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Brown Bag rewarding for students

This seasons Brown Bag is the 25th anniversary of the series and brought out students from SMU and all over Dallas.
Casey Lee
This season’s Brown Bag is the 25th anniversary of the series and brought out students from SMU and all over Dallas.

This season’s Brown Bag is the 25th anniversary of the series and brought out students from SMU and all over Dallas. (Casey Lee)

Another Brown Bag series has arrived and yesterday’s performance was nothing short of fantastic.

Thanks to the artistic director Danny Buraczeski, the production director Deborah Barr, and the efforts of all the students and staff who organized the show, we were able to see some of the many great performances that the Meadows School of the Arts has to offer.

Younger students on field trips, professors on breaks, and university students alike showed up to catch a glimpse of the show. Everyone huddled up, sitting cross-legged on the floor with their lunches and schoolbags, each having unique reactions to the performances. The show had a great variety of dancers starting with a trio dancing to the powerful rhythm of a drum. The performance moved on to showcasing colorful and cultural outfits and music, finally ending in a cheerful comedic dance.

There are even those occasional performances which leave many of us with our jaws dropped and eyebrows raised. Those are definitely some of the most interesting parts of the cultural experience. It was nice to have an opportunity to enjoy a performance on campus, especially with the stresses and routine of daily life beginning to weigh down on students as the holidays and midterm exams approach.

The dancers moved with a lot of gusto and brilliant synergy with each other and the music. One could see in every movement how much effort and work these performers put into their rehearsals and how much they love their artistic craft. Watching the arts students perform with such skill and passion made it easy to enjoy a little taste of the human tradition of music and dance.

One can really appreciate the entertainment provided on the SMU campus. It gives everyone all a moment to unwind and take a breather, and to realize that this school is more than just an education and a social scene, but an experience for the soul. It’s good to take a break from our hectic lives and stop a moment to breathe in the beauty of our work. We must remind ourselves that we are not just another student ID number, not just another grade on our progress report, not just another day to get by but that we are all human.

So set aside some time to enjoy one of the many performances at Meadows. Take a moment to go see a show and enjoy the arts.

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