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IN THE ARTS FALL 2015


CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts is always looking for new ways to support faculty members in their teaching and to enrich the classroom experience. Whether its offering experiential learning with curriculum-based arts in the community or inviting artists to share their talents and knowledge with students, we are committed to supporting the academic mission of Millersville University through the power of the arts. We also hope to foster connections between MU classes and visiting artists. If you haven’t already discovered the breadth and variety of performances at our two performing and visual arts centers, we strongly encourage you to take full advantage of our world-class music, theater, and dance engagements as an educational tool for your students. This mailing will serve as a brief resource to that end. Here we will highlight a number of upcoming fall semester performances and the courses that we feel may have curricular connections to those performances. You may recognize others. Please peruse our full 2015-16 brochure of events available in hard copy or online at ArtsMU.com. FREE TICKETS Abundant research has confirmed that experience with the arts fosters achievement and growth both in academia and in life. With your help, the Millersville University Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to provide such opportunities for our students. If you are interested in inviting your whole class to any of our performances as part of your program of study, we will gladly provide free tickets to all of those students (and you, as well), subject to availability. Just e-mail Lydia Yeager of the Student Services Office at lyeager@ssi.millersville.edu to make arrangements. To assure seating, we recommend that you book at least one week prior to the scheduled performance date. (You may also cancel a booking up to one week prior.) Moreover, several of the artists listed here will visit Millersville University for a period of time leading up to their performances or afterwards. We support opportunities to bring these visiting artists off the stage and into the larger campus community. VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCIES Resident artists offer Millersville students, faculty, staff and community members unforgettable personal interactions via classroom visits, master classes, panel discussion, lecturedemonstrations, and social events. Each term, we will offer a number of opportunities for the campus to interact with the visiting artists who come to perform at the Ware and Winter Centers. These occasions can both enrich the performance experience and illuminate the artistic, social, political or spiritual aspect of the artists’ work for your students. A schedule of artist availability for such complementary programming can be found on the following pages. Please feel free to suggest other possibilities that might suit one of our courses. E-mail Barry Kornhauser, Assistant Director of Campus & Community Engagement at Barry.Kornhauser@Millersville.edu or call him at7812 if you see a curricular connection we can pursue together. Your students will thank you for it!


ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT INDEX African American Studies County of Kings pg. 4 Kerensa Gray: Essential Women in Jazz pg. 8 Aurelio pg. 13 Art & Design Conrad Nelson Lecture: Eco-Artist Patricia Johanson pg. 11 Ecological Art Panel: Reconstructing Humanity’s Relationship with the Environment pg. 12 Biology Andy Milne & Dapp Theory pg. 3 John Dernbach: Acting As If Tomorrow Matters pg. 5 Launching The Dream pg. 9 Communication & Theatre County of Kings pg. 4 One-Man Star Wars Trilogy pg. 7 Macbeth pg. 14 Mary Todd Lincoln: Much Madness is Divinest Sense pg. 15 Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education Dan Zanes pg. 10 Axis Dance pg. 16 Educational Foundations Dan Zanes pg. 10 Axis Dance pg. 16 English One-Man Star Wars Trilogy pg.7 Macbeth pg. 14 Earth Sciences John Dernbach: Acting As If Tomorrow Matters pg. 5 Ecological Art Panel: Reconstructing Humanity’s Relationship with the Environment pg. 12 Geography John Dernbach: Acting As If Tomorrow Matters pg. 5 Ecological Art Panel: Reconstructing Humanity’s Relationship with the Environment pg. 12

History Mary Todd Lincoln: Much Madness Is Divinest Sense pg. 15 Music Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, pg. 3 Kerensa Gray: Essential Women in Jazz pg. 8 Aurelio pg. 13 Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles pg. 6 Psychology Andy Milne & Dapp Theory pg. 3 County of Kings pg. 4 Sociology/Anthropology County of Kings pg. 4 Kerensa Gray: Essential Women in Jazz pg. 8 Macbeth pg. 14 Mary Todd Lincoln: Much Madness Is Divinest Sense pg. 15 Social Work County of Kings pg. 4 Launching The Dream pg. 9 Axis Dance pg. 16 University County of Kings pg. 4 John Dernbach: Acting As If Tomorrow Matters pg. 5 Kerensa Gray: Essential Women in Jazz pg. 8 Conrad Nelson Lecture: Eco-Artist Patricia Johanson pg. 11 Ecological Art Panel: Reconstructing Humanity’s Relationship with the Environment pg. 12 Aurelio pg. 13 Women’s Studies Kerensa Gray: Essential Women in Jazz pg. 8 Launching The Dream pg. 9 Mary Todd Lincoln: Much Madness Is Divinest Sense pg. 15


contemporary music

ANDY MILNE & DAPP THEORY Friday, September 25 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster Pianist/composer Andy Milne was inspired to create “The Seasons of Being” from his positive personal experiences with classical homeopathic healing. Milne developed a model for identifying human behavioral patterns (pathologies) through understanding how one’s subconcious preferences for music or sound are connected to their pathology. The project is Milne’s most ambitious to date for his long-standing quintet Dapp Theory. Joining the band are five diverse, top-notch improvisers from the New York creative music scene.

CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS

BIOLOGY

257 | Introduction to Applied Health

MUSIC

103 | Language of Music 190 | Intro to Careers in Music

PSYCHOLOGY

256 | Psychology of Human Adjustment 356 | Health Psychology

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cultural affairs CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

201- Intro to African American Studies

COMMUNICATION 100 | Fundamentals of Speech

THEATRE

130 | Acting I 217 | Theatre Appreciation

In association with Young Audiences New York The Literature to Life stage presentation of

UNIVERSITY

103 F07 | African American & Latino Experience 103 F11 | Force for Social Change

PSYCHOLOGY

311 | Psychology of Drug Addiction 318 | Psychology of Racism

SOCIOLOGY

211 | Social Problems 230 | Criminology 331 | Sociology of Policing and Courts

SOCIAL WORK

102 | Modern Social Welfare Dilemas 203/323 | Human Behavior and Social Environments 303 | Social Welfare and the Law 350 | Encounters in Human Diversity 505 | Understanding Diverse Populations RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES Friday/Saturday October 2&3 Workshops, Master Classes, Classroom Discussions

COUNTY OF KINGS By Lemon Andersen

Performed by Michael Angel Viera Developed and Directed by Elise Thoron

Saturday, October 3 | 7:30 PM Winter Center | Millersville County of Kings is a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Lemon Andersen served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony Award before he turned 30. This on stage memoir touches on young love, the birth of hip hop, slinging crack, ballet, stealing car parts, prison and poetry. Weaving hard edged drama with urban poetry, County of Kings is a coming-of-age story told with profound honesty, compassion and humor.

Contact: Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu or 871-7812

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sustainability

LECTURE SERIES JOHN DERNBACH:

ACTING AS IF TOMORROW MATTERS Thursday, October 8 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS BIOLOGY

343 | Principles of Ecology and Evolution 344 | Population Community Ecology

John Dernbach leads the only nongovernmental project that assesses U.S. sustainability efforts and makes recommendations for future actions. The project involves more than four dozen experts from a variety of disciplines. This talk will explain the magnitude and the challenges and opportunities we face, U.S. progress to date, why we must accelerate the transition to sustainability, and what must be done to make that happen.

EARTH SCIENCE

385 | Global Climate Change: Science and Policy

GEOGRAPHY

101 | The Global Environment 202 | Resources and the Environment

UNIVERSITY

103 F03 | First Year: Sustainability 103 M14/15 | First Year: Exploring Earth systems RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES Thursday, October 8 Workshops, Master Classes, Classroom Discussions

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world MUSIC

JULIE FOWLIS: MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH ISLES Thursday, October 15 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster

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Multi-award winning Gaelic singer, Julie Fowlis, is widely recognized by her intoxicating and lucid sounding voice. Although heavily influenced by her early life in the Outer Herbridean Islands of North Uist, Julie is not afraid to cross genres and explore the traditions of Gaelic music her own way. She has played alongside Grammy Award-winning arists such as James Taylor and Mary Chapin Carpenter but is probably best known for singing the theme song to Disney Pixar’s “Brave”.

MUSIC

100 | Music and Culture 190 | Intro to Careers in Music 368 | International Music and Arts

Contact: Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu or 871-7812

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theatre ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY

Saturday, October 10 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster

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After writing a one man show version of the Star Wars Trilogy in 2001, Charlie Ross couldn’t have imagined how it would have taken off. Ross has now performed this impressive production over 1200 times in 180 cities. From Darth Vader to R2D2 no character is left out. The force is clearly with this show!

THEATRE

130 | Acting I 217 | Theatre Appreciation

ENGLISH 240 | Introduction to Film Contact: Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu or 871-7812

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jazz & CABARET CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES 201 | Intro to African American Studies

MUSIC

190 | Intro to Careers in Music 263 | Popular Music

SOCIOLOGY

329 | Feminist Theory

UNIVERSITY

193 F16 | First Year: Ethnic Studies

WOMEN’S STUDIES

220 | Introduction to Women’s Studies RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES Wednesdays/Thursdays before October 23 Workshops, Master Classes, Classroom Discussions

KERENSA GRAY

“JAZZ LEGENDS: THE ESSENTIAL WOMEN OF JAZZ

Friday, October 23 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster 20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition winner Kerensa Gray is often compared to the likes of jazz royalty Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald and contemporaries such as Diana Krall. This performance is a look back at the women of jazz who continue to captivate generations with their unique voices and stories woven into the history of this country, with a sneak peek at some favorite contemporaries.

Contact: Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu or 871-7812

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SPECIAL EVENT

LAUNCHING THE DREAM: A BENEFIT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Sunday, October 25 | 2 PM Ware Center | Lancaster CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS BIOLOGY

257 | Introduction to Applied Health

SOCIAL WORK 307 | Social Work and Health Care

WOMEN’S STUDIES

220 | Introduction to Women’s Studies RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES Week of October 19 (or earlier) Workshops, Master Classes, Classroom Discussions

This fundraiser will debut a new song by Millersville University Music Department sophomore, Zac Terrazaz. In addition, Liz Fulmer (Class of 2015) will sing an original song she is composing for the event, and the Marauder Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Allen , will perform two numbers. Finally, the event will feature selections from Dennis Denenberg’s one man show“Hooray for Heroes”. All proceeds will benefit the Diana’s Dreamers Determined to Defeat Breast Cancer endowment fund at Millersville University which supports breast cancer awareness. Donations over and above the admission price will be matched by Dr. Denenberg up to $10,000.

Contact: Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu or 871-7812

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FAMILY FUN FEST CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS SPECIAL EDUCATION

312 | Disability in Inclusive Settings 330 | Discrimmination of Oppressed People with Disabilities 442 | Effective Instruction for Students

EDUCATION

535 | Literature for Children and Young Adults

EARLY CHILDHOOD

110 | Intro to Early Childhood Education 316 | Creative Experiences for the Young Child

DAN ZANES

Saturday, October 31 | 11 AM Ware Center | Lancaster Grammy-Award winning Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide. Dan has toured the world sharing handmade 21st century social music with enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers. *A sensory-friendly performance

RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES Friday, October 30 Workshop

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sustainability

LECTURE SERIES

CONRAD NELSON LECTURE: ECO-ARTIST PATRICIA JOHANSON CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS ART & DESIGN

100 | Art in Culture 282/382/482 | Sculpture 404 | Contemporary Movements in Art

UNIVERSITY

103 F03 | First Year: Sustainability 103 M14/15 | First Year: Exploring Earth Systems

Tuesday, November 3 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster For the past fourty-five years Patricia Johanson’s designs and outdoor, sculptural projects have combined art, ecology, landscaping, and functional infrastructure to remedy environmental degradation and restore eco-systems. Trained as an artist and architect, Johanson has transformed landfills into parks, restored lagoons, conserved land polluted by acid mine drainage and built water gardens that function as treatment plants.

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sustainability

LECTURE SERIES

ECOLOGICAL ART PANEL: RECONSTRUCTING HUMANITY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENT Wednesday, November 4 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster The panel will include internationally-known eco-artists Patricia Johanson and Betsy Damon and eco-art curator and art historian Sue Spaid. The panel is supported in part by One Book/ One Campus.

CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS ART & DESIGN

100 | Art in Culture 404 | Contemporary Movements in Art

EARTH SCIENCE

385 | Global Climate Change: Science & Policy

GEOGRAPHY

101 | The Global Environment 202 | Resources and the Environment

UNIVERSITY

103 F03 | First Year: Sustainability 103 M14/15 | First Year: Exploring Earth Systems Contact: Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu or 871-7812

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MUSIC

world

CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 201 | Intro to African American Studies

MUSIC

100 | Music and culture 190 | Intro to Careers in Music 368 | International Music and Arts 369 | West African Music and Dance

AURELIO

Thursday, November 5 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster Born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on Hondura’s Carribean coast, Aurelio Martinez, may be one of the last generations to grow up steeped in Garifuna tradition. Aurelio, as he is known, weaves together intricate layers of acoustic guitar to capture the polyrhythms of West Africa and the Carribean. His words reflect the longing and pride for the Garifuna culture from his home along the Pacific coast of Honduras.

UNIVERSITY

103 F07 | First Year: African-American & Latino Experience Contact: Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu or 871-7812

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UNIVERSITY

THEATRE

CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS COMMUNICATION

100 | Fundamentals of Speech

THEATRE

130 | Acting I 217 | Theatre Appreciation

ENGLISH

405 | Shakespeare

SOCIOLOGY

November 12, 13, 14 | 8 PM November 15 | 2 PM Winter Center | Millersville “All hail, Macbeth that shall be king hereafter.� With these dramatic words the weird sisters fire Macbeth with an all-consuming desire to be king of Scottland and neither he nor his wife, Lady Macbeth, will stop at anything to gain and keep the throne. A story of ambition, murder, and madness, the plot of Macbeth moves like the best Hollywood action-thriller and contains some of the most memorable characters in English literature. Parental guidance suggested.

230 | Criminology

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COMMUNICATION

100 | Fundamentals of Speech

THEATRE

130 | Acting I 217 | Theatre Appreciation

HISTORY

106 | Contours of US History 355 | Civil War and Reconstruction

SOCIOLOGY

329 | Feminist Theory

WOMEN’S STUDIES

220 | Introduction to Women’s Studies RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES

theatre

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MARY TODD LINCOLN, “MUCH MADNESS IS DIVINEST SENSE”

Saturday, November 21 | 7:30 PM Ware Center | Lancaster

Candace O’Donnell brings her one-woman ‘tour de force’ show back to the Steinman Hall stage. If you missed it a few years ago, be sure to get tickets. It’s an incredible glimpse into the personal and tormented life of the First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln.

Week of November 16 (or earlier) Workshops, Master Classes, Classroom Discussions

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dance

CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS SPECIAL EDUCATION

312 | Disability in Inclusive Settings 330 | Discrimination of Oppressed People with Disabilities 442 | Effective Instruction for Students with Disabilities

SOCIAL WORK

350 | Encounters in Human Diversity 505 | Understanding Diverse Populations RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES Friday & Saturday, November 20-21 Workshops, Master Classes, Community Outreach

AXIS DANCE COMPANY Sunday, November 22 | 2 PM Winter Center | Millersville AXIS Dance features performers with and without disabilities to provide a truly one-of-a-kind dance performance. The company, which was started in 1987, has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form called physically integrated dance. Their dances touch on issues like life changes and the divide in human interaction.

Project support provided by

Friday, November 20 | 6 PM Ware Center | Lancaster Free Film: Invitation To Dance featuring AXIS Dance Company. It includes talk-back with filmmakers and dancers

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Faculty, please share the following with your students. Thank you.

Open Space 2015-16 Your Creative Ideas Realized Open Space is a call for student (or team of student) artists, musicians, designers, singers, writers, spoken word artists, DJ, dancers, filmmakers, composers, theatre makers, DIY creative types, and anyone with a brave, creative spirit - to fill an empty physical space (art gallery, stage, or some totally untraditional venue including any spot outdoors) with original creative work, and earn a $500 stipend and up to $1500 to spend on materials and production. The space is open to you for the realization of your artistic vision based on the organizing theme of the “Environment.” This theme is drawn from the One Book/One Campus book for first year students “Memory of Water” by Emmi Itaranta. (In this dystopian novel, global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the powerful state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets.) You do NOT have to read the book or focus specifically on water or climate change to participate. All artistic visions related to this theme are relevant and all MU students are eligible. The Open Space performance, presentation or exhibition selected will take place early in the second semester.

How Open Space Works Your work should respond to an environmental theme based on your own imagination, experience, or research and it should express a clear viewpoint. The artistic work can take any shape or form – from 2 or 3-D visual art, installation, or performance in music, theatre, dance, video, design, fashion, culinary arts, or any combination of these and other artistic mediums. It must be your own work, able to be shown to the public in a space on campus, not infringe on any copyright laws, follow the student code of conduct, and show a commitment to thoughtful creative process, intellectual rigor, and artistic expression. All people involved in your project must be current MU students. Once chosen, you will meet with the professional team including production and administrative staff to support the implementation of your vision. Expertise and equipment in lighting, sound, and video technology will be provided to you as needed. A $1500 production budget will be available to create your work to be displayed, installed, and or rehearsed and performed over the course of a two-week period. In addition, you will consult with the Art & Design and marketing department to create marketing materials and other visuals needed to promote the site-based work you create. To propose a project, use the simple form on the following page. E-mail it to Barry.Kornhauser@Millersville.edu, and you will be contacted. Proposals should be sent no later than October 15. Also feel free to contact Barry with any questions.

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Open Space Proposal Form Lead Student Artist Name: _________________________ First

_________________________________________ Last

M#: _________________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________________ Mayor/Year: __________________________________________________________ Names of Other Participating Students (if any): _______________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ MY ARTISTIC STATEMENT (Be certain to explain how the project addresses the theme of the “Environment� and indicate what it is that the audience should take away seeing the work. You may use additional pages.)

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