Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, December 14 All Day - Art Galleries
Opening Reception: October 26, 5-9 pm
Gallery Talk: October 28 10am
This important biennial event will showcase recent works from some of the most intriguing and creative printmakers working in the USA and Canada today. The LAPS 21st National program will also include workshops, lectures, guided tours and satellite shows at other venues in Los Angeles and Orange County. Printmaking in the 21st Century is having a wide resurgence that has triggered bold innovation and experimentation as well as a rediscovery of the beauty of traditional techniques of this versatile and egalitarian art form. This exhibition and its ancillary events offer a wide outlook of its richness and scope.
DIE FLEDERMAUS by Joann Strauss II, from a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee
The Waltz King's madcap masterpiece offers a rousing evening of mistaken identities, flirtations, and light-hearted deceit. This delightful Viennese farce is filled with effervescent melodies, lilting waltzes, and a rollicking tribute to champagne. Directed by Eli Villanueva, musical direction by John Roscigno, choreography by J'aime Morrison. Sung in English
Four performances only: Oct 25-26, Nov 2-3 NOTE CURTAIN TIMES: Fri-Sat 7:30pm, final Sun 2pm
Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.
We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
One of the most famous propaganda ballets to have emerged from the Cultural Revolution, White-Haired Girl brought critical acclaim to the regional dance company in 1979. Since then, Shanghai Ballet has become one of the most pre-eminent international ballet companies in the world. Known for presenting ingenious interpretations of classical and contemporary repertoire, the ensemble under Xin Lili's artistic direction will enchant audiences with its exquisite performance of La Sylphide -- a romantic tale of a young man forever chasing an elusive, celestial being, only to encounter tragedy and heartache.
"The costumes were dazzling... Starting off in a low-key manner, the Shanghai Ballet ... built to a crescendo of rapidfire over-the-head lifts and tours en l'air at the sold-out ... Auditorium."
-- Dottie Ashley, The Post and Courier
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Whitstt Room, Sierra Hall 451, Fourth Floor
Captain Dallas Bethea presents Will History Repeat Itself?
The First Annual History Department Distinguished Alumni Lecture
In 1988, CSUN Alumnus Dallas Bethea commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS Gary, confronted a challenge no US naval officer had faced in more than 40 years; surface combat with an armed foe. He will discuss this event and evaluate the possibility of a near future repeat in the Middle East or Pacific.
Captain Bethea will reflect on his 32 years in the Navy and how his time as a History major at CSUN shaped his successful career.