Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Fine arts

Symposium explores documentary photography in the digital age


For contemporary photographers, the Information Age creates an ocean of images that prompts a sea of questions. But one query floats atop the waves: What does it mean to be an image-maker in a world of countless images?

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'(Re)visionary Dances' brings together Stravinsky and particle physics


There's no intuitive connection between modern dance, seduction and particle physics. But those who attend the University Dance Company’s "(Re)visionary Dances" concert will witness an exploration of all these subjects.

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Convention-challenging architect Bjarke Ingels to deliver lecture at Michigan Theater


The School of Art & Design’s Penny W. Stamps lectures feature innovative and modern artists from across the world. An exciting lineup of speakers is planned for the next couple months, starting with Bjarke Ingels. Ingels is a young Danish architect who has formed a new architectural philosophy of structural and creative evolution, combined with social consciousness, in just the past four years with his firm, BIG.

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Basement Arts explores the media in a morbid comedy


Theater is at its best when it can make you die from laughter and maybe even laugh at death. Tackling the issues of death and the media’s response to it, the dark comedy “After Ashley,” a play presented by student-run theater organization Basement Arts, successfully accomplishes these two tasks in a sensitive and thought-provoking piece.

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'Masterpieces Revealed' highlights the evolution of jazz with The Bad Plus

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What does it take for a song or performance to earn the prestigious title of "masterpiece?" A program from the University Musical Society, "Masterpieces Revealed," is dedicated to uncovering the elements requisite to such acclaim. Tonight, one such element will be explored in particular: inventiveness.

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Whitney Pow: Bad poetry need not always be slammed


The Bad Poetry Slam played off of what is considered “bad” art. The twist was that, instead of the writers hoisting their bad poetry to the highest of heights, the Heidelberg’s slam encouraged poets to let the poems sit dejected in the sewer and let them be marveled at without any pretense.

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Basement Arts tackles human relationships with 'A Slight Ache' and 'Art'


The evening of one-acts will include “Art” by Yasmina Reza, directed by School of Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore Porscha Kazmierczak and “A Slight Ache” by Harold Pinter, directed by School of MT&D freshman Doron Bloomfield.

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