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Spring Into the 2010 Arts Season at ODU

The semester may be winding down for students, but the College of Arts and Letters' spring arts events are gearing up. Whether it is music, dance, theater or art that you fancy, there's something for everyone happening at Old Dominion University.

Art

"Repurposes" is a graphic design invitational exhibition, curated by Kenneth FitzGerald, ODU associate professor of art, and Garland Kirkpatrick, associate professor of art at Loyola Marymount University, which includes works by 31 artists from Italy, England, Iran and the United States selected from among 80 applicants. Artists were invited to submit work that addressed themes of re-examination and re-engagement and finding new meanings in material produced for other uses. The exhibit continues through Sunday, April 18.

"Book of Daniel," a new installation from the self-taught collection at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, examines a major evangelical theme that underlies much of the religious content in self-taught art. The stories and visions in the Bible's Book of Daniel are essential inspiration for many for whom biblical texts are literal. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 19.

The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries are located in the University Village, 4509 Monarch Way. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Metered street parking is available in front of the galleries or in Garage D, 2nd level, on 45th Street.

For more information call 683-6271 or click here to obtain information about upcoming exhibitions.

Dance Theatre

This year's Dance Theatre Spring Concert will include ballet, modern, ballroom, tap and jazz choreography by special guest choreographers Jeffrey Peterson and Li Chiao-Ping, and ODU faculty members Amanda Kinzer, Danny Charles, Joni Petre-Scholz, Jessica Page and Christina Yoshida. The dances will be performed by ODU dance students and faculty with guest artist Jen Stone.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, through Saturday, April 17, in the University Theatre, located on Hampton Boulevard between 46th and 47th streets. A matinee will be performed at 2 p.m. April 17.

Tickets, $10 for students and $12 for general admission, may be purchased in advance at the Arts and Letters box office, located in the University Theatre lobby, or by calling 683-5305. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets also are available at the door one hour before each performance.

For more information about the concert call 683-3002 or 683-4354.

Music

April 13, 7:30 p.m. ODU Brass Choir, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. Free and open to the public.

April 17, 7:30 p.m. ODU Percussion Ensemble, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. Free and open to the public.

April 18, 3 p.m. ODU Concert Choir, Atrium in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. Free and open to the public.

April 19, 8 p.m. Diehn Concert Series, Cantus, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. Students: $10; General Admission: $15. Call 683-5305 for tickets.

April 21, 7:30 p.m. ODU Wind Ensemble, University Theatre. Free and open to the public.

April 23, 7:30 p.m. ODU Symphony Orchestra, University Theatre, featuring winners of the 2009 Young Artists Competition. Free and open to the public.

Theatre

"aDreamPlay," by August Strindberg, in a new adaptation by Lee Smith, ODU lecturer in the communication and theatre arts department, opens Saturday, April 17.

Directed by Smith with the creative team of Katherine Hammond, Konrad Winters, Elwood Robinson and Angela Winters, the story is about a 1960s astronaut stranded on the moon who begins to dream about his home planet as he slowly slips into hypoxia. The characters show the range of struggles that humans face on Earth as a variety of very bizarre, disjointed scenes unfold. This performance is not for the faint of heart and is recommended for mature audiences.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, and continue every night through Saturday, April 24, in the 47th Street Warehouse, located at 1015 W. 47th St. Tickets, $10 for students and $15 for general admission, may be purchased in advance at the Arts and Letters box office, located in the University Theatre lobby on Hampton Boulevard between 46th and 47th streets, or by calling 683-5305. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may be purchased with cash or check at the door one hour before each performance.

Click here for more arts events at ODU.

This article was posted on: April 13, 2010

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