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Motionhouse Dance Company at Clowes Hall, Mar. 28

March 7, 2014 Leave a comment
Motionhouse at Clowes Hall

Motionhouse at Clowes Hall. Image provided by Butler University and used with written permission.

By Marc Allan
Butler University
http://www.cloweshall.org/

Acclaimed British dance theatre-company Motionhouse makes its Indianapolis debut with “Scattered,” March 28, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Avenue, as part of its 2014 United States tour.

Tickets for the visually stunning, physically demanding production are available by calling 800-982-2787 and online at www.cloweshall.org.

“Scattered” is directed by Motionhouse’s Artistic Director Kevin Finnan and combines Motionhouse’s trademark highly physical dance theatre and mesmerizing imagery in a unique interaction between film and live performance. Finnan collaborated with filmmakers of Logela Multimedia from the Basque region of Spain.

“‘Scattered’ explores our relationship with water and how it surrounds us in different forms throughout our lives,” Finnan said in a show press release. “In birth, water ties us to life and on a more elemental scale. In ice, floods and tides, it can sweep lives away. ‘Scattered’ delves into the majesty and savagery of water, a fundamental force in our lives, as seven dancers plunge into an ocean, wrestle a raging tide, and slide on an avalanche to a frozen landscape of arctic beauty. “

Performed on a huge curved floor that disappears skywards, the performance uses projection technology, daring dancing, plus aerial harnesses and bungees to create an extraordinary world in which the dancers move seamlessly in, on, and through the image. The performers are at one moment on the stage, and then suddenly sprinting up the upstage curved wall (think snowboard half pipe or skate ramp), immersing themselves in sensational images of cascading waterfalls, rainstorms, and swimming pools.

“We create startling, passionate dance theatre,” Finnan said. “Our productions are designed to challenge as well as delight our audiences, and they fuse images with action and dynamism. Our performances are rooted in dance but draw on theatre, circus, acrobatics, and film to create works that make audience members think and feel. We pride ourselves on producing shows of outstanding quality that are accessible and enjoyable for all.”

For more information and a complete tour schedule, log on to www.motionhouse.co.uk.

Finnan and Louise Richards founded Motionhouse in 1988. Their company has since become one of the leading dance theatre companies in the United Kingdom. Since its launch, the company has toured 19 full-scale productions, built up a formidable educational program for schools and colleges across the U.K., trained dozens of dancers, pushed contemporary dance into the aerial arena by combining choreography with sling and bungee skills, and developed large-scale site-specific dance spectacles with increasing ambition and shorter festival pieces for performance in a wide range of public places and spaces.

Dance Kaleidoscope ‘Kings and Queens of Country,’ Mar. 6-16

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment
Kings and Queens of Country

Dance Kaleidoscope’s “Kings and Queens of Country.”
Image provided by Dance Kaleidoscope and used with written permission

Press Release
Dance Kaleidoscope
http://www.dancekal.org/

Country music meets contemporary dance when Dance Kaleidoscope presents “Kings and Queens of Country” on the Indiana Repertory Theatre Upperstage, Mar. 6-16, 2014.

With all new choreography, the DK dancers perform to a full evening of country music. As with all DK dance pieces, expect a cool vibe and a couple of surprises.

After the two Saturday evening Kings & Queens performances (March 8 and 15), DK will offer a Honky Tonk in the IRT Cabaret (3rd floor). Indianapolis band The Revelators will play and partner Sun King Brewing Company will offer complimentary beverages. Limited to 75 people, Tickets – $22 in advance at 317-940-6555 or $25 at door.

Following the Thursday (March 13) Kings & Queens performance, DK dancers Emily Dyson, Phillip Crawshaw and Aleksa Lukasiewicz will teach Line Dances and a Two-Step in the IRT Cabaret (3rd floor). Partner Sun King Brewing Company will offer complimentary beverages. Limited to 75 people, Tickets – $12 in advance at 317-940-6555 or $15 at door.

Kings & Queens of Country Performances
Thursday, March 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

The Indiana Repertory Theatre is located at 140 West Washington Street in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, directly west of the Indianapolis Artsgarden. For more information, visit http://www.dancekal.org/, or call 317-635-5252.

December Events in Bloomington and Monroe County

November 21, 2013 Leave a comment
The Banana Tree

‘The Banana Tree’ at Bloomington Playwrights Project, Dec. 6-21.

By Julie Warren
Visit Bloomington
http://visitbloomington.com/

Twinkling lights and the scent of pine seem to be ever-present in Bloomington during the month of December.  It creates a quaint setting for the holiday season, putting everyone in a cheerful mood and encouraging some serious shopping!  Downtown Bloomington is especially lovely during this time of year, with the canopy of lights illuminating the courthouse square.  Downtown vendors offer up some great deals on unique gift items, many of them made locally.  Fine art by local and national artists, unique children’s clothing and toys, rare books, outdoor gear, apparel and accessories—it’s all available downtown.  The ambiance—and the shopping—of downtown Bloomington just can’t be beat during the month of December. 

There’s plenty more than just shopping in Bloomington this month.  Check out the Bloomington Playwrights Project production of The Banana Tree from December 6 through December 21 (see image above).  This zany comedy is from the minds of The Simpsons stars Dan Castellaneta (voice of Homer Simpson) and Deb Lacusta (writer).  It’s about a convenience store clerk, Angela, that dreams of becoming the first African American female magician in Las Vegas.  After a series of hilarious events, Angela finds herself in the middle of a robbery, kidnapping, and at the mercy of a criminal, who also happens to be a telepathic banana tree.  So if you’re in the mood for a laugh, come down to the only professional theatre in Bloomington dedicated to new plays and see what this Banana Tree has in store for Angela.

There are many holiday traditions that families celebrate together, and one of them should be attending the Cardinal Stage Company’s holiday show.  This year, Cardinal presents the kid-friendly Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, from December 20 through January 5 at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  Charlie Bucket is back and touring the fantastical chocolate factory once again.  With the Oompa Loompas always close behind, join Willie Wonka as he demonstrates his world of pure imagination.

If you’re like most Hoosiers, December also means basketball traditions.  Head to the iconic Assembly Hall as the Indiana University men’s basketball team takes on Nicholls State on December 20 and Kennesaw State on December 22.  With the students out of town for winter break, there are plenty of tickets available and some great hotel deals.

If you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve just yet, plan a trip to Bloomington to ring in the New Year.  With a variety of events planned that weekend, there is something for everyone.  Whether you are listening to soul stylings of the Dynamics at the Player’s Pub, or the brooding sounds of Murder by Death (with local favorite the Vallures) at the Bluebird your musical tastes will be satisfied.  Or ring in the New Year with a laugh at the Comedy Attic, where the Limestone Comedy Fest will present Geoff Tate.

For more information on events, restaurants, shopping and attractions, go to visitbloomington.com.  You’ll also find some fantastic hotel deals this month and next!

December

Bluegrass Jam with Toast
Every Sunday, 4 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Jazz Jam with Toast
Every Sunday, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Songwriter Showcase
Every Monday, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

IU Coach’s Show
Every Monday, 7 pm
Holiday Inn, 812-334-3252

Beer School @ Yogi’s Grill and Bar
Every Tuesday, 7 pm
Yogi’s Bar and Grill, 812-323-9644

Contra Dance
Every Wednesday, 8 – 10:30 pm
Harmony School, 812-339-8184

Ryder Film Series
Every Thursday, 7:30 pm
FARMbloomington, 812-323-0002

Geology Tour of Monroe Lake
December 1, 9 am
Paynetown Activity Center, 812-837-9967

Mirror Mysteries: Science in Reflection
December 1, 1 pm
WonderLab, 812-337-1337 ext. 25

Women’s Basketball: IU vs. USC Upstate
December 1, 2 pm
Assembly Hall, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Mathers Museum Panel – A discussion on the future of museum ethnography
December 3, 9:30 am
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 812-855-6813

Noon Talk: Art as Diplomacy in World War II
December 4, 12:15 pm
Indiana University Art Museum, 812-855-9647

Five Friends Master Class Series
December 4, 4 pm
IU Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

Women’s Basketball: IU vs. Virginia Tech
December 4, 7 pm
Assembly Hall, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Diego Garcia
December 4, 9:30 pm
The Bishop, 812-333-4700

New Music Ensemble
December 5, 8 pm
IU Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

The New Old Calvary
December 5, 9 pm
Max’s Place

The Song & Gong Show + Thumpin’ Thursday Dance Party
December 5, 9 pm
The Backdoor Bloomington

Art Fair & Bazaar
December 6, 10 am; Dec. 7, 9 am
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington

Gallery Walk
December 6, 5 pm
Downtown Bloomington, 812-339-4200

Ivy Tech Waldron First Friday Reception
December 6, 5-8 pm
John Waldron Arts Center, 812-330-4400

Rick Fettig
December 6, 5 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Woodland Christmas Workshop
December 6, 6 pm
Lake Monroe, 812-837-9967

Mamma Mia!
December 6– 7, 8 pm
IU Auditorium, 800-745-3000

The Nutcracker
Dec. 6, 8 pm; Dec. 7, 2 & 8 pm; Dec. 8, 2 pm
IU Jacobs School, 812-855-9846

Baroque Orchestra
December 6, 7:30 pm
IU Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

Cloud 9
December 6-7, 10-13, 7:30 pm; December 14, 2:00 & 7:30 pm
IU Theatre, 812-855-1103

The Banana Tree (see image above)
December 6-21, 7:30 pm
Bloomington Playwrights Project, 812-334-1188

Holiday Hoopla
December 7, 9 am
Fountain Square Mall, 812-336-7313

Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Holiday Treats
December 7, 10 am
WonderLab, 812-337-1337 ext. 25

Coffee with Friends, Featuring Marci Creps
December 7, 11 am
Monroe County Public Library, Room 1B, 812-349-3050 ext. 1080

Holiday Festival Chorus
December 7, 4 pm
IU Jacob’s School of Music, 812-855-9846

Men’s IU Basketball: IU vs. North Florida
December 7, 7:30 pm
Assembly Hall, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Kuttner Quartet
December 7, 8 pm
IU Jacob’s School of Music, 812-855-9846

Charles Bradley
December 7, 9 pm
The Bluebird, 812-336-3984

Mathers Museum Holiday Event –Winterfest
December 8, 2-3 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 812-855-6873

All Campus Choir
December 8, 3 pm
Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

It’s a Wonderful Life
December 8, 3:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 812-323-3020

All Campus Orchestra
December 8, 8:30 pm
Jacobs School, 812-855-9846

Center for Electronic and Computer Music
December 8, 8 pm
Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

Concentus
December 8, 7 pm
Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

Mick Foley
December 8, 7 pm
The Comedy Attic, 812-336-5233

Catfish
December 9, 7 pm
IU Cinema Center

Chamber Music at the Miller Gallery with Students of the Pacifica Quartet
December 9, 7 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

Seasons of Sebastian Concert XXI: “My End is My Beginning”
December 9, 8 pm
IU Jacob’s School of Music, 812-855-9846

Men’s Basketball: IU vs Oakland
December 10, 7 pm
Assembly Hall, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Civil War Roundtable
December 10, 7 pm
Monroe County History Center, 812-332-2517

Philharmonic Orchestra
December 10, 8 pm
Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

Chimes of Christmas
December 11, 7:30 pm
IU Auditorium, 1-800-745-3000

Women’s Basketball: IU vs Milwaukee
December 11, 7 pm
Assembly Hall, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Krista Detor Holiday Benefit Concert for Volunteers in Medicine
December 12, 6 pm
Bloomington Convention Center, 812-333-4032

Krista Detor CD Release and Local Artisans Holiday Market
December 12, 7 pm
Bloomington Convention Center, 812-333-4032

Backyard Feeder Workshop
December 13, 6 pm
Lake Monroe, 812-837-9967

Menahem Pressler 90th Birthday
December 13, 8 pm
Jacobs School of Music, 812-855-9846

Soul Street
December 13, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Trekker’s Junket: Dream Wilderness
December 14, 9 am
Hoosier National Forest, 812-361-5622

Wrestling: IU vs Manchester
December 14, 2 pm
IU University Gym, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra at WonderLab
December 14, 5 pm
WonderLab, 812-337-1337 x 25

Winter Concert: Peace, Hope, Joy
December 14, 7 pm; Dec. 15, 3 pm
First United Church, 812-876-4175

O2R Blues Band
December 14, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Last Waltz Tribute
December 14, 9 pm
The Bluebird, 812-336-3984

New Wave Night- 80’s Dance Party
December 14, 10 pm – 2:30 am
The Root Cellar Lounge

Quarryland Men’s Chorus Rehearsal
December 17, 7:30-9:30 pm
First United Church

Built For Comfort
December 18, 6:30 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

HiStory Time
December 19, 10:30 am
Monroe County History Center, 812-332-2517 x 3

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
December 20-January 5, Fridays 6:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 & 6:30 pm
Cardinal Stage Company, 812-336-9300

Men’s Basketball: IU vs Nicholls St.
December 20, 7 pm
Assembly Hall Basketball Complex, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Americana Showcase
December 20, 5 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Reindeer Reserve: A Live Arctic Animal Show
December 21, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm
WonderLab, 812-337-1337 ext. 25

Jason Wilbur
December 21, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Men’s Basketball: IU vs Kennesaw St.
December 22, 12 pm
Assembly Hall, 1-866-IUSPORTS

Winter Woods Walk
December 22, 2 pm
Lake Monroe, 812-837-9967

Shape Note Singing from the Sacred Harp
December 22, 2-4 pm
Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 812-336-2792

Stardusters Little Big Band
December 26, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Kade Puckett
December 27, 5 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Wonder Workshop
December 28, 12 pm; Dec. 29, 1:30 pm
WonderLab, 812-337-1337 ext. 25

Kilborn Alley
December 28, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Jazz from Bloomington Jam Session
December 31, 6:45 pm
Café Django, 608-322-6827

Dynamics
December 31, 8 pm
The Players Pub, 812-334-2080

Murder by Death, with The Vallures
December 31
The Bluebird, 812-336-3984

Limestone Comedy Fest presents NYE with Geoff Tate
December 31
The Comedy Attic, 812-336-LAFF

‘The Nutcracker’ at Clowes Hall, Dec. 5-8

November 18, 2013 Leave a comment
'The Nutcracker' by Butler Ballet at Clowes Hall

‘The Nutcracker’ by Butler Ballet at Clowes Hall, Dec. 5-8.
Photo provided by Butler University and used with written permission.

By Marc Allan
Butler University
http://www.cloweshall.org/

See holiday gifts come to life, an army of toy soldiers battle mice, and a string of flowers perform a waltz Dec. 5-8, 2013, as Butler Ballet presents five performances of The Nutcracker at Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Show times are:

  • Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 6; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 7; and 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

Tickets are $21.50-$28.50 for adults; $17-$23 for children, students and seniors; $14-$20 for groups of 15 or more. Tickets are available at the Clowes Hall box office or through Ticketmaster. For telephone orders, call 800-982-2787.

Butler Ballet’s 31st annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet will feature 112 Butler dancers, plus 33 young dancers from the Indianapolis community. This year’s Nutcracker will be accompanied by the Butler Symphony Orchestra under the director of Richard Auldon Clark.

“It’s a great Nutcracker,” said Larry Attaway, chair of Butler’s Dance Department. “The students look wonderful, and we’re very excited about it.”

Many of the main roles have been double-cast to give Butler Ballet’s 34 seniors a chance to showcase their talents.

Katherine Currier (Norwich, Vt.), and Shelby Shenkman (Boca Raton, Fla.), share the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Christian Griggs-Drane (Richmond, Va.) and Stuart Coleman (Lynchburg, Va.) will bring the Nutcracker to life.

Margaret Carey (Dayton, Ohio) and Alexandra Benson (Jacksonville, Fla.) will dance the role of Snow Queen. Samuel Rogers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and George Vargas (Grasonville, Md.) will be Snow King.

The Dew Drop Fairy will be danced by Carly Hambridge (Matthews, N.C.) and Ashleigh Chuang (Collinsville, Conn.), and Conner Horak (a junior from Fort Collins, Col.) and Zachary Kukla (LaPorte, Ind.) will play the Cavalier.

In a change from the past few years, the roles of Clara and Fritz will be danced by children from the Indianapolis community rather than Butler Ballet dancers. Michaela Sanger, a freshman at Herron High School in Indianapolis, will play Clara, and Peyton Barnes, a fourth-grader at Southwest Elementary School in Greenwood, will be Fritz.

And James Cramer ’81, community relations manager at Clowes Hall, will reprise the role of Drosselmeyer.

As always, all Butler Dance faculty—Cynthia Pratt, Marek Cholewa, Stephan Laurent, Susan McGuire, Patrick Hinson, and Associate Dean of the Jordan College of the Arts Michelle Jarvis—have a hand in the choreography.

“It’s going to be a wonderful, traditional Nutcracker, and yet have a real different look than people are used to with us” because faculty members handle different choreography assignments each year, Attaway said.

For more information, visit http://cloweshall.org/events/event/233-the-nutcracker, or call 317-940-6444.

Inaugural ArtsFest at Butler University, Apr. 18-28

April 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Butler ArtsFest

By Marc Allan
Butler University
http://www.butler.edu/

A riot. A crushed uprising. A repressive regime. A human-rights movement. A new definition of dance, and a new language in music. Butler ArtsFest—eight days of music, theater, dance and art by Butler students and well-known Indianapolis professional groups—will showcase all that and more in an event centered around the theme of revolution.

From April 18-28 on campus—mostly at Butler University’s new Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts—festivalgoers will be able to see more than 40 performances and other events, including former Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor Raymond Leppard leading the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Butler Ballet performing Paul Taylor’s version of The Rite of Spring, Butler Theatre performing Lunar Revolution 2.0, a piece created by the Butler Theatre Department and Grammy Award-nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria performing with the Butler Big Band.

The full schedule and ticket prices are below. For more information or to order tickets, visit https://www.butlerartsfest.com.

“The impetus for Butler ArtsFest was to have Jordan College make an impact on the community, actively reaching out, actively bringing people onto campus,” said Ronald Caltabiano, dean of Butler’s Jordan College of the Arts. “It is also a way to bring together the four arts on campus – music, dance, theater and art – and find ways in which we can collaborate and share multiple views of particular ideas.”

Perhaps built on memories of the music-centered Romantic Festival that Jordan College put on from the late 1960s, the ArtsFest will bring together all Jordan College arts, plus the American Pianists Association, Dance Kaleidoscope, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and special guests.

Caltabiano said ArtsFest will have an annual theme. This year, it’s revolution.

“Virtually every event is tied to that theme,” Caltabiano said, “and that gives the public a kaleidoscopic view of elements in history or in art. It’s a reference point. It’s also important for our academic mission since a number of classes are growing up around revolution in politics and in the arts.”

The revolutionary pieces to be performed include:

  • Paul Taylor’s ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal) with live music—the two-piano version of Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring, a piece that’s part of the repertoire now but was considered so revolutionary when it premiered in 1912 that audience members rioted.
  • The futuristic Prague 1968, written to memorialize the crushed Prague Spring movement in Czechoslovakia.
  • Frederic Rzewski’s monumental The People United Will Never Be Defeated, written as a tribute to the Chilean people struggling against a new, repressive regime.
  • SEVEN: Journeys, monologues from the 2006 play written by seven female playwrights about seven women who led human rights movements in their countries.

Ultimately, Caltabiano would like to see Butler ArtsFest grow into something resembling the annual Spoleto festival in Charleston, S.C., which runs for more than two weeks each spring and attracts audiences from all over the country.

“Over time,” he said, “I hope this brings a significant amount of attention to the arts at Butler and has a positive impact on Indianapolis as a cultural center.”

Butler ArtsFest events by date:

Thursday, April 18

  • 6:30 p.m. Opening reception (Schrott Center).
  • 6-10 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 8 p.m. Dance Kaleidoscope – The Best of DK! (Schrott Center). $25/$7.50
  • 8 p.m. Butler Theatre – Lunar Revolution 2.0, directed by William Fisher (Studio Theatre 168). $15/$7.50

Friday, April 19

  • 5 p.m. Lecture – “Music of the Arab Spring” student presentation (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Coordinated by Sarah Eyerly, Jordan College of the Arts.
  • 6-10 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 6 p.m. Lecture – “Recycling and Art: A Call to Action” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Lawrence Lad, College of Business.
  • 7 p.m. Lecture – “Beethoven and the Revolutionary Mind” (Schrott Center). Free. James Briscoe, Jordan College of the Arts.
  • 8 p.m. Butler Ballet – Giselle (Clowes Memorial Hall). $28.50/$23 and $21.50/$17
  • 8 p.m. Revolutionary Chamber Music – performed by Butler faculty, including music by Beethoven, Crumb, Kreutzer, Peck, and Zivkovic (Schrott Center). $15/$7.50
  • 8 p.m. Butler Theatre – Lunar Revolution 2.0 directed by William Fisher (Studio Theatre). $15/$7.50

Saturday, April 20

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 6-10 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 10 a.m. Butler Community Arts School – Children’s Percussion Concert (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 11 a.m. Butler Percussion Ensemble – directed by Jon Crabiel (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 1 p.m. Spoken Word – “Outspoken: Poetry and Spoken Word Performances by Shortridge High School Students and their Butler Mentors” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Coordinated by Susan Sutherlin, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • 2 p.m. Lecture – “Viva La Revolución! A Collaborative Multimedia Essay of Cuba’s Revolution Past and Present” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Susan Adams and Brooke Kandel Cisco, College of Education.
  • 2 p.m. Butler Theatre – Lunar Revolution 2.0 directed by William Fisher (Studio Theatre). $15/$7.50
  • 3 p.m. Lecture – “La Revolución Cantada: The Choral Music Tradition of the Cuban Revolution” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Trevor Fanning, graduate student, Jordan College of the Arts.
  • 7 p.m. Cocktail Reception (Schrott Center). Cash bar.
  • 8 p.m. Butler Jazz Ensembles—directed by Matthew Pivec with guest Bobby Sanabria (Schrott Center). $19.50/$7.50
  • 8 p.m. Butler Theatre – Lunar Revolution 2.0 directed by William Fisher (Studio Theatre 168). $15/$7.50
  • 8 p.m. Butler Ballet – Giselle (Clowes Memorial Hall). $28.50/$23 and $21.50/$17

Sunday, April 21

  • 12:30 p.m. Lecture – “Art and Revolution in France” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Elizabeth Mix, Jordan College of the Arts.
  • 2 p.m. Butler Ballet – Giselle (Clowes Memorial Hall). $28.50/$23 and $21.50/$17
  • 2 p.m. Butler Theatre – Lunar Revolution 2.0 directed by William Fisher (Studio Theatre 168). $15/$7.50
  • 3-9 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 6 p.m. Pre-Concert Lecture – Introduction to the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra performance (Schrott Center). Free with concert ticket.  Maestro Kirk Trevor, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
  • 7 p.m. Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra – conducted by Kirk Trevor; ICOnic ICO, including Rhapsody in Blue and music by Bernstein and Copland (Schrott Center). $25/$7.50

Monday, April 22; Tuesday, April 23; Wednesday, April 24

  • Special Revolutionary programming on WFYI. Check TV listings.

Thursday, April 25

  • 5 p.m. Lecture – “At War with General Franco” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Michael Dahlie, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • 5-10 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 6 p.m. Butler Theatre – Journeys, from SEVEN, directed by William Fisher and Dan Sherer [Program A] (Schrott Center). $9.50/$5 (Combination tickets for Program A and Program B: $15/$7.50)
  • 7 p.m. Cocktail Reception (Schrott Center). Cash bar.
  • 8 p.m. Butler Wind Ensemble – conducted by Robert Grechesky with guest Steven Stolen; program includes Karel Husa’s Prague 1968 (Schrott Center). $15/$7.50

Friday, April 26

  • 5-10 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 6 p.m. Butler Theatre – Journeys, from SEVEN, directed by William Fisher and Dan Sherer [Program B] (Schrott Center). $9.50/$5 (Combination tickets for Program A and Program B: $15/$7.50)
  • 7 p.m. Conversation with Playwright Susan Yankowitz (Lilly Hall Studio Theatre 168). Free.
  • 8 p.m. American Pianists Association – APA Fellows Thomas Rosenkranz and Michael Sheppard perform Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated and Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (Schrott Center). $25/$7.50

Saturday, April 27

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-10 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 10 a.m. Butler Community Arts School—Children’s Dance Concert (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 11 a.m. Indianapolis Children’s Choir—directed by Henry Leck (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 12 Noon Lecture-demonstration – “Intersection of Dance, Religion and Culture” (Lilly Hall Dance Studio 310). Free. Moira Frazier, student, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • 1 p.m. Lecture and Film – “Revolutionary Film: Using Literature and Musicology in Project Based Instruction” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Cassandra Pixey, Donna Rund, Clowes Memorial Hall; Nate Foley, Sarah Papin-Thomas, Triton Central High School.
  • 2 p.m. Lecture – “The Poetics and Politics of Change: Poems and Stories about Personal and Public Transformations from the Butler MFA in Creative Writing” (Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall). Free. Coordinated by Andrew Levy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • 6 p.m. Lecture – “Revolutionary Stravinsky and Schoenberg” [Inaugural Wayne C. Wentzel Lecture] (Schrott Center). Presenter: J. Peter Burkholder, distinguished professor of Music, Indiana University. Free.
  • 6:45 p.m. Butler Jazz Combos and Cocktails (Schrott Center). Free, cash bar.
  • 7 p.m. Pre-performance talk with Larry Attaway, chair of the Butler Dance Department, and Susan McGuire, associate professor of dance, discussing Pierrot Lunaire and Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal). Free with admission to the 8 p.m. performance.
  • 8 p.m. Butler Dance and Music – Pierrot Lunaire with Maestro James Caraher; soprano Mary Nessinger; choreography by Larry Attaway; and Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal) with choreography by Paul Taylor, restaged by Susan McGuire with duo pianists Rebecca Edie and Eugenio Urrutia (Schrott Center) $19.50/$7.50

Sunday, April 28

  • 3-7 p.m. Art Gallery – Revolution, Art + Design faculty and student exhibition (Schrott Center). Free.
  • 5 p.m. Butler Symphony Orchestra and Butler Chorale – conducted by Raymond Leppard, with music by Beethoven, Dvorak, Johann Strauss Jr., Britten, and Vaughan Williams (Schrott Center). $25/$9.50 and $19.50/$7.50