A glimpse of imPulse’s 12th Spring Show, IMPULSE RISES

imPulse Dance Company, Brown’s premiere hip-hop dance group, took the stage at Alumnae Hall last night for the first of two sold out performances of this year’s spring show, IMPULSE RISES.

The groups’s 26 student dancers and choreographers performed 16 pieces and an interlude, with a guest performance by Brown Badmaash, Brown’s South Asian fusion group. This year’s show centered around a theme of superheroes and villains–and even had a semblance of a storyline as the company explored their alter egos, in pieces like high-energy full company numbers “Impulse Rises,”in which the dancers resembled cogs in a perfectly running machine, and “Gays of Our Lives,” a delightfully un-heteronormative love story told through a medium that easily falls prey to compulsory boy/girl pairings.

The group numbers were accompanied by powerful, humorous, and intimately gorgeous duets like “Feelin’ Myself,” “Mouth Music,” and “Latch.” All of the numbers left the audience with questions like: How are they so bendy? How do they jump that high? How are they all so attractive? Just…how???

If you are still recovering from last night’s show and want to relive it, are just excited for tonight or are unlucky enough to not have scored a ticket to what may be the best performance at Brown this year, enjoy these rare photos of the superheroes and villains in action…

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Getting to know your Blog: New writer profiles

This is definitely our team of new writers.

This is definitely our team of new writers.

The start of a new school year is exciting—there are the new classes, the new friends, the new dorm/house, and perhaps most importantly, the new writers on BlogDailyHerald. Superheroes that they are, we figured it was time you got to know all of them. Read on to find out more about the newest members of our squad after the jump.

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The top 5 obscure reasons to see The Avengers

After attending the midnight premiere of this long-awaited movie, I was a liiiiittle surprised there weren’t more people dressed up, ready to protect their seats and popcorn from pesky neighbors. But the movie itself had everything I hoped for: Samuel L. Jackson being awesome, a handful of action scenes, and comical bickering between the heroes. Like all of the Marvel films, The Avengers will certainly fill your thirst for action. (At least until this beauty comes out in July.) But there are other reasons to see it! I thus present to you the top five obscure reasons to see The Avengers:

5. Who doesn’t love superheroes? Also, let’s not forget that 4/4 of these Avengers are attractive. (C’mon, Mark Ruffalo can be attractive.) In order to fully appreciate today’s heroes, I recommend comparing them to those in the 1978 version of The Avengers here.

4. Watch real science in action. Confused? Read this article and learn about the actual powers behind Captain America’s shield and Thor’s lightning.

3. Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark never gets old. Neither do his sly comments throughout the film.

2. Even though she doesn’t receive too much camera time, Cobie Smolders, aka Robin from HIMYM, looks stunning.

1. Find out if Stan Lee makes one of his infamous cameos.

Additionally, don’t forget how Marvel works: There’s always a special treat during/after the credits. I’ll let you decide how long you should stay.