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Thu April 2, 2015
  • Cabaret Troupe

    7 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Filene Recital Hall

    The student musicians, actors, directors, and crew of Cabaret Troupe present the musical Urinetown, a satire of capitalism and bureaucracy, with characters such as Penelope Pennywise, police officers Lockstock and Barrel, and Little Becky Two Shoes.

Fri April 3, 2015
  • Cabaret Troupe

    7 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Filene Recital Hall

    The student musicians, actors, directors, and crew of Cabaret Troupe present the musical Urinetown, a satire of capitalism and bureaucracy, with characters such as Penelope Pennywise, police officers Lockstock and Barrel, and Little Becky Two Shoes.

  • Senior Dance Capstones

    8 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Dance Theater

    Senior dance majors Kelly Polhemus, Anastasia Eckerson, and John Li will perform solos by professional choreographers, while Connor Milligan and Nikhita Winkler will have their choreography performed by student dancers.

Sat April 4, 2015
  • Cabaret Troupe

    7 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Filene Recital Hall

    The student musicians, actors, directors, and crew of Cabaret Troupe present the musical Urinetown, a satire of capitalism and bureaucracy, with characters such as Penelope Pennywise, police officers Lockstock and Barrel, and Little Becky Two Shoes.

  • Senior Dance Capstones

    2 and 8 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Dance Theater

    Senior dance majors Kelly Polhemus, Anastasia Eckerson, and John Li will perform solos by professional choreographers, while Connor Milligan and Nikhita Winkler will have their choreography performed by student dancers.

Fri April 10, 2015
  • A year in the making: Sleeping Beauty

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors and Skidmore community, free for students and children
    Zankel Music Center

    In 2011, it was Swan Lake. In 2013, it was An Evening with the Ballets Russes. This year, it’s Sleeping Beauty, the most ambitious collaboration yet between the Department of Dance and the Skidmore College Orchestra.

    Premiering in St. Petersburg in 1890, Sleeping Beauty is considered the ultimate grand classical ballet. Set in Baroque style, it celebrates the triumph of good over evil and features a large cast of storybook characters. This production marks the third collaborative project for professors Denise Warner Limoli, who teaches “Classical Ballet Workshop,” and Anthony Holland, who conducts the Skidmore Orchestra.

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    “I counted my cast the other day and the total came to 79—without understudies,” says Limoli. ”We have never done anything this grand.”

    It was to enable such cross-departmental works that the College included an orchestra pit in the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall when it built the Arthur Zankel Music Center. For Limoli, “There’s no comparing dancing to recorded music vs. dancing to a live orchestra. Dancing is a right-now-in-the-moment experience. When the orchestra is playing and the dancers are dancing, it’s a thrilling, symbiotic relationship.”

    It’s especially exciting when the score is one of Tchaikovsky’s great works. In Sleeping Beauty, Limoli says, “we find Tchaikovsky at his grandest and most melodic, and the orchestra has done spectacular work on it.”

    Since the full ballet lasts four hours, Limoli and Holland spent much of last summer developing what Limoli calls a “very condensed but very legitimate” 90-minute version. Limoli is confident that “no one is going to say, ‘Where was this dance or that dance?’ People are going to hear all the beautiful music with which they’re familiar and see all the beautiful dances. All we’ve cut is nonessential storytelling.”

    The entire two-hour program will open with a performance by Filene Scholar Joseph Eisele ’17 of Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major.

    Conducting auditions last November and holding rehearsals at the rate of two to five per week since January, Limoli has assembled an outstanding cast with sophomore Merritt Rosen in the lead role of Princess Aurora. As with the two previous ballet productions in Zankel, Kim Vanyo is designing the costumes, Garrett Wilson the scenery, and Shawn Dubois the lighting.

    Performances:
    Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.

  • García Lorca’s Blood Wedding

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $12 general admission; $8 students, Skidmore community, and senior citizens
    Bernhard Theater

    Tradition, passion, and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play are rumblings of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca’s poetic resistance.

    The play is based on a 1928 newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragedy near Almeria in southern Spain. García Lorca clipped the article, reread it five years later, and in a week finished his play, which instantly became a hit in Madrid, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.

    Read More

    Skidmore's production emerged from a Lorca-centered lab course taught last fall by theater faculty members Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond. For the seniors with acting roles, this production is a culmination of a year’s study. “I’ve loved exploring in such depth the history of this play, García Lorca’s life, and his tragic assassination,” says Alex Chernin ’16, who plays the bride around whom the story revolves. “We feel like we’re honoring him.”

    This is the first production that Anderson and Bond have co-directed. Dramaturg Nick Graver ’16 helped provide historical and theoretical materials for the cast and re-create García Lorca’s world in the script.

    Performances:
    Friday–Saturday, April 10–11, and Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

Sat April 11, 2015
  • A year in the making: Sleeping Beauty

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors and Skidmore community, free for students and children
    Zankel Music Center

    In 2011, it was Swan Lake. In 2013, it was An Evening with the Ballets Russes. This year, it’s Sleeping Beauty, the most ambitious collaboration yet between the Department of Dance and the Skidmore College Orchestra.

    Premiering in St. Petersburg in 1890, Sleeping Beauty is considered the ultimate grand classical ballet. Set in Baroque style, it celebrates the triumph of good over evil and features a large cast of storybook characters. This production marks the third collaborative project for professors Denise Warner Limoli, who teaches “Classical Ballet Workshop,” and Anthony Holland, who conducts the Skidmore Orchestra.

    Read More

    “I counted my cast the other day and the total came to 79—without understudies,” says Limoli. ”We have never done anything this grand.”

    It was to enable such cross-departmental works that the College included an orchestra pit in the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall when it built the Arthur Zankel Music Center. For Limoli, “There’s no comparing dancing to recorded music vs. dancing to a live orchestra. Dancing is a right-now-in-the-moment experience. When the orchestra is playing and the dancers are dancing, it’s a thrilling, symbiotic relationship.”

    It’s especially exciting when the score is one of Tchaikovsky’s great works. In Sleeping Beauty, Limoli says, “we find Tchaikovsky at his grandest and most melodic, and the orchestra has done spectacular work on it.”

    Since the full ballet lasts four hours, Limoli and Holland spent much of last summer developing what Limoli calls a “very condensed but very legitimate” 90-minute version. Limoli is confident that “no one is going to say, ‘Where was this dance or that dance?’ People are going to hear all the beautiful music with which they’re familiar and see all the beautiful dances. All we’ve cut is nonessential storytelling.”

    The entire two-hour program will open with a performance by Filene Scholar Joseph Eisele ’17 of Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major.

    Conducting auditions last November and holding rehearsals at the rate of two to five per week since January, Limoli has assembled an outstanding cast with sophomore Merritt Rosen in the lead role of Princess Aurora. As with the two previous ballet productions in Zankel, Kim Vanyo is designing the costumes, Garrett Wilson the scenery, and Shawn Dubois the lighting.

    Performances:
    Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.

  • García Lorca’s Blood Wedding

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $12 general admission; $8 students, Skidmore community, and senior citizens
    Bernhard Theater

    Tradition, passion, and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play are rumblings of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca’s poetic resistance.

    The play is based on a 1928 newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragedy near Almeria in southern Spain. García Lorca clipped the article, reread it five years later, and in a week finished his play, which instantly became a hit in Madrid, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.

    Read More

    Skidmore's production emerged from a Lorca-centered lab course taught last fall by theater faculty members Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond. For the seniors with acting roles, this production is a culmination of a year’s study. “I’ve loved exploring in such depth the history of this play, García Lorca’s life, and his tragic assassination,” says Alex Chernin ’16, who plays the bride around whom the story revolves. “We feel like we’re honoring him.”

    This is the first production that Anderson and Bond have co-directed. Dramaturg Nick Graver ’16 helped provide historical and theoretical materials for the cast and re-create García Lorca’s world in the script.

    Performances:
    Friday–Saturday, April 10–11, and Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

Sun April 12, 2015
  • A year in the making: Sleeping Beauty

    3 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors and Skidmore community, free for students and children
    Zankel Music Center

    In 2011, it was Swan Lake. In 2013, it was An Evening with the Ballets Russes. This year, it’s Sleeping Beauty, the most ambitious collaboration yet between the Department of Dance and the Skidmore College Orchestra.

    Premiering in St. Petersburg in 1890, Sleeping Beauty is considered the ultimate grand classical ballet. Set in Baroque style, it celebrates the triumph of good over evil and features a large cast of storybook characters. This production marks the third collaborative project for professors Denise Warner Limoli, who teaches “Classical Ballet Workshop,” and Anthony Holland, who conducts the Skidmore Orchestra.

    Read More

    “I counted my cast the other day and the total came to 79—without understudies,” says Limoli. ”We have never done anything this grand.”

    It was to enable such cross-departmental works that the College included an orchestra pit in the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall when it built the Arthur Zankel Music Center. For Limoli, “There’s no comparing dancing to recorded music vs. dancing to a live orchestra. Dancing is a right-now-in-the-moment experience. When the orchestra is playing and the dancers are dancing, it’s a thrilling, symbiotic relationship.”

    It’s especially exciting when the score is one of Tchaikovsky’s great works. In Sleeping Beauty, Limoli says, “we find Tchaikovsky at his grandest and most melodic, and the orchestra has done spectacular work on it.”

    Since the full ballet lasts four hours, Limoli and Holland spent much of last summer developing what Limoli calls a “very condensed but very legitimate” 90-minute version. Limoli is confident that “no one is going to say, ‘Where was this dance or that dance?’ People are going to hear all the beautiful music with which they’re familiar and see all the beautiful dances. All we’ve cut is nonessential storytelling.”

    The entire two-hour program will open with a performance by Filene Scholar Joseph Eisele ’17 of Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major.

    Conducting auditions last November and holding rehearsals at the rate of two to five per week since January, Limoli has assembled an outstanding cast with sophomore Merritt Rosen in the lead role of Princess Aurora. As with the two previous ballet productions in Zankel, Kim Vanyo is designing the costumes, Garrett Wilson the scenery, and Shawn Dubois the lighting.

    Performances:
    Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.

  • García Lorca’s Blood Wedding

    2 p.m.
    Tickets: $12 general admission; $8 students, Skidmore community, and senior citizens
    Bernhard Theater

    Tradition, passion, and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play are rumblings of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca’s poetic resistance.

    The play is based on a 1928 newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragedy near Almeria in southern Spain. García Lorca clipped the article, reread it five years later, and in a week finished his play, which instantly became a hit in Madrid, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.

    Read More

    Skidmore's production emerged from a Lorca-centered lab course taught last fall by theater faculty members Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond. For the seniors with acting roles, this production is a culmination of a year’s study. “I’ve loved exploring in such depth the history of this play, García Lorca’s life, and his tragic assassination,” says Alex Chernin ’16, who plays the bride around whom the story revolves. “We feel like we’re honoring him.”

    This is the first production that Anderson and Bond have co-directed. Dramaturg Nick Graver ’16 helped provide historical and theoretical materials for the cast and re-create García Lorca’s world in the script.

    Performances:
    Friday–Saturday, April 10–11, and Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

Thu April 16, 2015
  • García Lorca’s Blood Wedding

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $12 general admission; $8 students, Skidmore community, and senior citizens
    Bernhard Theater

    Tradition, passion, and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play are rumblings of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca’s poetic resistance.

    The play is based on a 1928 newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragedy near Almeria in southern Spain. García Lorca clipped the article, reread it five years later, and in a week finished his play, which instantly became a hit in Madrid, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.

    Read More

    Skidmore's production emerged from a Lorca-centered lab course taught last fall by theater faculty members Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond. For the seniors with acting roles, this production is a culmination of a year’s study. “I’ve loved exploring in such depth the history of this play, García Lorca’s life, and his tragic assassination,” says Alex Chernin ’16, who plays the bride around whom the story revolves. “We feel like we’re honoring him.”

    This is the first production that Anderson and Bond have co-directed. Dramaturg Nick Graver ’16 helped provide historical and theoretical materials for the cast and re-create García Lorca’s world in the script.

    Performances:
    Friday–Saturday, April 10–11, and Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

Fri April 17, 2015
  • García Lorca’s Blood Wedding

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $12 general admission; $8 students, Skidmore community, and senior citizens
    Bernhard Theater

    Tradition, passion, and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play are rumblings of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca’s poetic resistance.

    The play is based on a 1928 newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragedy near Almeria in southern Spain. García Lorca clipped the article, reread it five years later, and in a week finished his play, which instantly became a hit in Madrid, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.

    Read More

    Skidmore's production emerged from a Lorca-centered lab course taught last fall by theater faculty members Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond. For the seniors with acting roles, this production is a culmination of a year’s study. “I’ve loved exploring in such depth the history of this play, García Lorca’s life, and his tragic assassination,” says Alex Chernin ’16, who plays the bride around whom the story revolves. “We feel like we’re honoring him.”

    This is the first production that Anderson and Bond have co-directed. Dramaturg Nick Graver ’16 helped provide historical and theoretical materials for the cast and re-create García Lorca’s world in the script.

    Performances:
    Friday–Saturday, April 10–11, and Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

  • Silk, Bamboo, and Bronze: Music of China and Indonesia

    4 p.m.
    Free and open to the public.
    Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Lei Ouyang Bryant and Elizabeth Macy.

  • Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles

    7 p.m.
    Free and open to the public.
    Zankel Music Center

    Coached by John Nazarenko, George Muscatello, and Mark Vinci.

  • Spring Dance Concert

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens
    Dance Theater

    Four renowned modern works—Rainbow Etude, Limón Etude, Parsons Etude, and Battlefield—will be staged by artist-in-residence Erika Pujič, lecturer Christy Williams will present a new work for four dancers, and professor Denise Warner Limoli’s students will perform ballet selections.

Sat April 18, 2015
  • García Lorca’s Blood Wedding

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $12 general admission; $8 students, Skidmore community, and senior citizens
    Bernhard Theater

    Tradition, passion, and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play are rumblings of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca’s poetic resistance.

    The play is based on a 1928 newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragedy near Almeria in southern Spain. García Lorca clipped the article, reread it five years later, and in a week finished his play, which instantly became a hit in Madrid, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.

    Read More

    Skidmore's production emerged from a Lorca-centered lab course taught last fall by theater faculty members Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond. For the seniors with acting roles, this production is a culmination of a year’s study. “I’ve loved exploring in such depth the history of this play, García Lorca’s life, and his tragic assassination,” says Alex Chernin ’16, who plays the bride around whom the story revolves. “We feel like we’re honoring him.”

    This is the first production that Anderson and Bond have co-directed. Dramaturg Nick Graver ’16 helped provide historical and theoretical materials for the cast and re-create García Lorca’s world in the script.

    Performances:
    Friday–Saturday, April 10–11, and Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

  • Senior Recital: Emily Pryzsinda, flute

    1 p.m.
    Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Ji Won (Jenni) Kim, piano

    4 p.m.
    Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Samual Kastner, jazz, composition, trombone

    8 p.m.
    Zankel Music Center

  • Spring Dance Concert

    2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens
    Dance Theater

    Four renowned modern works—Rainbow Etude, Limón Etude, Parsons Etude, and Battlefield—will be staged by artist-in-residence Erika Pujič, lecturer Christy Williams will present a new work for four dancers, and professor Denise Warner Limoli’s students will perform ballet selections.

Sun April 19, 2015
  • García Lorca’s Blood Wedding

    2 p.m.
    Tickets: $12 general admission; $8 students, Skidmore community, and senior citizens
    Bernhard Theater

    Tradition, passion, and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play are rumblings of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca’s poetic resistance.

    The play is based on a 1928 newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragedy near Almeria in southern Spain. García Lorca clipped the article, reread it five years later, and in a week finished his play, which instantly became a hit in Madrid, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.

    Read More

    Skidmore's production emerged from a Lorca-centered lab course taught last fall by theater faculty members Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond. For the seniors with acting roles, this production is a culmination of a year’s study. “I’ve loved exploring in such depth the history of this play, García Lorca’s life, and his tragic assassination,” says Alex Chernin ’16, who plays the bride around whom the story revolves. “We feel like we’re honoring him.”

    This is the first production that Anderson and Bond have co-directed. Dramaturg Nick Graver ’16 helped provide historical and theoretical materials for the cast and re-create García Lorca’s world in the script.

    Performances:
    Friday–Saturday, April 10–11, and Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

  • Senior Recital: Hannah Lipton, chamber ensemble

    7 p.m.
    Zankel Music Center

  • Skidmore Community Chorus

    2 p.m.
    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and Skidmore community, free for students and children.
    Zankel Music Center

    Directed by Katie Gardiner.

Mon April 20, 2015
  • Senior Recital: Robin Luongo, cello

    8 p.m.
    Zankel Music Center

Tue April 21, 2015
  • Skidmore Guitar Ensemble

    8 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Joel Brown.

Wed April 22, 2015
  • Beijing Guitar Duo

    8 p.m.
    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and Skidmore community, free for students and children.
    Zankel Music Center

    Featuring Meng Su and Yameng Wang.

Thu April 23, 2015
  • Sounds of a Sisterhood: American Women in Song

    8 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Sylvia Stoner.

Fri April 24, 2015
  • Senior Recital: Jessica Aleman, saxophone

    8 p.m.
    Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Kin (Desmond) To Siu, voilin

    5 p.m.
    Zankel Music Center

Sun April 26, 2015
  • Skidmore String Ensembles

    7 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Michael Emery, Josh Rodriguez, and Jameson Platte.

  • Skidmore Wind Ensembles

    2 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Jan Vinci, Randall Ellis, Susan Martula, and Michelle McLoughlin.

Mon April 27, 2015
  • Skidmore Jazz Band

    8 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Zankel Music Center

    Directed by Mark Vinci.

Tue April 28, 2015
  • Choreography I showing

    7 p.m.
    Free and open to the public
    Dance Theater

    Student dancers perform original group pieces choreographed by 17 students in Skidmore’s “Choreography I” course.

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