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  Events for April 4, 2008

Liminal - A Performance Installation at FN Gallery

- Location: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
D. Chase Angier in collaboration with Marketa Fantova, John Laprade, and performers have created Liminal, a large-scale, sculptural and time-based art project that is to be exhibited on April 4, 2008 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Fosdick-Nelson Art Gallery. Zachary Hamm and Debra MacCrea are heading the technical team building nine-foot high costumes designed by Fantova and a set that includes 9,000 pounds of white rock. Incorporating performance, movement, original sound design by John Laprade and visual elements, Liminal is a transitional piece, in that it further blurs the boundaries between disciplines: dance-theater, performance art, sculptural installation and merge in this collaborative venture.

The piece will be performed by AU faculty member Robert Bingham and five AU students – Saki Kitahara, Mai Maruo, Yumiko Nishio, Emily Smith, and Laura Smith. The performers contributed to the choreography. Bingham and Angier have been creating and performing works together since 2003 and just returned from performing together in Mexico.

This will be Angier and Fantova’s third project that they have created together. Their previous works were performed in New York and in the Czech Republic. Angier and Laprade have worked together both in New York City and Alfred since 1990. In addition to creating music for dance, John Laprade is a songwriter whose music has been featured on television and in commercials including MTV Sports, VH1, and A&E. Angier, an Associate Professor at AU creates visually based dance theater work but this will be her first time creating a piece designed to be experienced up close in an Art Gallery. Marketa Fantova, AU’s Theater Designer and Assistant Professor, uses her European and American experience as a scenographer to create the costumes, and collaborate on the visual elements.

This collaborative venture between the School of Art and Design and the Division of Performing Arts uses artists, student and faculty performers, and technical crews from both schools making this a unique art experience at Alfred University. The idea for the evening came from conversations between Kevin Jacobs, Sharon McConnell and Chase Angier early in the Fall semester for an event that would promote awareness about the new Friends of Fosdick-Nelson fund raising initiative. The result is an interdisciplinary collaboration, with all of the artists contributing their expertise in choreography, performance, costume design, and sound design while also operating across disciplines, and University Divisions, to facilitate this creative work inspired by Angier’s initial vision.

Special thanks to the following sponsors: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, New York State Foundation for the Arts SOS Grant, The School of Art and Design, The Division of Performing Arts, Lowe’s of Henrietta, University Relations, and AVI Arts on Campus.

Acafellas Concert

- Location: St. Jude Chapel. Lower College Drive Alfred State
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
AU’s own Male a cappella group is holding a concert. It will be in St. Jude’s Chapel on Alfred State campus across from Main Attraction. So come out and enjoy some great music. AND ITS FREE!


- Location: Nevins
(8:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
Facing an unplanned pregnancy, teenage Juno devises a plan to locate the proverbial perfect parents to adopt her baby. But the seemingly ideal couple Juno chooses still has some growing up to do. Now, everyone in Juno’s world must do a little soul-searching.

Music: Winterpills

- Location: Knight Club, Powell Campus Center
(10:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Critics met their last album with decriptions like "heavy with moments of sheer beauty," "exquisite vocals," "deeply moving ... heartrending," and "as textured as the best indie rock around" while fans put the album at in the Top 100 on iTunes.

It’s All About The Shirt ... OG Applications!

- Location: Center for Student Involvement
(All Day)
It’s Orientation Guide application time! Pick up your application at the Center for Student Involvement and return by Friday, April 4. It’s all about the shirt and you know you want one!