Expand Your Experience
When it comes to the arts at Brandeis, one magazine can't hold it all! Expand your experience through these video clips, archival images, and recent photos, compiled by Briana Bensenouci '12.
The November 2012 Brandeis Theater production of “a king of infinite space-HAMLET in a nutshell” is not the first reworking of Hamlet. In this video from Comic Relief, Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson imagine Shakespeare confronted by a editor who wants a "snappier" rewrite of Shakespeare's most famous (and longest) play.
"HAMLET in a nutshell" co-creator Marya Lowry is a founding member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project of Boston, where she played Macbeth in an all-female production of the Scottish play in 2007 (pictured above).
Above: The Pablo Ziegler Quartet, in residence at Brandeis October 18-20, in a 2011 performance of "Fuga y Misterio" at Birdland.
Zeigler played in the tango quintet of Astor Piazolla, the influential jazz innovator, who in turn was influenced by the modern jazz master Gerry Mulligan. In the video below, Piazolla and Mulligan team up in Italy, 1974.
Dancers Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, shown here in a 2005 performance, will also perform at the October 20 concert.
Historian Robert Farris Thompson will give the preconcert talk. Thompson is the author of “Tango: The art history of Love” and a dynamic speaker who has been compared to Jack Kerouac crossed with John Coltrane. Get a preview in a podcast from Afropop Worldwide (mp3 file).
Give a listen to the Barbara Cassidy Band before attending their concert on November 4, a fundraiser for Waltham Fields Community Farm. Performers include Eric Chasalow, jazzman Bob Nieske, Dave Mattacks (who has played with Fairport Convention, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, and Elton John), and Pesky J. Nixon.
Can you follow Robert Hill’s fingers as he demonstrates Francois Couperin's "Les Charmes"? On Sunday, Oct. 28, ease into the morning with coffee at 10 a.m. and a concert by Robert Hill at 11 a.m. in Slosberg Music Center.
Visual Arts Extras
Check out some works by Deb Todd Wheeler, visiting faculty in studio art for 2012-2013. In addition to her teaching, Deb has been commissioned to create a site-specific sculpture for the Brandeis campus. We can’t wait to see what she comes up with! (Above: Holoplanktonika: trolling motor boat and video, 2011, courtesy Ningyo Editions Watertown, Massachusetts)
The exhibition "Dor Guez: 100 Steps to the Mediterranean" at the Rose Art Museum includes the video "Sabir" (above). To learn more about Dor Guez and his work, read a 2010 interview with him in the Jewish Daily Forward.
On October 24, Rose director Chris Bedford and Lydian String Quartet violinist Judy Eissenberg take a close look at Gene Davis's 1966 painting "Moondog" (above). Read writer and critic Mike McGonigal's interview with Louis Hardin, aka Moondog (1916 – 1999), the street musician who inspired the painting.