This week’s edition of “Mike Nakhla ’13 Takes Some Pretty Excellent Photos and We Lazily Repost Them For You” features the April 19 dance performance by Precision Troupe, one of Wesleyan’s oldest dance companies, which performs once a year in a party setting. These shots were taken at Psi U.
Did anyone know that Mike Nakhla ’13 takes photos? Mike Nakhla ’13 takes photos. In between his grueling schedule of
wedding crashing doing wedding photography and getting into med school, Nakhla sent us this sweet photo set from last weekend’s Club FX performance in Exley, described as “hottest dance show Wesleyan has ever seen. But actually.
Were you there? Tell us about it. For more of Nakhla’s campus photography (not to be confused with his wedding photography), click here.
Resident campus photo menace Mike Nakhla ’13 just sent over this batch of unsurprisingly fantastic shots of Terpsichore’s entirely student-produced show last night. As Terp tradition goes, anyone can choreograph, and everyone who auditioned got to be in at least one piece. Stupidly, I missed it, but according to Sam Melvin ’13, the show featured “the styles included hip hop, break dancing, burlesque (kind of), contemporary, jazz, a fun beach-themed mash-up (huge group number), and a piece to the Natalie Portman Rap.”
All photos by Nakhla.
It is the latest addition to his growing repertoire of artistically-composed videos. You may remember his interpretations of Drake’s “Headlines” and Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church in the Wild,” both of which went viral and have over 20,000 and 40,000 plays respectively. His “No Church in the Wild” video was featured on the Huffington Post, which also covered the criticism it drew from other members of the ASL community. The new video clearly pushes in a different direction, most visibly featuring Nakhla in a solo performance.
Nakhla notes how the criticism surrounding his previous video influenced his newest one on YouTube:
There were a lot of photos taken on this campus last night. Turns out they didn’t all involve boxed wine and P-Safe running matches. Campus photo menace Mike Nakhla ’13 sends in some stunning shots from the “thunderous and exhilarating” WesTaiko Spring Concert, which took place last night in Crowell under the direction of Kaoru Watanabe. Can you smell the passion?
Local photo maestro Mike Nakhla ’13, whose professional photography has graced the pages of this blog more than once before (tying the knot? Mike does weddings, too), sends in a few fantastic shots from yesterday’s Bandfire on the hill. Performances by student groups included an eclectic mix of underclassmen faves (sup, Cheenis & the Romp?), former Awesomefest projects (including Dog Years and Blooming Youth), and Prometheus.
These images are of Prometheus, which is not actually band, and Blooming Youth, a new project by the talented Emma Daniels ’13 and Alex Lough ’13. They sing American folk songs, a few originals, and a few selections from the Sacred Harp songbook. As Daniels explains, “Alex is an ethnomusicology major, and he spent the last year in Ireland singing Sacred Harp, so we got together this semester for Awesomefest and started writing, incorporating our own sound into Civil War era folk music… and the Blooming Youth emerged.” Say what you will about Awesomefest—beneath all the Elmo costumes, it does spur creativity.