams Family

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the fall, the performing arts commenced with a rendition of the age-old The Odyssey, followed by the provocative Love of Three Oranges and The Green Bird, and now has come full circle to the comedic musical The Addams Family. The Addams Family first made its debut in 1938 asRead More

Latham in her natural habitat, the PMAC costuming room.

Behind the Curtains with Ellie Latham ’18

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Passionate, bold, and independent, Ellie Latham ’18 is the only costuming Arts Concentration student at Choate thus far, responsible for creating the magic in costumes, hair, and makeup in Choate’s fall and spring productions. After Latham’s first time costuming in Alice and Wonderland, she fell in love with costuming andRead More

Fruit, Fire, and Silver Tears: This Year’s Spanish Plays

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This year, Mattie Drucker ’17 brought her artistic writing to Choate, first with her Directed Study, Advanced Playwriting and Screenwriting, and now with her play, Manzanas y Pecados, or Apples and Sins, specially featured in this year’s Spanish play. Drucker studied abroad in Spain last spring, where she was inspiredRead More

An example of a typical school track suit, worn by Malle’s host sister.

À La Mode

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In Beijing, my home for the next two months, I noticed my host sister and most students in the city wearing almost identical uniforms, which only vary slightly  based on the school’s name. Different from any American attire I have seen, these outfits consist of a pair of  white trackRead More

À La Mode

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Even after receiving people’s opinions on  life in Beijing, China, whether full-time residents  or term abroad students, their input could not have prepared me for the things I would think and feel during my first week there. It has been one week since I landed in this gigantic, nerve- racking,Read More

Cuni’s extensive display lies directly at the entrance of the library.

Selective Truth: A Shifting Art Display

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Rough sketches in notebooks dashed with various strokes, poems scrawled hastily on scraps of paper, and rocks of various shapes and sizes s are not what one typically expects to see in  an art exhibit. Art teacher Jessica Cuni’s newest piece, “Selective Truth: A Shifting Instillation” combines all three ofRead More

The cast of The Love of Three Oranges comes together to amuse the sick Prince Tartaglia in a kingdom-wide festivity.

PMAC Stirs with Laughter During Two Winter Plays

February 24, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Choate Rosemary Hall has long favored boldness in all aspects, particularly within the arts. This winter, Choate put on two connecting plays: The Love of Three Oranges and The Green Bird. These plays not only wrestle with what it means to live and to love but also the isolation ofRead More

Acting 350 Showcases Work in One-Person Plays

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past week, five members of Acting 350 performed their original work in the annual Acting One Person Plays show. The hope for the One Person Plays was that the actors and actresses would take what they learned in their fall term of the class and blow it up intoRead More