ARTS CALENDAR FALL 2011 NOVEMBER 16– NOVEMBER 25
Table of Contents DANCE FILM LITERARY MUSIC THEATER VISUAL ARTS INFO
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Follow Us on Twitter! @BabsonArts DANCE BABSON COLLEGE December 2nd. 7pm. Babson Dance Ensemble: iDance.
BABSON COLLEGE December 4. 3pm. Piano Recital. CarlingSorenson Theater. RSVP. WELLESLEY COLLEGE November 16th. 8pm. Collegium Musicum. Houghton Chapel. RSVP.
An ensemble of singers and instrumentalists, Collegium specializes in the performance of Western music from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. Members of the Collegium enjoy the use of the Music Department’s unusually fine collection of historical instruments. Directed by Tom Zajac. November 20th. 8pm.
BrandeisWellesley Orchestra. Houghton Chapel. RSVP.
The Brandeis‐Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University. Uniting the standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra brings inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature—past and present—to a new generation of musicians and audiences. Its fall program will include Elgar’s Enigma Variations, The Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz, and the Boston premier of the Fauré Violin Concerto. Directed by Neal Hampton. November 30th. 12:30pm Triple Helix Piano Trio: LectureRecital. Jewett Auditorium. RSVP. In this informal lecture and recital, Triple Helix takes a look at the cool and urbane world of jazz. As they perform the works of Ravel, Piazzolla and Reid with Wellesley College Performance Faculty member Greg Hopkins,
they examine the music's role in promoting cross‐cultural exchange. The Wellesley College Club, situated on the shores of Lake Waban, is delighted to open its doors to the public for High Tea, October 12 at 2:00 pm, following the concert in Jewwett Auditorium beginning at 12:30 pm. Reservations are required; please call 781.283.2700 for reservations and membership inquiries.
December 1st. 7pm. Chamber Music Society Concert. Pendleton West 220. RSVP.
The Wellesley College Chamber Music Society offers students the opportunity to explore and perform the classical repertoire for small ensembles—including strings, winds, guitar, harp, piano, harpsichord, and voice—and to be coached weekly by members of the Music Department faculty. Each semester culminates in a series of concerts given by participants. Directed by David Russell and Jenny Tang.
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE November 30th. 7pm. Anomaly. Multifaith Center. RSVP. Anomaly takes a thought‐ provoking insider's look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with the larger drama of mixed race in American culture. Featured interviewees use spoken word and music to tell their stories. Community leaders and academic experts, including Jen Chau ’99, provide context and analysis. As it unfolds, Anomaly tells a story that is deeply personal yet broadly American. Anomaly won the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival’s Local Filmmaker Award in Seattle in April 2010, and was featured in the Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival in Brooklyn in February 2010. Click to watch the Anomaly trailer. Chau is founder and executive director of Swirl, Inc., a national community organization founded in 2000 that serves the mixed‐race community. As a student at Wellesley, Chau served College Government as the multicultural affairs coordinator.
LITERARY BABSON COLLEGE November 30. 7pm. The Empower Series: Emmanuel Jal. Knight Auditorium. RSVP. All events in our “Empower” series this fall are designed to bring as much energy and commitment to the ethics of difference and inclusion on our campus as is generated around, say, social entrepreneurship or sustainability. Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier, hip‐hop artist, peace activist will perform and speak as part of this series, but also as the featured speaker for all Arts and Humanities Foundation sections this fall. Most of those courses will use the documentary WAR CHILD, about his life, as well. Watch his TED talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/emmanuel_jal_the_mu sic_of_a_war_child.html http://www.myspace.com/emmanueljal
cosponsored by Arts and Humanities Division as AHF performer, required for all students Emmanuel Jal was born in war‐torn Sudan, and while he doesn’t know exactly when, he believes it was in the early 1980s. He was taken from his family home in 1987 when he was six or seven years old, and sent to fight with the rebel army in Sudan’s bloody civil war. For nearly five years, he was a “child warrior,” put into battle carrying an AK‐47 that was taller than he was. By the time he was 13, he was a veteran of two civil wars and had seen hundreds of his fellow child soldiers reduced to taking unspeakable measures as they struggled to survive on the killing fields of Southern Sudan. After a series of harrowing events, he was rescued by a British aid worker (Emma McCune) who smuggled him into Nairobi to raise him as her own.” Jal is also the subject of a documentary film http://www.warchildmovie.com/ and a memoir http://www.amazon.com/War‐Child‐Soldiers‐ Story/dp/0312383223/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=b ooks&qid=1306510822&sr=8‐2
WELLESLEY COLLEGE November 17. 6:30pm. In the Mecca. Collins Cinema. RSVP. A conversation with Sarifa Rhodes‐Pitts and Sarah Broom about Harlem and New Orleans In 1968, the poet Gwendolyn Brooks published a book length work called "In the Mecca." In it, an inner city mother searches for her child in an urban housing project. In this program, the writers Sharifa Rhodes‐Pitts and Sarah Broom discuss their interest in two communities that are closely identified with people of color: Harlem and the city of New Orleans. As a New Orleans native, Broom will discuss the after effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city's current status and the dispossessed; Rhodes‐Pitts, who currently resides in New Orleans, will read from, and comment on, her book, Harlem in Nowhere, a meditative account of her life in New York's "black mecca." Their conversation will be moderated by Noah Chasin, an art historian from Bard College, whose research focuses on the intersection of human rights and urban contexts.
Sharifa Rhodes‐Pitts is a writer whose work has appeared in Transition, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. She has received awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from Houston, Texas, she graduated in 2000 from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. Sharifa is writing a trilogy on African‐Americans and utopia; her first book, Harlem is Nowhere, was published in 2011 by Little, Brown & Company. Sarah M. Broom is a New Orleans native whose essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, O, The Oprah Magazine and elsewhere. She has worked as Senior Writer for Mayor C. Ray Nagin after Hurricane Katrina and most recently served as Executive Director of Village Health Works, a New York‐based international non‐profit that provides health care to Burundi's poorest. Ms. Broom is currently at work on The Yellow House which will be published by Grove in 2013. Broom lives in Harlem.
Noah Chasin is Assistant Professor of Art History at Bard College where he also teaches in the Human Rights and the Environmental and Urban Studies Programs. He has written criticism in many venues including Artforum, Art Journal, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. His research focuses on the intersection of human rights and urban contexts, as well as the history of self‐organization in urban communities.
VISUAL ARTS BABSON COLLEGE
Loops and Strips: New Paintings by Nataliya Bregel. Hollister Gallery. RSVP. Opening Reception: Thursday November 3, 5‐7p.m. Artist’s Talk: Wednesday November 9, 1‐1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Danielle Krcmar at email@example.com
Exhibit Hours: 9 a.m.‐7 p.m. Monday–Friday, by appointment Babson College presents “Loops and Strips,” New Paintings by Nataliya Bregel, based on video footage from her travels. She shoots footage in both public and domestic environments, observing unfolding interactions between friends and family or groups of strangers. Bregel selects a group of still shots from the video, which she then paints onto thin horizontal panels and more recently, the interiors of hoops, shown here for the first time. The interior surfaces of the large wooden hoops allow the viewer to become immersed in these painting spaces. In their scale, palette, and touch, these serial paintings create an intimate viewing environment with interesting parallels and contrasts to our increasingly screen derived experiences whether they arrive through laptop, tablet, or smart‐phone. The paintings’ filmic qualities move the viewer through their narratives, while the artist’s painterly
strokes move between deep explorations and light drawing. While life at the screen compels multitasking, these near miniatures ask the viewer to slow down and contemplate the selected moments unfolding in the paintings.
Global Flora: Botanical imagery and Exploration. RSVP. An exhibition celebrating the aesthetic qualities as well as the scientific importance of botanical imagery, Global Flora features prints and illustrated books that have resulted from exploratory missions around the world. Curated by Elaine Mehalakes, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs. Pictured above: Robert John Thornton, The Night‐ Blowing Cereus from The Temple of Flora, 1807. Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy. RSVP. Double Solitaire brings the work of husband and wife painters Yves Tanguy and Kay Sage together for the first
time. As the exhibit explores the Surrealist work of the two artists, the paintings provide a window into the couple’s personal lives. Pictured above: Kay Sage, Small Portrait, 1950, oil on canvas.
Five Watercolors by Madame Chiang Kaishek. RSVP. Soong May‐ling, Wellesley College class of 1917, began to paint in her middle age, and quickly distinguished herself as a gifted pupil. A 1952 feature on her watercolors in Life magazine proclaimed her “aptitude far greater than that of most amateurs.” Madame Chiang donated the paintings to Wellesley College, allowing future generations of students and Davis visitors to enjoy and be inspired by her artistic work. Pictured above: Madame Chiang Kai‐shek, Chinese Orchid for Spring
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BFAA –Babson Fine Arts Association Contact email@example.com Pottery Club Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Studio Art facilities at Babson Babson Ceramics studio – Open to experienced potters/sculptors $80/$200 fee for 8 weeks Babson Wet Photography Lab – Open to experienced photographers with a Babson OneCard with the permission of the manager. $80/$200 fee for semester. Drawing/Painting Studio – Available to use with the permission of staff. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
[music clubs] Ask Michèle Oshima email@example.com how you can take private music lessons at Wellesley. Babson College Radio Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Babson Entertainment Initiative Contact email@example.com Babson Musicians Union Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Babson/Olin Jazz Ensemble Contact email@example.com BrandeisWellesley Orchestra Anyone wishing to audition for the Brandeis‐Wellesley Orchestra should contact Neal Hampton, the director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shared Voices, Multifaith Chorus (open to students, staff, and faculty) Contact email@example.com Rocket Pitches Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Conductorless Orchestra Contact Diana.email@example.com Powerchords Contact Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org Wellesley College: Choir, Chamber Singers, Collegium Musicum, Chamber Music Society, Wellesley BlueJazz, and Yanvalou. Performing Arts Facilities at Babson Carling‐Sorenson Theater – State of the art 441 seat proscenium theater. Park Manor Central Band Room – Open to all musicians with a OneCard Equipped with bass, guitar amps, drum set, electric piano, and instrument lockers. Sorenson Piano Practice Rooms – Open to the Babson community ‐ first come first serve. Contact Sorenson@babson.edu Roger’s Pub – Available for student shows and equipped with a small stage, lights, and sound reinforcement. Contact email@example.com
[dance clubs] AMAN Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Babson Dance Ensemble (BDE) Contact email@example.com BAPSA Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Butterfingers Contact Zachary.email@example.com Olin Firethrowers Contact Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org Performing Arts Facilities at Babson Sorenson Dance Studio – Studio with wood floor, two mirrored walls, and dance bar Contact Sorenson@babson.edu
[theater clubs] Babson Players Contact email@example.com Vagina Monologues Contact firstname.lastname@example.org FWOP Contact email@example.com The Empty Space Theater Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
[film clubs] FILM. Tuesdays. 9pm. Olin Auditorium. contact Eli.Sheldon@students.olin.edu CINE. Contact email@example.com
[literary clubs] Babson Literary Magazine Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Poetry Slam Team Contact email@example.com