Viz’s embrace of performance as a powerful method of communicating ideas evolved organically as we fostered projects that would enhance curricular connections and visual learning, ranging from single projects relating to a specific course to complex, multi-layered interdisciplinary intersections of several courses, faculty and student collaborators, performances, and exhibitions.
The opening of the Weitz Center in fall 2011 was essential to creating performance opportunities in terms of new spaces and centralized adminstration, and the innovative performances demonstrated Viz goals in thrilling new arenas.
Sound and Vision
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2 pm
Nikki Melville, Associate Professor of Music at Carleton, joined by a diverse group of student artists, presented a vibrant, multimedia performance at the Visual Learning Conference.
Tehreema Mitha Dance Company Full Ensemble Performance
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:30 pm
Halau Kiawekupono O Ka Ua Performance
Saturday, April 7, 2012, 7:30 pm
Hailing from the island of O'ahu, Hawaii, members of the male dance troupe Halau Kiawekupono O Ka Ua presented an evening of authentic traditional Hula dance and music in the Weitz Center for Creativity.
In Between: a semi autobiographical one man show
February 14, 2012
Ibrahim Miari is an actor, writer, director, choreographer and Sufi dance with the Acco Theatre Center in Israel. "In Between" is a semi autobiographical one man show about his experience growing up in Israel in a mixed Jewish and Muslim family. The play touches upon issues such as identity, culture, religion, traditions, and the tensions between Jews and Arabs.
Ragamala Performance of Sthree
Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7 pm
Inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, Ragamala Dance presents Sthree, a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of history.
The Hysterical Alphabet: a multimedia history
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 8 pm
A history of hysteria delivered with humor and critical insight.
Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Christians, Jews and Muslims
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 8 pm
Subbody Butoh: Site-Specific Student Performance
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 1 pm
Students enrolled in Judith Howard's Winter Dance course worked with dancer Kats D. Fukasawa to connect to the subconscious body, or Subbody, to create movements free from ego and daily concerns. In practicing Subbody Butoh, an individual must listen to his or her innermost body signals that might be otherwise ignored in daily life. This performance was the culmination of the class.
The Last Firefly
Friday, February 18, 2011, 7:30 pm
"The Last Firefly," presented by the Carleton Players was directed by Sean Graney of Chicago. The play wa adapted from Japanese folk tales by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka and was produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Children's Theatre and supported by the Visualizing Liberal Arts Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Path of the Onnagata: From Male to Female
January 7, 2011, 7:30 pm
In Kabuki theater, male actors play all roles; the female impersonators are known as onnagata. In The Path of the Onnagata, David Furumoto publicly staged his own gender transformation, an act usually hidden behind the dressing room door. Furumoto's lecture illuminated several poignant works in the linked exhibition, and helped celebrate the wide array of art forms connected to the Visualizing Japanese Theater celebration.
October 1, 2010
Some of the hip hop world’s best b-boys (or “break-boys”) took to the floor in an epic battle on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in the Carleton College Recreation Center. The battle--a competition between a half dozen “crews” from the Twin Cities, Carleton and Northfield--was judged by three world-class b-boys hailing from New York City: Kid Glyde, Whorah, and Gravity. Featuring fancy footwork, acrobatic style, and back-beats provided by Chicago-based DJ Lester Burnem.
Screening "Cemetery Stories"
May 12, 2010, 7:00 pm
Screening Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa, directed and produced by Cherif Keita and edited by Dominic Fucci.