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Summer Programs

Posted: 06/11/2007

Internationally renowned scholars and artists will be in residence at Skidmore this summer doing what they do best – teaching, creating, and performing. All events are free and open to the public.

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Highlights

The Skidmore Summer Flute Institute is an exciting week of music-making that’s open to all flutists—students, teachers, professionals, and amateurs. Two performances are scheduled in the Filene Recital Hall: Institute Director Jan Vinci and the Skidmore Summer Flute Faculty July 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Institute participants at 11 a.m. on August 4.

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world, is in residence for three weeks through June 23, creating work and leading a workshop for intermediate and advanced dancers. Scheduled in the Dance Theater: An open company rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, and a dance dialogue and demonstration with Bill T. Jones and director/choreographer David Gordon, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. See full schedule

SITI Company, an ensemble-based theater company founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. SITI performances will begin August 10 with Radio MacBeth, in which “a company of actors rehearse Shakepeare's most savage play in the guts of an abandoned theater while the ghosts of previous productions hover around them.”

Diaghilev, a new play by David Singer, that examines the relationship and power struggle between Serge Diaghilev, founder of The Ballet Russes, and Vaslav Nijinsky, The Ballet Russes’ greatest dancer and Diaghilev’s younger lover. With dances staged and choreographed by Robert La Fosse and music arranged by Charles M. Joseph, the cast includes professionals and Skidmore students. Diaghilev will be performed July 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. in the Bernhard Theater.

The Skidmore Jazz Institute, celebrating its 20th anniversary, provides opportunities to study with world-class jazz artists in an intimate setting. A half-dozen performances begin June 26 at 8 p.m. with the James Moody Quartet in Bernhard Theater.

The New York State Summer Writers Institute will open a month-long series of readings with poetry and fiction by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Richard Howard and novelist-memoirest Kathryn Harrison July 2 at 8 p.m. in Davis Auditorium.

West African Masquerade: Photographs by Phyllis Galembo will open with a reception in the atrium at Tang Museum Saturday, July 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. These large-scale color photographs taken by Galembo in 2005 and 2006 reflect the spiritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa. These portraits of masqueraders build on Galembo’s work of the past 20 years, during which she has photographed the rituals and religious culture in Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, and Haiti, as well as the homegrown custom of Halloween in the U.S. See other events coming up at the Tang

For more information, contact:

Office of the Dean of Special Programs
Calendar Hotline: 518-580-5897
Phone: 518-580-5590
On the Web: www.skidmore.edu