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:
Session I (9:30-10:50 am)
Tai Chi & Qigong Demonstration and Class
Experience the pace and flow of T'ai Chi practice with Sherry Tschernisch (School of Theater). 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.
Unsung and Retuned: Using Song Lyrics in Poetry - with Douglas Kearney
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.
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.
Using the dance piece "Sinfonietta" by Jiri Kylian, faculty member Glen Eddy explains and instructs the fundamentals of partnering. Participation is invited through exercies and games.
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CalArts Parents Weekend Cutoff Date: 10/1/14
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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 .