MIT’s Susan Murcott expands ceramic-filter production to three continents, bringing jobs and curbing disease.
Senior Lecturer Beth Soll, who has danced in the Boston area since 1971 and taught at MIT since 1977, has accepted a faculty position at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Called "volatile, thrilling both kinesthetically and spiritually, and altogether magnificent" by The Boston Globe's Christine Temin, she received the 1991 Gyorgy Kepes Fellowship Prize from the Council for the Arts at MIT. Her Boston farewell will include performances at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church on May 8-11 and 15-18 with tap dancer Pamela Raff, jazz pianist Yuki Arimasa, classical guitarist Joseph Groden and New York modern dancer Fiona Marcotta. Tickets are $15, $10 students, senior citizens and children under 12. The concerts will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dance Projects, Inc./Beth Soll & Co. Information: 547-8771.
Movements in Time Dance Company, a troupe of MIT students and alumni/ae directed by Robin Hamilton, performs at Roxbury Community Coll-ege's Media/Arts Center on Friday, May 9 at 7:30pm. The company explores many different dance techniques including classical ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical jazz, African dance and hip hop performed to music by Tori Amos, Yanni, Phyliss Hyman, Sade and others. Tickets cost $5, $3 for students and $1 for children and are available at the door or from company members.
The Theatre Central Web site, created by Andrew Q. Kraft while he was a student at MIT in 1993, has been acquired by Playbill On-Line. Mr. Kraft will continue as consultant. Theatre Central, which has links to more than 1,500 theater-related Web sites throughout the world, is at <http://www.theatre-central.com>. Playbill On-Line is at <http://piano.symgrp.com/playbill/>.
The Endellion String Quartet "showed its blessed ability to 'point,' to illuminate, to energize-and all this without throwing blackboard, squeaking chalk and erasers at you. We can't imagine, from anyone, a more joyous performance," wrote the Boston Globe's Richard Buell after one of two public concerts by the quartet while in residence at MIT in April.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 7, 1997.