THEATRE & DANCE
ART & ART HISTORY
JANET WALLACE FINE ARTS CENTER
The New Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Opens September 5 The renovated and expanded music building and arts commons are giant steps toward realizing the vision set forth in 1965 when this building was first constructed. It’s easy to imagine the center growing into a vibrant arts hub for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities and welcoming gathering spaces. The $34 million project promises to bring Macalester to art— and art to Macalester—through the following highlights:
• A concert hall that’s beautiful both in design and acoustics • An art gallery with a layout that allows for countless types of exhibits • An arts commons that links students, faculty, and staff from each of the Janet Wallace buildings, fostering a collaborative energy • Two spacious rehearsal rooms for large music groups • A dedicated physical space for art history technology and classrooms
This music/arts commons facility will be joined by two other Macalester arts renovations in coming years. First will come an expanded studio art wing and later will come a transformed theater and dance department. Together the three-part renovation and expansion will energize every aspect of the arts at Macalester. This arts event calendar provides just one demonstration of the impact the new facilities will have on our community: how they will open up space for our students and faculty to practice art and music, and how they will enhance ties with our neighbors and the Twin Cities arts and music scene. Join us as we usher in a new era for the arts at 1600 Grand. It’s going to be a hub for our entire community, and that includes you.
(Left) Lowe Dayton Commons
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Music has long been called the â€œuniversal language.â€? But while it certainly binds us in groups large and small, music also can be a disruptive force, one whose primary effect is to articulate difference. Recognizing this dual nature of musical experience, the Music Department at Macalester aims both to celebrate music as a source of beauty and an agent for positive change, and to interrogate music from critical perspectives that reveal its powerful and direct social influences. We believe that the study of music, as a means of exposing people to multiple ways of seeing the world, is an ethical pursuit: a deeper understanding of the worldâ€™s many modes of creative expression leads ultimately to a keener awareness of the responsibilities of global citizens. macalester.edu/music
Mairs Concert Hall
DON’T MISS! Sept. 22
Macalester Music Department Faculty Gala Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
Macalester Music Department performance and composition faculty join forces in a diverse program featuring music from many traditions, from jazz to classical, African to Chinese. Special guest Provost Kathy Murray collaborates with Music Department chair Mark Mazullo in Darius Milhaud’s suite for two pianos, Scaramouche.
Anton Kuerti Plays Beethoven Sunday at 3 p.m.
Anton Kuerti, born in Vienna, is a world-renowned pianist known for the clarity of his musical vision and his masterful technique. CD Review (London) called him “one of the truly great pianists of this century.” Kuerti’s distinguished performing career has taken him to nearly 40 countries, including Japan, Russia, and most of Europe. His vast repertoire includes some 50 concertos, including one he composed himself. He is especially famous for his understanding of the works of Beethoven. Kuerti is a former child prodigy who debuted at age 11 with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of several honorary degrees. He performs an all-Beethoven program in a free solo recital sponsored by the Pulliam Endowment. (Top Right) Mark Mazullo playing John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, choreography by Becky Heist, danced by Krista Langberg and Wynn Fricke (Right) Anton Kuerti, Photo by Martin Tosoian
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PLAN TO ATTEND
Pianist Grant Loehnig ‘02 and baritone Marcus DeLoach in recital
All events are free and open to the public. Events take place in the Mairs Concert Hall, located in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Grant Loehnig ’02 serves on the faculty of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as Artist Teacher of Opera Studies. A recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, where he musically assisted on almost a dozen productions, Loehnig also has performed in the orchestras of Hansel and Gretel and Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).
Sept. 7 Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Open House
The New York Times has called Marcus DeLoach “a fine baritone who puts words across with clarity and naturalness.” A leading performer of contemporary classical music and opera, he has performed with the Münchner Philharmoniker and the London Symphony Orchestra as well as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Seattle Opera.
Come see our renovated space
Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 Macalester Music Department Faculty Gala Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
OCTOBER Oct. 12–13 Family Fest Concert Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 Anton Kuerti Plays Beethoven Sunday at 3 p.m.
NOVEMBER Nov. 2 Mac Jazz with First Universalist Jazz Friday at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 Pipe Band Concert Saturday at 8 p.m. Marcus DeLoach
Grant Loehnig ‘02
Nov. 18 Pianist Grant Loehnig ’02 and baritone Marcus DeLoach Sunday at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 Jazz and Popular Music Combos Concert Monday at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 Macalester Choirs in Concert Friday at 7 p.m.
DECEMBER Dec. 1 Early Music Ensemble Concert Saturday at 3 p.m. Macalester Orchestra Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
Dec. 8 African Music Ensemble Concert Saturday at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 Mac Jazz Concert Friday at 8 p.m.
Dec. 9 Chamber Ensembles Concert Sunday at 3 p.m.
We believe that the study of music, as a means of exposing people to multiple ways of seeing the world, is an ethical pursuit: a deeper understanding of the worldâ€™s many modes of creative expression leads ultimately to a keener awareness of the responsibilities of global citizens.
AR T & AR T H I ST ORY
The Department of Art & Art History offers special opportunities for students to increase their understanding of the meaning and purpose of the fine arts, their historical development, role in the society, and their relationship to other disciplines. Students develop their creativity through painting, drawing, printmaking, digital imaging, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and the study of art history across different historical epochs from antiquity to the present. Beginning in the Fall 2012, the Art History program will have a distinct space in the Art Commons which, along with the new Visual Resource Library and the Law Warschaw Gallery, will significantly transform the experience of studying art and art history at Macalester College. Art and Art History students will be able to undertake a much wider range of internships, research projects, and curatorial experiences, while the Art Commons will become a great resource for the entire campus and the surrounding community. macalester.edu/art
(Right) The Law Warschaw Gallery (architect’s rendering) (Left) Mike Fausz, “Cascade” – Wood, muslin, lights. 2012.
DON’T MISS! Sept. 5–16
Reintroducing: 2012 Faculty Exhibition Opening reception on Friday, Sep. 7, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Studio Art faculty present a group exhibition of their work in celebration of the opening of the new Law Warschaw Gallery and the renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. Current studio art faculty include Gary Erickson, Ruthann Godollei, Gudrun Lock, Justin Newhall, Stanton Sears, Megan Vossler, and Christine Willcox.
Oct. 6–Nov. 4
Between Echo and Silence: Harriet Bart Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Curated by Joanna Inglot, Chair and Associate Professor of Art and Art History Harriet Bart is a well-established conceptual artist who works in a wide range of media, from fiber work and book art to public sculpture and installation art. Based in Minneapolis, Bart has been exhibiting internationally since the 1980s. Her work is informed by a deep and abiding interest in the personal and cultural expression of memory. Using bronze and stone, wood and paper, books and words, everyday and found objects, Bart’s work signifies a site, marks an event, and draws attention to imprints of the past as they live in the present. This installation features Bart’s works produced in the last decade, in which historical awareness and political reflection are distilled into an eloquent and poetic form of expression.
(Top Right) Justin Newhall, “Plane, near Churchill, MB.” (Right) Harriet Bart, “Requiem” (a detail of the full installation)
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PLAN TO ATTEND
Tattfoo Tan – S.O.S. Mobile Gardens
Lecture on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m., John B. Davis Lecture Hall This year’s Macalester International Roundtable, “Feeding the World: Globalization, Food, and Agriculture in the 21st Century,” will take place on October 11 and 12. Tan will work with a group of Macalester students and community members to identify appropriate local areas that could benefit from food and art, in which to install mobile gardens.
Tan’s art practice seeks to find an immediate, direct, and effective way of exploring issues related to the individual in society through which to collapse the categories of art and life into one. Tan’s work has been shown in different venues, from New York to the Twin Cities, and he has been recognized for his artistic contribution to the community.
Unless noted otherwise, events are held in the Law Warschaw Gallery, located on the first floor of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. The Law Warschaw Gallery is named for John Law ‘72 (trustee since 2002) and his wife, Hope Warschaw.
SEPTEMBER Sept. 5–16 Reintroducing: 2012 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday, Sep. 7, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Open House Come see our renovated space.
Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
OCTOBER Oct. 6 Fall Art Tour Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The College Art Gallery Collaborative presents the 9th annual bus tour of 10 local college and university art exhibitions. The event is free and open to the public. The Fall Art Tour is made possible by the support of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities.
Oct. 6–Nov. 4 Between Echo and Silence: Harriet Bart Opening Reception on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 Harriet Bart Artist’s Talk Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Nov. 16–Dec. 16 Ayacucho: The Times of Danger Curated by Olga González, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies. Ayacucho, a colonial city and once center of an ancient Andean culture, was the site of a bitter war waged between the Maoist insurgency Shining Path and the Peruvian military during the 1980s and early 1990s. This exhibition represents the response of Andean popular artists to the conflict that destroyed lives and relationships, and tore apart the fabric of traditional life in the Andean region of Peru.
New Art History classroom in the renovated Art Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
Oct. 10–12 Tattfoo Tan – S.O.S. Mobile Gardens Artist Tattfoo Tan will work with Macalester students to create mobile art gardens. Oct. 12 Lecture by Tattfoo Tan John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center Friday at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 Art History Lecture: “Memorial Mania” with Erika Doss Thursday at 7 p.m., Hewitt Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Memorials are flourishing in America today. Just in the past few decades, thousands of new memorials to executed witches, enslaved Africans, victims of terrorism, victims of lynching, dead astronauts, U.S. soldiers, and cancer survivors, among others, have materialized. Equally ubiquitous are temporary memorials, such as roadside shrines and public displays of grief built at the sites of tragic and traumatic death.
Art historian Erika Doss discusses this phenomenon as memorial mania: an obsession with issues of memory and history and the urgent desire to express and claim those issues in visibly public contexts. Driven by heated struggles over self-definition, national purpose, and the politics of representation, memorial Erika Doss mania is especially shaped by the fevered pitch of public feeling in America today, including grief, gratitude, fear, shame, and anger. Book signing of her award-winning publication on the subject will follow the lecture.
NOVEMBER Nov. 4 Soundings for Harriet Bart: Poetry Reading by Nor Hall and Eric Lorberer Sunday at 4 p.m. Nor Hall is an author, theatre artist, and psychotherapist living in St. Paul. Eric Lorberer has published poems in magazines from American Poetry Review to Volt. He edits Rain Taxi Review of Books in Minneapolis.
Onqoy (“Sickness”) Artistas Populares de Sarhua, 1992. Collection: Con/Vida, donated by Peter Gaupp.
Nov. 29 The Piraq Causa [Who is Still to Blame?]: Picturing Memories and Public Secrets in the Andean Art of Sarhua Thursday at 7 p.m. Professor Olga González’s talk will focus on the collection of 24 paintings entitled Piraq Causa [Who Is Still to Blame?], which depicts the traumatic war experiences that affected the peasant community of Sarhua in Ayacucho, Peru. She will discuss the strategies deployed by the artists to produce “effects of truth” that add force to this type of testimonial art. The presentation will also address which events were denied representation, showing at the same time how the perceived gaps in the pictorial narrative paradoxically give visibility to hidden truths and public secrets in present-day Sarhua.
T H E AT R E & D A N C E
Students participating in Theatre and Dance Department classes and productions encounter the rich histories, varied literatures, contested spaces, and fine skills of performance in both local and global contexts. The curricula in Theatre, Performance Studies, and Dance offer students at all levels of participation—from majors to those taking just one course—the opportunity to learn performance theories and practices and to acquire the intellectual and embodied vocabularies of performance on stage and in design labs, dance studios, and classrooms. macalester.edu/ theatreanddance
(Right) Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss, directed by Ruth Easton guest artist Rachel Perlmeter, designed by Natalie Khuen ‘10 (Left) Zoe Michael ‘13 as Hesp in the U.S. premiere of Naomi Wallace’s The Inland Sea, directed by Beth Cleary
BACKSTAGE: Faculty and Guest Artists Isabel Nelson ’04, guest director, has been a vital part of the Twin
Cities theater community since graduating less than a decade ago from Macalester. Her Minnesota Fringe Festival offerings in 2010 and 2011 were big hits; Red Resurrected, a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, won outstanding production and outstanding direction in 2011. Nelson also has been a generous mentor to Macalester students. In 2010 she trained the cast of Accidental Death of an Anarchist in clowning and physical comedy; she acted as assistant director of Twelve Ophelias in 2011. She has taught physical theater workshops for several THDA classes and productions.
Thomas C. Barrett has been technical director, guest designer, and instructor at Macalester since 1990. Barrett works extensively throughout the Twin Cities as a scenic and lighting designer. His recent designs include Avenue Q and Caridad Svich/Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits at Mixed Blood Theatre. He also has designed for Skylark Opera, Stages Theatre Company, and Edge of the Wilderness Players. At Macalester he teaches set design and construction, including staging methods, materials, construction, and drafting, as well as make-up design. Students call him “a really brilliant guy,” “a fantastic and dedicated teacher,” and “an incredible source of knowledge.”
12 Ophelias, by Caridad Svich, directed by Beth Cleary, assistant directed by Isabel Nelson ‘04 and designed by Tom Barrett.
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Wynn Fricke, dance professor, is an
accomplished choreographer who, wrote the Minneapolis Star Tribune, creates “timeless works that comment on the human condition with muscular choreography and primordial power.” Her choreography has been produced internationally and includes commissions from Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, Zenon Dance Company, and Ballet Arts Minnesota. She has received numerous grants, including six McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers, a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council award, and two grants from Arts International and Trust for Mutual Understanding. She is currently collaborating with award–winning composer Peter O’Gorman on a new work supported by the Minnesota Composers Forum. Fricke, who danced with Zenon for nine years, is also a certified yoga instructor.
Theatre & Dance 2012–13 Season Theme: Youth Cultures Dependent/consumer? Rebel/activist? Worker/ artist? The arts are the political and cultural battlegrounds for global youth and youth movements, from the utopic to “teenage wastelands.” Independence, rights, pleasures, powers, debt, and work: How do global/local youth cultures contend and protest in everyday life? The season will feature four Main Stage theatre productions and two dance concerts.
PLAN TO ATTEND Admission to Theatre & Dance performances is $7 General, $5 Seniors, and free to faculty, staff, and students through the rush line. Students may reserve tickets at $2 each. Performances take place in the Theatre & Dance Building of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul.
OCTOBER Oct. 4 Book Launch: Neoliberalism and Global Theatres, eds. Lara Nielsen (THDA) and Patricia Ybarra Oct. 4 at 4:45–6 p.m., TH 205 Oct. 12–14 Sing Protest, Sing Peace – Original Devised Performance For and By First-Year Students Oct. 12, 13 at 7 p.m., Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. (Above) Wynn Fricke (Right) Cafricolla, choreography by Patricia Brown, danced by Kwame Gayle ‘11 and Rose Huey ‘13
Directed by award-winning Minneapolis Fringe Festival director Isabel Nelson ’04, this piece will kick off a season of new and devised work. A cast of first-year students brings to life a story steeped in not-so-recent
history, when the youth lived out the rumblings of a great social unrest. Developed by the ensemble using physical theater techniques and the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, this 30-minute piece investigates questions of love, duty, and honor in a time of war.
NOVEMBER Nov. 9–17 Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Nov. 9, 10, 15–17 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Directed by guest artist Matt Sciple, professional actor and director with Ten Thousand Things Theatre Company, Park Square, and many other companies. This is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy of star-crossed young lovers defying the authorities of their time.
Theatre and Dance is a dynamic learning environment, where students embody and deploy the many vocabularies of performance.
– Professor Lara D. Nielsen
DECEMBER Dec. 7–8 Fall Dance Concert Dec. 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. This concert features choreography by faculty, students, and guest artists.
(Left) Morgen Chang ‘11 and John Bennett ‘14 in Cabaret by Kander & Ebb, directed by Harry Waters Jr. (Right) My Body – Shot Through With Streams of Song, choreography by Hilary Schroeder ‘12, danced by Katie Rank ‘15
Christina Croll ‘12 (left) and Olivia Posner ‘12 (right)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Macalester College Fine Arts Events Fall 2012 SEPTEMBER Sept. 5–16 Reintroducing: 2012 Faculty Exhibition Opening reception on Friday, Sep. 7, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Open House Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 Macalester Music Department Faculty Gala Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
OCTOBER Oct. 4 Book Launch: Neoliberalism and Global Theatres, eds. Lara Nielsen (THDA) and Patricia Ybarra Thursday, Oct. 4, 4:45–6 p.m., TH 205
PLAN TO ATTEND: Unless noted otherwise, events will take place in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
Oct. 9 Harriet Bart Artist’s Talk Tuesday at 7 p.m. Oct. 10–12 Tattfoo Tan – S.O.S. Mobile Gardens Artist Tattfoo Tan will work with Macalester students to create mobile art gardens. Oct. 12 Lecture by Tattfoo Tan John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center Friday at 7 p.m. Oct. 12–14 Sing Protest, Sing Peace – Original Devised Performance For and By First-Year Students Oct. 12, 13 at 7 p.m., Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Oct. 12–13 Family Fest Concert Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Oct. 6 Fall Art Tour Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 14 Anton Kuerti Plays Beethoven Sunday at 3 p.m.
Oct. 6–Nov. 4 Between Echo and Silence: Harriet Bart Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct. 18 Art History Lecture: Memorial Mania with Erika Doss Hewitt Hall, Thursday at 7 p.m.
NOVEMBER Nov. 2 Mac Jazz with First Universalist Jazz Friday at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 Soundings for Harriet Bart: Poetry Reading by Nor Hall and Eric Lorberer Sunday at 4 p.m. Nov. 9–17 Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet November 9, 10, 15–17 at 7:30 p.m. November 11 at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 Pipe Band Concert Saturday at 8 p.m. Nov. 16–Dec. 16 Ayacucho: The Times of Danger Curated by Olga González, Lecture on Nov. 29 Nov. 18 Pianist Grant Loehnig ’02 and Baritone Marcus DeLoach Sunday at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 Jazz and Popular Music Combos Concert Monday at 8 p.m.
Nov. 29 The Piraq Causa [Who is Still to Blame?]: Picturing Memories and Public Secrets in the Andean Art of Sarhua Thursday at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 Macalester Choirs in Concert Friday at 7 p.m.
DECEMBER Dec. 1 Early Music Ensemble Concert Saturday at 3 p.m. Macalester Orchestra Concert Saturday at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 Mac Jazz Concert Friday at 8 p.m. Dec. 7–8 Fall Dance Concert December 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. December 8 at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 African Music Ensemble Concert Saturday at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 Chamber Ensembles Concert Sunday at 3 p.m.
Preview of Spring 2013 FEBRUARY Feb. 8 Exhibition “Ornament and Crime: Parastou Forouhar” On display through March 10 Artist lecture at 5:30 p.m. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 What’s Going On? Hip Hop Hopes Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.
March 3 Soprano Allison Charney and Pianist Mark Mazullo in Recital Sunday at 3 p.m.
April 21 Macalester Early Music Ensemble Concert Sunday at 3 p.m.
March 9 Macalester Choirs in Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
April 26 Chamber Ensembles Concert Friday at 8 p.m.
April 27 Macalester Choirs in Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
April 1 Popular Music Combos Concert Monday at 8 p.m.
Feb. 16 African Music Ensemble Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
April 12 RATIONS: A Performance of Hunger and the Body April 12,13,19–21 at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at 2 p.m.
Feb. 22 New Music Series: Jazz Guitarist Bill Frisell Friday at 8 p.m.
April 13 Pipe Band Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
Feb. 23 Macalester Orchestra Concerto Concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
MARCH March 1 A Recital of New Music by Professor Randy Bauer Friday at 8 p.m.
Student Art Exhibition On display through April 28 April 15 Jazz and Popular Music Combos Concert Monday at 8 p.m. April 19 Mac Jazz Concert Friday at 8 p.m.
MAY May 3 Macalester Orchestra Concert Friday at 8 p.m. Senior Art Exhibition Opening reception at 7 p.m. On display through Commencement May 3–4 Youth Cultures Spring Dance Concert May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. May 4 at 2 p.m. May 4 African Music Ensemble Concert Saturday at 8 p.m. May 17 Seniors in Recital Friday at 8 p.m.
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