Grand Tour

Dan Mims | Daily Nutmeg

Photographed by Dan Mims from Daily Nutmeg

All the Yale Schwarzman Center's a stage, pretty much.

During a press tour of the renovated and ramped-up center (map)—reportedly Yale’s first proper student center ever—marketing and communications director Maurice Harris emphasized a mandate to enhance student life by infusing it with the arts. The first stop on the tour was The Dome, a resonant room rounded on all sides but the floor, with concentric rings of stage lights orbiting overhead. Harris opened a side hatch filled with blinking equipment, all the better to support shows such as an experimental site-specific concert that christened the space in October. He described the room as a black box space, suggesting the sky, or at least the skylit oculus at the peak of the dome, is the limit.

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