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Jody Kielbasa
Vice Provost for the Arts
Director, Virginia Film Festival

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Arts Enhancement, 2010-2011 Events

arts in action

2010-2011 Arts Enhancement Events

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts
fostering access + innovation

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arts in action: museum

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.

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arts in action: music

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.

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arts in action: drama

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.

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Guest Artist Residency

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.

       
arts in action: art

Field Notes
McIntire Department of Art

October 29 - November 26, 2010
M-F, 9-5
Ruffin Gallery, Ruffin Hall

ACCUMULATE > COLLABORATE > REACT > ADAPT > NAVIGATE > INVADE >

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'.

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arts in action: music

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.

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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.

       
arts in action: dance

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.

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Yiddish Princess
McIntire Department of Music

November 14, 2010
The Haven, 9 pm
Free

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.

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TechnoSonics XI: Mediated Nature
McIntire Department of Music

November 17-20, 2010

November 18
Panel discussion
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall, 7:30 pm

November 18
Concert
Live Arts, 8 pm
Free

A multi-day festival to explore ways in which Nature informs, inspires and translates to creative work in the arts and sciences.

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arts in action: art

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.

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arts in action: drama

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.

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