Guy Thorne In-Residence at Unit One/Allen Hall 1/24-1/28

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Event Date: 
January 24, 2016 - 7:00pm - January 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Unit One / Allen Hall
Address: 
1005 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Dancer, Choreographer, and Multi-media Artist, Guy Thorne will be In-Residence at Unit One/Allen Hall 1/24-1/28

Guy Thorne is a co-founder, artistic director, choreographer, and dancer at FuturPointe Dance. Thorne’s current choreographic work explores the confluence of folklore and popular and contemporary dance forms infused with his short film and multi-media creations. Thorne was on the dance faculty at SUNY-Potsdam where he taught ballet, modern dance, and Caribbean urban and folkloric dance. In 2012, he was a Jubilation Foundation fellow. Guy used his Jubilation grant to introduce children to Jonkanoo, a West African and Caribbean performing art that combines costume-making, singing, dancing and drumming. Thorne has toured extensively and taught master classes throughout the world. He has received critical acclaim from the New York Times and other major publications.

All programs are free and take place in Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.
Free parking is available after 5pm in the garage across the street.

Sunday, January 24
7pm - “Guy Thorne: Weird That Works” (South Rec Room)
Guy Thorne will give examples of his work and how having a multicultural background has influenced and opened roads on his journey as an artist. “Jamaicans are a mix of Asian, African, Indian, and native Amerindians. Caribbean people cook curry, fufu, fried rice, chop suey, and mac & cheese. I thought, ‘how can I make art that reflects this multiculturalism?”

Monday, January 25
7pm - Nyabingi Community Circle (Main Lounge)
Nyabingi means a pledge of ‘Love To All Human Beings.’ We’ll learn Mudras, brain training exercises, mindfulness techniques, body beats (corporeal percussion), and therapeutic drumming patterns. (Bring a drum if you have one, but it isn’t necessary.)

9pm – tea time: Making your way as an artist/creative person (guest apartment)
Need advice or inspiration? Come hang out, ask questions, and eat snacks.

Tuesday, January 26
7pm – Out of Many One: A Mini Film Festival (South Rec Room)
Famous scenes from ground breaking Jamaican films stitched together with artistic flare shown as a single movie. With post movie discussion on examining cultural stereotypes.

9pm – tea time: Jamaican culture (guest apartment)
Hang out, eat snacks, and learn about Jamaican culture

Wednesday, January 27
8pm - Performance and cultural presentation: ‘Rasta in the Concrete Jungle’ (Main Lounge)
‘Rasta in the Concrete Jungle’ is a one-man-show that is designed to challenge ideas, stir emotions, and leave audiences thinking and talking. It is an ever-evolving Caribbean- American dance work born of a sophisticated fusion of traditional and modern Caribbean dance forms. Thorne uses dance, speech, song, and digital technologies such as kinetic typography and projection to imbue "ordinary" bodies with extraordinary powers. The combination of elements is simultaneously contemporary, urban, and global.

Thursday, January 28
7pm - Dancehall Bashment: Energetic Reggae Dance Party! (Main Lounge)
“DJ GuY Dance” will spin tracks from Reggae’s pioneering 50s through to the latest reggae and dancehall beats. Guy will give lessons in easy to learn dance steps rooted in the folklore and popular dance steps of Diaspora. Learn Ska, ‘Pon de river,’ ‘Thunder Clap’ and more. We’ll also have Jamaican food and drinks.

9pm – tea time: Dance Videos (guest apartment)
Hang out, say goodbye to Guy, eat snacks, and watch dance videos together.

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14th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference

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Event Date: 
February 24, 2016 - 6:30pm - February 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
multiple locations
Description: 

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign -IL announces the 14th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Feburary 25th-28th, 2016.

Presented by Denis Chiaramonte of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign -IL, and the Capoeira Club at UIUC. Please join us for a fabulous weekend of celebrating Brazilian culture. We are honored to have Great Mestre João Grande and Professors leading workshops in Capoeira Angola , Afro-Brazilian dance,woodblock printing, and Capoeira Angola music. We are hoping that you and your energy will be part of the weekend!

Mestre João Grande (Brasil, New York City, NY)
Mestre Marrom (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Contra- Mestre Tatiana (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Leslie Arbogast- Dunham Technique and Dance Anthropology Educator - (California)
Casey Lowery- Mult-media/wood block printing Artist

Event Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, February 24th

Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
6:30-8:00pm- Capoeira Angola workshop

Thursday, February 25th

Krannert Performing Art Center- DRK Room
9:30am-10:15am-Capoeira Angola movement workshop

Illinois State University

Bone Student Center ISU
Normal, Illinois 61761

6:00-8:00pm Capoeira Angola movement and Music class
8:00-9:00pm Brazilian Cultural Show

Friday, Feburary 26th

School Presentation 9:00- 9:45am

illini Union Courtyard Cafe

6:00 - 8:00pm Capoeira Angola Movement Class
8:00-10:00pm- Capoeira Angola Music class/Roda

Saturday, Feburary 27th

Lincoln Square Mall Downtown Urbana

9:00-10:00 am Kids Capoeira Angola Kids class
10:00- 11:00am Capoeira Angola Roda presentation

UIUC Dance Department Nevada A
907 1/2 West Nevada Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801

12:00am- 2:00pm- Capoeira Angola Adult Movement Class

2:00-3:00pm - Break/Cultural Lunch

3:00pm - 4:00pm Afo- dance class

4:00-6:00pm Capoeira Angola Movement class

6:00pm -8:00pm Capoeira Angola Music / Roda

Sunday, Feburary 28th

Capoeira Angola Center Champaign Illinois

9am- 9:45am Yoga class

10:00-11:00am Maculele Class lead Mestre João Grande

11:00-1:00pm Capoeira workshop

1:00pm-2:00pm Break

2:00-4:00pm Capoeira Roda

4:00pm Potluck dinner

Address Locations:

UIUC Dance Department Nevada A/B
907 West Nevada Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Capoeira Angola Center Champaign Illinois
122 w Main Street
Urbana Il 61801

Krannert Performing Art Center- DRK Room
Stage floor Room DRK
500 South Goodwin Ave,
Urbana IL 61801

Illinois Union Courtyard Cafe
1401 W Green Street Urbana IL 61801

Sponsors:

SORF
Paid for by the students Cultural Programming fee
Capoeira Club at UIUC
Dance at Illinois
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Champaign Illinois

Free for UIUC student with a UIUC Student ID

Full event $100.00
T-shirt $15.00 if paid for full event
T-shirt $20 without event

Prices for Per-day rate

Thursday $50.00
Friday $60.00
Saturday $85.00
Sunday $60.00

Instructors, Treinels, Professores and Contra-Mestres, remember this fee is an Investment and a Donation to support the Capoeira Angola!

Dress Code *
For Capoeira Angola workshops only
– Flat sole shoes
– T-Shirt that can be tuck into your pants
– Capoeira Angola or dress pants
– Tank tops not allowed

If you have any questions regarding the event or travel please feel free to contact us via e-mail or
Denis or Aisha – 217-721-0887 angolacenterillinois@gmail.com
www.angolacenterillinois.com

Admission: 
Free for UIUC student with a UIUC Student ID | Full Event $100.00; Prices for Per-day rates: Thursday $50.00; Friday $60.00; Saturday $85.00; Sunday $60.00
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Community Gamelan Classes Resume Monday, September 25

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 0300(formerly Room 1188) of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that regular attendance is required in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

For more information, please email the center at worldmusic [at] illinois.edu

The Pradhanica: Workshop and Presentation on Kathak

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Event Date: 
January 31, 2016 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
McKInley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 South 5th Street, Champaign
Description: 

Sponsored by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES):

The Kathak is a one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances. Join us on Sunday January 31st at 4pm, for a chance to learn and watch a presentation of Kathka by Pradhanica's Jin Won.

Information about the ensemble:

Pradhanica is an enthralling dance and world drum ensemble. The group was created by the renowned Indian rhythm composer Pandit Divyang Vakil; his compositions are choreographed by Jin Won. The graceful and powerful Indian dance form of Kathak comes together with high-energy drumming on the cajon, djembe, and tabla, with melodic support on sitar or saarangi. A multi-ethnic ensemble brought together by the pervasive power of rhythm.

Pradhanica's performance is divided into two segments - pure dance and abhinaya or expressive dance. The abhinaya section draws on the storytelling origins of kathak and explores several of the nine emotions (Navrasa) through rhythm, melody, and dance.

“The treasure was “Pradhanica.” Percussion drove this work, which illuminated various Indian rhythms in enticingly offbeat ways…Ms. Won’s musicality transformed her dancing into something primal. The tension between wildness and control was a hallmark of Pradhanica.“ – New York Times

For clips of Pradhanica in rehearsal and performance, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vscYyrFLJX4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtug2bS05xA

For more on the artists, see http://taalim.com/artists/kathak-by-jin-won/ and http://taalim.com/about/our-team/pandit-divyang-vakil/

Admission: 
free
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The Pradhanica: Dance and World Drum Ensemble Concert

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Event Date: 
February 2, 2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Smith Recital Hall
Address: 
805 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, IL 6180
Description: 

Join us for an evening of music and dance with the Pradhanica. Pradhanica is an enthralling dance and world drum ensemble. The group was created by the renowned Indian rhythm composer Pandit Divyang Vakil; his compositions are choreographed by Jin Won. The graceful and powerful Indian dance form of Kathak comes together with high-energy drumming on the cajon, djembe, and tabla, with melodic support on sitar or saarangi. A multi-ethnic ensemble brought together by the pervasive power of rhythm.

Pradhanica's performance is divided into two segments - pure dance and abhinaya or expressive dance. The abhinaya section draws on the storytelling origins of kathak and explores several of the nine emotions (Navrasa) through rhythm, melody, and dance.

“The treasure was “Pradhanica.” Percussion drove this work, which illuminated various Indian rhythms in enticingly offbeat ways…Ms. Won’s musicality transformed her dancing into something primal. The tension between wildness and control was a hallmark of Pradhanica.“ – New York Times

For clips of Pradhanica in rehearsal and performance, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vscYyrFLJX4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtug2bS05xA

For more on the artists, see http://taalim.com/artists/kathak-by-jin-won/ and http://taalim.com/about/our-team/pandit-divyang-vakil/

Admission: 
free

LUCKY DIAZ AND THE FAMILY JAM BAND

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Event Date: 
February 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 6, Lobby
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Come and join us for a morning of family fun with the Emmy and Latin Grammy-award winning family entertainment of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. The band has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Sprout TV’s Sunny Side Up Show, in spots for Coca-Cola, and in the original PBS TV show Lishy Lou and Lucky Too! The Washington Post has hailed them as “THE face of kindie music” and their five acclaimed albums have soared to the top of numerous “best” lists.

This is a remarkable opportunity to experience this phenomenal group live in performance on Saturday, February 13, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign amidst a tour of sold-out shows. Krannert Center’s free, 10am performance will take place in the expansive lobby, offering a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere for a get-up-and-dance set helmed by husband/wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis and their cohorts. Crowned “the Rolling Stones of kids music” by the Style Network, the band’s pop-rock infused music and range of hits including their big smashes ¡Fantastico!, Thingamajig, Piñata Attack, and Blue Bear provide a delightful mixture of dual-language music with an undeniably magnetic appeal.

The I.D.E.A. Store will also be on hand along with other volunteer partners at this event to lead patrons in creating Valentine’s Day-themed crafts starting at 9am in the lobby. Intermezzo cafe, located at the north side of the Center’s lobby, will be open for service starting at 9am with bagels, pastries, light lunch options, and hot and cold drinks available for purchase. As always, the Center is equipped with free weekend parking in the four underground parking garages, with entrances on Illinois Street and Oregon Street. To learn more about Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, please visit http://luckydiazmusic.com/.

For more information on Krannert Center, please visit KrannertCenter.com or call 217/333-6280 or 800/KCPATIX (527-2849). Patrons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired may also contact the Center via TTY at 217/333-9714.

Admission: 
Free
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Trì Scèalta featuring Kyle Carey, Mai Hernon and Nancy Hewitt

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Event Date: 
November 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Pizza M
Address: 
208 W Main St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Trì Scèalta featuring Kyle Carey, Mai Hernon and Nancy Hewitt is the last scheduled Piper's Hut Concert of 2015. Tickets available at the door.

This is a collaboration by three women with very different musical back rounds and very different histories. All are recording artists/performer's who have toured Europe and America telling their unique stories as they go.

The ingredients of Kyle Carey's music include the songs of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill. As a young woman, Kyle traveled to Cape Breton on a Fulbright Fellowship to study traditional Gaelic and Cape Breton fiddle. Afterward, she spent a year on the Isle of Skye in Scotland—honing her skills in the Gaelic language and studying traditional singing techniques. To date she has released two albums—Monongah and North Star. Both critically acclaimed, and both a direct and compelling expression of her unique ‘Gaelic Americana' sound.

Mai Hernon, born and raised in the most cultural village in Ireland, namely Gurteen, Co Sligo, is a renowned traditional singer with four CD's on the market. She sings the old and new songs from her native country, both in English and Irish. Some of her songs are hundreds of years old but her unique treatment of the song breathes new life into her repertoire. Her unique knowledge of the history of her songs capture's the listener's ear, where it is not just a performance, but an education. She also plays a drum called "Bodhràn" and she dances in the old style called "Sean-nòs" dancing. Mai has shared a stage with members of the famous band Dervish, Cherish the Ladies, Socks in the Frying Pan and many more.

Nancy Hewitt is a Singer, Songwriter & poet, Nancy focuses on "Celtic Pulse" and traditional formats though her repertoire stretches through West African Rock, Choral, Folk, Country and a genre she coins "New Wave Gospel A Cappella". She's played stages as intimate as Club Passim and as grand as Stanford University's Frost Amphitheater. Her two recordings of original material are: Festival In My Head, © 1998, a solo, live a cappella album and 3 Wishes 4 Eve, © 1996, her debut recorded at Lake Studios, Ireland which includes Steve Wickham of The Waterboys. Along with her solo career in singer/ songwriting, she has a background in poet's theater gives workshops in putting voice to poetry and has her own book of poetry, Messages Outside The Envelope, © 2002.

This trio brings forth the ancient of Ireland, the old of Scotland and the new of America and blend the sounds to make unique haunting music.

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Balinese Gamelan Concert

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Event Date: 
December 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
Description: 

The end of semester concert featuring the Balinese Gamelan ensembles under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa will be presented on December 8, 2015 at 7:30pm at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Traditional works will be performed by the UIUC Student Ensemble and Community Gamelan.

Balinese dance under the direction of Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa is also featured in this program.

The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

Admission: 
free admission

ISABEL LEONARD, MEZZO-SOPRANO AND SHARON ISBIN, GUITAR

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Event Date: 
November 14, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
Address: 
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

This high-powered pairing brings together two great artists who share impeccable technique, extraordinarily expressive interpretative skills, and the most elusive gift of all- the ability to connect naturally and joyously with their audiences.

Isabel Leonard, who captivated Krannert Center audiences during her 2014 appearance with Nathan and Julie Gunn, recently made her mark on three leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera in one season and is enjoying a meteoric career path.

Sharon Isbin is a global guitar diplomat and this year’s ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival artist-in-residence, who “conjures an extraordinary palette of sound” (Washington Post). The two Grammy Award winners present an evening of Spanish music for voice and guitar.

Garcia Lorca, trans. Sharon Isbin: Canciones Espanolas Antiguas
El Café de Chinitas
Romance de Don Boyso
Anda, jaleo

Granados: Spanish Dance #5

Albeniz, arr. Segovia: Asturias

Garcia Lorca, trans. Sharon Isbin: Canciones Espanolas Antiguas
Las Mozos de Monleón
Zorongo
Las Morillas de Jaén
La Tarara (arr. de Torre/trans. Isbin)
Sevillanas del Siglo XVIII

Danielpour: ...Of Love and Longing

Rodrigo: Aranjuez ma pensée

Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

de Falla, arr. Pujol/Llobet: Siete canciónes populares Españolas
El Pano Moruno
Seguidilla Murciana
Asturiana
Jota
Nana
Canción
Polo

This performance will run approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, and includes a 20 minute intermission.

Admission: 
SINGLE: 47 / SC 42 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 | CHORAL BALCONY: 15 / UI & YTH 10
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Native American Storytelling and Dance

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Event Date: 
November 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union Courtyard Café, Lower Level
Address: 
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Native American Storytelling and Dance
Norma Roberts & Robert Waphi, Chicago American Indian Community

This program is part of Native American Heritage Month.

Admission: 
Admission Free
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