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June 7, 2010 - June 13, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Retirement and Recognition
Retirement and Recognition (Photo by Phil Scalia)

Daily Events

Monday 6/7

TAKE Dance: Open Rehearsal
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Dance Center

Wednesday 6/9

Dance Student Showing
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Dance Center: Dance Theater

Participants of the Summer Dance Workshop showcase their work during the residency.

Thursday 6/10

TAKE Dance: Dance Performance
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Dance Center: Dance Theater

TAKE Dance Company explores a wide variety of themes in this performance, beginning with Sakura Sakura, a tribute to the beauty and strength of Japanese women set to a traditional Japanese song and music by Mozart. Then, in Footsteps in the Snow, the dancers take up the concept of human impermanence, accompanied by a trio of songs by Arvo Part. The final work, entitled Linked, features the dancers exploring the tribal celebration of humankind and the harmony of interpersonal relationships with the music of Pat Metheny. This work calls up the ease and intimacy of close personal friendships, those not once-removed by the false closeness of today?s advanced technology.

Friday 6/11

  A Saratoga ArtsFest Event: UpBeat On the Roof
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Roof top/Payne Rm

The Tequila Mockingbirds, a mix of blues, rock, and jazz. A Saratoga ArtsFest Event

  Gallim Dance: Dance Performance
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:15 PM

Location: Dance Center: Dance Theater

I Can See Myself in Your Pupil is a breathless suite of dances set to a highly eclectic score of music from Israel, Mexico, Australia, Italy, and Denmark. With a cast of seven dancers wearing a rotation of colorful costumes, Pupil develops a non-linear narrative of seven vignettes that weave together moments of intimacy, awkwardness of the body, and the pleasure of dancing.

Saturday 6/12

  A Saratoga ArtsFest Event: The Saratoga Sculpture Project Panel
Time: 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum

A Saratoga ArtsFest Event with Ian Berry, Malloy Curator of the Tang, Anthony Caffritz, Director of Salem Art Works and internationally know artists will present their works and discuss sculpture in public places.

Opening Reception: "For You" Exhibition
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum

Opening Reception for exhibition, "For You", in the Winter Gallery

A Saratoga ArtsFest Event: Music & Motion
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:15 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: Ladd Concert Hall

This dance and music collaboration will feature the music of composer Richard Danielpour and the choreography of both Ruben Graciani and dancer and Skidmore professor Debra Fernandez. Preludes will be played by pianist Xiayin Wang, and string quartets will be performed by the Hyperion Quartet.

Music & Motion is a testament to the composer?s belief in the power of music to sing and dance: ?Some of the music will be accompanied by choreographed movement; in other instances, the movement in the music will be inherent and implied. It is inspired by the song and dance that we all witness in everyday life and it is offered, in turn, to the world in a spirit of gratitude.?

  Jazz Event: Brandon Lee Quartet
Time: 8:30 PM- 9:45 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

A Saratoga ArtsFest Event

Brandon Lee has been called ?one of the baddest young trumpeters out there? by Wynton Marsalis. The Juilliard graduate?s debut album, From Within, was released in 2007 and in 2008 he was the youngest member ever to be appointed to the Juilliard faculty. Lee has played with noted jazz musicians Kenny Barron, Carl Allen, Roy Hargrove, and Christian McBride among others. His latest release is Absolute-Lee. Joining Lee in this performance are Geoff Vidal (tenor sax), Kristopher Bowers (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), and Marion Felder (drums).

Sunday 6/13

  Saratoga ArtsFest Event: Family Day at the Tang
Time: 2:15 PM- 3:45 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum

Family Day at the Tang- A Saratoga ArtsFest event Reservations recommended: 580-8080.

Ongoing Events

  [4/8 - 6/27] Schick Art Gallery Exhibition: The Figure Five Ways

Location: Saisselin Art Center: Schick Art Gallery

A figurative exhibition featuring five contemporary artists: Hugo Crosthwaite, Michael Ferris, Jr., Susan Jamison, Sophie Jodoin, and Emily Metzguer.

[4/10 - 8/7] Opener 19: Los Carpinteros
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Wachenheim Gallery

Everyday things from domestic items to urban architecture permeate the work of Havana-based duo Los Carpinteros. Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez's exquisitely crafted sculptures and drawings twist these reco'nizable objects into surreal amalgamations-a bed in the shape of a roller coaster or a building with drawers for windows-that beg us to re-examine these ubiquitous objects and our relationship to them.