Saturday, April 26
Find yourself folksy and beaming.
BRANDEIS FOLK FESTIVAL
|Time||12:30 - 5:45 p.m.|
|Location||Great Lawn (rain location: Shapiro Campus Center)|
|Description||Find yourself relaxing on the lawn and surrendering to the eclectic charm of the fifth annual Brandeis Folk Festival, featuring a gifted new generation of singer-songwriters from across New England. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Produced by Too Cheap for Instruments with Victoria Carter '15, Sathvika Reddy '15 and Emily Scharf '16.
SONG & DANCE AT THE ROSE
|Time||1 -3 p.m.|
|Location||Rose Art Museum|
Original dance and music created and performed by students of Susan Dibble (theater arts) and Seth Coluzzi (music).
MUSIC AND DANCE OF GHANA
|Location||Slosberg Music Center|
|Description||Discover the irresistible rhythms of West Africa with dynamic drumming and dancing by Brandeis students and guest artists Saeed Abbas (Ghana) and Jomion and the Uklos (Benin) under the direction of ethnomusicologist Faith Conant.|
10 BY 10: A THEATRICAL CELEBRATION
|Time||2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Also Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.)|
|Location||Spingold Theater Center|
Raw, real, a little radical and a little renegade. Brandeis’ graduate acting students present 10 short, original solo pieces, each uniquely capturing their personal perspectives and creative passions from superstitions to superheroes. The program is performed in two parts. Artistic director, Marya Lowry; artistic associate and guest artist, Katie Pearl. Recommended for adult audiences.
Part 1 (Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m.)
|Time||7 - 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)|
|Description||Celebrate the breathtaking diversity that defines the Brandeis community in this joyful, pluraistic performance of dance, music and spoken word by Brandeis students. Sponsored by the Intercultural Center and produced by seniors Briana McCalmon, Jennifer Lee, Shanlai Shangguan, Anita Kao and Swan Lee.|
BEAMS: THE 2014 ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC HALF-MARATHON
|Location||Slosberg Music Center|
|Description||For more than 50 years, the Brandeis Electroacoustic Music Studio (BEAMS) has been at the forefront of creative experimentation and innovation in music and technology. This special concert features works by Brandeis undergraduate and graduate student composers, performed by professional musicians from around New England. For a complete program, visit the New Music Brandeis website.|
|Time||8 p.m. (Also Friday at 8 p.m.)|
|Location||Shapiro Campus Center Theater|
|Description||(Ages 16 and up.) Brandeis’ sketch comedy troupe serves hilarious, student-written send-ups of campus life, pop culture and the news. But if you can’t stand the heat...|
|Admission||$5; $3 for Brandeis community.|
|Description||Find yourself in the secretive world of a 1554 Belgian convent. The professional ensemble Cappella Clausura brings to life a remarkable piece of art and a collection of music with chant from a recently discovered antiphonal, period costumes, period food and full-color banners of pages from the Salzinnes Antiphonal. Directed by Amelia LeClair and Alexandra Borrie (Women’s Studies Research Center). Megan Connelly, costume design; Garrow Throop, graphic design; Margaret Raines, chef. Immerse yourself for the full two hours, or come and go at any time. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.|