Man Ray, African Art & the Modernist Lens
University of Virginia Art Museum
August 7 - October 10, 2010
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
The exhibition brings to light photographs of African objects by American artist Man Ray produced over
a period of almost twenty years, in addition to providing fresh insight into Man Ray's photographic
practice and raising questions concerning the representation, reception, and perception of African art as mediated by the camera lens.
Chopin Bicentennial Celebration McIntire Department of Music
September 17-19, 2010
Concerts September 17 & 18
Old Cabell, 8 pm
Celebrate the bicentennial of Chopin's birth. In addition to a series of lectures and panels by world-
renowned experts, featured performances include a piano recital by Andrew Willis on a period
instrument, September 17, and a recreation of Chopin's final recital by Roberto Poli, September 18.
By the Bog of Cats By Marina Carr Directed by Marianne Kubik Department of Drama
October 21-23, 26-30, 2010 8 pm, Helms Theatre
Greed, abandonment, betrayal, love and sacrifice are at the core of this powerful and imaginative
retelling of the Greek tragedy Medea. Here, the Greek countryside is traded for the dark, dense and mysterious bogs of Ireland as Hester Swane, daughter of Irish gypsies, boldly battles to hold onto
what she feels is rightfully hers while all the while inching toward an inevitable and explosive fate.
Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland's major actresses, was a guest artist in residence in the Drama Department Oct. 26 through 30. Fouéré originated the role of Hester Swane in Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. "The exposure of our students to Fouéré and her extensive experience to this form of theater-making was invaluable to our students, and especially to the M.F.A. students who have all taken a class we offer on devised work," said Kate Burke, associate professor of voice and speech. During her residency, Fouéré participated in a symposium, "Encountering the Other: The Irish Traveller," on Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. Additional symposium participants included Marc Conner, professor of English and modern Irish literature at Washington & Lee University; Peadar Little, a native Irish language speaker and teacher; Victor Luftig, U.Va. associate professor, Department of English, Irish Literature; and moderator Kate Burke, U.Va. associate professor of voice and speech. Fouéré also joined Marianne Kubik, associate professor of movement and director of By the Bog of Cats, and cast members in a post-show discussion on Oct. 28. And finally, Fouéré met with students one-on-one to talk about her experiences in relation to their theater aspirations.
McIntire Department of Art
October 29 - November 26, 2010
M-F, 9-5 Ruffin Gallery, Ruffin Hall
Field Notes is a collaborative group based in upstate New York's Hudson Valley region. Visual artists robert capozzi, lorrie fredette, dylan mcmanus, laura moriarty, and jill parisi comprise this collective.
The five artists in this team have created their own 'deck of cards' that will determine the order and time sequence in which they will 'occupy' Ruffin Gallery in order to create an installation consisting of video, sculpture, painting and works on paper. Each artist will respond to the previous intervention, resulting in an accumulation of 'field notes'.
The Hsu-Nami A Collaborative Group of Artists with opening band Dzian! McIntire Department of Music
October 30, 2010 The Haven, 8:30 pm Free
Known as the first and only erhu fusion rock ensemble in the world, The Hsu-nami integrates an
amplified erhu into a progressive rock sound. The Hsu-nami's song Rising of the Sun was featured at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
The Hsu-nami concert drew a great mix of U.Va. students, faculty, and individuals from the Charlottesville community on October 30, 2010. Drums, electric guitars, and erhu resonated in the hall of The Haven and excited a crowd to sway, dance and throw up their fists. U.Va. Music Department's first rock concert was indeed a success.
David Dorfman Department of Drama & Dance Program
November 11-13, 2010
Helms Theatre, 8 pm November 13, 2010 Helms Theatre, 2 pm
Since its founding in 1985, David Dorfman Dance has performed extensively in New York City throughout the Americas and Europe. The company and artistic collaborators have been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Awards.
Yiddish Princess is a group of young klezmer and Yiddish musicians from New York City who are creating a new music by welding 1980s and 90s synth-based power pop with traditional and newly written songs in the Yiddish language.
Yes, Sunlight Photographs by Terri Weifenbach & Angela West McIntire Department of Art
February 14 - March 18, 2011 Ruffin Gallery, Ruffin Hall Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
This exhibit will feature the color photographs of Angela West and Terri Weifenbach. Both artists take
on the grand subject of the South in conceptually distinct and personal ways through beautifully rich works that reflect the mystery and complexity of the southern landscape.
dark play, or stories for boys By Carlos Murillo Directed by Marianne Kubik
Department of Drama
March 23-26, 2011
Helms Theatre, 8 pm
Based on a shocking real-life crime in Great Britain, dark play illuminates the dangers found in the
darkest corners of the Internet, and of the human heart. What begins as a high school student's ruse to embarrass an unwitting, lovestruck teen boy turns into a diabolical plot.