Save the Date: Oct. 17-18, 2014
Become a CalArtian for the weekend!
Join us for an exciting and immersive CalArts experience. Over the course of two days, be among the hundreds of family members who deepen their appreciation of this unique artistic and educational community. Take part in specially designed workshops and classes, view cutting-edge art exhibitions and performances, and meet and mingle with Institute leadership and faculty.
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At the Wild Beast Music Pavilion and S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard:
Shuttle service is available to and from the Embassy Suites and Hyatt Valencia and campus both Friday and Saturday. Please check with registration for exact times.
Special Topics: The Western (screening Meek’s Cutoff, 2010), Bijou Theater
Faculty: Gary Mairs
Dance Improvisation, A203
Faculty: Julie Bour
MUSIC AND DANCE
Choreographer/Composer Seminar, Lund Theater
Faculty: David Rosenboom and Colin Connor
Performance: Ok Animals, A216
Faculty: Harry Dodge
Scenic Design, E58
Faculty: Suzan Pitt
Costume Shop open to visitors from 1–4 pm, E103
Manager: Tanya Lee
|1:30 pm||DANCE AND MUSIC
Music for Dancers, E110
Faculty: George Wheeler
Beginning Improvisation Ensemble, ROD
Faculty: Susie Allen
Post-Tonal Theory, B318
Faculty: Rob Wannamaker
Sound Synthesis, B214A (Machine Lab)
Faculty: Owen Vallis
Acting Studio III, E197
Faculty: Roger Guenveur Smith
Acting Studio II, Coffeehouse Theater
Faculty: Mary Lou Rosato
Lighting Techniques, MOD Theater
Faculty: Mark Anderson
Intensive Painting Workshop, Baldessari Studio
Faculty: Lecia Dole-Recio
MUSIC AND DANCE
Gamelan Room open to visitors from 2–4 pm, A114
Advanced Improvisation Ensemble
Faculty: Susie Allen
Acting for Animators, The Palace
Faculty: Robert Murray Duncan
Composing with Systems, B318
Faculty: Andreas Levisianos
Unsung and Retuned: Using Song Lyrics in Poetry
with Douglas Kearney (School of Critical Studies)
Poetry and song have a long-standing relationship. Nowadays, some might even call them siblings. And like most siblings, shouldn’t poetry and song steal from each other? The workshop will explore ways of mixing song lyrics and poetry. Join us if you wish to artfully mis-quote an old alt-rock anthem, build a "bop" from an 80's pop song, or use poetry to kill last season’s earworm. All you need to do is bring (on paper, device, or in your mind) lyrics to any song you love; any song you’re sick of; and any song that reminds you of a struggle in your life. The workshop will be a space for discussion, reading, writing, performing and listening.
Tai Chi & Qigong Demonstration and Class
with Sherry Tschernisch (School of Theater)
Experience the pace and flow of T'ai Chi practice. T'ai Chi means "supreme ultimate," two words that suggest great respect. "Chi" or "Qi" is usually translated as “life force" while Qigong means "chi work." It is practiced for healing, unifying, centering, enlivening and meditating. It speaks to students of any background and/or physical ability or limitation.
Location: Main Gallery
The Development of the Pixar Style
With Maureen Furniss (School of Film/Video)
Watch and discuss Pixar’s early short films to see the studio’s evolution into the groundbreaking featureToy Story.
Visual Arts Workshop with CalArts' Community Arts Partnership
Led by two student instructors, this workshop will consist of a series of illustrative and interactive exercises which explore how playful performance can inform an empowering artistic practice.
The Voice and Films of Bollywood’s Golden Era
CalArts alumna Robin Sukhadia and his father, Rajen Sukhadia, present film music videos featuring Kishore, RD Burman, Rafi, Mukesh and more accompanied by live song performances, analysis, and historical/political insight. All the mega stars will be given due attention. Anticipate gregarious song and dance, whimsical musical arrangements, gaudy colors, and extremely melodramatic love scenes…all of this, of course, without any kissing on screen.
Location: Bijou Theater
with Glen Eddy (School of Dance)
Using the dance piece "Sinfonietta" by Jiri Kylian, Nederlands Dans Theater alumnus Glen Eddy explains and instructs the fundamentals of partnering.
Participation is invited through exercises and games.
Location: Sharon Disney Lund Theater
Location: Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater
Celebrate CalArts Weekend with the entire CalArts community!
Location: Wild Beast Music Pavllion and S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard
If you want to explore more about CalArts, check out these related events coinciding with CalArts Weekend:
CalArts Parents Weekend Cutoff Date: 10/1/14
To make reservations, call 661.257.3111 or visit www.valencia.embassysuites.com . Type "CAP" into the Group Code box.
CalArts Parents Weekend Cutoff Date: 10/8/14
Call the reservations line at 800.233.1234 or 661.799.1234; mention the group name "CalArts Weekend" or reserve online .
As a parent of a CalArts student, you are already committed to your child’s education and artistic development. Consider taking the next step by making a gift to the CalArts Parents Fund or by joining the CalArts Parent Circle. The CalArts Parents Circle is the Institute’s premier group for both parents of current students and parents of alumni. Support from Parent Circle members meets a broad range of needs throughout campus, allowing parents to enrich the overall CalArts educational experience while
their children are still in school. Whether directing gifts to help fund scholarships for the nearly 80 percent of students who qualify for financial aid, or supporting those distinctive aspects of the education that make CalArts unique, members of the Parents Circle play a vital role in preparing the next generation of innovators and gifted artists.
There are a number of ways for parents to have a philanthropic impact on the life and education of CalArts’ students. However you choose to support CalArts—and at whatever level—your generosity is both essential and truly appreciated. Every gift counts.
Special thanks to new Parents Circle members Caroline and Paul Cronson for their support of CalArts Weekend 2014.