Lively Arts Events

Friday, November 15, 2019

Exhibit: The Longing Ritual

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Spowls Hall

Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity.

The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.

Dance Theater: “Stargazer”

Zink Dance Studio, Second Floor of Zink Hall

Join the IUP Dance Theater on a journey through the cosmos. Through movement and original music, explore the dynamic imagery and theories related to the universe.

Directed by Holly Boda-Sutton, with an original score by David Martynuik, the work will include choreography and musical performance by invited guest artists.

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Theater: “1984” Presented by Aquila Theatre

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinizes human actions with ever-watchful Big Brother. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursues a relationship with Julia. These criminal deeds bring Winston into the eye of the opposition, who then must reform the nonconformist.

George Orwell’s 1984 introduced the watchwords for life without freedom: BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. Written in 1944 near the end of World War II, 1984 depicts a society controlled by a perfectly totalitarian government where technology is wielded as a weapon to inundate citizens with propaganda and to monitor thoughts and actions. Imagined before the existence of computers, this dystopian future explores the power of technology as a mental manipulator and source of curated information.

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