Saturday, April 16

 Shoes On, Shoes Off

SOLARPLATE DEMONSTRATION
Time 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
Goldman Schwartz 115
Description Master printer Dan Welden gives an introduction to and demonstration of the solarplate process. Open to the Brandeis community only. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council.

MOVING VOICE
Time 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Location Campuswide
Description Follow the trail of an interactive and experiential multi-location performance along the Brandeis campus! Designed, curated and produced by Daniel Allas MFA ’16, Jeremy Rappaport-Stein MFA ’16, Joshua Rubenstein ’19, Ayelet Schrek ’16, Nate Shaffer ’16 and Victoria Cheah, Ph.D. ’16, this performance is under the direction of Brandeis Creative Arts Award recipient Tony Arnold. Click here for list of locations.

BRANDEIS FOLK FESTIVAL
Time Noon - 5:30 p.m.
Location Great Lawn (rain location: Shapiro Campus Center Atrium)
Description Surrender to the eclectic charms of the seventh annual Brandeis Folk Festival, featuring a new generation of gifted singer-songwriters from across the Northeast. Produced by Too Cheap for Instruments, coordinated by Madeline Black ’17. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. The Folk Fest Farmer's Market, presented by the Brandeis Farmer's Club, will offer food for sale.

12 - 12:45 p.m. Maxwell Bailey is a Boston-based singer-songwriter and concert promoter His style is constantly evolving, but he describes it as an eclectic blend of folk, pop, rock and soul (in other words: indie).

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. The Bombadils are Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank, who share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, they pour the spirit of storytelling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and East Coast vocals in harmony with Sarah’s singing, lyrical fiddle playing, and claw-hammer banjo.

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Cold Chocolate is an Americana band that fuses bluegrass and folk with a dash of funk. With original tunes and technical prowess, this trio from Boston is mesmerizing audiences with guitar, upright bass, percussion, and three-part harmony. Since their formation in 2011, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their high-energy performances. 

3:00-3:20 p.m. Too Cheap for Instruments is Brandeis University’s premier all female folk and folk-pop acapella group.

3:30-4:15 p.m. Four Legged Faithful are four ordinary men who thrive on playing heartfelt music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. Without a drummer, The Four Legged Faithful achieve an incredible level of intensity using foot percussion and layered rhythms throughout every measure.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. San Lorenzo is a motley collection of reformed band geeks, all about lyrically driven progressive folk pop, toast, and fitting onto tiny stages.

SHOES ON, SHOES OFF
Time 2 p.m. (Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.)
Location Mainstage, Spingold Theater Center
Description

Renowned choreographer Susan Dibble (THA) creates a world in which a shoe salesman and his clients are swept away by the purpose and energy of the shoes they try on. Featuring Andrew Child ‘19, Susan Dibble, Alex Jacobs MFA ’11, Josh Rubenstein ‘19, Hannah Mogavero ‘16, Sara Kenney ‘18, Sarai Warsoff ’16, Joy Liebman ‘16, Caley Chase ’16, Sam Rose Laney ’16, Kelyn Zhang ’19, Lilia Shrayfer ’18, Richard (Zhi) Li ’18, and guest dancers Nicole Pierce, Susannah Millonzi, Sarah Hickler and Ryan Winkles. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council.

CULTURE X
Time 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Location Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
Description Celebrate the breathtaking diversity that defines the Brandeis community in this joyful performance of dance, music and spoken word by Brandeis students. Sponsored by the the Intercultural Center and produced by seniors Estela Lozano, Marlha Lagardere, Yeng Her and Joy Zhang ‘17.

GETTING WEIRD: A NIGHT OF ABSURDISM
Time 8 p.m.
Location Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium
Description Two absurdist one-acts raise challenging questions about theater and society at large. Directed by Dylan Hoffman '18 and Mira Kessler '16, "The Lesson" by Eugene Ionesco (featuring Emily Galloway '18, Emma Cyr '19 and Remony Pearlman '19) and "The Lover" by Harold Pinter (featuring Talia Bornstein '19 and Daniel Souza '19) explore issues that resonate with our contemporary culture, including privacy, technology and free speech. Made possible by the Office of the Arts.

NEW MUSIC BRANDEIS: GUERILLA OPERA
Time 8 p.m.
Location Slosberg Music Center
Description Acclaimed experimental opera company Guerilla Opera caps off their yearlong residency with a semi-staged performance of short chamber operas by Brandeis composers Daniel Allas MFA ’16, Luke Blackburn MFA ’16, Victoria Cheah Ph.D. ‘16, Ernest Ling ’16 and Jeremy Rapaport-Stein MFA ’16, in collaboration with creative writing students Raphael Stigliano ’18 and Anne Kat Alexander ’18. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council.

BORIS' KITCHEN
Time 8 p.m. (Also Friday at 8 p.m.)
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description

Boris' Kitchen is Brandeis’ student-run sketch comedy group. “Imagine Second City and SNL got together and had a child, raised it well, and now it's in college, and it's rebelling. Rebelling hard.” Jason Kasman ‘16 and Dennis Hermida ‘16, co-presidents. Tickets: $3, available at Brandeis Tickets.

SHOES ON, SHOES OFF
Time 8 p.m. (Also Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.)
Location Mainstage, Spingold Theater Center
Description

Renowned choreographer Susan Dibble (THA) creates a world in which a shoe salesman and his clients are swept away by the purpose and energy of the shoes they try on. Featuring Andrew Child '19, Susan Dibble, Alex Jacobs MFA ’11, Josh Rubenstein ‘19, Hannah Mogavero ‘16, Sara Kenney ‘18, Sarai Warsoff ’16, Joy Liebman ‘16, Caley Chase ’16, Sam Rose Laney ’16, Kelyn Zhang ’19, Lilia Shrayfer ’18, Richard (Zhi) Li ’18, and guest dancers Nicole Pierce, Susannah Millonzi, Sarah Hickler and Ryan Winkles. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council.