School of the Arts brings Indian dance, one-act comedies

October events spans music to art exhibitions

Surabhi Bharadwaj is a seasoned Bharatanatyam artist. She will perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dance Theatre, Room 123, Lombardi Recreation Center.


10/3/2018 | By: Yun Ku |

The University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts moves into high gear as international stars perform on campus.

Surabhi Bharadwaj is a seasoned Bharatanatyam artist whose versatility and uniqueness has wowed audiences and won her many plaudits across the world. The classical Indian dance will be performed in the University's newly renovated dance theatre at Lombardi Recreation Center.

Meanwhile, attendees are invited to enjoy "All in the Timing" by the theatre program. Featuring six diverse but equally hysterical one-act comedies, "All in the Timing" is a witty, romantic, absurd, existentially minded evening of theatre that explores uncertainty, randomness, relativity and the limits and limitlessness of the tools of human communication.

The latest and most complete listing of events can be found at events.unr.edu/arts. It is packed with art, dance, theatre and music events for the whole semester. Monthly emails with the latest news and events can be delivered by signing up at www.unr.edu/NVArts365.

Events through October

NEW: University Symphony
7:30 p.m. Oct. 4
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The University of Nevada, Reno University Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Autumn Concert. The program will feature: "American in Paris Suite," by Gershwin/Whitney; "Concertino for Trombone and Strings," by Larsson (James Albrecht, soloist); and "Symphony No. 3," by Beethoven.
Tickets: $7; free for University students with ID

UPDATED: Surabhi Bharadwaj: Classical Indian Dance Artist
7:30 p.m. Oct. 5
Dance Theatre, Room 123, Lombardi Recreation Center
Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance form originated in southern India by Devadasis 2000 years ago. Creating beauty using the movements of the body forming geometric patterns and the dynamic energy caused by the rhythmic footwork, Bharatanatyam also serves the expression of religious and social themes. Surabhi Bharadwaj is a seasoned Bharatanatyam artist whose versatility and uniqueness has wowed audiences and won her many plaudits across the globe. She is the founder and artistic director of Siddhi Dance Academy established in Dublin, California, with an aim to motivate young minds towards classical art. She also founded YokayamTM, a comprehensive strengthening program that combines Yoga, Kalaripayattu (Indian Martial Art) and Bharatanatyam. She continues to teach Yokayam as a course at Saint Mary's College of California and conducts workshops across the United States to introduce these art forms to a global audience. This event is supported by the University of Nevada, Reno, School of the Arts Visiting Artist Fund, College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment and the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Tickets: Free

"All in the Timing" by David Ives
7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, Oct. 17-20; 1 p.m. Oct. 14
Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts
Featuring six diverse but equally hysterical one-act comedies, "All in the Timing" is a witty, romantic, absurd, existentially minded evening of theatre that explores uncertainty, randomness, relativity and the limits and limitlessness of the tools of human communication. A blend of blatant shtick summoning the bewilderment and anxiety that we all face every day, these skits put most of the recent writing of Saturday Night Live to shame. "If timing ain't everything, its damn close!"
Tickets: $15, $12 for seniors; $10 for youths (ages 2-18) and University faculty/staff; $5 for University students with valid ID (limited quantity).

L Cubed
Noon Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5
Frank & Joan Randall Rotunda, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
L-Cubed is a free weekly jazz and classical music series featuring performances by students and faculty in a laid-back lunchtime setting. Jim Albrecht and Joshua Anderson are the 2018 co-directors.
Tickets: Free

Apex Concerts: The Eighth Wonder
7:30 p.m. Oct. 18
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
Apex Concerts, Nevada's finest chamber music series, celebrates its eighth season with a grand rendition of the Eighth Wonder of the World: the glorious Octet for Strings and Winds by Franz Schubert. Also, a rarely performed gem of wit and color - the enchanting Quintet for Winds and Strings - will serve as the evening's appetizer. Assembling on Nightingale stage will be an incredible cast of musicians from near and far. Led by multi-award winning violinist Sean Lee, and firmly grounded by the principal bassist of San Francisco Symphony Scott Pingel, the ensemble will also feature two new University faculty members: oboist Aaron Hill and clarinetist Joshua Anderson. Some familiar faces such as hornist DeAunn Davis, bassoonist Eric Fassbender, violist Dustin Budish and violinist Ruth Lenz will complete this dream team.
Tickets: $35; $5 for University students with valid ID; free for 17 and younger.

AHVCS Forum: Art Writing Symposium
Oct. 19-20 (6-8 p.m. Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20)
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Join the Art History Visual Culture Studies (AHVCS) Forum, Composition and Communication in the Disciplines (CCID), and other local venues for a two-day symposium on art writing. The AHVCS Forum promotes current research in and related to art history and visual culture studies.
Tickets: Free

Nevada Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds
7:30 p.m. Oct. 19
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The Nevada Concert Winds and Nevada Wind Ensemble will perform exciting works for winds and will be joined by guest Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor of the renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble.
Tickets: $7; free for University students with ID

Free Radicals Fall Concert
7:30 p.m. Oct. 23
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The Lab I Jazz ensemble (aka "The Free Radicals") will perform its fall concert at Nightingale Concert Hall.
Tickets: $7; free for University students with ID

M.F.A. Review Exhibition
Oct. 29-Nov. 8
Reception: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8
Student Galleries South, Jot Travis Building
Current Master of Fine Arts in the Visual Arts students' group exhibition of ongoing work. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Mondays to Thursday.
Tickets: Free

Ongoing

Work by Bruce Licher of Independent Project Press
Through Nov. 30 (Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Reception: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2
Black Rock Press, Jot Travis Building
Lecture: 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Mackay Science 215
Bruce Licher is widely recognized for his graphic design and letterpress printing of music packaging and related printed ephemera - from posters and album covers to postcards and promotional stamps. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy for his album packaging, and his design/letterpress work has been featured in pivotal design publications and exhibitions across the country. Licher's unique and layered style of printing using historical techniques has been used to promote bands such as R.E.M., Camper Van Beethoven, Stereolab, Nels Cline Trio and more. The exhibition features letterpress printed music ephemera including beautifully designed and printed posters, CD and record packaging, stamps and more.
Tickets: Free

To purchase tickets, patrons can call the Lawlor Events Center ticket office at (775) 784-4444, in person at the Lawlor Events Center Box Office open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or at www.unr.edu/lawlor. For more information, contact the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts at (775) 784-4278.

Related Academic Program


The School of the Arts, part of the College of Liberal 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, exhibitions, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.

Most Arts365 performances and exhibitions take place in the Church Fine Arts building on the University campus. For more information about the exhibitions and performances, go to www.unr.edu/NVArts365, call 775-784-4278 (4ART), or email arts@unr.edu.

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