Array of convocations coming up at Centre
RELEASED: Nov. 9, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—From a mime to welfare and work, from Jupiter and Saturn to music from throughout the world, a wide range of events is coming to Centre's campus the week of Nov. 13.
One-man show: Timepiece
Stein's Timepiece addresses the passage of time in the life of a man and how conflict and power and, ultimately joy and love, emerge from time's progression. In Timepiece, the objects on stage are translated from their everyday uses into idealistic symbols.
Stein, originally from Milwaukee, Wis., trained in Paris under Etienne Decoroux, the progenitor of corporeal mime. His solo performance places drama inside the moving human body, rather than to substitute gesture for speech as in pantomime.
Stein will be giving a workshop for Centre and Danville High School students and meeting with them during a talkback following his performance of Timepiece.
Forum on issues of welfare and work
The forum will feature two Kentucky experts in the area of poverty: Makeda Harris, research analyst for Kentucky Youth Advocates in Louisville, and Jason Dunn, Internal Policy Analyst for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The speakers will assess the effects of the first 10 years of the Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program (KTAP); evaluate the controversial recent changes in the law regarding work requirements; and offer suggestions for addressing poverty rates in Kentucky and the nation.
Sponsored by the Religious Life Office, CARE and the Bonner program, this forum is part of Centre's annual Poverty and Homelessness Week. During this week Centre students are given the chance to work for a day at three Louisville homeless shelters and at an innovative open stage coffeehouse for homeless shelter residents.
Lecture on storms of Jupiter and Saturn
Dr. Timothy Dowling, director of the Comparative Planetology Lab at the University of Louisville, will discuss the giant storms that arise on Jupiter and Saturn and how they can be explained using computer simulations.
Centre World Pop and Brass concert
Centre World Pop is the Music Program's newest ensemble, and this is the debut concert for the group. The 18-member band will perform music from the Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Australia and the United States.
Centre Brass, under the direction of Scott Heersche, will perform a medley of spirituals and pieces by Ludwig Maurer and Ernest Bloch. The ensemble will join together with Centre Pop for a special finale.
For more information on these convocations and others, visit Centre's convocations webpage.
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