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Q&A with Judith Eissenberg

Emily Wishingrad
(03/10/15 3:17am)

This week, justArts spoke with Prof. Judith Eissenberg (MUS), the director of MusicUnitesUs, a program that brought Azerbaijani vocalist Fargana Qasimova to the University for an intercultural residency. justArts: Can you tell us a little about MusicUnitesUs?Judith Eissenberg: It’s a program I started in 2003, and its purpose is to deepen our understanding and appreciation of Other, with a capital “O,” cultures.

Students explain creative choices in art exhibit

Brooke Granovsky
(03/17/15 12:58am)

Rose Art Museum curatorial interns Sofia Retta ’15 and Sarah McCarty ’15 stated that they made sure to play to their strengths in organizing Disrupted Spaces, a photography exhibit focusing on memory and cultural history. The pair spoke at an art talk on Thursday and described the choices they made during the curation process.

Cast tackles all of Shakespeare’s works

Linda Maleh
(03/17/15 1:24am)

The opening night of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), performed by Hold Thy Peace on Thursday, had audiences rolling in their seats with laughter throughout the entire play.Squeezing every single one of Shakespeare’s 37 plays into an hour-and-a-half, the production included a great deal of audience interaction, the modern mixed with the period, many double entendres and some phallic jokes.

Festival of the Arts schedule released

Brooke Granovsky
(03/24/15 12:50am)

This week, the Office of the Arts announced the events for this year’s Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.The festival, which will run from April 23 to 26, will host various public arts installations and use the Rose Art Museum’s “Light of Reason” sculpture as a stage for performances.The festival has various activities each day, and a website for the festival is expected to launch within the next few days, according to Acting Director of the Office of the Arts Ingrid Schorr in an interview with the Justice.Thursday’s main events will be a creativity symposium; a seminar on women’s rights and activism; several workshops; two performances and extended hours at the Rose Art Museum.