8:28 AM Posted by UVU SOA
Utah Valley University’s Synergy Dance Company presents Captivate April 8th at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm in UVU’s Ragan Theater. Tickets for the general public are $6; students, faculty, and staff $5. Tickets are available at Campus Connection at 801-863-8797.
For one night only, join Synergy Dance Company for a vibrant performance of contemporary dance by students, faculty and guest artists. The evening includes a unique collection of choreography rich with movement that explores reflections of individuality, eclectic and rhythmic moments, and abstraction of human relationships. The performance offers a diverse array of evocative textures and tones.
Of note, guest artist John Corsa created a stark and poignant piece that dissects the visceral and delicate layers of the human condition. Former Doug Varone dancer Daniel Charon demonstrates his compelling choreographic style with a stunning athletic trio. Charon’s work highlights the harsh but beautiful dissonance found in the world of nature.
Dance faculty, Angela Banchero-Kelleher and Amy Markgraf-Jacobson’s will showcase their original choreography, A Sense of Place. This organic and powerful dance is based on a sense of place, architecture, and community at Utah Valley University and was recently performed at the American College Dance Festival.
Captivate will also feature student choreography and dance for camera from Synergy company members as they showcase their multifaceted abilities as artists.
Join UVU’s Synergy Dance Company for a clever, inspired, and physical evening of dance. For more information about Synergy Dance Company contact Amy Markgraf Jacobson at 801-863-6394, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Department of Dance at UVU, see uvu.edu/dance
8:54 AM Posted by UVU SOA
The Utah Valley University Department of Music and the Park City Chamber Music Society have joined forces for their first annual Spring Chamber Music Festival. Featuring outstanding guest artists pianist Michael Gurt, cellist Denise Djokic, clarinetist Russell Harlow and violinist Dara Morales, the week-long festival will include four public concerts, open rehearsals, master classes and chamber music coaching. Throughout the week the Festival will present chamber works by Mozart, Copland, Poulence, Dvorak, Schickele, Haydn, Faure, Shostakovich and Arensky. Concerts will be presented on campus at Utah Valley University, at Sundance Resort and in Park City at Temple Har Shalom. Funding and support for the festival are being provided by Steinway Pianos, Daynes Music, Utah Valley University and the Park City Chamber Music Society.
Each Festival concert will be preceded by a 30-minute Young Artist Performance by the chamber music students from Utah Valley University. The concert dates and times (including the 30-minute Young Artist Pre-Concert Performances) are as follows:
April 5, 6:30 pm GT416 at Utah Valley University
April 7, 6:30 pm at Centre Stage, Utah Valley University
April 10, 2:30 pm in the Rehearsal Hall, Sundance Resort
April 11, 2:30 pm at Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City
Admission is $5.00 for students and UVU faculty, $10 for Seniors 62+ and $15 Regular Admission. Seating is open and tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each start time.
For updated information on the master class and open rehearsal times, please visit the Park City Chamber Music Society website at http://www.pcmusicfestival.com
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1:54 PM Posted by UVU SOA
UVU Presents Exciting New Translation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll House’.
Utah Valley University’s Department of Theatrical Arts presents its final main stage show of the 2009-10 season: a new translation of the highly acclaimed and controversial, “A Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen. The production will open on March 25 and play through April 10 at 7:30pm (excluding Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday) in the Noorda Theatre. In addition there will be one matinee for school groups on Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
“A Doll House” is the first modern realistic drama written. It came as quite a shock to audiences then and still creates a stir with audiences now. Ibsen often wrote about “taboo topics,” airing out people’s “dirty laundry.” In “A Doll House” he criticizes marital norms of the time and the way husbands and wives treat each other. This play is considered to be one of the first feminist plays written, showing the strength of women and what they can accomplish, as main character, Nora, puts it “…to sit and work and make money. It was almost like I was a man.”
In this production Ibsen’s classic gets a modern day lift with a new American translation by BYU playwright professor Eric Samuelson. A more modern setting, the play is set in a small town in Minnesota during the 1950’s, a boom time for the U.S., these characters come alive like never before.
Samuelson served an LDS Church mission to Norway and also comes from Nordic ancestry. He has taken this classic and translated it to be in the simple language of the people. The simplicity of it allows the audience to get involved with the story and enables a lighter mood. “I know that most people don’t think of Ibsen as fun,” says director James Arrington the creator of the Farley Family Reunion, “but we have mined ‘A Doll House’ for comic potential and have found fertile ground. It is fun!”
Tickets to “A Doll House” may be purchased by calling (801) 863-PLAY or online at www.uvu.edu/theatre. UVU Theatre and its season are supported by the UVU School of the Arts.