Explore the arts on TWU Arts Triangle Walking Tour April 2, 2015
TWU’s School of the Arts will host the eighth annual TWU Arts Triangle Walking Tour from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2.
The tour, which is free and open to the public, will begin at Hubbard Hall, located in the center of the campus. TWU dance, drama, art and music students will perform at various locations as the tour winds through the campus before 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, call 940-898-2086.
The tour will begin with a lecture by guest artist Catherine Cabeen, a former member of the internationally renowned Martha Graham Dance Company and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Ms. Cabeen currently is the artistic director of Hyphen. Drawing from her professional experience as well as historical and contemporary examples from visual and performance art, her lecture will explore the idea that the way in which art is made can be as reflective of the artist’s values as the final product.
The lecture will be followed by an interdisciplinary performance of a percussion composition by Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, TWU assistant professor of music. In this performance, musicians play a large-scale sculpture made of metal and wood while students from the dance department embody the qualities of the different materials.
The tour then moves to the second-floor lobby of ACT (the Administration Conference Tower) for the “This I Believe” Gallery. The TWU Book-in-Common for this academic year is This I Believe II, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. Work by students from visual arts will be displayed in the gallery. Additionally, students from the drama department will perform monologues and students from dance will perform solos based on personal philosophies from the book.
Continuing down Redbud Lane, the tour will pass large-scale sculptures by students of Tanya Synar and a Butoh dance performance choreographed by Dr. Rosemary Candelario. A pop-up sculpture garden in front of Old Main, created by students of Colby Parsons, will allow the audience to wander around and between inflatable art. Drama students then will perform sections of their current production, Henry V, directed by Steve Young.
The tour then continues through the Ann Stuart Science Complex atrium and finishes in the lobby of the Music Building with a performance by the TWU Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Joni Jensen. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
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