Field Trips

*Remember to bring in documentation to your final exam (or before) of your performance field trip. This is 2.5% of your grade.

REQUIRED FIELD TRIP – POSSIBLE EVENTS: (bring a program, signed by someone involved – box office, performer, director or assistants, gallery curator etc).

1) The Parchman Hour: Mississippi Freedom Riders‘ ’68 Story…WHEN: Thursday NOV 3 to Sunday NOV 13, WHERE: Center for Dramatic Art at UNC (by Cobb Residence Hall). Incredible story, collab. between Mike Wiley, Tim Tyson, Playmakers, and my friend Kashif performs.

2) Watt by Samuel Beckett, Performed by Barry McGovern. WHEN: Wed Nov 2, 7:30 PM – 8:30PM. WHERE: 7:30PM Memorial Hall, UNC (Pre-show talk Campus Y, 6:30). About World War II living underground in France, very witty humor, one man show (great example of what to shoot for regarding Character in your performances).

3) Troubling Violence, Performance Project from Missouri (about domestic violence). WHEN/WHERE: Thursday Nov 3 at Duke/Durham’s Center for Documentary Studies, Friday November 4 at UNC’s CENTER FOR DRAMATIC ART Room 101, 7PM.

4) Eating Animals by The Performance Collective
Nov 10-12 & 17-19, 2011: Thu @ 6pm, Fri & Sat @ 8pm in Studio 6, Swain Hall
Tickets available at the Union Box Office (962-1449); $10 general $5 student at the door.

EXHIBITS (can count too)

5) THRU DEC Nasher Museum of Art (Duke): Deconstructive Impulse, Women in Art in the 1970s-1980s, Avant Garde and responsive art to mainstream media – this is A FANTASTIC EXHIBIT, well worth your time, Thursday Nights it’s open til 9PM, and free for students.

OTHER:

THRU OCT 28 Stone Center Exhibit:  African-American Soldiers in Germany http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/programs/events/GI%20Exhibition/

The World’s Premier  Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS Concert. Friday October 14th, 8:00pm. Memorial Hall. Info Here. The concert is a free ticketed event although the producers are asking for suggested donations at the box office (suggested levels are $1, $5, $10, $15). Profits from the album will go to Talents of the Malawian Child (TOMC), a nonprofit organization founded by album co-producer, Peter Mawanga. TOMC strives to provide tangible economic opportunities to AIDS orphans and vulnerable children, by giving them both the hands-on skills training and self-esteem to prepare them for a sustainable career working in the arts.  Ticket can be obtained at: http://memorialhall.unc.edu/

****THIS CAN COUNT AS ONE OF YOUR REQUIRED PERFORMANCE FIELD TRIPS. (You are required to go to 2 during the semester, in sum. The Phil Porter Workshop Counts as one, and pre-approved events – some of you have talked with me – count for your 2nd.)

World Premier of Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS

Water Stains on the Wall – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan –

When:

Thursday, October 6, 2011 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 7, 2011 – 8:00 PM

Memorial Hall
Samuel Beckett’s Endgame

When:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – 7:30 PM
Friday, November 4, 2011 – 8:00 PM

Where:
Historic Playmakers Theatre
Samuel Beckett’s Watt

When:

Thursday, November 3, 2011 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2011 – 8:00 PM

Where:
Historic Playmakers Theatre
When:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 – 7:30 PM

Where:
Memorial Hall

October 26 – November 13, 2011
Evenings at 7:30pm; Matinees at 2:00pm

See NCSU Arts:

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Dobet Dobet Gnahoré
Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8pm  |  Stewart TheatreIvory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré first took American audiences by storm in 2006, when she joined African music legends Habib Koité and Vusi Mahlasela on Putumayo’s Acoustic Africa tour. In 2010, Dobet and India.Arie won the Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the song “Pearls.” With a Pan-African sound ranging from Mandingue melodies to Congolese rumba, Ivory Coast ziglibiti to Cameroon bikoutsi, Dobet is hailed as one of the freshest talents in new African music. The BBC calls her “a vivacious bundle of energy, blessed with a powerful voice and infectious charisma.” Come see why. Pre-show discussion, 7pm, Walnut Room.  LEARN MORE >
Shana Tucker Shana Tucker              
Friday, November 11, 2011 at 7pm & 9pm  |  Kennedy-McIlwee Studio TheatreTranscending genre distinctions, Shana Tucker is a “ChamberSoul” cellist and singer/songwriter from New York who’s set on blazing a trail for herself down here in North Carolina. Her music is a sultry pastiche of acoustic pop and soulful, jazz-influenced contemporary folk. Shana just released her debut album, Shine, described by The News & Observer as “a delectable combination of folksy acoustic pop and in-the-pocket jazz, topped off with her easy croon.” LEARN MORE >
Brian Brooks Brian Brooks Moving Company – Motor
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8pm  |  Stewart TheatreChoreographer Brian Brooks fuses “minimalist rigor with flamboyant whimsy” (The New Yorker). Brian’s latest whimsy? Spanning the distance from the back of the stage out to the farthest walls of the theatre, over three miles of sky blue cables expand to create a tunnel-like space over both audience and performers in the 60-minute dance Motor. Within this vibrant, large-scale installation, dancers wrestle with themselves and one another in an exploration of perpetual motion that amplifies our linear perception of time and experience. Pre-show discussion, 7pm, Walnut Room. LEARN MORE >

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  1. Oops. Just realized I should have posted about that event here rather than on the home page. My apologies…here it is again:

    The Mau a Malawi
    The “story behind the music” event is on Wednesday October 12th, 5:30 – 7:00pm. Nelson Mandela Auditorium . FedEx Global Education Center. Free entry. http://globalhealth.unc.edu/2011/10/mau-a-malawi-the-story-behind-the-music/. The goal of this event is to offer the opportunity to hear how the stories of people affected with AIDS were brought to life in music. This is in many words the prequel to the premier “larger than life” music performance on October 14th.

    The World’s Premier Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS! Concert. Friday October 14th, 8:00pm. Memorial Hall. http://globalhealth.unc.edu/2011/09/stories-of-aids-malawi-concert/ The concert is a free ticketed event although the producers are asking for suggested donations at the box office (suggested levels are $1, $5, $10, $15). Profits from the album will go to Talents of the Malawian Child (TOMC), a nonprofit organization founded by album co-producer, Peter Mawanga. TOMC strives to provide tangible economic opportunities to AIDS orphans and vulnerable children, by giving them both the hands-on skills training and self-esteem to prepare them for a sustainable career working in the arts. Ticket can be obtained at the ff website: http://memorialhall.unc.edu/

    • PS- *This is me posting this, not Marie, so please don’t get it mixed up with one of the required performances we have to go to for class. This is just for you if you’re interested!*

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