Carrying Butoh into the 21st Century

Vangeline, a Butoh artist and performer, will visit campus on Friday, April 8 for a 3 p.m. lecture on the history of Butoh dance and a performance at 7:30 p.m. that night, both in the Class of ’56 Dance Theatre at the Schwartz Center.

Vangeline

Vangeline studied the avant-garde form Butoh with Japanese masters Katsura Kan and Yoshito Ohno, Diego Pinon and others. She has performed the ritual dance style in Japan and France and performed and taught across the United States.
Both the lecture and performance are free and open to the public. For more information, visit Vangeline.com or the Theater, Film and Dance website at theatrefilmdance.cornell.edu.

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Second week of dance fest!

The second weekend of the Locally-Grown Dance Festival begins today with a 4:30 p.m. lecture by Qing Li, a visiting scholar from the Beijing Dance Academy. Lots of exciting events follow this weekend including faculty and student shows and the Festival Gala on Saturday night, with the best of all of the shows. For tickets and more information, visit http://theatrefilmdance.cornell.edu/events/lgdf.cfm.

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Dance fest starts tomorrow!

The Locally-Grown Dance Festival includes more than 60 pieces created by faculty, students and staff from Cornell, Ithaca College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and community groups. Check out the whole schedule at http://theatrefilmdance.cornell.edu/events/lgdf.cfm and buy your tickets today!

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24-hour playfest this weekend!

Join the craziest group of Cornell thespians in writing, casting, directing, designing, and performing three short plays in only 24 hours! Instead of spending months in rehearsal, anyone who wants to do theatre but doesn’t have time can give the most minimal time commitment and still have just as much fun….if not more…putting on some plays.

Alexandra Bradley and Erin Wagner–the stunning coordinators of this event–are looking for people of all talents and interests in the theatre world, and the only time commitment we require is under 24 hours. No previous experience is required, nor are there any auditions, rules, or limits, so don’t be shy to get involved. This is an experience you will certainly never forget. (Plus, if you’re a member of Cornell Tradition, theatre counts as “on-campus service,” so you can knock off a few hours early on and have a blast doing them!)

We are looking for people interested in acting in this performance, and we may still have some openings left for directing and stage managing, too. Prior experience in these roles is absolutely NOT required.

Even if you can’t join us or don’t want to work on the show, every good performance needs an audience! Admission is FREE! and the production will be put on at 7:00 pm on March 5th in the Black Box Theatre (in the sub-basement). Make sure to bring a friend or two with you, whether you’re performing or just in the audience.

If you are interested in the 24-hour playfest, shoot Alexandra (alb279) an e-mail or facebook message, and let us know your first two choices of positions by Thursday, March 3rd. The kick-off meeting for all participants will be at 7:00 pm on March 4th, where we will let you know what excitement is going on for the next 24 hours and where you will have to be when.

So….take an exciting and crazy break from those textbooks and problem sets, and come hang out at the Schwartz with the 24-hour playfesters!

P.S. If you would like to participate, you should also check out our facebook group, 24-hour Playfesters, at:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15132783668&ref=ts#/group.php?gid=15132783668&ref=ts

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Get your Dance Festival tickets now!

The Locally Grown Dance Festival begins on Thursday, March 3 and offers

Dancers from Hobart and William Smith

Hobart and William Smith dancers

more than 61 pieces over 10 days. Be sure to check out the schedule at http://theatrefilmdance.cornell.edu/events/lgdf.cfm and buy your tickets online at schwartztickets.com or by calling 607-254-ARTS.

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Trial by Jury this weekend!

The third Black Box production of the year is Trial by Jury, directed by sophomore Michael Doliner and featuring 14 of your friends.

Performance Times:
Friday (2/25) at 4:30
Saturday (2/26) at 6:30
Sunday (2/27) at 6:30

Run Time: ~ 40 minutes

Cast (in no particular order):
The Usher – Dan Burns
The Defendant (Edwin) – Ben Hennessy
The Counsel – Sonja Gabrielsen
The Plaintiff (Angelina) – Brynn Johnson
The Learned Judge – Miles Ludek
The Foreman of the Jury – Joey Triska
The Stenographer – Regina Russell
The Jury:
Brisa de Freitas
Keely Sarr
Lauren O’Neal
Melissa Snyder
Justin Hoffman
John Russell
Tre Calhoun

Price – Only $2!!! (Except the mandatory ticket charge, so it’s 3 bucks)

Trial by Jury Poster

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Last weekend for Precious Little

There are only three more chances to see Precious Little, this weekend, from Feb. 24-26. Read more about this play by alum Madeleine George ’96 and directed by Myles Kenyon Rowland ’11 at the Cornell Chronicle online here.
You can buy tickets at schwartztickets.com, by calling the box office at 254-2787 or stopping by during box office hours of 12:30-4 p.m. weekdays.

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