Feel the movement as dance takes over University stages

BodyVox + Amphion String Quartet, Fall Dance Festival celebrates many dance styles

BodyVox and the Amphion String Quartet will unite in “Cosmosis,” a marriage of dance and live chamber music at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Nightingale Concert Hall.


10/26/2016 | By: Yun Ku |

The University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts celebrates dance this month with major performances from a contemporary dance company and the annual Fall Dance Festival.

The Performing Arts Series presents BodyVox + Amphion String Quartet: "Cosmosis." BodyVox, a Portland, Oregon-based troupe, blends the athleticism of dance with the drama of theater set to the live music of the Amphion String Quartet.  

Performances continue with the annual Fall Dance Festival, where students and faculty members showcase works that range from classic to contemporary.  

Young talent is showcased when the Dover Quartet guest stars in the next Argenta Concert Series event. The multi-award winning ensemble, one of the most in-demand string quartets in the world, will perform works by Mozart, Britten and Beethoven.  

Throughout the month of November, University Galleries' newest exhibition, "Fabrications,," is on display. Seven artists use a textile sensibility in their artwork through elements of fabric and fabrication.  

The latest copy of the Arts 365 calendar is available by signing up at www.unr.edu/NVArts365. It is packed with art, dance, theatre and music events for the entire semester.  

Events through November  

FABRICation Nov. 1-Dec. 15
Lecture: 5 p.m. Nov. 3
Reception: 6 p.m. Nov. 3
Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts
Co-curated by Reni Gower, professor in the painting and printmaking department at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kristy Deetz, professor in art discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, "FABRICation" features seven artists (Erin Castellan, Kristy Deetz, Virginia Derryberry, Reni Gower, Rachel Hayes, Susan Iverson and Natalie Smith) who incorporate a textile sensibility in their artwork through elements of fabric and fabrication. Gower stated, "The exhibition was inspired by a rich array of historical textiles from drapery to quilt. As such, the complex, multipart works contrast our culture's rampant media consumption with the redemptive nuance of slow work wrought by hand. Individual works range from delicate illusions to layered constructions to architectural interventions. Using a variety of materials that range from oil and acrylic paint, yarn, vintage clothing, aluminum screens, wool, silk, plastic, thread, vinyl, burlap, rug-hold, glass, recycled objects, and found fabrics, the artists interweave sensory pleasure with repetitive process to invoke introspection and reflection." Funding for "FABRICation" was made possible in part by Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, and the Painting and Printmaking Department.
Tickets: Free  

University Contemporary Music Ensemble Fall Concert
7:30 p.m. Nov. 1
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The University of Nevada, Reno CME (Contemporary Music Ensemble) performs adventurous music of the last 100 years with a particular focus on music by living composers. The group's instrumentation changes to fit the repertoire, which ranges from the works of avant-garde giants John Cage and Frederic Rzewski to emerging artists like Mischa Salkind-Pearl and Caroline Shaw.
Tickets: Free  

NEW! Sunny Jang presented by Art History Visual Culture Studies Forum Lecture Series
5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 2
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
The Art History Visual Culture Studies Forum Lecture Series opens with art historian Sunny Jang. She will be talking about the work of photographer Allan Sekula and his critical representations of recent Korean history. The lecture is open to the public.
Tickets: Free  

NEW! Ceramic Society Annual Sale
5:30 p.m. Nov. 3
Front Door Gallery, Church Fine Arts
The Ceramic Society of the University of Nevada, Reno is holding its annual sale at the Front Door Gallery in the Church Fine Arts building on campus. The sale will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. All artwork and pottery is handmade by University students. It is perfect for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. The proceeds will go toward funding the students' trip to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference held in Portland, Oregon.
Tickets: Free  

Performing Arts Series: BodyVox + Amphion String Quartet: "Cosmosis"
7:30 p.m. Nov. 3
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
BodyVox and the Amphion String Quartet will unite in "Cosmosis," a marriage of dance and live chamber music. Hailed by the New York Times for its "precision, assertiveness and vigor," the Amphion String Quartet will lend its passionate performance of music by Elliott Smith, Samuel Barber and Edgar Meyer to a sweeping work of dance theater by BodyVox artistic directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. Don't miss this collaboration pairing BodyVox's signature blend of dance, theater and film with an outstanding ensemble of musicians.
Tickets: $30; $24 senior, faculty and staff; $12 youth; $5 for University students with ID  

UPDATED: Reno Wind Symphony: "A Veterans Day Salute"
3 p.m. Nov. 6
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
This concert has become a traditional tribute to the veterans of our armed forces through concert band music. Radio personality Ross Mitchell will serve as emcee for the concert.  The concert will feature three selections for women's chorus and wind band, including "Lonely Beach" (Normandy, 1944) by American composer James Barnes; "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" and "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood. Bella Voce, Northern Nevada's only community choir for women, will be featured on these selections. Also included on the program will be "Liberty Fanfare" by popular composer John Williams, "Mars," from the "Planets" by Gustav Holst, and works by the March King, John Philip Sousa.
Tickets: $5; free for University students with ID  

MFA Review Exhibition
Nov. 7-Nov. 17
Reception: 6 p.m. Nov. 10
Student Galleries South, Jot Travis Building
Annual review exhibition of current Master of Fine Arts students including incoming artists.
Tickets: Free  

UPDATED: Argenta Concert Series: Dover Quartet
7:30 p.m. Nov. 8
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The winners of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize of Fischoff Competition and the recipients of highly coveted Cleveland Quartet Award, the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in recent years. Already performing more than 120 concerts a year throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, it will be the group's first visit to Reno and an incredible opportunity to witness the delightful perfection of this ensemble. Performing works by Mozart, Britten and Beethoven, the group will fill the Nightingale Concert Hall with the exquisite magic of string quartet. The group's residency will include a free and open to the public master class at 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Nightingale Concert Hall.
Tickets: $30; $5 for University students with ID  

Heather Green: Mixed Media Art and Ecology Artist
5:30 p.m. Nov. 10
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Heather Green's projects and installations examine historical and ecological narratives of the northern gulf of California and Sonoran Desert. The collaborative nature of her work has allowed her to ally with a diverse range of individuals including scientists, poets and fisherman. Her work explores and pays homage to peripheral or even vanishing places and species whose delicate survival depends on our awareness of them. In order to offer the experience of place as a multidimensional, multisensory immersion, her installations use a wide range of media and interactive elements. Whether turning a handle to view a moving image or taking away a hand-printed card, she invites the audience to engage visually, as well as haptically, allowing an opportunity for participation that calls for more sustained attention.
Tickets: Free  

Symphonic Choir/Chamber Singers Concert
7:30 p.m. Nov. 10
Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave., Reno, Nevada
Choral concert featuring Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers and Vox Novum. The ensembles will be accompanied by Philip Manwell, professor of organ at the University of Nevada, Reno and will feature the Casavant Freres pipe organ.
Tickets: $5; free for University students with ID  

University Percussion Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Nov. 15
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The University Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert featuring large and small ensemble compositions. The University World Percussion Ensemble also will perform.
Tickets: $5; free for University students with ID  

Fall Dance Festival presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance
8 p.m. Nov. 17-19; 2 p.m. Nov. 19
Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts
The Fall Dance Festival will be an evening of dance choreographed by faculty and students, chosen by adjudication. The festival will include a broad spectrum of dance styles from classical to contemporary. Tickets are available at the Lawlor Events Center box office or www.mynevadatickets.com.
Tickets: $15; $12 seniors; $10 students age 2-18 and University faculty & staff with ID; $5 University students with ID (limited quantity)  

UPDATED: Nevada Chamber Opera Scenes
7:30 p.m. Nov. 18; 2 p.m. Nov. 20
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
Nevada Chamber Opera presents an evening of a selection of scenes.
Tickets: $15; $5 for University students with ID  

MFA Midway Exhibition
Nov. 21-Dec. 1
Reception: 6 p.m. Dec. 1
Student Galleries South, Jot Travis Building
Annual exhibition of second-year Master of Fine Arts students' current work.
Tickets: Free  

University Symphony Fall Concert No. 2
7:30 p.m. Nov. 22
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The final fall concert for the University Symphony will feature pianist Isadora Pastragus.
Tickets: $5; free for University students with ID  

ONGOING  

Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance
Nov. 2-5
Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts
There's trouble! Right here in River City! Fast-talking traveling salesman "Professor" Harold Hill and his "seventy-six trombones" head to Iowa to con the local rubes into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian. Can he find a way to win her heart and save his own hide? Shipoopi, shipoopi, ...the girl is hard to get! "The Music Man" became a Broadway hit in 1957 winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for "Best Original Cast Album" and spent 245 weeks on the Billboard charts. A great family show with a G-rating sure to please audiences of all ages. Tickets are available at the Lawlor Events Center box office or www.mynevadatickets.com.
Tickets: $20; $18 seniors, students age 2-18, and University faculty/staff with ID; $5 for University students with ID (limited quantity)  

The University's School of the Arts embraces its role as a vibrant center for arts and culture in northern Nevada. Its degree programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars at the local level and beyond. The School also supports and encourages research, innovation and the artistic endeavors of its faculty. Finally, the school encourages broad campus and community participation in the arts through its numerous performances, lectures, shows, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.

Most Arts365 performances and exhibits take place in the Church Fine Arts building on the University campus. For more information about the exhibits and performances, go to www.unr.edu/NVArts365, call 775-784-4278 (4ART), or email arts@unr.edu.   Event information, news and photos are also available by following the School of the Arts' Instagram[instagram.com] and Twitter[twitter.com] @NVArts365, Facebook [facebook.com]and Google+[plus.google.com] pages.

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