Explore the arts on TWU Arts Triangle Walking Tour March 29
TWU’s School of the Arts will host the fourth annual TWU Arts Triangle Walking Tour from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29.
The tour, which is free and open to the public, will begin at the Pioneer Woman statue, located in the center of Pioneer Circle between the Music and Fine Arts buildings. TWU dance, drama, art and music students will perform at various locations as the tour winds through the south end of campus. Musicians will lead the audience to each stop along the route, ending with a reception and free refreshments at the Music Building.
For a map of the Denton campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp. For more information about the tour, visit www.twu.edu/triangle/ or call (940) 898-2086.
The tour will start near the Pioneer Woman statue with The Magic of Chemistry Show featuring amazing feats of scientific and chemical interactions and derring-do by TWU science faculty.
The tour then moves south across the Pioneer Circle lawn to the front entrance of the Fine Arts Building, where drama students will present a short scripted play.
Moving toward the Ann Stuart Science Complex (ASSC), the audience will encounter a Drum Circle of students from the Department of Music on the lawn between the ASSC and the Bralley Annex.
As the crowd moves to the lawn area south of the science complex, they will see Wrk'N Progress performing an R&B hip-hop piece with pulsating dynamics, shifting between high energy and quick movement to low motion and slow action. TWU dance student Alex Benavides choreographed the piece.
Along the walk to the north end of the ASSC, the audience will encounter String Duets: Benson Lee and Daniella Toll performing a selection of duets from Fifteen Duos for Two Violins op. 85 by J. Mazas.
In the amphitheater on the east side of the ASSC, Concert Choir students, directed by Dr. Joni Jensen, will perform choral selections.
Entering the glass atrium/foyer of the ASSC, the audience will be entertained on multiple levels as drama students present improvisational pieces utilizing the stairs and landings of the three-story structure.
Upon exiting the science complex, visitors will encounter “machineError,” a chanced collaboration by dance major undergraduates Tara Baker and Annabelle Chen involving a live, new-aged silent film along the sidewalk toward the north end of the Margo Jones Performance Hall.
In the spirit of adventure and experimentation that the Arts Triangle Walking Tour is known for, the audience will enter Margo Jones Performance Hall from the rear entrance, backstage of the auditorium and move across the stage to their seats in the auditorium.
Dancers from the Cholorock Dance Theatre will be performing in the seating area to welcome the attendees. Brujas, a dance performed to traditional music from the state of Veracruz, Mexico, is arranged by choreographer/artistic director and TWU alumnus José Zamora.
After guests are seated, the main performance, The Flute on its Feet, begins. The work is a virtuoso tour de force that includes classics of the flute repertoire, new works by American composers and pieces choreographed for flutist/dancer Zara Lawler (www.zaralawler.com) by choreographer C. Neil Parsons (www.cneilparsons.com). Students from all disciplines within the School of Arts will participate in the performance.
A reception with refreshments follows in the foyer of the Music Building.
Artwork by students from the Department of Fine Arts will be presented during the reception and a brass quintet will perform a variety of chorals by Bach as well as Three Pieces by L. Maurer. The quintet is comprised of TWU music students Emily Hartnack and Alicia Jones, trumpet; Samuel Guzman, horn; Danielle Whiteside, trombone; and Laura Derousselle, euphonium.
In addition to the many collaborative events along the walk, site-specific pieces will be on view including works from Tanya Synar’s sculpture program and by students of Colby Parsons’ ceramics program.
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