Exhibition, Dance, Lectures, Music, French Films in February at PSU

February 1st, 2011 by Adam

February

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Student Concert. PSU Chamber Singers American Adventure. 7 p.m. Silver Center. Free. Images and songs from the Singers’ recent tour to Massachusetts, Connecticut, NYC and Washington, D.C. Selections from holiday songs, Jewish melodies, an Indian Raga, and African-American spirituals. The Chamber Singers is a 24-member auditioned ensemble directed by Professor Dan Perkins. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Dan Perkins, (603) 535-2367.

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Dance Premier Gala. Featuring Boston’s Urbanity Dance. The PSU Dance Premier offers dancers of all ages and levels the opportunity to take master classes in a variety of dance styles with local and visiting professionals. A gala performance of creative and vibrant choreography at the end of the day will feature Urbanity Dance. Dance concert 8 p.m. Silver Center for the Arts. Pre-show dessert reception open to the public. Tickets are $11 adults, $8 seniors and youth, at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu. Contact: Amanda Whitworth, director of dance, or (603) 535-2713.

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Faculty Recital. Aubrie Dionne, flute and Piper Runnion-Bareford, harp. 1 p.m. Silver Center. An afternoon of flute and harp featuring Mozart’s concerto in C Major and works by Faure, Ibert and Piazzolla. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Aubrie Dionne.

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Lecture-demonstration: Understanding Bob Marley: An excuse to get stoned or a defiant message of truth?
Professor Matt Jensen, Berklee College of Music.
7 p.m.,Hartman Union Building Hage Room. Free. A Black History Month Event.

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Film: The Black List. 6:30 p.m., Lamson Library Room 124.
Free. Mini portraits of 20 influential African Americans, from artists to politicians to CEOs. Each share their individual experiences and viewpoints on societal, familial and personal identity. Hosted by Rodney Ekstrom, student activities program advisor, and Professor of History John Krueckeberg.A Black History Month Event.

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Silver Series: Cheryl Wheeler. 8 p.m. Silver Center. SOLD OUT.

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Concert. Veritas Quintet. 1 p.m., Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center. PSU Professor of Music Dan Perkins, piano, invites four friends to join him in performances of two masterpieces of the piano quintet repertoire: Johannes Brahms, Piano Quintet in F minor and Amy Beach, Piano Quintet in F# minor. Perkins is joined by violinists Ella Gray and Sasha Callahan, cellist Leo Eguchi and violist Daniel Dona. Tickets are $14 for adults, $13 for seniors, $11 for youth at the Silver Center Box OfficeSilver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu. Contact: Dan Perkins, director of choral activities, (603) 535-2367.

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Film: Good Hair. Lamson Library Room 124. Free.
Comedian Chris Rock presents a humorous look at the culture and business of hair for African-American women.

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The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club. 8 p.m. Hartman Union Building Hage Room. Learn about the Stepping tradition from this award-winning dance troupe from NYC. P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. has won numerous titles in step competititions. Stepping is a historical form of percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word and hand claps.A Black History Month Event.

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Gallery Lecture in conjunction with exhibition As Time Passes Over the Land. 4 p.m. Rounds Hall Room 304. PSU Professor Rebecca Noel, “White Mountain Tourism in the 1850s: Beauty, Status and Health. “ See Exhibitions, below.

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Film: Tulia, Tx. Lamson Library Room 124. Free. Based on a landmark judicial case, Tulia, Tx. uncovers the deep-rooted assumptions about race and crime that still permeate our society and undermine our justice system. Guest speaker: Daryl A. Brown, Town of Plymouth Select Board Member.A Black History Month Event.

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Portraits of Courage: African-Americans You Wish You Had Known. Two-person theatrical productions. Portraits of Courage is an examination of overlooked African-Americans and their contributions to American history. Surprised at the absence of African-American figures in today’s history books, playwright Colin Cox created this theatrical piece to help bring recognition to a few of those who have helped shape our country.A Black History Month Event.

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French Film Festival. Coco avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel). 6:30 p.m. Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. Anne Fontaine’s thoughtful exploration of the pre-fame life of the world’s greatest fashion designer focuses on Coco Chanel during the Belle Epoque. Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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French Film Festival. Paris. 8:30 p.m. Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. In Cédric Klapisch’s wistful ensemble film about the City of Light, characters of vastly different backgrounds intersect, providing a sense of the multitudes and complexities contained within one of the world’s greatest metropolises.
Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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French Film Festival. Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar). 1 p.m. Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. Brunch option available. Ocelot’s fourth animated feature tells the story of two boys: the white, blue-eyed prince Azur, and the dark-skinned Asmar, both of whom are being raised by Asmar’s mother. Deftly yet subtly addresses racism, intolerance and superstition. As a primer on cultural understanding, few animated films compare with Azur et Asmar, either in storytelling method or visual beauty. French with English subtitles.Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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French Film Festival. Welcome. 3 p.m. Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. Both a study of a budding friendship and a compassionate look at the perils faced by illegal immigrants, Philippe Lioret’s Welcome centers around Bilal, a 17-year-old Iraqi Kurd who is student in Calais, in Northern France, and Simon, a recently divorced swimming teachers. Desperate to join his girlfriend in London, Bilal vows to swim across the England Chanel if he must. French with English subtitles. Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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French Film Festival. Le fils de l’epicier (The Grocer’s Son). 6:30 p.m. Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. When his father has a sudden heart attack, it’s up to 30-year-old Antoine, a man who has distanced himself from his roots, to take over the family business. Leaving behind his dead-end job as a waiter and his tiny apartment in Paris, he grudgingly moves home to Provence to run a small mobile grocery store. French with English subtitles. Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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French Film Festival. Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I’ve Loved you so Long). 8:30 p.m., Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. In his directorial debut, director-screenwriter Philippe Claudel, a novelist and professor of literature, crafts a solid woman’s picture. Juliette Fontaine, a former physician has just completed a 15-year jail sentence for murdering her young son. Her younger sister, literature professor Léa, take her in, anxiously trying not to upend the snug comfort of her middle-class life with this new addition. French with English subtitles. Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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French Film Festival. Le fils de l’epicier (The Grocer’s Son). 1 p.m. Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. When his father has a sudden heart attack, it’s up to 30-year-old Antoine, a man who has distanced himself from his roots, to take over the family business. Leaving behind his dead-end job as a waiter and his tiny apartment in Paris, he grudgingly moves home to Provence to run a small mobile grocery store. French with English subtitles. Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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French Film Festival. Coco Avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel). 3 p.m. Flying Monkey Movie House. $8 for individual films. Series and meal options available at additional cost. Anne Fontaine’s thoughtful exploration of the pre-fame life of the world’s greatest fashion designer focuses on Coco Chanel during the Belle Epoque. French with English subtitles. Contact: Katharine Harrington.

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Sidore Lecture Series: Visions for a Better World. PSU senior Bryan Funk speaks on “A Journey into East Africa: Youth Empowerment and Changing the World.” 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Follow Bryan on his journey into Eastern Africa; hear the tales of those who have triumphed in the face of the most unfathomable odds; see first-hand how thousands of youth have joined to change American French Policy. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Mark J. Fischler, (603) 535-3143.

Exhibitions — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.

February 8 – April 9 As Time Passes Over the Land, White Mountain Paintings. Karl Drerup Gallery.

White Mountain School painting has long been admired for the ways that artists captured and embellished the natural beauty of the region. Equally embedded in those paintings is evidence of environmental change, from the impact of settlers’ activities including clear-cutting, hunting and farming, to the industrial practices of pulp mills and mines. The exhibition will celebrate the great art of the era and explore dynamic environmental change as time passes over the land.

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment; closed most holidays. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2416.

Upcoming

March

  • 3 Silver Series: Cypress String Quartet
  • 8 Gallery Opening: Juried Student Exhibition
  • 10-13 PSU Theatre: Chicago
  • 12 Contemporary Piano Festival
  • 16 Silver Series: Altan, Irish band
  • 29 All New England Jazz Festival
  • 31 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Robert Frost Celebration