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Art Exhibit: THE BOOK
Date: From October 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm EDT through November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
Exhibition of sculptures by French artist Elisabeth Raphaël
Cinema Thursday: J'accuse
Date: November 20, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
The Maison Française will show a series of World War I films to commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of war. Series co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. Attendance is free.
Acting Homer: A Staged Reading of the Odyssey
Date: November 20, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
Acting Homer will give students an opportunity to hear key passages of the Odyssey read aloud and brought to life. Because one of the amazing parts about the Bearden project at Columbia is that it is interdisciplinary, the goal of this panel is to provide a level of immersion. What happens to visual art when it is linked with theater? After the reading, the audience is welcome to walk through the gallery with a new perspective on Bearden and Homer.
"Lyrics From Lockdown"
Date: November 20, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Miller Theatre
A one-person performance by Bryonn Bain, hip hop theater innovator, visiting associate professor at New York University, and Columbia alum, about his own wrongful imprisonment. To purchase tickets please visit http://www.millertheatre.com/events/lyrics-from-lockdown
SAI: Film Screening and Discussion: "Zinda Bhaag" [Run for Your Life]
Date: November 20, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm EST
Location: Barnard Hall
A film screening of Zinda Bhaag [Run for Your Life] (2013, 180 minutes, Punjabi and Urdu with English subtitles). Followed by a discussion with director Meenu Gaur and producer Mazhar Zaidi. Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Location: Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall Room 304, Barnard College (entrance at 118th and Broadway)
The Seagull
Date: November 20, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Barnard Hall
David Paul's production of a modern classic, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, features scenic design by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Sandra Goldmark.
Film Fridays: Which Way is the Front Line From Here
Date: November 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
Join Director Sebastian Junger for this special screening and talkback to hear about the life of conflict reporting in general, and the life of one extraordinary conflict reporter in particular.
Inspired by the Classics: A Poetry Reading by Rosanna Warren
Date: November 21, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
A poetry reading centered on a sequence of prose poems entitled “Odyssey.” These poems are inspired partly by Homer, and partly by a series of monotypes entitled “Orbiana Oliveto” by the artist James McGarrell. The images will accompany the reading. The reading will include other short lyrics inspired by Homer and Virgil.
The Seagull
Date: November 21, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Barnard Hall
David Paul's production of a modern classic, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, features scenic design by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Sandra Goldmark.
The Seagull
Date: November 22, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location: Barnard Hall
David Paul's production of a modern classic, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, features scenic design by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Sandra Goldmark.
The Seagull
Date: November 22, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Barnard Hall
David Paul's production of a modern classic, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, features scenic design by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Sandra Goldmark.
Forests of Memory, A Public Lecture by Eduardo Cadava
Date: November 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
Eduardo Cadava: “Forests of Memory”
Screening of "Once My Mother," An Award-Winning Wartime Drama
Date: November 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A screening ofOnce My Mother, an award-winning wartime drama. The filmmakerSophia Turkiewicz and the producerRod Freedman will participate. Dinner will be served.
Improvisation in the Arts: A Symposium
Date: December 02, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
Romare Bearden constantly made the color he constantly looked for. His collages mirrored and enacted what critic Laura Harris calls the aesthetics of black social life, moving against the brutalities of removal and enclosure that structure global black experience and, therefore, the modern world. A Black Odyssey refers, though, not only to Afro-diasporic travel and travail but also to an anoriginary movement of in the art of the West that blackness has come to signify—the polyrhythmic, oral-formulaic, insurgent innovation that was also Homer’s home away from home. In this panel, a multi-disciplinary group of artists and scholars will sit in with Bearden, gathering with and around his Odyssean practice, his restless, wandering devotion to the scrap, the fragment, the musical moment, and his abiding in and with the imagination, whose enduring philosophical racialization renders it both disposable and appropriable. The intensity of Bearden’s commitment to the aesthetic contact and content of black social life in its broadest dimensions will serve as an impetus for a wide-ranging discussion of the protocols and implications of improvisation in music, literature, theology, cinema, dance and critical theory. Along with Bearden and, most importantly, the audience, the panel hopes to form a new experimental band.
A Recital for Terry Adkins (2014)
Date: December 02, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
A Recital for Terry Adkins is a large-scale open-form ritual with live interaction between instruments, electronic sounds, and digitized still and moving images drawn from the work of Romare Bearden and Terry Adkins.
From Chios to 125th Street: Toward a Black Odysseus
Date: December 04, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Medical Center
By painting a black Odyssey, Romare Bearden connected the desire of African American people to return home with Homer’s epic. In Bearden’s art, the Odyssey is linked to the Freedom Riders, the Underground Railroad, Marcus Garvey's steamship line, and Rosa Parks on a Mobile bus. Regardless of whether or not they knew Bearden, filmmakers have also united Homer and American blacks. In John Sayles’ The Brother from Another Planet (1984), an alien played by the African American actor Joe Morton lands in Harlem and spends the rest of the film trying to return to his home planet. Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), directly based on the Odyssey, has key black characters, one of whom resembles Homer himself. There are also Homeric references in the Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), including a black cat named Ulysses. To ground a black Odyssey within larger cinematic traditions, we will also watch scenes from Godard’s Le mépris (Contempt) (1963), in which a director seeks to make a film of the Odyssey, Joseph Strick’s Ulysses (1967), based on James Joyce’s novel, and of course, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
Cinema Thursday: Aya de Yopougon (Aya of Yop City)
Date: December 04, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
Free screening of the French animated film, Aya de Yopougon (Aya of Yop City)
Composer Portraits: Keeril Makan
Date: December 05, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
An evening length profile of "an arrestingly gifted young American composer" (The New Yorker), Keeril Makan.
Tell Me a Story: Family Day
Date: December 06, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Location: New York (NY), Schermerhorn Hall, Morningside Campus, Medical Center, Off Campus: NYC
Readings on Bearden themed children books, interactive jazz musical performances and family gallery tours of the Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
CUMC Symphony Orchestra presents: Messiah Sing!
Date: December 06, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Haven Avenue
Selections from Handel's Messiah with audience chorus
Pop-Up Concerts: Mivos Quartet
Date: December 09, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
“One of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader) makes their Miller debut with imaginative works from three composers from across the globe.
Concert: Berio in NYC (1965-1972)
Date: December 10, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
A free concert by pianists Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill featuring music composed by Luciano Berio while living in NYC.
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