Art + Invention Speaker Series (4):
Real Work with Real People: Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom

Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom with Mark Gonnerman

Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 7:30pm | Cubberley Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Dancer and choreographer Ann Carlson and video artist Mary Ellen Strom bring together social, political, historical and formal concerns in their shared work. Their collaborations are notable for their community engagement, experimental form, and technological adventurousness.  In this conversation we will show their work, discuss their creative process, and delve into the Real People series of dance performances that explore the movement of people in a range of professions including lawyers, nuns, basketball players, fly-fishers, and fiddlers.  And we will talk about a Real People dance with university students, professors, and staff members that will be one outcome of their residency at Stanford this spring quarter.
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Art + Invention Speaker Series (2):
Creative Collaboration: Steve Reich and Beryl Korot

Steve Reich and Beryl Korot with Vered Shemtov and Mark Gonnerman

Thursday, January 7, 2010 | 7:30pm | Pigott Theater | Free and Open to All. Limited seating: arrive early.

From his early taped speech pieces It's Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966), to his and video artist Beryl Korot's digital video opera Three Tales (2002), composer Steve Reich's path has embraced not only aspects of Western classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz. Beryl Korot is a pioneer of video installation art and has exhibited works in museums in Europe, the U.S. and Japan since 1974. Her recent collaborations with her husband, Steve Reich, have brought video installation art into the context of contemporary music theater. In this second conversation in our Art + Invention series, we will explore two works produced by this creative couple: The Cave (1990-93), a music theater video piece exploring the Biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael and Isaac and Three Tales (2002), which presents three parables of technology run amok: the crash of the German airship Hindenburg, the testing of atomic bombs on Bikini Atoll, and a preview of possible trouble to come with the birth of artificial intelligence and cloning.

Presented with the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

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