Thursday, April 11

ART AND TEXT IN THE ARCHIVES
Time 10 am - 4 pm
Location Brandeis Library, Goldfarb 2
Description In this special Festival of the Arts open house, the University Archives & Special Collections staff presents works from the library’s magnificent collection of printed and manuscript texts. View rare medieval manuscripts, incunabula, Art Deco journals, artist's books, woodcut illustrations and even paintings on the edges of pages (known as fore-edge paintings).

 

COLLOQUIUM: TRANSGRESSION, REPURPOSING AND AURA
Time 4-5:30 pm
Location Slosberg Music Center, Room 212
Description Composer and sound artist Patricia Alessandrini (Stanford University) will speak about her recent work with embodied interaction, including instrument design for inclusive performance and digitally mediated performance and computer-assisted composition.

 

MATERIAL VOICES
Time 6:30 pm (rescheduled from 6 pm)
Location New location: Shapiro Campus Center, Multipurpose Room (second floor)
Description Collaborate on an interactive art installation that promotes the voices of students from Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINCA), a multicultural, multilingual and multinational high school in Dorchester. Coordinated by Gabriel Fontes ’19 and Justus Davis ’19.

 

BRANDEIS EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: THE ILLUSTRIOUS MR. LASSUS 
Time 7 pm
Location Harlan Chapel
Description Astoundingly prolific, adept in multiple styles and languages, writer of sublime harmonies and lewd parodies, Orlando di Lasso was renowned for much of the 16th century as a supreme musician and master of composition. The combination of Brandeis' large collection of period instruments with solo voices is enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of the Harlan Chapel. Sarah Mead, director.

 

THE BACCHAE
Time 8 pm
Location Mainstage Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Description This new translation from ancient Greek by Joel P. Christensen ’01 (Classics) tells the story of Dionysus, who travels to Thebes to clear his mother’s name. His arrival upends the ordered city-state of Thebes by introducing to Theban women the frenzied worship of a new god. With vibrant original songs and choreography, this production takes a contemporary look at religious ecstasy, political authority and the psychology of mass violence. Scenic design by Cameron Anderson. Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky. Presented by the Department of Theater Arts. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council. Tickets: $20/$15/$5 at Brandeis Tickets. (Also on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

 

IDENTITY IN MOTION / "el barrio"
Time 8-9 pm 
Location Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center
Description Screening of a video by Arlett Marquez '21 about Dominican and Haitian border communities, followed by a reception with refreshments.