Janiece Jaffe (Jazz Improv)
Bloomington improvisational vocal artist Janiece Jaffe has been singing, teaching, and recording locally, regionally and internationally for over 20 years. She is excited to be directing Flash Mob Improv April 5, 7, and 11 for Arts Week Everywhere 2012!
Iris Rosa (In the Beginning)
Iris Rosa is a professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and the Director of the African American Dance Company. “In the Beginning” will capture the African holistic view of the universe and its beliefs of humanity.
Génération Harmonique (French Kiss)
Génération Harmonique is a chamber ensemble specializing in music composed before 1800. Programming for Arts Week showcases music, song and dance of 18th-century Parisian composers. Performers include soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw and baroque dancer Sarah Edgar, with instrumentalists Sung Lee, Janelle Davis, Erica Rubis, Phil Spray, and Janet Scott.
Joanna Helms and Paula Kinev (Bonn Feier)
The collaborative efforts of Joanna Helms and Paula Kinev grew out of a Fall 2011 master’s course, entitled Process Music, at the Jacobs School of Music. This class was our inspiration to organize our own performance of the large-scale piece “Bonn Feier” for IU’s Arts Week Everywhere.
IU Contemporary Dance Majors and the IU Student Composers Association (Collaborations in Music and Dance)
The contemporary dance major at Indiana University produces wholly integrated artists and successful dance professionals, while the IU Student Composers Association exists primarily to further the professional development and industry opportunities for composition students. Both organizations collaborate to produce original creative works in dance and music titled “Hammer and Nail.”
Selene Carter (Take the Call: Site Readings)
Selene Carter values the immediacy of dance improvisation for its spontaneity, freshness, and honesty. She directs 11 unique IU dancers who create dances all through town and campus with local musician Scott Kellogg.
IU Theatre (Cabaret)
The mission of the Department of Theatre and Drama is to advance the art, scholarship, and appreciation of the theatre and its place in society. IU Theatre produces eight plays during the academic year, as well as running a professional summer season called the Indiana Festival Theatre.
Zara Lawler and C. Neil Parsons (Reverse BUSking and The Flute on its Feet)
Multi-faceted performance artists Zara Lawler (flutist, dancer, actor) and C. Neil Parsons (bass trombonist, dancer, actor) have worked together since 2000. Their performances, which combine music, dance, and drama in new and unpredictable ways, have delighted audiences from coast to coast.
James Mumford and Ross Gay (Deep River)
Deep River will be hosted by Ross Gay, a poet and instructor in IU’s Creative Writing Program. His guest is IU Emeritus Professor James E. Mumford—performer, composer, educator, and director of IU’s African American Choral Ensemble for more than two decades.
Bloomington Writing Project
The Bloomington Writing Project works to cultivate a community of writers by offering free individual writing consultations and workshops. Volunteers include IU students and community members who encourage the development of creative and technical writing. The BWP believes that through collaboration everyone can write with clarity, creativity, and confidence.
Cardinal Stage Company (Bachelorette)
The mission of Cardinal Stage Company is to advance professional theatre in Bloomington. They aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for the stage by offering diverse, high-quality productions in tandem with outreach and educational initiatives that contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of south-central Indiana.
Matthew Starr and Taylor Bryant (3-D Projection on Sample Gates)
Matt Starr and Taylor Bryant are both Digital Art BFA students and are conducting research on how to project on the entire earth from space. In their leisure time they are advocates for Matt and Taylor's Magic Fun Show and hope that one day everyone in the world will have the chance to experience it.
IU Contemporary Dance Program (Moving Images)
The IU Contemporary Dance Program is pleased to present “Moving Images,” a program developed around and performed in the IU Art Museum. Dance majors in their second semester of compositional study have created duets informed by art works in the 20th Century Collection at the IU Art Museum.
Leah Boresow and Sarah Mattingly (Co-ARTiculate)
Senior contemporary dance majors Leah Boresow and Sarah Mattingly are pleased to present their own dance works, “Like Butter” and “Ni fu ni fa,” which express their distinctive ways of speaking through movement. This exciting collaboration is performed outside and features student musicians, dancers, and dance faculty.
YaYa Mandarin Students (Chinese Writing: Building Language, Culture, and History)
The artists of "Chinese Writing: Bridging Language, Culture, and History" are Bloomington youth ranging from 5 to 14 years of age enrolled in YaYa Mandarin language classes. Offered through the Indiana University Bridges language programs, these courses are taught by IU students and community members.
Nancy Hiller (More Than Beautiful)
Nancy Hiller graduated with a City & Guilds of London Certificate in Furniture Craft in 1980. After several years as a furniture- and cabinetmaker, she earned a master’s degree in religious studies, with a specialization in ethics, from Indiana University. Since 1995 she has operated NR Hiller Design, Inc.
IU Art Museum
With an internationally acclaimed collection of more than 40,000 objects ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, the IU Art Museum is one of the foremost university art museums in the country. The world-renowned architectural firm of I.M. Pei & Partners designed the building, which houses three permanent collection galleries and a special exhibitions gallery.
IU Opera Theater (Candide)
Within a world-class facility matched only by the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, IU Opera and Ballet Theater presents an annual series of six operas and three ballets, all performed by students in the IU Jacobs School of Music. With great performances, inexpensive ticket prices, and bursar billing options, IU Opera and Ballet provides a perfect introduction to the amazing world where theater, music, and singing come together.