Featured Artists 2019

AFRO FLOW YOGA: LESLIE SALMON JONES AND JEFF JONES

Professional dancer and community activist Leslie Salmon Jones and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Jones are the founders of Afro Flow Yoga. They offer classes, workshops, teacher trainings and outreach programs to promote diversity and inclusion in Boston, New York and worldwide.

> Leslie and Jeff lead a free Afro Flow Yoga session on Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm in the Shapiro Gym, Gosman Sports and Convocation Center. Open to Brandeis ID holders only. Register at tinyurl.com/y39w95hm. Questions? Email ipabon@brandeis.edu

> Learn more about Afro Flow Yoga.

 

LEN CABRAL

An exuberant spinner of African, Cape Verdean and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories, Len Cabral performs around the world and is the recipient of the National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Oracle Award.

> Len Cabral performs Sunday, April 7, 1 pm in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

> Learn more about Len Cabral.

 

HOWARDENA PINDELL

For five decades, Howardena Pindell (b. Philadelphia, 1943) has explored the intersection of art and activism, questioning the staid traditions of the art world and asserting her place in its history. "What Remains to be Seen" features early figurative paintings, pure abstraction and conceptual works from throughout her career.

> Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen is on view at the Rose Art Museum. Museum hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; extended hours on Friday, April 12, 6-9 pm

Learn more about the exhibition. 

 

THE LYDIAN STRING QUARTET

From its beginning at Brandeis in 1980, the Lydian Quartet has embraced the full range of the string quartet repertory. They have championed the commissioning, performing and recording of new works by composers at Brandeis and from around the world. Composer John Harbison has said of the quartet: "Each time I encounter the Lydian Quartet my admiration for their technical, structural, and communicative power continues to grow. They are the complete package, and the wider my travels, the deeper goes my conviction."

> The Lydian String Quartet performs Saturday, April 13, 8 pm (preconcert talk: 7 pm) in Slosberg Music Center. Tickets: $20/$15/$5 at Brandeis Tickets.

> Learn more about the Lydian String Quartet.

 


LAURA SANCHEZ

Award-winning dancer and educator Laura Sanchez is a native of Cádiz, Spain. She studied at the Lola San Juan Dance Center and the Professional Conservatory of Dance in Madrid, and has trained with world-renowned artists Antonio Najarro, Aida Gómez, Gala Vivancos, Juanjo Linares and Mercedes Ruiz. She has danced at the famed RESAD Theater and Theater of Madrid. Laura was a finalist in the NYC Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Certamen for two years and received the third-place award in 2016.

> The flamenco dance workshop led by Laura Sanchez is open to all ages and levels of ability. Sunday, April 7, 2 - 2:50 pm in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room. 

> Learn more about Laura Sanchez.

 

DMITRY TROYANOVSKY

Dmitry Troyanovsky, associate professor of theater arts, has directed works of theater internationally and throughout the United States. Notable projects include a Chinese-language production of “4:48 Psychosis” at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center and the Russian-language premiere of “Fool for Love” at the Pushkin Theatre in Moscow. 

> "The Bacchae," directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky, is performed April 11-14 in Spingold Theater Center. Tickets: $20/$15/$5 at Brandeis Tickets.