Minding the Dance, this year’s defining theme, continues the thought-provoking MSU repertory tradition through 2013-'14. The renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns once again to the MSU stage with the crystalline Mozart homage, Spent Days Out Yonder. Doug Varone presents his cool and quirky Strict Love, set to a 1970s AM radio score. The interactive set and video installation for Nancy Lushington’s Spatial Dialogues create a constantly shifting environment challenging the dancers to respond.
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April 10, 11, and 14-16 • 7:30 p.m.
April 12 • 8 p.m.
April 13 • 2 p.m.
By Will Eno
Directed by Debbie Saivetz
L. Howard Fox Studio Theater
Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play of 2010, Middletown is a deeply moving and funny new play that explores the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and compelling ways. A powerful and poignant meditation on birth, death and points between.
Peak Performances Presents:
Orlando from Cryptic
April 10 and 11 • 7:30 p.m.
April 12 • 8 p.m.
April 13 • 3 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Free pre-show Sneak Peek Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m.
Directed by Cathie Boyd
Text by Virginia Woolf, Adapted by Darryl Pinckney
Original Score Composed by Craig Armstrong and Antye Greie (aka AGF)
A transformative evening of theater, Orlando opens with the hero as a young man in Elizabethan England, and follows his transformations of fortune, love and even gender in this multi-faceted, century-spanning quest for "life and a lover." A sensuous epic of self-discovery, Virginia Woolf’s novel has been described as the most charming love letter in literature, relishing an era where opulence and hedonism were savored.
Cryptic is supported by Creative Scotland. (Download the Cryptic app for free at the itunes store.)
Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates
John J. Cali School of Music Presents:
Enjoy these performances featuring Cali School ensembles(follow links for ticketing information):