Black Arm Band ‘dirtsong’: Performing Arts Series - University of Nevada, Reno

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Black Arm Band  ‘dirtsong’ Tuesday, 04.03.2018, 7:30PM

"Make no mistake, this is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes." — The Age, Melbourne Australia
"...an uplifting experience that said more about black and white solidarity than a million parliamentary speeches." — The West Australian
"...dirtsong was a purely celebratory experience of a vibrant, living and constantly evolving culture." — Patrick McDonald – The Adelaide Advertiser
"(dirtsong is...) rich, melodious and undeniably intoxicating, the Aboriginal languages shared in song are beautiful, all 13 of them... Director Steven Richardson duly notes our history of language annihilation and has nurtured musical conversations" to remind us of the wonders of diversity ... World-class performance ... — Dash Taylor, In Daily, Adelaide Independent News
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About Black Arm Band

" 'Those who lose dreaming are lost.' That's an Aboriginal proverb that serves as a motto for Black Arm Band, Australia's spectacular performance company. Specializing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and languages, they are a link to the past and a hope for liberation. With ‘dirtsong’ Black Arm Band gives a performance of uncommon power — fervent, intoxicating and deeply moving. Against a backdrop of stunning documentary, the ensemble performs songs in a dozen languages, some now virtually extinct. There's a strong narrative component as well, with five dramatic episodes based on the writings of Aboriginal author Alexis Wright." — Push 2017

Rich with complex harmonies and powerful melody, it will "send a shudder down your spine and bring a tear to your eyes" (The Age). Meanwhile, the cinematic screen behind the musicians opens a window on to the landscapes the music comes from, taking you on an immersive journey across a country you’ll never see quite the same way again.

The company has received great praise and recognition for their work as reflected through their various awards: Helpmann Award (2007); Best Contemporary Music Concert 'murundak'; Deadly Award (2008) – Band of the Year; Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award (2009); Group & Vic Health – Building Health through the Arts Award (2013).

The Band engages in national and international touring, as well as educational outreach and workshops which particularly focus on developing remote community engagement. Our community will benefit from one such workshop with the band who, in accordance with their mission, strive to work closely with native peoples of the areas in which they perform.

Visit Performers' Website @ www.blackarmband.com.au

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Individual Tickets

Adult (18 - 61): $35 Senior (62+): $29 University Faculty & Staff*: $29 Youth / Student (3 - 17): $15

UNR Student*: $5 UNR Student tickets must be purchased in person at the Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno (10A to 5P, Monday to Friday)

Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Child will need to sit on adult’s lap unless there is space available.

* University Faculty & Staff and UNR Students must show University ID Card

Purchase Individual Tickets

Individual tickets may be purchased by:

Mail-in Ticket Order Form No convenience fee. Orders received too late for return mail will be held at the box office for pick-up. Download Ticket Order Form here.

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In-person (without a convenience fee) at Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level entrance, from 10A to 5P, Monday to Friday; and, at the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office, one hour before performances. [ Download Map of Venue ]

Cancellation

Occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series always will seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

Venue / Parking / Accessibility

Venue

All performances are in the Nightingale Concert Hall, located in the University’s Church Fine Arts Building just south of 14th Street at 1335 North Virginia Street, Reno. Get directions to the Nightingale Concert Hall >

Parking

Patron drop-off area: There is a bus stop driveway at the Virginia Street entrance to the Church Fine Arts Building making it easy to drop-off passengers before parking.

Parking is free on arts-events evenings (after 7P) in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center. Get directions to the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex >

Handicap Access

Due to construction around the Church Fine Arts Building, handicapped access is limited to the north and south ends of the building.

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See location of Nightingale Concert Hall, box office, parking & patron drop-off area and handicap access.

Cancellation

Occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series always will seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

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