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Mask, Puppet, and Community Parade Workshops
10/6/2014

Distinguished artist Sandra Spieler to lead workshop, forum Oct. 16-17

Sandra Spieler, the McKnight Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award winner for 2014, will visit Iowa City Oct. 16-17 for a community arts forum and puppet workshops, all free and open to the public.
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9/11/2014

Snapshot: Brazil the next WorldCanvass at FilmScene

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, WorldCanvass will explore contemporary Brazil. Our immense neighbor to the south—comprising roughly the same land mass as the U.S.—is the world’s fifth largest country and seventh largest economy. Bursting with biodiversity and undergoing rapid development, Brazil faces a host of tough choices for both its people and the natural environment. Our discussion will reach beyond the brilliant beaches and soccer arenas to reflect on the multi-cultural legacy of Brazil’s complex past as seen in everything from its language to uniquely Brazilian artistic expressions to the political and social dynamics that are actively shaping the Brazil of the 21st century.
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8/26/2014

Portuguese sentiment 'saudade' is central element to creation of a play

I began my trip in Lisbon physically and geographically lost in the streets of Mouraria, a neighborhood of Lisbon not only known for its deep history of fado performance, but as a melting pot of cultures – close to thirty nationalities represented in its winding streets and alleys alone. Little did I know that the sensation of being lost without landmarks would contribute a great deal in researching saudade as performance and even place.
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2/25/2014

Performance and panel discussion with Indian LGBT activist will be held March 2-3

Join SASP for the following free events March 2-3: Lessons in Drag, a performance by LGBT activist Kareem Khubchandani, and a panel discussion with Khubchandani and two other scholar-activists who have several years of experience with Indian LGBT communities and movements.
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5/2/2012

How Iowa City soon will become a 'carnaval' city

As a costume designer in the theater, I feel that my work often is a re-creation of memories. The actors and I create a life for the costumes and the characters, partly based in fact, and partly in imagination. Working with other theater artists, we construct a world for the audience that they inhabit with the performers during a performance. That is the magic of theater — a shared existence in real time made up of memories and the suspension of disbelief. There is great sweetness in remembering a work of art, particularly when it is an experience like a theater performance and you are surrounded by a crowd, a community of focused participants all sharing the same time and place. That is why it is so vital to have theaters, museums and concert halls, both humble and grand, to experience art in community.
4/10/2012

Is it science fiction, or the future coming into focus?

Is there anyone who doesn’t marvel as the next new technological phenomenon rolls off the production line? Whether you like the new gadget and desperately want one for yourself, or whether you think it may be the ruination of all that’s good and true in the world, you’re likely to gasp or shake your head with the realization that what was once beyond even the imagination of ordinary mortals is now a quotidian reality.
1/26/2012

‘Vibrator Play’ hysterical in more ways than one

Hysteria and its implications for attitudes toward and relationships between the sexes will be highlighted in the upcoming University Theatre production of Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play),” directed by Meredith Alexander. Opening Feb. 10, the play takes a look at the use of the vibrator (yes, that kind of vibrator) as clinical treatment for hysteria.