Coming Up!
  February 2014
College of the Arts - Events Highlights
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents:

Dance Collage

Memorial Auditorium

Tickets: $15*

February 19, 20, and 21 • 7:30 p.m.
February 222 p.m.; 8 p.m.
February 23 • 2 p.m.

Innovative student choreography is the centerpiece as MSU Dance majors “strut their stuff” in this lively showcase featuring new dance works in a variety of genres.
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Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $15*

Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Music and Lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes
Directed by Clay James

February 28 • 7:30 p.m.
March 1 2 p.m.; 8 p.m.
March 2  2 p.m.
March 4
• 7:30 p.m.
March 5 • 7:30 p.m.
March 6 • 7:30 p.m.
March 7 • 7:30 p.m.
March 8 2 p.m.

Ingénue Peggy Sawyer lands her first job in the chorus of a new Broadway show. When the star, Miss Dorothy Brock, has an accident, Peggy is given the chance of a lifetime. The amazing score includes You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, We're in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, and, of course, the show-stopping 42nd Street.
*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates

John J. Cali School of Music Presents:

Enjoy the varied music of the Cali School of Music’s faculty artists this month including: 

Peak Performances Presents:

David Roussève | REALITY

February 6 and 7 • 7:30 p.m.
February 82 p.m.; 8 p.m.** (see below)

February 9 • 2 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $20*
Choreographed and written by David Roussève
Video Art by Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Original Music by d. Sabela grimes 

Regional Premiere - A Peak Commission

explores the evolving nature of intimacy in our technology-driven, furiously-paced world. Redefining the coming-of-age story for the electronic age, the evening-length piece (80 minutes, no intermission) follows an African-American, gay, urban teenager who is present only by the emotionally laden tweets and text messages he sends. Dance, multimedia, and the music of Nat King Cole and d. Sabela grimes combine to form an intensely personal journey of self-discovery.
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**Special Event: Engage with Stardust

On February 8, following the 8 p.m. performance, stay for a post-show Community Conversation with choreographer David Roussève, video artist Cari Ann Shim Sham*, and dancers from REALITY.  (No ticket required for the Community Conversation.)

"Stardust" is commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Peak Performances at Montclair State. The presentation of "Stardust" was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project (NDP). Major support for NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding provided by Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, the University of CA Institute for Research in the Arts, and the UCLA Faculty Research Grants program. This tour of David Roussève is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Art Forum Speaker Series Presents:
Matthew Northridge, Multimedia Artist

February 11 • 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Calcia Hall - Room 135
Admission free

Matthew Northridge studied at Boston College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving anMFA in painting and drawing in 1999. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cornell University, and the National Academy Museum, among others.  His solo efforts include shows at KANSAS and Gorney Bravin + Lee (both in N.Y.), and Western Exhibitions (Chicago).  
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(Note: Subject to changes)
Events for Prospective Students
February 9: Graduate Open House
February 18: Music Therapy Day

Save the Date and Register Now!
March 7:
Theatre Day
April 4: Dance Day
April 4: Communication and Media Day
Campus Visits: Undergraduate l Graduate
George Segal Gallery - Web page
To February 22: Art Connections 10
Dept. of Art and Design - Web page
Art Forum/Art Talks...
February 11: Matthew Northridge, Multimedia
February 18: Emily Noelle Lambert, Painter, Sculptor and Installation artist
February 25: Lucky DeBellevue, Multimedia

Art Forum/Art Talks Web page
MFA Gallery...
MFA Gallery Web page
John J. Cali School of Music - Web page
February 14: MSU Symphony Orchestra
February 15:
MSU Wind Symphony with the South Brunswick High School Ensemble
February 16: An Afternoon of Chamber Music

All faculty, student and guest artists' performances.

Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
February 28-March 8: 42nd Street
School of Communication and Media - Web page
Film Forum...
February 4: Cari Ann Shim Sham, Filmmaker, Choreographer and Video Artist
February 11: Lexi Alexander, Director, Writer, Producer, Actress
February 18: Bill Odenkirk, Writer/Producer
February 25: Pamela T. Turner, Animation Artist and Historian

Film Forum's Web page
Carpe Diem...
Current Carpe Diem episodes
Peak Performances - Web page
February 6-9: Stardust

Creative Research Center - Web Page
Office of Education and Community Outreach - Web page