Culture Vultures Spring 2013!
Student Affairs FREE Dance, Music, and Art Series to the first 20 students who pick up tickets!
Ticket Pick-up: Gina Guglielmi, Student Affairs Coordinator, Gershman 311, Student Affairs Office, 215.717.6617
Questions Contact: Mara Flamm, Director, International Student Programs, Gershman 412, 215.717.6621
Red Barrat, “Global Influenced Brass Powerhouse”
Saturday, January 26th, 8 PM
Enjoy a sound so powerful it has positioned Red Baraat in its own utterly unique and enviable class. With joy and audacity, this ninepiece dhol ‘n’ brass powerhouse has subsumed a plateful of global inﬂuence, fused it and is now exporting it, Brooklyn-style, to the world. “A fiery blend of raucous Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass” (Village Voice), Red Baraat’s high-energy, nonstop musical revelry is equal parts concert and party. Performing new tracks from their 2012 release, Shruggy Ji, and some of their past critically-lauded hits, Red Baraat will take the stage “putting some New York bluster atop faraway roots” (New York Times).
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Friday, February 1st, 8 PM
Since its first performance in 1958, led by the trailblazing Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has forever changed the perception of American—and modern—dance. The troupe, touring for the first time under new artistic director Robert Battle, makes their Merriam Theater debut to share their rigorous and electrifying moves for three unforgettable evenings of dance.. Don't miss this powerfully poignant experience and the company's vibrant artistry—a sell-out every time!
NYC Trip: The Whitney Museum of American Art + MOMA
Friday, March 1st, 8:45 AM 30th Street Station
Thursday, April 18th, 8PM
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, unites world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of professional dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The daring vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The Company is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold new dance.