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Thursday, August 23,2012

2012 Student Guide | CU Department of Theatre & Dance

From www.cutheatre.org

THE NINTH ANNUAL SANS SOUCI FESTIVAL OF DANCE CINEMA

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. (Video installation begins at 7 p.m.) ATLAS Black Box Theater. Free

The Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema presents a two-evening program of short films and live multimedia performance. A niche film festival dedicated to works that merge dance and cinematic art forms, Sans Souci will present a wide variety of films from around the world. Visit SansSouciFest.org for more information.

THE CRANE WIFE

Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Sept. 15, 3 p.m. ATLAS Black Box Theater. Free

The Crane Wife is a puppet theater performance for all ages based on a Japanese folktale by the same name. The show features mystical masks, colorful scenery, shadow movement and live, original music. In this production, Eastern and Western theater traditions come together to tell a touching story of love, trust and greed.

CONCERT ABOUT NOTHING: THE MUSIC OF JOHN CAGE

Oct. 12, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ATLAS Black Box Theater. Free

Part of a week-long CU-Boulder festival, the Concert about Nothing will feature the music of John Cage performed by CU students, faculty and special guests Third Coast Percussion. The Chicago Tribune writes that this quartet, using an impressive array of percussion instruments, combines “the energy of a rock concert with the precision and sophistication of classical chamber music.” Visit www.colorado.edu/atlas/newatlas/events for more info.

PIXELS IN THE CLOSET

Oct. 26-27, 7:30 p.m. ATLAS Black Box Theater. Free

In a unique collaboration between Hong Kong dancer Abby Chan and Denver digital artist Bryan Leister, dance, digital images and sound tell a dark tale from childhood memories. Motion capture technology using infrared cameras, inverse kinematics recognition and Kinect software will allow Chan to control and create music in real-time through her dance movements. The combination of Chinese dance and cultural icons melded with the latest in digital game/ controller technology and graphics promises to deliver a powerful theater experience.

TAME YOUR MAN

Nov. 9-10, 7:30 p.m. ATLAS Black Box Theater. Free

“Tame Your Man is my first work dealing directly with my sexuality as a gay composer and my experience of masculinity within gay culture,” explains director and composer Nathan Hall. “Over the course of the half-hour piece, a pianist will be bound to his instrument and his abilities to use the full range of the keyboard will become increasingly restricted. The performance will explore surrender, pleasure and trust in an abstract, other worldly atmosphere.”

PAMELA Z: WORKS FOR VOICE & ELECTRONICS

Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. ATLAS Black Box Theater. Free

Composer, performer and multimedia artist Pamela Z will perform an evening of works for voice with live electronic processing, a gestureactivated MIDI controller and interactive video. The evening will comprise existing solo works as well new works produced in collaboration with CU’s Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk).

SUBURBIA

by Eric Bogosian Sept. 12-15, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16, 2 p.m. Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

Over the course of a single, explosive evening, relationships will be forged and destroyed as alienated youth confront the aimlessness of their suburban lives.

NOISES OFF

by Michael Frayn Sept. 28-29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2 p.m. Oct. 3-6, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

Send a fourth-rate acting company to perform an atrocious “comedy” — including gratuitous lingerie and a lack of talent — and you get one of the funniest plays ever written.

UTOPIA PARKWAY

Oct. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

Utopia Parkway pays homage to the synthetic process of surrealist artist Joseph Cornell, created and performed by awardwinning Roser Guest Artists Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser, in collaboration with media artist Nathan Ruyle and musicians Jesse Manno and Robert ‘Tigger’ Benford. Plus a premiere of new work created for CU dancers.

LITMUS

directed by Tim Miller Oct. 24-27, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. Loft Theatre. Tickets start at $8

A high-energy exploration of how Americans decide — and divide — the weekend before the national election. Sparks will fly!

FUDDY MEERS

by David Lindsay-Abaire Oct. 17-20, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

The wacky side of amnesia. Every time Claire falls asleep, her memory is erased. Dysfunction and hilarity ensue as secrets unravel and true identities unfold.

INHABIT

Nov. 9-10, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Irey Theatre. Tickets start at $8

An evening of new work by Jaime Duggan and Chrissy Nelson, transforms the Irey Theatre into a thrilling and engaging world of discovery.

A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL, A MUSICAL

Dec. 7-8, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 12-14, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

A hilarious, charming reboot of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale featuring parodies of some of Broadway’s most familiar and beloved show tunes.

MEA[CORPUS] ABSURDUS

Jan. 18-19, 7:30 p.m. ATLAS Black Box Theater. Tickets start at $8

mea[corpus]ABSURDUS is the latest creation of visual and performing artist Nathan Blackwell.

FAR AWAY

by Caryl Churchill Jan. 30-31, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3, 2 p.m. Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. Loft Theatre. Tickets start at $8

Why are those prisoners wearing hats shaped like octopi, giraffes and reptiles? Working-class milliner Joan struggles to understand a world in fear, and what side she’s on.

TRUE WEST

by Sam Shepard Feb. 6-9, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

Two estranged brothers reunite in their mother’s home, and as they clash over issues old and new, their once disparate identities begin to blur.

CATAPULT

Feb. 14-16, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

Catapult reveals the cutting edge creativity of our 2013 BFA class in a collaborative evening of new and provocative choreography

AS YOU LIKE IT

by William Shakespeare Feb. 15-16, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Feb. 20-23, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

All the world’s a stage. Play your part. Rosalind, Shakespeare’s great love teacher, will show you how. She’s been doing it for more than 400 years!

OPEN SPACE

Mar. 1-2, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 3, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

One of our most popular yearly shows, highlights the diversity and breadth of talent in the dance department with pieces that range from hip-hop to modern to jazz and everything in between.

(UN)W.R.A.P., WRITING, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE

Mar. 15-16, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 17, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

(Un)W.R.A.P., Writing, Research and Performance, curated by Cristina Goletti, is a weekend-long dance forum, performance event and workshop where artists and scholars come together to “unwrap” dance.

CHESAPEAKE

by Lee Blessing Mar. 13-16, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 17 @ 2:00 p.m. Mar. 17 @ 6:30 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

U.S. Senator Therm Pooley cites Kerr’s work as a reason to stop funding the arts. When the artist is accidentally killed, he’s reincarnated as the senator’s dog!

ADVICE FROM A CATERPILLAR

by Douglas Carter Beane Apr. 3-6, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 7, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

Successful but unhappy Missy finds herself in a complex but humorous love situation. Set in a modern day Wonderland, can she answer “who are you?”

THE CURRENT

Apr. 19-20, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 21, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

The Current, an exciting new event this season, showcases the creativity of our accomplished faculty who will be joined by various guest artists

LITTLE WOMEN, THE MUSICAL

Apr. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 14, 2 p.m. Apr. 17-20, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 21, 2 p.m. University Theatre and Dance Building. Tickets start at $8

It’s not the opera or the film, the novel or the television show. It’s the same enchanting story of the March sisters beloved for generations — as a musical.

FRINGE FESTIVAL

by CU-OnStage April 27-29, all day University Theatre and Dance Building. Free

An explosion of the arts at the CU Theatre & Dance Building. A celebration of artistic creation and innovation on the CU Campus. See www.cu-onstage.org.

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