November 4, 2012

Arts Around Ithaca (Week of Nov 5)

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Metropolis with The Alloy Orchestra at Cornell Cinema, 7 p.m. on Friday at Willard Straight Hall: The Alloy Orchestra returns this weekend on Friday with its own accompaniment to Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic, Metropolis, a futuristic dystopian film that, though ambitious and costly at the time, became an icon and an inspiration to contemporary science fiction films. Due to extensive restoration efforts, the version showing will be the most comprehensive and complete since the original and therefore a must-see event. Tickets are 14 dollars for general admission and 10 dollars for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at and in the Cinema Office (104 WSH) starting Monday. — Mary Jarvis

Odissi Classical Indian Dance by Arushi Mudgal, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Barnes Hall: Odissi Indian dance originated as a form of worship hundreds of years ago in the temples of the Indian State of Orissa. In the 20th century, it was adapted for the modern stage. Now, it is coming to Cornell in the form of one of its premier performers, Arushi Mudgal. Born into a family of musicians, Mudgal began to learn dancing formally at the age of five and has performed as a soloist in various festivals within India and abroad. She will perform on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Barnes Hall, and will host a special beginner’s workshop on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Willard Straight Hall. — Sam Bromer

Nas, 7 p.m. on Saturday at Barton Hall: Nas (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) has been performing since before most current Cornell students were born, but he’s lasted all the changes and currents of the rap industry for over 20 years. Since 1994, eight of Nas’s albums have gone platinum and multi-platinum. This past summer, Nas came out with his 13th album, Life is Good. Definitely check out “The Don – Don Dada Remix” and “Accident Murders” off Life is Good, and, for some of Nas’s older stuff, “Affirmative Action,” “The Message” and “If I Ruled the World (imagine that).” Nas is regarded as one of the top MC’s of all time across the board, and, in 2012, The Source ranked him No. 2 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. — Nicole Hamilton

Original Author: Sun Staff