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But this season also begins with incredibly good news: Carolina Performing Arts recently received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “The Rite of Spring at 100,” an upcoming project for the 2012-13 season that marks the centennial of this seminal and groundbreaking work. The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, with music by Igor Stravinsky, choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and performed by the Ballets Russes. Stravinsky and Nijinsky pushed the boundaries of artistic presentation with the use of complex and primitive rhythms, dissonance and shockingly unconventional choreography. Audience members expressed their contempt, and loud arguments drowned out the orchestra. Before long, a full-scale riot had broken out in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and police were called to subdue the mayhem. Through “The Rite of Spring at 100” project, we are commissioning 12 new works by 20 artists, by such luminaries as choreographer Bill T. Jones and director Anne Bogart. French composer Marc-Andrew Dalbavie will write a new work for mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and pianist Yefim Bronfman. Uzbek composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky will write a new work for the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. More artists will be announced in the ensuing months and we’ll be sure to keep you informed.

Like some of the sentiment at the 1913 premiere of The Rite of Spring, our 11/12 season may also include some work that you may find difficult to understand. Whatever Paris audiences thought on that night in 1913, they witnessed the premiere of one of the most important works of the 20th century. Just think, the performance you are seeing tonight may also share a similar legacy. Thank you for your support. Please enjoy the performances. Sincerely,

Emil J. Kang Executive Director for the Arts Director, Carolina Performing Arts Professor of the Practice, Department of Music

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Welcome to the 11/12 season. As you have come to expect, this season includes new works by the world’s most inspiring and engaging artists, performers and ensembles.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Carolina Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of time, energy and resources from many individuals and organizations including the Office of the Provost, Office of the Chancellor, University Advancement, Department of Public Safety, the Faculty Council, Student Body Government and UNC News Services. Elite Coach is the of ficial transpor tation provider for Carolina Per forming Ar ts’ ar tists.

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ADMiNiSTRATivE STAff
Emil J. Kang – Executive Director Kelly Boggs – Audience Services Manager Michelle Bordner –Director of Artist Relations Priscilla Bratcher – Director of Development Rebecca Brenner – Marketing & Communications Coordinator Barbara Call – Finance and Human Resources Manager Amy Clemmons – Development Assistant Reed Colver – Director of Campus & Community Engagement Jennifer Cox – Administrative Assistant Mary Dahlsten – Box Office Manager Tiffany Dysart – Artistic Assistant Butch Garris – Production Manager Erin Hanehan – Artistic Coordinator Kaitlin Houlditch-Fair – Campus & Community Engagement Coordinator Ellen James – Marketing & Communications Manager Matt Johnson – Production Manager Mike Johnson – Director of Operations Susan Marston – Accountant Dan McLamb – Tessitura Systems Administrator Mark Nelson – Director of Marketing & Communications Mark Steffen – Events Manager Aaron Yontz – Production Manager

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NOT quiTE SuRE WHAT yOu WANT?
Oct 16 |
Angélique Kidjo

Sometimes you don’t know until you see it …
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Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Still Black Still Proud

Béla fleck and the Original flecktones

Cheikh Lô

Christian McBride

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

HIGH ENErGy
These shows are energetic and loud; come prepared to get up, stand up, and dance!
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DATE NIGHT
Looking for a fun and relaxing evening out? Bring that special someone, then sit back and enjoy.
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Allen Toussaint & Mavis Staples Angélique Kidjo Still Black Still Proud – An African Tribute to James Brown Béla fleck and the Original flecktones Cheikh Lô

Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Stefan Litwin, piano Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Christian McBride & inside Straight

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Babel (words)

Mar 20/21 |

Circa

Four Electric Ghosts

Teatr ZAR

Snow White

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Shantala Shivalingappa

Göteborg Ballet

BrEAKTHrOUGH
These cutting edge, avant-garde performances are guaranteed to stir your soul.
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GLOBAL VIEWS
Travel the globe without leaving the Triangle.
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Babel (words) – Eastman, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet Four Electric Ghosts – Mendi + Keith Obadike Teatr ZAR – Gospels of Childhood: The Triptych Snow White – Ballet Preljocaj

Water Stains on the Wall – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Beckett’s Watt & Endgame – Gate Theatre (ireland) Shiva Ganga – Shantala Shivalingappa (india) Circa (Australia) Göteborg Ballet (Sweden)

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“A sense of spontaneous combustion and ever-dangerous living…”
– The Times, U.K.

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
with Stefan Litwin, piano
♥ Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 at 7:30pm
Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.

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Symphony No. 49 in F minor (“La Passione”), Hob. I:49 .............................. Franz Joseph Haydn Adagio (1732-1809) Allegro di molto Menuet e Trio Presto Wind Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103 ............................................................ Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro (1770-1827) Andante Menuetto Presto iNTERMiSSiON Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15.................................................... Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro con brio (1770-1827) Largo Rondo – Allegro scherzando

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Stefan Litwin
Born in Mexico City, Stefan Litwin studied piano, composition and interpretation in the U.S. and Switzerland with Christoph Keller, Jürg Wyttenbach, Herbert Brun, Walter Levin and Charles Rosen. He has appeared with renowned orchestras under conductors including Christoph von Dohnányi, Michael Gielen and Marek Janowski. In chamber music, he has partnered with Aurèle Nicolet, Bruno Canino, Kolja Blacher, Christian Tetzlaff, Irvine Arditti, Gustav Rivinius, Manuel FischerDieskau, Eduard Brunner, Ib Hausmann, Jörg Widmann, Michael Riessler and the LaSalle, Arditti, Danel, Pellegrini and Minguet String Quartets, and he has performed lieder recitals with Roland Hermann, Henry Herford, Yaron Windmüller, David Moss and Salome Kammer. Litwin has performed numerous world premieres and has collaborated with composers such as Luigi Nono, Luciano Berio, György Kúrtag, Hans Zender, Dieter Schnebel, Johannes Kalitzke, Jörg Widmann, Heinz Holliger and Michael Gielen. Featured on television and radio broadcasts in Europe and the U.S., he has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Auvidis/Montaigne, Arte Nova, Cala Records, telos, cpo, col legno and hänssler. Current composition projects include a film music score for a UNC documentary on Argentina’s “stolen children,” a work for the German Ensemble Ascolta, and a music theater project based on Heiner Müller’s play Der Horatier. Stefan Litwin joined UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 as the George C. Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Music and also teaches contemporary music and interpretation at the Hochschule für Musik Saar, Germany. Last fall, he opened the first season of his lecture-recital series at the Berlin Philharmonie, discussing and performing music by the New Vienna School and its relationship to the work of Gustav Mahler. He was a Distinguished Artist in Residence at Cambridge University’s Christ College, U.K. in 2005-06 and a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin from 2003-05. The Akademie der Künste Berlin has established a Stefan Litwin Archive of his compositions, recordings, writings, correspondence and original manuscripts.

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Haydn Symphony No. 80 in D minor, Hob. I:80 ............................................. Franz Joseph Haydn Allegro spiritoso (1732-1809) Adagio Menuetto Finale: Presto Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Orchestra, Op. 4 .................Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) iNTERMiSSiON Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 .................................................... Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro con brio (1770-1827) Largo Rondo – Allegro

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Under Artistic Director Paavo Järvi, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is one of Europe’s most distinguished chamber orchestras. As a result of the unprecedented critical acclaim for their Beethoven symphony cycle recorded for Sony BMG, they have given major tours to Japan (2006, 2007 and 2010) and Canada and the U.S. (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010) as well as numerous performances throughout Europe. They have performed the entire Beethoven symphony cycle at the Théâtre des ChampsElysées, Paris (2009), the Salzburg Festival (2009), Bonn Beethovenfest (2009) and

Beethovenfest, Warsaw (2010), as well as impressing a sold-out Royal Albert Hall with their all-Beethoven concert at the 2010 BBC Proms. They made a welcome return to Japan in 2010 giving a substantial nine-concert tour, including performances with Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. They also gave hugely successful Schumann symphony cycles at Izumi Hall, Osaka and at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, where they received great acclaim from audiences and press alike. More recently, Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen were invited by Valery Gergiev to perform their Schumann symphony cycle at the White Nights Festival in 2011.

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FELIx WörNEr
At the age of 22, Ludwig van Beethoven had successfully established himself as a rising star in the music world. A masterful piano player and very gifted in the art of musical improvisation, he was enabled to take leave from his services as court musician in his hometown Bonn in order to pursue further studies in composition with Joseph Haydn in Vienna, one of the capitals of musical culture around 1800. The endeavor was supported by a generous scholarship awarded by Count Waldstein, one of the earliest supporters of Beethoven’s artistic career. When Beethoven departed from Bonn, Count Waldstein wrote in Beethoven’s autograph album: “The Genius of Mozart is mourning and weeping over the death of her pupil. She found a refuge but no occupation with the inexhaustible Haydn; through him she wishes to form a union with another. With the help of assiduous labor you shall receive Mozart’s spirit from Haydn’s hands.” Indeed, after Mozart’s death, Haydn was hailed as the leading European composer, often called the Shakespeare of music. Since the 1760s, Haydn had transformed the most important musical genres such as the classical symphony or the classical string quartet, and his music was played and admired throughout the entire continent. With his numerous compositions, he was one of the leading forces in the development of the classical musical language. Already in his early symphonies, and even moreso in the later works, Haydn’s music speaks to the listener with great intensity. Today, the internationally renowned orchestra Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen belongs to the rare chamber orchestras that can convincingly bring the music to life, and can create the changing effects of joy, sorrow, surprise or glory, so that their performances stun the audience about the richness and the power of Haydn’s music. And certainly, the young Beethoven acquired the craft of composition from Haydn. What’s more, he was quick in developing his own compositional skills. In his Wind Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103, we witness Beethoven’s masterly command of musical language. The exquisite wind players of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen bring out the entire quality of the composition. In Vienna, however, Beethoven really skyrocketed, and his excellent skills as pianist propelled his reputation. His piano concertos were presented by himself as soloist to the Viennese audience. And just as these occasions turned into a revelation for the Viennese audience about what is possible in music, for us Stefan Litwin reveals through his playing the artistry of Beethoven’s piano concertos anew. As one critic wrote about Stefan Litwin’s extraordinary performances, one can almost believe Beethoven himself is sitting at the piano. Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night was originally set for String Sextet in 1899 and later published as an orchestral work. Here, Schoenberg makes full use of the richness of the orchestral sound and colors to paint the emotional conflict of the piece. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen presents this modern piece in the long tradition of the Viennese musical heritage. Felix Wörner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at UNC.

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“The pure power of passion and emotion.”
– Rolling Stone

Allen Toussaint & Mavis Staples

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30pm

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Allen Toussaint, piano
Herman LeBeaux, saxophone Renard Poché, guitar Roland Guerin, bass

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Mavis Staples, lead vocals
yvonne Staples, background vocals Donny Gerrard, background vocals Stephen Hodges, drums Rick Holmstrom, guitar, background vocals vicki Randle, background vocals, percussion Jeff Turmes, bass, guitar, background vocals
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Marmalade” and received a Grammy nomination for 1977’s song of the year “Southern Night,” performed by Glen Campbell. With a career spanning 40 years and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, recent accolades include the Grammy-nominated pop/ vocal album of the year, The River in Reverse – Toussaint’s collaboration with Elvis Costello.

Mavis Staples
2011 Grammy winner Mavis Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. With her bold new album You Are Not Alone, the legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to a historic career. Released more than 60 years after she began singing with her groundbreaking family group The Staple Singers, the album follows her 2009 Grammy-nominated Hope at the Hideout and We’ll Never Turn Back, her acclaimed 2007 collection of civil rights movement songs. It stakes out surprising new territory for Staples by matching her with producer Jeff Tweedy, who also leads Wilco. Some of Tweedy’s choices, which would form the emotional core of You Are Not Alone, took Staples back to her earliest memories. She recalls her father, pioneering guitarist Roebuck “Pops” Staples, playing such traditional gospel songs as “Creep Along Moses” and “Wonderful Savior” on “those big ol’ 78 records” for the family. “I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “Those are songs I grew up with – I never thought I would be recording them.” They also chose songs by her late father, songs by blues and soul icons Allen Toussaint, Little Milton and the Reverend Gary Davis and pop masters Randy Newman and John Fogerty, and songs that Tweedy wrote for her. You Are Not Alone caps an incredible decade for Mavis Staples, a resurgence that saw her receive Grammy nominations in blues, gospel, folk and pop categories.

Allen Toussaint
2010 Grammy nominee Allen Toussaint, one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B, has produced, written for, arranged, had his songs covered by, and performed with music giants The Judds, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, Dr. John, Aaron and Art Neville, Joe Cocker, the original Meters, Glen Campbell, The Band, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, Devo, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Etta James, Ramsey Lewis, Eric Gale and countless others. His songs and productions have been featured in numerous films including Casino, Moulin Rouge and Maid in Manhattan. In his early 20s, he produced an amazing string of hits for Minit Records, producing, writing, arranging and performing on tracks by Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Art and Aaron Neville, Chris Kenner and Benny Spellman, putting his signature New Orleans sound on the map. His solo career began with RCA. Two of his earliest tunes – “Java,” which became a mega-hit for trumpeter Al Hirt, and “Whipped Cream,” the Herb Alpert hit – became standards. Toussaint then teamed up with Lee Dorsey, often backed by The Meters, turning out a string of hits including “Working in the Coalmine,” “Holy Cow” and “Ride Your Pony.” “Working in the Coalmine” was then recorded by The Judds, “Yes We Can” became a smash hit for The Pointer Sisters, and “Sneaking Sally Thru the Alley” was recorded by Robert Palmer and by Ringo Starr. Toussaint arranged Patti LaBelle’s hit “Lady

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CHrIS rEALI
A few years ago, as the keyboard player for an R&B band in New York, I discovered that many of the songs in our book were traceable to one “Crescent City” source: Allen Toussaint. “I Know,” “Lipstick Traces,” “I Like It Like That,” “Sneaking Sally Through the Alley” were all part of Toussaint’s “Hit Parade.” Of course, I was not familiar with the original recordings by Barbara George, Benny Spellmen, Chris Kenner, or Lee Dorsey, but the cover versions of these Toussaint written, or produced R&B classics. The New Orleans native best explained my initial failure to connect him with the aforementioned tunes: “I’m a producer, musician, studio sideman, and not a star performer.” Working in one of those capacities brought Toussaint in contact with Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, The Meters (the house band for Sansu, Toussaint’s production company), LaBelle (“Lady Marmalade”), Dr. John (“Right Place, Wrong Time”), Elvis Costello (2006’s Grammy nominated The River in Reverse), Eric Clapton (2010’s Clapton), and the list goes on. Toussaint spent the early part of his career producing artists for the Minit label. His ability to mix the influences of New Orleans piano stalwarts Fats Domino and Professor Longhair proved successful. Toussaint’s piano playing marked these tracks with the unmistakable sound of New Orleans riffs and rhumba-infused grooves. Although his name may not be widely known, Toussaint’s contributions to New Orleans music, and pop music in general, earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 1998. In 2005, Toussaint paired with Mavis Staples, along with Irma Thomas, Ann Peebles, and Billy Preston for the album I Believe To My Soul. Like Toussaint, the career of Mavis Staples began in the 1950s. In 1951, Roebuck “Pop” Staples (1914-2000), formed a family gospel quartet with his children called The Staples Singers. Success for the group came in 1956 with the release of “Uncloudy Day.” By the mid-1960s, R&B and Soul influenced the groups’ sound, and they signed with Stax Records in 1967. In 1971, The Staples Singers achieved popular and critical success with the songs “Respect Yourself,” “I’ll Take You There,” and “Heavy Makes You Happy.” The ensuing years found the group working with Curtis Mayfield, Mavis recording for Prince’s label as a soloist, while Pops released acclaimed solo albums into the 1990s. In 1999, The Staples Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The gospel and blues roots of The Staples Singers runs deep. These roots are audible on Mavis’ 2010 album You Are Not Alone. Jeff Tweedy, from Wilco, produced, and co-wrote the title track for this Grammy nominated release. About Tweedy’s song selection, including Toussaint’s “Last Train,” Staples said, “It was a feeling of pure joy to be singing the songs I sang when I was young….I’m still here, and this is what Tweedy has really done for me – he gave me a chance to be a kid again.” There is no doubt that this evenings concert will be good for your soul! Chris Reali is a third-year doctoral musicology student at UNC. His research interests center around popular music, R&B and Soul music.

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“Fierce and sensuous…” – New York Magazine

PHiLADANCO
♥ friday, September 23 at 8pm
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Watching Go By, The Day Choreographer: Hope Boykin | Assistant to Choreographer: LaMar Baylor Lighting Designer: Albert Crawford | Costume Designer: Hope Boykin Composer: Ali Jackson | Performed by the Ali Jackson Quintet: James Burton, Xavier Davis, Ali Jackson, Bruce Williams, Ben Wolfe
Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts, Watching Go By, The Day was originally created for Philadanco, The Philadelphia Dance Company, choreographed by Hope Boykin with an original score by Ali Jackson. | Phil. 4:13

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Joan Myers Brown – Founder and Executive Artistic Director
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PAuSE Bolero Too Choreographer: Christopher L. Huggins | Music: Ravel Assistant to Choreographer: Kayoko Amemiya Costume Design: Christopher Huggins | Costume Execution: Natasha Guruleva Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
A full company piece, Bolero Too, according to choreographer Christopher Huggins, is “electric, physical and sizzling.” Set to a powerful musical score by Ravel and carved by Mr. Huggins with a choreographic Spanish flare style, Bolero Too speaks to relationships between men and women, who they are, how they interact with one another, and the trust factor. It’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

iNTERMiSSiON By Way of the funk Choreographer: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Assistants to Ms. Zollar: Marjani Forté & Catherine Dénécy | Music: Parliament Funkadelics Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor | Lighting Assistant: Melody Beal Costume Design & Execution: Anna-Alisa Belous How We Got to the funk
An exploration of music and movement from the ’50s to the ’70s.

Rosita Adamo LaMar Baylor, Janine Beckles Heather Benson Jeroboam Bozeman Justin Bryant Chloé O. Davis Tommie-Waheed Evans Jason Herbert, Lindsey Holmes Joan Kilgore Alicia Lundgren Roxanne Lyst, Ruka Hatua-Saar White
Philadanco
Philadelphia’s premiere modern dance company, Philadanco was created in 1970 to address the lack of opportunities for minority dancers in the Delaware Valley. In the 41 years since then, Philadanco has advanced from a small community-based company to an internationally renowned institution with a reputation for promoting new and emerging dance talent. The Philadanco Instruction and Training program has earned national recognition for providing world-class dance instruction taught by internationally renowned instructors at nominal to nonexistent fees. In addition to mentoring and promoting young dancers and choreographers, the company provides studio space to small companies and independent artists at low or no cost, and was the first company in Philadelphia to offer low-cost housing to dancers. Philadanco’s dancers receive exquisite training in a wide range of dance idioms, young predominantly AfricanAmerican choreographers are cultivated and supported, and seasoned, critically acclaimed choreographic work is preserved through Philadanco’s programming. The resident modern dance company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadanco is a pillar of the Philadelphia arts community and one that serves as a distinguished cultural ambassador around the globe. With all of the company’s artistic achievements, Philadanco has never lost sight of its mission to “present the highest quality of professional dance performance and
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Cool Baby, Cool
Minimalism as only cool can embody.

By Way of the Drum
This explores the hotter side of funk with hard-edged soul singers, revisiting the ’70s, concert style. By Way of the Funk is a new work that harnesses the energy and culture of funk music. The music is the Funkadelics and Parliament. This four-part work is a joyous celebration of 40 years of Philadanco’s existence. As it says in the song, “funk not only moves, it removes, dig.” These words are emblematic of the way funk music makes you want to get up out of your seat and dance and forget about your troubles. This work uses the entire company as a way to honor the legacy of achievement of Joan Myers Brown and Philadanco. Funding for this ballet was the co-commission of the Kimmel Center, Incorporated and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.

PAuSE Enemy Behind the Gates Choreographer: Christopher L. Huggins | Assistant to Mr. Huggins: Kayoko Amemiya Music: Steve Reich | Costume Design: Christopher L. Huggins Costume Execution: Natasha Guruleva Lighting Design: William H. Grant, III | Lighting Execution: Melody Beal
Enemy Behind the Gates was inspired by enemies within our midst. THEY LOOK LIKE YOU. THEY ACT LIKE YOU. THEY LIVE LIKE YOU BUT, THEY ARE NOT ONE OF YOU. The Gate is not invincible but it’s yours to secure. Set to the burning music of Steve Reich and danced by the explosive energy of Philadanco. The creation of Enemy Behind the Gates is sponsored by Altria Group, Inc. Additional funding from Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation and an anonymous donor also made this work possible. Philadanco is represented by Baylin Artists Management Inc., 196 West Ashland Street, Suite 201, Doylestown, PA 18901

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improve the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities.”

PHiLADANCO
MArIAN TUrNEr HOpKINS
Philadanco is an amazing story of survival and success. It is a testament to the vision of one woman, Joan Myers Brown, a powerhouse in the world of modern dance. Ms. Brown is part of that elite circle of African-Americans such as Alvin Ailey and Arthur Mitchell of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Their efforts have helped to develop an avenue for young black dancers to achieve the same pinnacle of success as others in the dance world through performance opportunities and above all, superb training. I first heard of Philadanco many years ago as a young dancer. I was excited to find out that modern dance for young black dancers was not only happening in New York with Alvin Ailey, it was happening in Philadelphia as well. As I think about it, trying to create a dance company outside of the nucleus of the dance world, New York City, was audacious indeed. But Joan Myers Brown recognized a deep passion for movement and for serious training in young African American community. This passion for movement is indigenous to African-American culture. She tapped into it boldly and we see dancing that reminiscent of the passion one sees in the Ailey Dance Company performances. You feel t is an energy that bursts forth out of need. It can only be expressed through dance. Ms. Brown’s myriad roles as teacher, choreographer, mentor and, yes, mother at times, is the backbone of this company. Her herculean efforts have been the force which has been driving this company towards it half century mark Joan Myers Brown’s relentless directing is a continual personal and hands on process that insures Philadanco’s growth and survival. Her company is a significant part of sustaining the black tradition in modern dance. It is important that it is a repertory company. From the beginning, Ms. Brown invited the choreography of major African-American choreographers. This has had a two way impact. It has enriched the artistry of her dancers and given them a diverse learning experience. At the same time, it has insured that traditional works survive and it supports the new works of emerging choreographers. A dancer in Philadanco can grow immensely as a result of learning the past works of modern dance great, Talley Beatty as well as the awesome contemporary work of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. At the core of these performances is the training. That is what makes Philadanco’s athleticism and technical mastery possible. Joan Myers Brown as well as Ailey and Mitchell, have enjoyed their companies’ success because they have also invested in schools which are attached to their companies. Hope Boykin is a product of Ms. Brown’s investment, and other teachers before her. She has come full cycle – a beautiful performer who is able to pass on the baton through teaching and successfully developing her unique voice as a choreographer. And she is able to give back to the company which nurtured her artistry. Thankfully, it is a different world today where black dancers, thanks to Ms. Brown and others, have now proven their ability to compete and are able to dance with whatever company they choose. Dancers have emerged from the Philadanco experience, beautifully trained and importantly, prepared to “SAY SOMETHING “ with their bodies, as Modern dance pioneer, Doris Humphrey, wrote. And Philadanco is speaking boldly to audiences of all peoples.

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Hope Boykin
Durham native Hope Boykin studied with Jennifer Potts and Nina Wheeler and was a three-time recipient of the American Dance Festival’s Young Tuition Scholarship. While attending Howard University, she trained and danced with Lloyd Whitmore, artistic director of the New World Dance Company. In New York, she studied at The Ailey School, worked as assistant to choreographers Milton Myers and the late Talley Beatty, and was an original member of Complexions. She joined Philadanco in 1994, and in 1998, Hope was honored with a Bessie Award. Since joining Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2000, she has presented choreography for Lincoln Center Outdoors Summer Festival, the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center in Brooklyn, and E-Moves at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem. In collaboration with Matthew Rushing, Hope presented the MOMENTUM Dance Project, which premiered in Sinoloa, Mexico in 2002. She collaborated with Mr. Rushing and AbdurRahim Jackson on Acceptance In Surrender for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2005 New York City Center season. And in 2007, the Victory Over Parkinson’s concert, Ms. Boykin presented her work to the original symphony A Calendar of Dances by Greg Rice. Hope choreographed Go In Grace, a collaboration with Grammy Award-winning Sweet Honey In The Rock, for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. She has also created works for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theatre and Philadanco, the Philadelphia Dance Company.

Christopher L. Huggins
Christopher L. Huggins is a former member of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Originally from Boston, Huggins trained under Andrea Herbert Major, Danny Sloan and Martha Gray. He attended SUNY Purchase, The Julliard School, and was a fellowship student at The Ailey School. Huggins appeared as a guest artist for several dance companies in the United States an abroad.

Marian Turner Hopkins is a lecturer of modern dance technique and history in the UNC Department of Exercise and Sport Science. She is founder and faculty adviser for the UNC Modernextension Dance Company.

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As a master teacher and choreographer, he works in Europe, Japan, Korea and throughout the United States. He has taught countless master classes and workshops at universities and dance institutions including Howard University in Washington, DC, Spelman College in Atlanta, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Huggins, a much sought-after choreographer, has created ballets for numerous companies including Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Ailey II, Philadanco, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Broadway Dance Center of Tokyo and Oslo Dance Ensemble in Norway. He is a 2002 and 2008 recipient of the Ira Aldridge Award for Best Choreography from the Black Theatre Alliance in Chicago for his work Enemy Behind the Gates and Pyrokinesis. He also worked on several projects for Disney in Orlando. Huggins is a silver medalist from the Seoul International Contemporary Dance Competition, resident choreographer at Duke Ellington High School for the Arts in Washington, DC, and served as Artist in Residence for The Ailey School in 2009. He was the choreographer for the 50th Anniversary Opening Night Gala for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and is currently a faculty member at The Ailey School.

on using creative and collaborative approaches to community building and civic engagement. With FLY: Five First Ladies of Dance presented by 651 Arts, Jawole was featured as a leading influential dancer/choreographer on a program that included her mentor Dianne McIntyre, her collaborator Germaine Acogny, Carmen de Lavallade and Bebe Miller.

Ali Jackson, Jr.
Ali Jackson has performed and recorded with some of the world’s finest artists including Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Harry Connick Jr., KRS-1, Marcus Roberts, Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Veal, James Carter, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Vinx, conductor Seiji Ozawa, Diana Krall and the New York City Ballet. His production talent is featured on George Benson’s 2005 release Irreplaceable and he performs on the Wynton Marsalis Quartet’s The Magic Hour. He appears with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, the Ali Jackson Quartet and

Horns in the Hood. He has hosted the Jammin’ with Jackson young musicians series at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and donated his time to hurricane relief performances for NBC, CNN and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Relief Concert. He is the voice of Duck Ellington, a character in the Penguin book series Baby Loves Jazz, and appeared in Apple’s 2006 iPod Ad campaign Sparks. TV appearances include Conan O’Brien with the Eldar trio, The View with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His playing is also heard in Bolden, a film about the beginnings of jazz. Recently, Ali was featured on Two Men With The Blues, a Blue Note release with Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson. Ali won numerous recognitions and scholarships as a child and was selected as soloist for the Beacons Of Jazz concert honoring the legendary Max Roach at New School University. Following an undergraduate degree in music composition at the New School University for Contemporary Music, he studied with Elvin Jones and Max Roach. Committed to education for young people, he has been part of Young Audiences, educating New York City youth about jazz.

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Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar trained with Joseph Stevenson, a student of the legendary Katherine Dunham. After earning her BA in dance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, she moved to New York City in 1980 to study with Dianne McIntyre at Sounds in Motion. Four years later, she founded Urban Bush Women (UBW) in 1984 as a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. Jawole received her MFA in dance from Florida State University and is the Nancy Smith Fichter tenured professor in FSU’s dance department. In addition to the 33 works created for Urban Bush Women, Jawole’s choreography is part of the repertory of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, among others. Jawole burst onto the scene and made an indelible mark on the field by challenging assumptions about body types, styles of movement, appropriate content and the role of community in creation. Still dancing, she is an innovator in the vanguard of dance. Jawole was invited to participate in a meeting the White House convened
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“Technique, musicianship and poetry in his soul…” – The Boston Globe

Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Warren Jones, piano Terry Ellen Rhodes, soprano Richard Luby, violin Leah Peroutka, violin Hugh Partridge, viola Brent Wissick, cello

♥ Thursday, September 29 at 7:30pm
Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.

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program
SEpTEMBEr 29 prOGrAM
Come again ................................................................................................................ John Dowland What if I never speed (1563-1626) Fine knacks for ladies Three Poems by Fiona MacLeod, Op. 11 ............................................................ Charles T. Griffes The Lament of Ian the Proud (1884-1920) Thy Dark Eyes to Mine The Rose of the Night Barcarolle, Op. 6, No. 1 Three Songs, Op. 10 ................................................................................................Samuel Barber Rain has fallen (1910-1981) Sleep now I hear an army iNTERMiSSiON On Wenlock Edge ...................................................................................... Ralph Vaughan-Williams I. On Wenlock Edge (1872-1958) II. From far, from eve and morning III. Is my team ploughing IV. Oh, when I was in love with you V. Bredon Hill VI. Clun Anything You Can Do .....................................................................................................Irving Berlin (1888-1989) Without a Song .....................................................................................................Vincent Youmans (1898-1946) Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off ...................................................... George Gershwin (1898-1937) and Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) Over the Rainbow ......................................................................................................... Harold Arlen (1905-1986)

classical recital

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Thursday, 7:30pm
in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men with Opera Australia. Symphonic highlights include Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Orquesta Nacional de España, Britten’s War Requiem with the Eugene Concert Choir, and recitals with the Art Song Festival in Berea, Ohio and with Music for a Great Space in Greensboro, NC. Recordings include Britten’s Peter Grimes at the Metropolitan Opera (EMI Classics on DVD), Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with the Los Angeles Opera (Euroarts), Britten’s War Requiem with Saito Kinen Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa, conductor, Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbetson with the Seattle Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the San Francisco Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem with the London Philharmonic, André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Verdi’s I Lombardi with James Levine, Amy Beach’s Cabildo and Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men with the Houston Grand Opera.

Warren Jones, piano
Named 2010’s Collaborative Pianist of the Year by Musical America, Warren Jones performs with many of today’s best-known artists including Stephanie Blythe, Denyce Graves, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anthony Dean Griffey, Ruth Ann Swenson, Bo Skovhus, Samuel Ramey, James Morris, John Relyea, Joseph Alessi and Richard “Yongjae” O’Neill, and has partnered with such great performers as Marilyn Horne, Kathleen Battle and Barbara Bonney. He is principal pianist for Camerata Pacifica. He has often been a guest artist at Carnegie Hall and in Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series, as well as in the festivals of Tanglewood, Ravinia and Caramoor. His travels have taken him to recitals at the Salzburg Festival, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence, the Teatro Fenice in Venice, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Opéra Bastille, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Cultural Centre in Hong Kong and theaters throughout Scandinavia and Korea. Recent seasons have included his debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a work commissioned for him and Stephanie Blythe:
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Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Four-time Grammy Award-winning Anthony Dean Griffey has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert and recital stages around the world. His beautiful and powerful lyric tenor voice, gift of dramatic interpretation and superb musicianship have earned him the highest praise from critics and audiences alike. He has performed leading roles at the great international opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne, Opéra National de Paris and Teatro Comunale di Firenze. He is a regular guest of the world’s great orchestras and festivals and has collaborated with many of today’s pre-eminent conductors, including James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Andrew Davis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, Kurt Masur, Donald Runnicles, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, James Conlon and Charles Dutoit. In 2011-12, Griffey makes several important role debuts: as Tichon in Janáček’s Katya Kabanová directed by David Alden and conducted by Graeme Jenkins; as the Male Chorus in a new production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera; and as Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Opera Carolina. He will also reprise the role of Lennie

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Covered Wagon Woman by Alan Louis Smith. In addition to performances with the Borromeo and Brentano Quartets, he has been heard at the New York Philharmonic in the Sextet of Ernst von Dohnanyi, and has participated regularly in the annual Marilyn Horne Foundation gala festivities at Carnegie Hall. His extensive discography includes more than 25 recordings, the latest a compilation of new songs by American composer Lori Laitman on the Albany label. He can be heard on every major record label in repertory from Schubert and Brahms to the more esoteric compositions of Gretchaninoff, Clarke and Smit, as well as contemporary works by Harbison and others.

he studied with William Primrose, Partridge won the position of principal violist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and joined the faculty of Butler University. In 1970, he was appointed Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Wichita State University, where he organized and directed the internationally recognized Viola Collective and served as principal violist of the Wichita Symphony. He has appeared as principal violist in many summer music festivals including the Brevard Music Center and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and as a guest artist with the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, the Sun River Music Festival and the New Approach Chamber Players of Sarasota, Florida. In 2003, he received the Raleigh Medal of Arts in recognition of his “extraordinary achievement in the arts.” In 2005, he was awarded the Maxine Swalin Outstanding Music Educator Award in recognition of his service to the community as a role model in music education, instilling a love for music in children and inspiring students to reach high musical standards.

appearing in more than 20 nations in repertoire spanning opera, oratorio, art song and musical theater. A native of Raleigh, NC, she has received numerous grants and awards including a Fulbright Artist-in-Residence/Lecturer position at the Conservatory of Music in Skopje, Macedonia in 1993, an IAH Chapman Fellowship, an IAH Academic Leadership Fellowship and a Lilly grant. Especially known for her work in the contemporary music arena, she has premiered a number of works written specifically for her and has recorded two warmly received CDs on the Albany label. She teaches and performs in Italy every summer. As UNC Opera director, she has furthered the cause of new music, producing and directing a number of regional and world premieres. Under her tutelage, the group has performed more than 30 complete operas and 17 scenes programs, with music ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. UNC Opera also performs in area public schools on a regular basis. Dr. Rhodes holds the DMA and MM from the Eastman School of Music and the BM from UNC-Chapel Hill.

richard Luby, violin
Richard Luby has appeared as soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa of Mexico, National Radio Orchestra of Poland, the Rochester Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the National Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony. He has given recitals of the complete works for violin and piano of Ives, Prokofiev, Brahms and Stravinsky as well as the Sonatas for violin and harpsichord of J.S. Bach and the Sonatas and Partitas of Bach, on baroque and modern violin. His recording credits include two sets of Haydn Trios on the Arabesque label, Bach Concerti on Society Records and Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Baroque Violin recorded for BBC broadcast by Meridian Records. Mr. Luby has performed throughout the world as a member of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century of Amsterdam, and as conductor/soloist with orchestras in Spain, Mexico, Cuba and the United States. He has been a guest clinician at universities and conservatories throughout the United States and Mexico, Spain, Cuba and People’s Republic of China. His students have attended the Curtis and Cleveland Institutes of Music, Juilliard, Rice, Indiana and Florida State, among others.

Leah peroutka, violin
Leah Peroutka holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (BM 2007) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM 2009). She is a substitute violinist with the North Carolina Symphony and performs regularly with the Carolina Philharmonic, Western Piedmont Symphony and others as well as maintaining an active chamber music schedule. Ms. Peroutka performs on baroque violin throughout North Carolina. She has participated in master classes with the Academy of Ancient Music, Jordi Savall and members of Apollo’s Fire, among others. She is a founding member of GEM Baroque, based in Greensboro, NC. Her principal teachers have included David Updegraff, Richard Luby and Joanne Bath, and on baroque violin, Brent Wissick and Julie Andrijeski. She currently serves on the faculty of UNC-Chapel Hill as a lecturer in violin performance in addition to maintaining a private studio at her home in Chapel Hill.

Brent Wissick, cello
Brent Wissick is the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he teaches cello, viola da gamba and early music ensembles. A member of Ensemble Chanterelle and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, he is a frequent guest with the Dallas Bach Society Folger Consort, Concert Royal, Smithsonian Consort of Viols, Boston Early Music Festival and American Bach Soloists as well as Collegio di Musica Sacra in Poland. He was an NEH Fellow at Harvard, taught at the Aston Magna Academy at Yale and served as chair of Higher Education for Early Music America. A former student of John Hsu at Cornell University, he has performed and taught at many of the important schools, workshops and festivals in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. His recording of Sonatas and Cantatas by Bononcini was released by Centaur and his online video article about them has been published by the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. He has also recorded for Albany, Titanic, Dux, Radio-Bremen and Koch International. He is Past President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, having served as President from 2000-04, and was chair of the 2007 PanPacific Gamba Gathering, of which he has been a board member since 1986.

Hugh partridge, viola
Hugh Partridge has taught viola at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1996. He was principal violist with the North Carolina Symphony for 30 years (1976-2006) and is the artistic director of the Philharmonic Association and conductor of the Triangle Youth Philharmonic, the official youth orchestra of the North Carolina Symphony. Upon graduation from Indiana University, where

Terry Ellen rhodes, soprano
Chair of the music department, professor of music and opera director at UNCChapel Hill (the latter for the past 24 years), Terry Ellen Rhodes has performed throughout the US, Latin America and Europe,

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Anthony Dean Griffey
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“Are you nervous?” is the first question Anthony Dean Griffey asks his students as they stand up to sing for his master classes. Their answer is inevitably a shy, “Yes!” Mr. Griffey then asks a more difficult question: “Why?” The student usually waffles and then launches into the hesitations all singers feel about performance: self-consciousness, fear of being judged, embarrassment about friends, colleagues or a teacher being in the room, worry about being unprepared, or any number of other butterfly-inducing emotions, including awe. “Mr. Griffey, you’re a world famous opera superstar!” Anyone who meets my friend and colleague, tenor “Tony” Griffey for the first time is inevitably impressed. He is, indeed, an “opera superstar,” one of the world’s finest interpreters of the music of Benjamin Britten as well as many of the best-known living American composers. He sings with the world’s finest singers and conductors. Despite all this, Tony remains the warmest, most generous of people. It is the combination of his towering stature and frank open demeanor that immediately strikes us. This great and famous performer admits that both as a singer and teacher, he still gets nervous. Singing lives at the core of the human spirit. To open the voice is to open a portal that travels into the depths of a soul. There are many singers in the world, celebrated singers, who, despite their technical prowess, don’t illuminate these depths. When I hear Tony sing, I have the sense that his voice is a light he is shining deep down, at times warm as a candle; at times dazzling, with a clarion brightness that floods us with light. His voice is always commanding yet has humane vulnerability. His whole body participates in every passionate word he sings, and sings openly and naturally.. Tony and I come from the same family of teachers: he studied with the late, brilliant Beverly Peck Johnson. I studied with her protégé Rita Shane. He recalls Mrs. Johnson fondly and often to students: “Sing to express, not to impress!” a signature phrase of hers. These mentoring words are a daily mantra for my own teaching and singing. When Tony came to hear my recent performance as the Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, I found myself feeling the same fluttering pangs of nervousness that his students, my students, all artists experience. The premier interpreter of Britten’s oeuvre was out there waiting to hear me! After the show, backstage, as Tony gave me an enveloping teddy bear hug of congratulations, I felt wrapped in the same warmth that his singing gives all who hear him. Once again I realized the truth of a master’s advice. By singing to express, I had impressed a master. Now we are about to be given the gift of hearing Tony Griffey. We are in for a wondrous journey. A journey to the depths. But we have nothing to be nervous about. The commander of our ship is a master.

Andrea Edith Moore, soprano, is a lecturer of voice in the Department of Music at UNC and an active singer in the U.S. and abroad.

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“Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre.” – The Times (UK)

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
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Thursday, October 6 at 7:30pm and friday, October 7 at 8pm

Water Stains on the Wall –

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photo credit: Dancers: KO Wan-chun TSAI Ming-yuan Performed by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan | Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

special event

Thursday, 7:30pm/Friday, 8pm
cloud gate dance foundation
Honorary Chairman LEE Yuan-tseh Chairman SHEN Hsueh-yung

OCT 6/7

program Notes
The virtuosity of Cloud Gate’s dancers has prompted critics to ask, “When has one ever seen a company with such magical and beautiful bodies?” (Neues Deutschland) and gasp that they “possess a control and articulation that verge on the superhuman. These are performers who can make stillness every bit as eloquent as animation…they have the power to change your metabolism” (Chicago Sun Times). In his new work, Water Stains on the Wall, Lin Hwai-min challenges his dancers with the daunting task of dancing on a tilted stage with an eight-degree inclination. Covered with white Marley, the entire set looks like a blank piece of rice paper traditionally used by Chinese calligraphers and painters, onto which negative images of drifting clouds in different shades of black are projected. With movements reminiscent of free-flowing ink, these ever-morphing clouds create exquisite spaces that are constantly shifting, bringing Chinese landscape ink painting to life on stage. Accompanied by the renowned contemporary Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa’s Zenlike music using traditional Asian instruments, Cloud Gate dancers whirl and leap high on the slanted space with deceptive ease. Firmly grounded on the ramp at a height of 1.25 meters, yet appearing to be floating all the time, the dancers give the illusion of clouds and water as their light skirts are frequently “dyed” black by the projected shadows and reappear in shining white light. The title of the work derives from a legendary conversation between two of the most respected Chinese calligraphers from the Tang Dynasty (618–907): “Where do you get inspirations for your calligraphic style?” asked Yen Chenching, whose signature style of Kai script brought Chinese calligraphy to new heights. “I observe summer clouds that resemble mountains with spectacular peaks,” replied Huai Su, the young monk who later became the most renowned master of wild cursive style. “The most exciting parts remind one of birds flying out of woods and snakes slithering into bushes….” “How about water stains on the wall?” asked Yen Chen-ching.
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Board of Directors HONG Min-hong HSU Chia-shih HSU Sheng-hsiung KO Wen-chang Barry LIM LIN Hwai-min Stan SHIH TSAI Hong-tu TSENG Fang-churng WANG Chi-mei WANG Wing-hung WEN Huei-wen Diane YING Executive Director YEH Wen-wen cloud gate dance foundation Founder /Artistic Director ..........................................................................................LIN Hwai-min Associate Artistic Director .................................................................................... LEE Ching-chun Music Consultant/ Creative Assistant to Mr. Lin.................................................. LIANG Chun-mei Chi Kung Master........................................................................................................... HSIUNG Wei Internal Martial Arts Master ................................................................................... Adam Chi HSU Calligraphy Master ................................................................................................ HUANG Wei-jong Ballet Teachers .....................................................................................LEE Shu-hui WU Ching-yin Rehearsal Director .............................................................................................. CHOU Chang-ning Rehearsal Assistants .........................................YANG I-chun HUANG Pei-hua TSAI Ming-yuan Medical Consultant .............................................................................................. CHOU Ching-long Accompanists .................................................................................. Holy CHANG KUO Tsung-han Dancers CHOU Chang-ning, HUANG Pei-hua, LEE Ching-chun, TSAI Ming-yuan CHIU I-wen, KO Wan-chun, LIN Chia-liang, LIU Hui-ling, SU I-ping WANG Chih-hao, WONG Lap-cheong, YANG I-chun, YU Chien-hung HOU Tang-li, HUANG Mei-ya, LEE Tzu-chun, LIN Hsin-fang Apprentices CHEN Mu-han, CHEN Wei-an, HSIAO Tzu-ping, KUO Tzu-wei LAI Chun-wei, LAI Hsing-lun, LEE Tsung-hsuan, YEH Yi-ping Water Stains on the Wall Concept, Set, Choreography......................................................................................LIN Hwai-min Music .................................................................................................................. Toshio HOSOKAWA Lighting Design ........................................................................................................... Lulu W.L. LEE Costume Design ............................................................................................................LIN Ching-ju Projection Design ........................................................................................................ Ethan WANG Set Design ...................................................................................................................LIN Hwai-min Co-productions ..................................National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, R.O.C. (Taiwan) ..........................................................................Esplanade—Theatres on the Bay, Singapore .......................................... Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany Premiere ................................................ November 19, 2010 at National Theater, Taipei, Taiwan Music Credits TITLE .............................................................................................. CD rEFErENCE #

1 wie ein atmen im lichte / Deep Silence ........................................................................ WER6801 2 2 V. “Chinshi”, Seeds of Contemplation - Mandara / Works by Toshio Hosokawa .................FOCD9117 3 “Fragmente” I / Works by Toshio Hosokawa .....................................................................FOCD9117 4 Sen VI / Toshio Hosokawa: Tabi-bito; Sen VI; Die Lotosblume .......................................... STR33818 5 I. Introduction, Seeds of Contemplation - Mandara / Works by Toshio Hosokawa .............FOCD9117 6 ATEM-LIED / Toshio Hosokawa: Birds Fragments ............................................................. STR33689 7 Ferne-Landschaft II / Toshio Hosokawa ........................................................................0012172KAI
The use of the above musical works are licensed by Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo, The recordings are used under the permission of WERGO, FONTEC, STRADIVARIUS and KAIROS (www.kairos-music.com)

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“Right on! You old devil!” exclaimed Huai Su. In reality, water stains on the wall are the result of a long process of natural, organic and fluid evolution. The legend of the conversation established “water stains on the wall” as a popular metaphor that represents the highest aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy. Inspired by this metaphor, Lin Hwai-min and Cloud Gate’s dancers create an abstract work of spellbinding beauty and breathtaking technique that stands sublimely on its own.

Lin Hwai-min, Founder and Artistic Director
Lin Hwai-min studied Chinese opera movement in his native Taiwan, modern dance in New York, and classical court dance in Japan and Korea. An internationally renowned choreographer, Lin often draws from traditional Asian culture to create works with innovative forms and contemporary relevance, receiving rave acclaims around the world. A two-time winner of the National Culture and Art Foundation’s National Award for Arts in Taiwan, his international honors include the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award, New York; the Joyce Award of Chicago; the Ramon Magsaysay Award; the “Nobel Prize of Asia”; Best Choreographer at Lyon Biennial Festival; and Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from France’s Ministry of Culture. He was celebrated by Time magazine as one of “Asia’s Heroes” in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Movimentos Dance Prize, Germany. Lin Hwai-min has been the subject of several television documentaries. His works have been restaged by dance companies and universities in the US and Europe and his opera direction credits include Rashomon in Austria and Tosca in Taiwan. An acclaimed writer, his 1969 novella Cicada enjoys rare longevity in Taiwan and several of his short stories have been published in the US. His biographies, Legend of Lin Hwai-min and Cloud Gate and Hwai-min as a Young Man, are popular sellers in Chinese-speaking communities. Lin founded the department of dance at Taipei National University of the Arts in 1983 and served as its chairman for five years. In 1993-94, he was the founding dean of the University’s graduate dance program. In 1999, he gave workshops in Cambodia assisting local dancers organize teaching materials of Khmer classical dance for children. Since 2000, Lin has served as artistic director of the Novel Dance Series, introducing internationally renowned groups and artists to dance lovers in Taiwan.

gaining an international reputation and winning numerous awards and prizes including First Prize in the Composition Competition on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Berlin Philharmonic (1982), Rheingau Musikpreis (1998), Duisburger Musikpreis (1998) and musica viva-Preises der ARD und BMW AG (2001). Hosokawa has served as composer in residence, guest composer or lecturer at major contemporary music festivals in Europe. As the winner of the 2008 Roche Commissions, awarded in collaboration with the Lucerne Festival, the Cleveland Orchestra and Carnegie Hall, Toshio Hosokawa’s Woven Dreams premiered in 2010 at the Lucerne Summer Festival and in 2011 at Carnegie Hall. 2011 also sees the premiere of his new opera Matsukaze, commissioned by La Monnaie (director: Sasha Waltz), and a new horn concerto co-commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, London’s Barbican Centre and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Since 2001, he has served as music director for the Takefu International Music Festival. He was Composer in Residence with Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin in 2006-07 and with WDR Rundfunkchor Köln from 2006-08. Since 2004, he has been a guest professor at Tokyo College of Music. A resident of Berlin, Hosokawa has been a member of the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der Künste) since 2001 and a Fellow of the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) since 2006. This tour is made possible by grants from the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
According to legend, Cloud Gate is the name of the oldest known dance in China, a ritual dance of some 5,000 years ago. In 1973, choreographer Lin Hwai-min adopted this classical name for the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese-speaking community. Cloud Gate’s rich repertoire has its roots in Asian myths, folklore and aesthetics, but it brings to these age-old beliefs and stories a contemporary and universal perspective. The company is made up of two dozen dancers whose training includes chi kung, meditation, internal martial arts, modern dance, ballet and calligraphy. Cloud Gate has toured extensively around the world. In 2003, the company opened the Melbourne International Arts Festival with Cursive II, winning the Age Critics’ Award and the Patrons’ Award. In New York, Moon Water was named best dance of the year by The New York Times. In 2006, Cursive: A Trilogy was named best dance choreography of the year by BalletTanz and Theaterheute. At home, Cloud Gate also enjoys high acclaim and popularity. It performs throughout Taiwan, in venues ranging from the lavish National Theater in Taipei to mid-sized cultural centers in various cities. The company also gives free outdoor performances several times a year, drawing audiences of up to 60,000 per performance. To tour campuses and grass-roots communities and to foster young choreographers, Cloud Gate 2 was founded in 1999. Cloud Gate Dance School was founded in 1998. In 2003, in recognition of Cloud Gate’s cultural contributions, the Taipei City Government proclaimed August 21, the premiere day of Cloud Gate’s 30th anniversary season, as “Cloud Gate Day” and named Fu-Hsing North Road Lane 231, home of Cloud Gate’s office, as “Cloud Gate Lane.” This was the first time Taiwan had bestowed the honor of naming a day and place after a living artist and/or artistic group. In 2010, an asteroid discovered by Taiwan’s Lulin Observatory of National Central University was officially named after Cloud Gate. Most of Cloud Gate’s productions are available on DVD.

Water Stains on the Wall is a co-production by:

Toshio Hosokawa, Composer
Japan’s best-known living composer, Toshio Hosokawa won First Prize in the Valentino Bucchi Composition Competition in Rome and participated for the first time in the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt. Since then, he has presented his works in Europe and Japan,

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Babel (words) – Eastman

Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10 at 7:30pm

choreography by Damien Jalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

“The most fiercely resonant dance theatre of the decade…” – The Guardian (UK)

photo credit: Koen Broos Official Artist Representative

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dance

Choreography:
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet

Sunday/Monday, 7:30pm

OCT 9/10

Visual design:
Antony Gormley

Assistant choreographer:
Nienke Reehorst

Costume design:
Alexandra Gilbert

Gormley to embark upon a new journey. And it was in the swirling maelstrom of identity, nationhood and culture that they found their inspiration. Where language is both verbal and physical, where it unites and divides, makes communication both possible and impossible, and is loaded with meaning at the same time as being profoundly meaningless. Both in process and production, what grew was a city of multiplicity, a network of possibilities, where Gormley’s huge three-dimensional frames are raised, knocked down and transformed, as if made of nothing but our thoughts. Space is dissected and appropriated, creating territories, axes and borders that hint at the often random but sometimes deadly geo-political divisions of land, as well as evoking the boundaries and limitations we impose on ourselves and each other. But, of course, by also offering shelter and relief in a landscape of chaos and complexity, structures enable tender, private and intimate moments, without which none of us could survive. The city is not dissimilar to the landscape French philosopher Michel de Certeau strolls through in his work The Practice Of Everyday Life, where wanderers wander blindly, taking decisions by the millisecond, knowing not what they do, nor why they do it, what it means or where it will lead. People stumble into choices of belief, community and identity that, as well as giving support, close doors, build boundaries and set limits. And of course they build ivory towers, not just as a demonstration of status and wealth, but also in search of some kind of higher knowledge and enlightenment. The aerial view of, and distance from, those silent patterns far down below bring feelings of comfort, control and order, because as the old sign at the top of the World Trade Center once read, “It’s hard to be down when you’re up!” Indeed Cherkaoui and Jalet’s journey was informed by their own profound “belief in the belief that something matters” and their joint search for what that something might be. During the process, the show revealed to its makers that what they were doing was turning the Tower of Babel upside down: what mattered was not the external multiplicity of our (regional, spiritual, linguistic, physical…) differences, but the underlying bond of what unites rather than divides us, and therefore the responsibilities we all share. Thus, just as the piece spirals towards some kind of omega point, we see a peeling away of the artificial boundaries, structures, definitions and technologies we seek to impose on

Light design:
Adam Carrée

Dramaturg:
Lou Cope

performed by:
Navala Chaudhari, Francis Ducharme, Darryl E. Woods, Damien Fournier, Mohamed Toukabri, Paea Leach, Christine Leboutte, Ulrika Kinn Svensson, Kazutomi Kozuki, Sandra Porcel Delgadillo, Paul Zivkovich, Igal Furman, Ben Fury

Music:
Patrizia Bovi, Mahabub Khan, Sattar Khan, Gabriele Miracle, Kazunari Abe

Traditional Turkish musical counsellor: Fahrettin Yarkin Technicians: Bert Van Dijck, Bart Van
Hoydonck (SLP), Mathias Batsleer (SLP), Jens Drieghe (SLP), Kim Rens (SLP)

Dresser: Elisabeth Kinn Svensson production Manager:
Maarten Verbeuren

Tour Manager: Sofie De Schutter production assistants: Lies Doms Executive director: Karen Feys program Notes
BABEL (words) takes as its starting point the specific moment in the tale of the Tower of Babel when God punishes those who built a tower in his name, causing chaos by splintering them into different languages, cultures and lands. That is to say that on Day 1 of rehearsal, a microcosm of 18 performers from 13 countries with 15 languages, seven religious backgrounds and numerous performance modes between them, joined choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet as well as visual artist Antony

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our geographical, virtual, political or spiritual worlds. We are left with something more primitive, transcendent and unified. We are left with each other. Chained together, as neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran’s words tell us in the performance, entirely and literally by our neurons and separated only by our skin. - Lou Cope, April 2010

harbor city of Antwerp, Eastman forms the central point for all of Cherkaoui’s work. With thanks to: Asano Taiko, Marek Pomocki, seniz Karaman, raad van bestuur Eastman, De munt, lise uytterhoeven, Assaf Hochman, Casey Spooner, Alistair Wilson (Push 4) Antony Gormley studios, Juliette Van Peteghem, Milan ‘Mino’ Herich, Sven Bahat, Hisashi Itoh, Kodo Ensemble (Melanie Taylor), Rakesh Mps, Karthika Nair, Frederik Verrote Production: Eastman vzw and Theatre royal de la Monnaie Coproducers: Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Etablissement Public du Parc et de la Grande Halle de la Villette (Paris), Sadler’s Wells (London), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch, the Netherlands), Festspielhaus (St. Pölten), Grand Théâtre of Luxembourg, International Dance festival Switzerland - Migros Culture Percentage, Fondazione Musica per Roma (Rome) and the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Allemagne). Babel (words) is co-commissioned by Dash Arts 2010 programme on Arabic Arts. Eastman vzw is company in residence at Toneelhuis (Antwerp), in association with deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp) and supported by Asano Taiko (Japan) With the support of: Garrick Charitable Trust

Apocrifu (Apocrypha) for La Monnaie; Origine for Toneelhuis; and Sutra with Antony Gormley, Szymon Broska and monks from China’s Shaolin Temple. Sutra won him a Best Choreographer (Modern) nomination at the 2009 National Dance Awards in Britain and the 2009 Ballettanz Award for Best Production of the Year. In 2008, Ballettanz named him Outstanding Choreographer of the Year and Sadler’s Wells, London named him an Associate Artist. In 2009, he received the Kairos European Cultural Prize endowed by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung. 2009 brought his first commissioned work for an American company: Orbo Novo (The New World), choreographed for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and premiered at the historic Jacob’s Pillow dance festival. He choreographed Faun for James O’Hara and Daisy Phillips as part of Sadler’s Wells’ collective evening In the Spirit of Diaghilev, and won acclaim with Dunas, his encounter with flamenco legend María Pagés. He also presented a sneak preview of Play with kuchipudi danseuse Shantala Shivalingappa. In 2010, he launched his company Eastman, premiered Babel (words), choreographed Guy Cassier’s vision of Wagner’s Das Rheingold at La Scala in Milan, and created Play, a duet with Shantala Shivalingappa.

Dancers
Original Cast – Created and interpreted by: Navala Chaudhari, Great Britain Francis Ducharme, Canada Darryl E. Woods, United States Jon Filip Fahlstrom, Norway Damien Fournier, France Ben Fury, Morocco Paea Leach, Australia Moya Michael, South Africa Christine Leboutte, Belgium Ulrika Kinn Svensson, Sweden Kazutomi Kozuki, Japan James O’Hara, Australia Helder Seabra, Portugal Second Cast – interpreted by: Sandra Porcel Delgadillo, Bolivia Igal Furman, Israel Elias Lazaridis, Greece Valgerdur Runarsdottir, Iceland Mohamed Toukabri, Tunisia Paul Zivkovich, Australia

Damien Jalet
In 2000, French-Belgian dancer/choreographer Damien Jalet began his artistic partnership with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for Les Ballets C de la B, creating Rien de Rien (2000), Foi (2003), Tempus Fugit (2004) and Myth (2007). In 2002, he created D’avant in collaboration with Cherkaoui, Luc Dunberry and Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola. In 2005, he created the short film The Unclear Age, co-directed with Erna Ómarsdóttir and Dumspiro. With Erna Ómarsdóttir, Gabriela Fridriksdóttir and Raven he created the Ofaett (Unborn) for the Theatre National de Bretagne. In 2006, he created the duet Aleko for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Aomori, Japan in collaboration with Cherkaoui and Alexandra Gilbert. He collaborated with French director Arthur Nauzyciel and actress Anne Brochet on L’image of Samuel Beckett for Beckett’s centenary in Dublin, and choreographed Stefano Scodanibbio’s contemporary opera Il cielo sulla terra for the Opera of Stuttgart. In 2008, he directed the video Men in Tights with Nick Knight and Bernhard Willhelm and choreographed Caesar for the American Repertory Theater, Boston and Ordet for the Festival d’Avignon. He premiered Three Spells at the

Musicians
Original Cast: Shogo Yoshii (kodo), Japan Patrizia Bovi, Italy Mahabub Khan, India Sattar Khan, India Gabriele Miracle, Italy Second Cast: Kazunari Abe, Japan Miriam Andersen, Sweden Fadia El Hage, Lebanon Enea Sorini, Italy Leah Stuttard, United Kingdom

Tour Producer for North America and Canada: Sunny Artist Management Ilter Ibrahimof, Director www.sunnyartistmanagement.com

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s works include Rien de Rien with Damien Jalet for Les Ballets C de la B; Ook; D’Avant with Damien Jalet and dancers from the Sasha Waltz company; Foi; Tempus Fugit for Les Ballets C de la B; In Memoriam for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; Loin for the Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genève; Zero Degrees with Akram Khan; Ik hou van jou/je t’aime tu sais with Damien Jalet for België danst; Corpus Bach with Nicolas Vladyslav; Mea Culpa for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; End for the Cullberg Ballet; Myth for Toneelhuis; L’homme de bois for dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet; the 3D video installation La Zon Mai with photographer/film-maker Gilles Delmas;

Eastman
Founded in January 2010, Eastman was set up to produce and spread the works of artistic director/choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Cherkaoui’s work provides the audience with a vast array of projects and collaborations ranging from contemporary dance, theater, ballet, opera, musicals and other forms of performance. His non-hierarchical thinking on movement, body language and culture is the basis of his artistic approach. Set in his native

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Tokyo International Arts Festival and worked with Cherkaoui on In Memoriam for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Loin for the Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genève, End for the Cullberg Ballet and Sutra with monks from China’s Shaolin Temple. In 2009, he appeared in Marie Darrieussecq’s Le musée de la mer for the National Theater of Reykjavík, co-directed Transaquania – Out of the Blue in collaboration with Erna Omarsdottir and visual artist Gabriela Fridriksdottir for the Icelandic dance company Cie, and codirected with Omarsdottir Black Marrow for the Australian dance company Chunky Move. He stars with Alexandra Gilbert in the Editors video You Don’t Know Love.

Antony Gormley
Over the last 25 years, Antony Gormley has revitalized the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool and material. Since 1990, he has expanded his concern with the human condition to explore the collective body and the relationship between self and other in large-scale installations like Another Place, Domain Field and Inside Australia. His recent work increasingly engages with energy systems, fields and vectors rather than mass and defined volume, evident in works like Clearing, Blind Light, Firmament and Another Singularity. His work has been exhibited extensively, with solo shows throughout the U.K. in venues such as the Whitechapel, Tate and Hayward galleries, the British Museum and White Cube. His work has been exhibited internationally at museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Malmö Konsthall, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Germany. Blind Light, a major solo exhibition of his work, was held at the Hayward Gallery in 2007. Antony Gormley has participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale and the Kassel Documenta 8. His work Field has toured America, Europe and Asia. Angel of the North at Gateshead, Quantum Cloud on the Thames in London and Another Place, now permanently sited on Crosby Beach near Liverpool, are amongst the most celebrated examples of contemporary British sculpture.

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“Global-diva credentials.”
– Los Angeles Times

Angélique Kidjo
Derek Williams – tour manager and Front of House itaiguara Brandao - bass Magatte Sow - percussion Dominic James – electric & acoustic guitar Daniel freedman - drums

Sunday, October 16 at 7:30pm

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world music

Sunday, 7:30pm

OCT 16
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Program will be announced from stage.

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo
One of the greatest forces in African music, Angélique Kidjo has 11 international albums to her name. In 2007, her album Djin Djin received a Grammy Award. In 2010, she shared the stage with Alicia Keys, John Legend and Shakira for the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in South Africa. Her most recent release, Oyo, featuring John Legend, Bono and Dianne Reeves, is a measure of her maturity. The album is deeply introspective, reflecting on the events that have brought Kidjo to this point. Born in the West African state of Benin, Kidjo is a tireless campaigner for women’s health and education in Africa, a UNICEF Peace Ambassador and a prolific songwriter. “When your history is not written, you count on storytellers and traditional singers in Africa to tell you who you are, what your family’s about and what is going on in your society. This is what I do with my music, because I am a witness of my time.” Between 1972 and 1989, Benin was run as a Marxist state under Mathieu Kérékou, who took over in a military coup d’état. Kidjo was forced into exile in order to avoid imprisonment. Her friend and mentor Miriam Makeba was a constant source of guidance. With Oyo, Kidjo digs into roots that reach far beyond her homeland, roving across boundaries, genres and ethnicities, finding the connections that link musical forms from every part of the world while still bonding closely with her own traditions. The songs on Oyo embrace rhythm & blues, soul music, jazz and Beninese melodies as well as a trio of her original works. Growing up in the port city of Cotonou, she was exposed to a far-ranging array of music and dance. West Africa in the 1960s had an omnivorous appetite for international pop music, and Kidjo was intensely familiar with the music of James Brown, Otis Redding and Carlos Santana, among others. The music of her youth is the theme of Oyo’s mesmerizing tracks.

ALI COLLEEN NEFF
Angélique Kidjo’s is a voice that carries worlds. The rich textures of forty years’ professional exploration and experience unfurl from her beginnings in the West African musical theatres of Benin and into the jazz schools of Paris, recording studios of Brazil, and dance clubs of enthralled global audiences. Always on the move, Kidjo’s music resonates with the worlds of Yoruba balladry, Bollywood melodrama, Jamaican rhythm and Atlanta funk. An archive of influences hangs together in her compositions as Kidjo’s masterful voice sings amongst these many languages, poetic forms, and multicultural flourishes. This is how Kidjo holds center stage in contemporary global music. While the biggest names in pop weave fashionable African rhythms and vocalizations into their work, Kidjo’s self-authorship and musical mobility represent the global foundations of African music itself. Her talent for collection, curation and exploration coalesce in her impressive catalog of international hits—starting with her “Agola”, which has been sampled for scores of dance hits—and collaborations with Peter Gabriel, John Legend, DJ Spooky and Branford Marsalis. As she archives these cross-cultural conversations, Kidjo grounds her work in the sounds and styles of Benin: interlocking harmonies, dramatic storytelling, local rhythms and refined vocal techniques. She writes most of her songs in a series of African mother tongues that surrounded her education in musical poetry: Fon, Yoruba, and Swahili, interspersed with French and English choruses. Audiences who do not speak these languages are carried by the universal poetries of bodily groove and vocal power. In Beninoise culture, as well as that of much of surrounding West Africa and throughout the Black diaspora, women’s song is central to community life, and women vocalists occupy a special place in the social spectrum. Through song, master practitioners suggest political action, correct misdeeds, and co-imagine a bountiful future. Kidjo’s global project places her in immediate proximity with classic South African vocalist/activist Miriam Makeba, to whom she is often compared, but her experimentation with eclectic form and style also evidence her kinship with the acoustic textures of John Coltrane; the subtle lyrical turns of Curtis Mayfield; and the call-and-response of the gospel shouters. To these add her ability to craft undeniable contemporary dance hooks, which place Kidjo’s work in the discotheque as well as the concert hall. Her eight albums offer a carefully-composed chronicle of global Blackness, each a series of successful collaborations across this spectrum. Her 2010 album, Õÿö, is manifest in a stage show featuring a full African choir, a string quartet, and a team of dancers from the Broadway musical Fela!. With this latest project, Kidjo has leverage her education in West African drama, dance and storytelling to earn herself a reputation as “Africa’s premiere diva.” As an activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Kidjo advocates big changes on the behalf of broad groups of people: young female students, HIV-positive mothers, the urban poor; even as she retains her commitments to her to local African community. All of this is articulated through Kidjo’s voice: in its meandering moments we can hear the interplay of masterful control and improvisation with breath and throat; the textures of skill and schooling. In its fullest registers, Kidjo’s voice resonates to the rafters, down the aisles, and back home with a call to her fellow African artists to step forward from the pop-musical background and into a light of their own. Ali Colleen Neff is a writer, filmmaker and doctoral student in Communication and Cultural Studies at UNC who has worked extensively with the blues communities of Mississippi and women praise poets of Senegal.

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“A dashboard light for life’s dark roads.” – Entertainment Weekly

An Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter
♥ Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm
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special event

Tuesday, 7:30pm

OCT 18

Mary Chapin Carpenter, lead vocals, guitar
John Jennings, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals Jim Henry, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, vocals Jon Carroll, piano, organ, vocals Don Dixon, bass guitar, vocals vince Santoro, drums, vocals

Program will be announced from stage.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter offers a snapshot of her life on her latest release, the critically acclaimed The Age of Miracles, which she calls a personal exploration of regret and resilience. While writing, Carpenter looked inward to try to answer the unavoidable question, “What now?” The outcome is a collection of songs that blends personal tales of discovery and experience with more distant and imagined stories of one’s purpose and relationship to the universe. By combining folk, country, acoustic, rock and blues, the conventional boundaries of the music business disappear for Carpenter, who has always professed a love for all kinds of music. Carpenter was born in Princeton, NJ in 1958 and lived in Japan from 1969-71 before moving to Washington, DC. Her early musical loves included The Mamas & the Papas, Woody Guthrie, The Beatles and Judy Collins. She grew up playing the guitar, and between college years at Brown University she played local bars and clubs in the Washington, DC area. After graduating from Brown, she continued being a part of Washington’s music scene, where she met guitarist John Jennings, who would become her co-producer and

long-time collaborator. A demo tape led to a deal with Columbia Records, where she spent nearly 20 years and sold over 13 million albums. Carpenter signed with Rounder Records in 2006 and released The Calling in 2007, garnering her 15th Grammy nomination. In 2008, she released Come Darkness, Come Light. Recently, Carpenter was honored with The Americana Association’s esteemed Spirit

of Americana Free Speech in Music Award, which recognizes artists who have used their work to raise awareness and promote free speech. Past recipients include Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and Joan Baez.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter
L. J. TOLEr
Emotions run rampant through Mary Chapin Carpenter’s songs, but they aren’t just country, or just about the blues. Consider the jambalaya-flavored “Down at the Twist and Shout,” her breakaway hit that won the Best Female Vocal Performance/ Country Grammy in 1991, beginning Carpenter’s four-year ownership of the category. And the plucky, irreverent “I Feel Lucky,” about determined daring to defy a discouraging horoscope, mirrored later on multiplatinum “Come On, Come On” (1992) by “I Take My Chances.” In 1995, at the apex of Carpenter’s reign in the spotlight, the newspaper where I worked assigned me to profile her. Overwhelmed, I listened to her records, studied her bio. Today, she has five Grammys, plus two Grammies with other artists, and multiple awards from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music. She has performed at the White House, the Super Bowl, the Grand Ole Opry. Though you seldom hear her classics on country radio anymore, Carpenter still draws a crowd. In January, she played Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. The New York Times called it “a quietly spellbinding concert,” rendered “in the low, steady voice of someone confiding her thoughts in a journal.” I cannot help but wonder now whether the deep and romantic love she describes in her songs – and the loss thereof –eludes her still. The Times reviewer wrote that she “introduced ‘I Have a Need for Solitude,’ a song from her recent album, ‘The Age of Miracles’ (Rounder), by describing her life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with six dogs and four cats.” But she’s hardly a recluse. Besides her tours, Carpenter gives a chunk of her life to favorite causes. She promoted CARE contributions on her 1994 album “Stones in the Road.” She’s been active with AIDS charities, women’s social services, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Campaign for a Landmine-Free World, Voters for Choice and more humanitarian groups, also performing on USO tours. Born in Princeton, N.J., Carpenter lived with her family in Japan when she was 1113. Back in the states, she began songwriting after her parents divorced when she was 16. “It was an escape hatch,” she told US magazine. “A way to feel things and say things without actually having to say them.” She graduated from Ivy-League Brown University in 1981, moved to Washington, D.C., and began playing clubs, winning 30 Washington Area Music Awards from 1986-1992. Discovering her soul-stirring lyrics back in ‘95, I wore out her CDs. Carpenter’s soaring, sinking, resonant alto is just gravy, my story began. The woman is a poet. And then she called. Columbia Records, her label for 20-plus years before Rounder, had granted me an interview. Answering questions with a best-girlfriend lack of pretention, even she could not classify her music: “I can tell you what people tell me in their letters, and what they say after concerts – simply that they feel a sense of resonance from the songs in their own lives ... I’ve received some letters that have humbled me beyond belief.” L. J. Toler is the Arts and Humanities Editor for UNC News Services and once covered music for the Poughkeepsie Journal and Gannett News Service, including Woodstock ’94.

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SpOTLIGHT
MEET DAN McLAMB The ticket-buying experience has existed for hundreds of years, but only in the last few has technology improved the process. Online purchases, quick price calculations for complicated packages, print-at-home tickets -- it’s all so common that we rarely give it much thought. But behind the magic at CPA is one essential person, Dan McLamb, our Tessitura Applications Analyst. Dan joined the Carolina Performing Arts team 4 years ago and his job is to manage and troubleshoot our IT needs as well as Tessitura, our complex and sophisticated computerized ticketing system which we share with PlayMakers Repertory Company and the Carolina Union. From hardware to software, Dan is our champion in all things technology. And in finding Dan, we were very lucky. Since childhood when he played the clarinet at school and sang with his family at frequent gatherings in Benson, he has had two passions: music and technology. In high school he became very focused on college, taking a full load of AP courses and studying for exams. He was so busy, he forgot to mention to his family that he was in a musical during the spring of his senior year, and only at the performance did his parents read that he was playing a lead role in Little Shop of Horrors, the carnivorous and demanding Audrey II. For those of us who work with Dan now, we can honestly say that this had to be a case of pure character acting talent. In college, Dan was still torn between music and technology. While earning a master’s in music theory at UNC-Greensboro, he worked in the computer lab, but when he went on to teach music at a Winston-Salem charter school, he couldn’t resist night classes in technology. Eventually, he found his way to UNC, where he landed his dream job, combining performing arts and technology. “This is a great time for the arts at the University,” Dan said, “and I’m thrilled to be part of it.” But taking care of our website, our ticket system, our PC’s, laptops, smartphones and all our important software and equipment is only part of Dan’s job. Last year, with the guidance of Paul Friga from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, he took on the leadership of our staff-initiated strategic planning process. He has skillfully guided the Lead Team through months of meetings and document development, helping Carolina Performing Arts move from “startup” to a sustainable cultural force in our region, state and nation. The work has been time-consuming, sometimes frustrating but ultimately rewarding; and it has given Dan the opportunity to contribute not only to how we are wired together, but to where we are going and how we are going to get there. Dan says he’s also benefited from the assignment. “I’ve gained knowledge of myself and my colleagues that I never would have achieved any other way,” he said. With that in mind, he brought daughter Sara to The Nutcracker in December for her first live performing arts experience. She sat on his lap mesmerized. After it ended, she turned to her Dad and said, “I want to watch it again.” Luckily, she’ll get her chance in a few months. As for Dan’s favorite moments at CPA, the 2009 Bolshoi Ballet ranks at the top. But his first performance was Dance Brazil and the experience had a profound impact on him. “I hadn’t seen a lot of dance and it had been about a decade since I’d been involved in the arts,” he said. “It was overwhelming. The passion and precision of the dancers, their youth and enthusiasm impressed me.” Dan is one of many CPA and University staff and faculty who make gifts to support our work. Why? “I recognize the need,” he said simply. “I also recognize the tremendous power CPA has in delivering experiences of deep impact on those who choose to partake. The role of the arts at UNC is very distinguished and I want them to continue to thrive. We are stewards of the arts; we inherited them from those who came before us. Someday, we will pass them on to those who come after us. Our responsibility during our brief time is to nurture and support the arts, and, in the process, enhance and ensure a higher quality of life,” he said. Dan is very excited by what the future holds for CPA, especially the 2012-13 season. At that time, CPA will celebrate the centennial of the riotous Paris premiere of the then-shocking Stravinsky-Nijinsky ballet The Rite of Spring. The season promises world-class artists premiering CPA- commissioned work celebrating the spirit of the original. Dan looks forward to sharing another wondrous experience in Memorial Hall with you, with ticket in hand.

it has given Dan the opportunity to contribute not only to how we are wired together, but to where we are going and how we are going to get there
The father of two young children (aged 3 and 1), Dan is committed to exposing them to the arts at early ages. There’s music at home; his daughter has a little guitar and the two play together and make up songs or perform favorites. “I’m looking forward to exposing the whole family to the arts as they grow up.”

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IMpACT. Make One Today.

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The Carolina Performing Arts National Advisory Board of alumni and friends guides and champions a shared vision of Carolina as the nation’s leading university in the arts. It is with profound gratitude that we thank these outstanding and generous volunteers. Thomas F. Kearns Jr., Darien, CT, Chair Jane Ellison, Greensboro, Vice Chair W. Hodding Carter III, Chapel Hill G. Munroe Cobey, Chapel Hill Peter D. Cummings, Palm Beach Gardens, FL James Heavner, Chapel Hill Cheray Z. Hodges, Chapel Hill Joan C. Huntley, Chapel Hill Sally C. Johnson, Raleigh Emil Kang, Chapel Hill, ex-officio Betty P. Kenan, Chapel Hill Anne C. Liptzin, Chapel Hill Scott Maitland, Chapel Hill Sara McCoy, Chapel Hill James Moeser, Chapel Hill Patricia Morton, Charlotte Josephine Patton, Chapel Hill Earl N. Phillips, Chapel Hill Wyndham Robertson, Chapel Hill Barbra Rothschild, New York, NY Sharon Rothwell, Ann Arbor, MI Chancellor Holden Thorp, Chapel Hill, ex-officio Douglas Zinn, Chapel Hill Priscilla Bratcher, Chapel Hill, Staff Liaison

CArOLINA pErFOrMING ArTS SOCIETy
The Carolina Performing Arts Society supports the University’s commitment to invite outstanding professional artists to perform and to teach; to foster a deep appreciation of a wide variety of the performing arts in the University, in the local community, and throughout the region; and to establish Carolina as a national leader in the performing arts. Society members enjoy a variety of special privileges. Annual membership begins at $125. We want to make your Carolina experience richer, more convenient, and more fun! Undergraduate and Graduate Member: $35 • All benefits and privileges afforded to Sponsoring Members Sponsoring Member: $125-$999 • Advance notice of season and individual tickets • Priority subscription processing • An invitation to an annual Society event • Member recognition in our program book for all Carolina Performing Arts events Silver Tier: $1,000-$2,499 All benefits listed for Sponsoring Members, plus: • Opportunity to purchase single tickets in advance of the general public • Complimentary parking passes for nearby lot • An invitation to the season preview reception • Priority seating for subscriptions to Carolina Performing Arts Gold Tier: $2,500-$4,999 All benefits listed for Silver Tier, plus: • Complimentary reserved parking • Receptions in the Pamela Heavner Gallery during intermission at each Carolina Performing Arts series performance • Private tours • Exclusive travel opportunities Platinum Tier: $5,000-$9,999 All benefits listed for Gold Tier, plus: • Use of the Pamela Heavner Gallery for your own private reception • Opportunity to name a seat in Memorial Hall The David Lowry Swain Society: $10,000-$14,999 The David Lowry Swain Society offers first class benefits throughout the year to those donors who generously contribute $10,000 or more to the Carolina Performing Arts Society annually. All benefits listed for Platinum Tier, plus: • Complimentary VIP valet parking pass with exclusive drop-off and pick-up area reserved for Swain Society members only • Access to exclusive VIP/Stage Door entrance • Personal coat check at the VIP/Stage Door entrance • Opportunity to name two seats in Memorial Hall • A performance dedicated in your honor or in honor of a person of your choosing • Exclusive access to the Swain Society Concierge Desk at (919) 843-1869 for assistance with difficult-to-acquire tickets for all Carolina Performing Arts performances • Assistance with requests for special tours and rental of Memorial Hall for special functions Performance Benefactor: $15,000 and above The Carolina Performing Arts Society has introduced a new program, Performance Benefactor, for individuals making gifts of $15,000 and above. A Performance Benefactor is an individual, couple or family who has the opportunity to select a particular performance, dedicated to you. Carolina Performing Arts will thank you for your generous gift by providing: • All Carolina Performing Arts Society benefits including valet parking and invitations to special events throughout the season, as described above in The David Lowry Swain Society • Recognition in the season ticket brochure distributed throughout the year • Eight complimentary tickets to your selected performance, with valet parking and reception privileges for your guests during the selected performance • Acknowledgment in the donor list for the season and an insert in the performance program that evening • Opportunity to meet the artist following the performance (when the artist is available) Gifts made at these specified levels automatically entitle you to all respective benefits and privileges afforded to University donors in all Annual Giving Leadership programs.
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Through a generous $5 million challenge grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust made in 2005 and the inspirational leadership of the Carolina Performing Arts Society National Advisory Board, generous donors enabled us to meet that challenge by the challenge deadline in 2007. Carolina Performing Arts has pressing needs to fund the difference between our ticket income and the actual cost of presenting our series. Right now, tickets provide only about 45% of the total cost of presenting artists on our stages. The best way to ensure financial viability is to build a permanent source of future funding through our endowment. Whether it’s through naming a seat ($5,000 gift), creating a named fund ($100,000 minimum) or making a deferred estate commitment, your endowment gift will guarantee the excellence, variety and breadth of programming, the student outreach, and the investment in new creations that have become the hallmark of Carolina Performing Arts.

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ENDOWMENT GIFTS Leadership Gifts and Pledges
($500,000 and above) William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Ellison Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James Heavner* Luther and Cheray Hodges* Tom Kearns William and Sara McCoy Anonymous Garry and Sharon Snook Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery Elizabeth Willis Crockett Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Murchison Dr. Charles B. Cairns & The Family Kimberly Kyser Amanda Kyser Drs. Michael and Christine Lee Anne and Mike Liptzin Deborah and Ed Roach Lee and Myrah Scott Crandall and Erskine Bowles *Irrevocable deferred gift

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Carol and Rick McNeel Francine and Benson Pilloff Wyndham Robertson Mrs. Sidney Siegel Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass Mark W. and Stacey M. Yusko

Platinum Tier
($5,000 - $9,999) Peter D. and Julie Fisher Cummings Eleanor and James Ferguson Lowell M. and Ruth W. Hoffman Jaroslav F. Hulka and Barbara S. Hulka Mrs. Frank H. Kenan Patricia and Thruston Morton Josie Ward Patton Mary and Ernie Schoenfeld Charles M. Weiss Douglas and Jacqueline Zinn

Named Endowed funds
($100,000 and above) The Hamlet Family Performing Arts Student Enrichment Fund supporting student engagement with artists. The William D. and Dr. Sally C. Johnson Music Enrichment Fund supporting collaborations with the Department of Music, and also supporting The 10x10 Commissioning Series. The James Moeser Fund for Excellence in the Arts supporting artists’ fees for the world’s most recognized and outstanding performers. The Mark and Stacey Yusko Performing Arts Fund supporting Carolina student arts experiences.

CarOlINa PErFOrMING arTS SOCIETY aNNUal GIFTS
Contributions received July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 as of date of printing.

Gold Tier
($2,500 - $4,999) Betsy and Fred Bowman J. Matthew Brittain Cliff and Linda Butler Hodding Carter and Patricia Derian Castillo-Alvarez Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Michael and June Clendenin Jane and Frederic Dalldorf Shirley Drechsel and Wayne Vaughn Frank H. Dworsky Jane Ellison Eugene and Paula Flood Mimi and James Fountain Dr. Harry Gooder and Ms. Sally Vilas Susan Gravely and Bill Ross Mr. and Mrs. William H. Grumbles, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gulla Nancy Joyner Dr. Marcia Anne Koomen Diana and Bob Lafferty Dayna and Peter Lucas Keith Mankin and Julia Fielding D.G. and Harriet Martin David Kent Medlock Charles and Valerie Merritt James and Susan Moeser

Performance Benefactor
($15,000 and above) Jane Ellison Thomas F. Kearns William and Sara McCoy Wyndham Robertson Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass

David Lowry Swain Society
($10,000 - $14,999) The Abram Family Rebecca and Munroe Cobey Sophia S. Cody Ellison Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James Heavner Luther and Cheray Hodges Dr. Joan C. Huntley Tom Kearns Mr. Thomas S. Kenan III William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Kimberly Kyser Amanda Kyser Burton and Kathleen Goldstein William and Sara McCoy John A. McLendon

MajOr GIFTS aND PlEDGES
($25,000 and above) Blanche Hamlet Anonymous John W. Hughes III Florence and James Peacock William D. and Dr. Sally C. Johnson Wyndham Robertson Dr. Joan C. Huntley Professors Emeriti Charles M. and Shirley F. Weiss* Shirley J. Berger Bobby and Kathryn Long Paul and Sidna Rizzo

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Paul D. and Linda A. Naylor Earl N. Phillips, Jr Paula Rogenes and John Stewart Coleman and Carol Ross Anonymous Jane McKee Slater Lynn Smiley and Peter Gilligan Michael and Amy Tiemann Brad and Carole Wilson

Silver Tier
($1,000 - $2,499) Mr. and Mrs. Louis Albanese James and Delight Allen Michael Barefoot and Tim Manale Neal and Jeanette Bench Robert Benson Dolores Bilangi Josef and Eva Blass Kerry Bloom and Elaine Yeh M. Robert Blum William Bolen Priscilla Bratcher Robert W. Broad and Molly Corbett Broad James and Betsy Bryan Timothy Bukowski and Naomi Kagetsu Leigh Fleming Callahan Michael and Diana Caplow G. Curtis and Sarah Clark Anonymous Luther Dafner and Virginia Wittig Jo Anne & Shelley Earp Dr. Glen Elder, Jr. and Ms. Sandy Turbeville Pat and Jack Evans Maryann Feldman Diane Frazier Ray and Marcia Freeman David G. Frey Paul Fulton Dr. Rebecca Goz Frances C. Gravely and Haig Khachatoorian William and Elizabeth Greenlee Robert and Dana Greenwood Leesie and Bill Guthridge Jim and Ann Guthrie Roberta Hardy and Robert Dale Richard Hendel Charles House

John and Martha Hsu Deborah Hylton and Leland Webb Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kahler Lisa and Emil Kang Lisa and Theodore Kerner, Jr., M.D. Mack and Hope Koonce Melissa LeVine Alice and Sid Levinson Judith Lilley in memory of Al Lilley Harriet and Frank Livingston Donald E. Luse Stephen J. and Karen S. Lyons Stanley R. Mandel Betty Manning Alice Dodds May Anne and Bill McLendon Esteban and Dana McMahan Dr. and Mrs. Travis A. Meredith Adele F. Michal Anonymous Jonathan and Dina Mills Mary and Ted Moore William Morton Michele Natale Paula Davis Noell Karl Nordling Dr. Etta D. Pisano and Jan Kylstra Cathy and William Primack Jolanta and Olgierd Pucilowski Robin and Harold Quinn Elizabeth Raft Bryna and Greg Rapp David and Susan Rosenberg Family Foundation of the Triangle Community Foundation Andrew and Barbra Rothschild Lies Sapp Patricia Shaw Robert and Helen Siler Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Stephenson Frank and Geraldine Stutz Dr. Kenneth and Mary H. Sugioka Kay and Richard Tarr Patti and Holden Thorp Denise and Steve Vanderwoude Diane Vannais and Charles Waldren Kay and Van Weatherspoon Alan Harry Weinhouse

William Whisenant and Kelly Ross Jesse L. White, Jr. John and Ashley Wilson

Sponsoring Member
($125 - $999) Brigitte Abrams and Francis Lethem Ed Adkins and Hulene Hill Anonymous Cutler and Cristin Andrews Pete and Hannah Andrews Robert Antonio Nancy Appleby Nina Arshavsky Ingram and Christie Austin Katherine Baer Peter Baer Larry and Vicky Band Linda J. Barnard Judith and Allen Barton James and Mary Beck John W. Becton and Nancy B. Tannenbaum Donna Bennick and Joel Hasen Pat and Thad Beyle James and Martha Bick Sue Bielawski Blythe Family Fund Jack and Jennifer Boger Bollen Family Natalie and Gary Boorman Thomas and Betty Bouldin Donald Boulton Terrell Boyle Joan Brannon Craig and Catherine Briner Drs. Ben and Inger Brodey Lois Bronstein Ken and Margie Broun Raymond Brown Betsy Bullen Dr. Leslie Anne Bunce Thomas W. and Gail W. Bunn Mr. and Mrs. Edmund S. Burke Bob Cantwell and Lydia Wegman Byron Capps Philip and Linda Carl Erin G. Carlston and Carisa R. Showden Carolina Home Mortgage

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Catharine Carter Michael Case and Lewis Dancy Steve and Louise Coggins Thomas Cole Walter and Renate Coleshill Donna Cook and Matthew Maciejewski Brian Conlon Carolyn M. Conners Jay and Barbara Cooper Joanne and Michael Cotter Adrienne Cox Andrew Cracker in memory of Deborah Ann Cracker Anne-Marie Cuellar William and Barbara Dahl Arthur S. and Mignon R. DeBerry Christianna Williams and Henrik Dohlman Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Donoghue Mike and Linda Dore Steven Dubois and Kathleen Barker Sam and Angela Eberts Susan Egnoto Mrs. Frederick A. Fearing Rabbi Frank and Patricia Fischer Dr. and Mrs. E.S. Fishburne Jaroslav and Linda Folda Milton and Emerita Foust Linda Frankel and Lewis Margolis Douglas and Judy Frey Beth Jonas and Michael Fried James and Marcia Friedman Jeffrey Funderburk Mr. and Mrs. J. Rex Fuqua Maeda Galinsky Greg Gangi The Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Susan Gerard Ann and David Gerber Leonard and Ann Gettes Mike and Bonnie Gilliom Johanna Gisladottir Lallie M. and David R. Godschalk Dr. James E. Godwin and Dr. E.A. Campbell Dick and Barbara Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gordon Charles and Karen Goss Steve Gravely Paul E. Green, Jr. Albert and Mary Guckes Barbara and Paul Hardin

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Wade and Sandra Hargrove Anthony Harris Robert S. and Leonne Harris Martha Liptzin Hauptman in honor of Mike & Annie Liptzin Clark and Karen Havighurst Charles S. Head David and Lina Heartinger Gerardo and Jo Heiss Hill Family Fund 2 of Triangle Community Foundation Carol Hogue Joan and David Holbrook in honor of Professor Marvin Saltzman Susan Hollobaugh and Richard Balamucki Paul Holmes William and Mary Holmes Beth Holmgren and Mark Sidell Elizabeth M. Holsten W. Jefferson Holt and Kate Bottomley Andrew and Charlotte Holton James and Elizabeth Hooten Mitchell and Deborah Horwitz David and Sarah Hubby Gayle Hyatt Marija Ivanovic Christopher and Betsy James Nancy J. Farmer and Everette James Drs. Konrad and Hannelore Jarausch Donald and Debra Jenny Kathryn E. Johnson Dr. Norris Brock Johnson in honor of Ms. Beatrice Brock Carrilea McCauley Joy Michael and Judy Kadens Fred Kameny Harry Kaplowitz Hugon Karwowski John and Joy Kasson Joan and Howard Kastel Thomas and Janet Kean Donna B. Kelly in memory of Georgia Carroll Kyser Andrei Khlystov and Irina Lebedeva Moyra and Brian Kileff in honor of Caroline Borham J. Kimball King Lynn Knauff Gary Koch Barncy and Betsi Koszalka Anonymous G. Leroy Lail Barbara and Leslie Lang Annette Langefeld Clara Lee Ken and Frankie Lee Amy and Alan Levine Steven and Madeline Levine in honor of Mark Sidell Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Joan Lipsitz and Paul Stiller Robert Long and Anne Mandeville-Long Richard Luby and Susan Klebanow-Luby Mary R. Lynn Samuel Magill Edwin H. Mammen Richard Mann Anonymous Randall Martin Mr. and Mrs. Uzal H. Martz, Jr. Karol Mason Bill and Sue Mattern James O. May, Jr. A. Gramling McGill Tim and Roisin McKeithan Daniel D. McLamb Dr. and Mrs. Robert McLelland The Lawrence and Sylvia Mills Family Fund John Morrison and Barbara Archer Benny and Ann Morse Charles Mosher and Pamela St. John Christopher and Helga Needes John and Dorothy Neter Elisabeth and Walter Niedermann Patrick and Mary Norris Oglesby Newland and Jo Oldham Vickie Owens Bob and Joan Page Michele Pas Pamela and Gene Pease Dick and Jean Phillips Raymond Phillips, Jr. Kaola and Frank Phoenix Joel and Victoria Pineles Carlyn and Ivan Pollack David and Peggy Poulos Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Powell III Lilian and James Pruett Teresa Prullage Steve Prystowsky M.D.

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Susan Rao Ivan Remnitz Barbara Rimer Gerry Riveros and Gay Bradley Dr. Michael and Sandra Roberts Stephen and Patricia Roberts Russell and Ann Robinson Stephen and Esther Robinson Andrea Rohrbacher Margaret Rook Richard Rosenberg Brian and Linda Sanders John Sarratt and Cynthia Wittmer Robert Schreiner John and Anna Schwab Ms. Marjorie Moses Schwab Carol and David Sclove Jennifer and Bill Selvidge Robert and Pearl Seymour Robert Shipley David and Jacqueline Sices Mr. and Mrs. Keith Silva Mark and Donna Simon Charles Simpson Rosemary Simpson Kathy and Paul Singer David Sink Anne H. Skelly Dana L. Smith Charles and Judith Smith Jonathan and Martha Smith Wiley Smith Claude and Sarah Snow Stuart and Harriet Solomon in memory of Ann Swern Daniela Sotres John and Carol Stamm Gary and Anne Leslie Stevens Ron Strauss and Susan Slatkoff Leslie and Paul Strohm James and Sandra Swenberg Sumner and Charlotte Tanson Sally and Nick Taylor Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Rollie Tillman Aubrey and Jeanette Tolley M.E. Van Bourgondien G. Burkhard Mackensen and Jutta Von Stieglitz Susan Wall Sue Anne Wells PhD Wellspring Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Marlene and Roger Werner Barbara Smith White Buck and Anne Williams John W. Williams, Jr. and Margaret Gulley Louise B. Williams and Richard Silva Glenn and Helen O. Wilson Ron and Beverly Wilson Bill and Amy Wofford Eliza M. Wolff John and Joan Wrede Anna Wu and George Truskey Virginia Lee Wu David and Heather Yeowell in honor of Tom Kearns David and Dee Yoder Betty York Ann B. Young

undergraduate and Graduate Student Members
($35) Lauren Alexander Class of 2011 Madalyn Alexander Class of 2011 Fernando D. Chague Keith Glassbrook Adrian Greene Laura Hamrick Katie Harris Amy Soyeon Kim Charles McLaurin John D. Millett Katey Mote Anne Ruff Lauren Schultes Evan Shapiro Emily Simon David Spanos Brendan and Tamara Watson Christopher Wright

OTHER CONTRiBuTiONS
(Less than $125) Anya Abashian Class of 2011 Stephen Abdo Tanya Adderson-Davidson Dede Addy

Martha Alexander Jenna Alexy Amber Kathleen Alsobrooks Katelyn Ander James and Susan Anthony Denise Porterfield Ashworth Mr. Baird O. Gordon Banks Arnold Barefoot, Jr. Zane Beckwith Danny Bell Barbara E. Bergquist Aditi Bhattacharjee Mr. and Mrs. D.A.Birnbaum Marcus Blakely Robert Blank Kelly Stowe Boggs Michelle M. Bordner Renae Braddy Michael Brady Class of 2010 Hope Breeze Robert Brinkley David Brown Amy Buchan Aimee Peden Burke Steven Cann Jennifer Carbrey Margaret Carmody Dulce Castillo Dr. Gillian T. Cell Drs. John and Barbara Chapman Ms. Marianne Na-Lee Cheng Jooyeon Chon James and Brenning Cheatham John Sung Choi Sandra Cianciolo James A. Cobb, Jr. Bob Coleman George Collias Linda Convissor Scott Cooley Kerry-Ann da Costa Jennifer Cox Dr. and Mrs. Mason Cox Jr Richard Allen Cox Richard Craddock Laura Crane Michael Crosa Cynthia Crummey Daniel and Elizabeth Deacon

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Dr. and Mrs. James W. Dean, Jr. John and Jill DeSalva Robert and Nancy Deutsch Doris Downing John Duckett in memory of Ralph B. Garrison Noel and Shelby Dunivant Ramona Dunlap Ryan Ebright H. Jack and Betsy Edwards Anonymous Paul and Patricia Elstro Peter and Susan Erkkinen in memory of Lillian Chason Jerry and Adelia Evans Judith Ferster Elisabeth Fox Matthew Franke Ben Fuller Class of 2011 Susan Gallinari O. Ganley Debra Garcia Bob Garner Butch Garris William D. George Jr. Durral Gilbert Natasha Gillyard David Goodman Lynne Graham Chauntel Graves Kelsey Greenawalt Douglas Griffin Ephraim Gur Ayca Guralp Jerry and Kathryn Gurganious Frank and Alma Haluch Douglas Nathaniel Harris Wade Harrison Lauren Heath Timothy Hefner in honor of Shelby Bond Olivia Lawton Henderson Susan Henley Joyce Williams Hensley Brian Edward Hill Gary P. Hill Jonathan Hill Elise Hobbs Class of 2011 Tyler Hoke

2011
Kathleen Hopkins Julia Howland-Myers Marc Howlett Meghan Hunt Class of 2011 Kelsey Hyde Dr. Christopher and Michelle Ingram Ms. Elizabeth Crawford Isley Jeanine Manes Jackson Joy Javits Charles Jeffers Mike Johnson Chip Johnston Felipe Jolles Rebecca Jones Lauren Josey Class of 2011 Charles Kahn James Kalagher Phyllis Kammer Jason Kang Michael Everett Kelly Eliza Kern Sharon May Kessler Anonymous in honor of Mrs. Anne C. Liptzin Deborah C. Klein Martha Knieriem and Sandra Dennis Diana Knechtel Leslie Kreizman Ted and Debbie LaMay John Langstaff Joel Laskey Jeffrey Lawson Constance Lazakis Samuel Lebowitz Joycelyn Powell Leigh Sharon Leonard Nate Lerner Margot Lester Alison Linas David Lindquist Ray and Mary Ann Linville Peizhu Liu Monique Lockett Elizabeth Lokey Melissa Lomax Susannah Long Class of 2011 Richard Lupton in memory of Mildred C. Lupton, M.A. 1969 Young Kyung Lyoo Dr. Patrick T. and Elaine L. Malone Sara K. Mamo Emily Turner Marsland Class of 2010 Anuja Mathur Kevin and Karen Mattingly Paul McCarthy Emily McCloy Deborah McDermott Harriet McGraw William and Donna McHenry John McKeever Elizabeth McKenna Shirley McLean Robert McLeod Faith Leshea McNeill Soukaina Mehdaoui Andrew Miklos Julie Mikus Taylor Miles Charles Miller Robert Millikan Solon Minton III Christian Moe Coolie and Thad Monroe Margaret Moore Grant Morine Barry Nakell Paul and Barbara Nettesheim Laura Newman Michael Nutt Thomas Wright O’Brien Ryan and Hannah Ong Elizabeth Pack Robert and Martha Paterson Bettina Patterson Susan Pelletier Jeremy Peterman Phyllis Post Joshua Price Mallorie Price Michelle Pujals Catalina Ramirez and D.J. Dore Patricia Ramos Class of 2010 David Rathel Venu Ravi Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Jacob Reardon Robert Reed Mary Regan

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Suzanne Reiss in memory of Charles Colver Matthew Reyes Class of 2011 M. Burdette Robinson Peter Robson H. Daniel Rogers, Jr. Eric McKinley Sain Margie Satinsky Leah Schinasi and Ghassan Hamra Eric Schlotterbeck Marisa Sears David and Linda Seiler Christy and Joel Shaffer Suraj S. Shah Tatjana Shapkina Page Smith Dr. Patrick Carlsten Smith Simone Smith Gina Song Jacob Spencer Timothy Spitzer Mark Steffen Jane Stein Lauren Stevens Josephine Stipe Cheryl Stone Stuart Lee Stroud Xiaowu Sun Thor Svendsen Ellyn and Jimmy Tanner Shaw Terwilliger John Thomas Franklin and Janice Thompson Rod Thompson Claire J. Thomson Gregory Timmons Charleton Torrence III John Trexler Carol Tyndall Lindsey Utrata Barbara Vance Jay and Leslie Walden David Walker Sheila Reneau Ward Julie Warshaw James Wasson in memory of Annie Pearl Shaw Wheaton Family Dr. Derek and Louise Winstanly Merrill Wolf Adrienne Wollman Class of 2011 Jennifer Cantwell Wood Manuel and Karen Wortman Lindsay Wrenn Duncan Yaggy Victor Yamaykin Sarah Younger Class of 2010 Sherrie Zweig and Richard Vinegar

Booster
($2,000 - $4,999) Elizabeth Bennett Terrell Boyle Patti and Eric Fast Paula Flood Dorothy Shuford Lanier Kay and Van Weatherspoon

Donor
(Less than $2,000) Hannah Kennedy Albertson E. Jackson Allison, Jr., MD K. Dean Amburn Steven B. and Elizabeth A. Ayers Linda Barnard Allen and Judith Barton Pat Beyle Susan Bickford Dolores Bilangi Lewis Niles Black Robin Lenee Broadnax Roy Burgess Brock Maria Browne Meredith Bryson in honor of Sandra Hardy Bryson Leslie Anne Bunce Aimee Peden Burke Donald Capparella Hodding Carter and Patricia Derian Drs. John F. and Barbara H. Chapman General and Mrs. Arthur W. Clark James A. Cobb, Jr. Richard Craddock Dr. James W. Crow Robert Marion Daniel Elizabeth Chewning Deacon Robin Dial M’Liss and Anson Dorrance Woody and Jean Durham Judith Eastman Elizabeth H. T. Efird Jane Ellison Sharon M. Emfinger Nancy J. Farmer and Everette James Mrs. Frederick A. Fearing

Carolina Performing Arts Staff Contributions
Kelly Stowe Boggs Michelle M. Bordner Priscilla Bratcher Jennifer Cox Butch Garris Mike Johnson Emil Kang Daniel D. McLamb Mark Z. Nelson Mark Steffen

SPECIal THaNKS TO OUr SPONSOrS
Elite Coach University Florist

STUDENT TICKET aNGEl FUND CONTrIBUTIONS
Received as of June 30, 2011.

Angel
($25,000 and above) Robert and Mary Ann Eubanks Joseph and Beatrice Riccardo Mark W. and Stacey M. Yusko

Patron
($5,000 - $9,999) Tom Kearns Mr. Thomas S. Kenan III

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Eleanor and James Ferguson Susan Ferguson Sandra Strawn Fisher in honor of William Beecher Strawn Mimi and James Fountain George Fowler John W. Fox Linda Frankel William Friday Harry Garland Rose Marie Pittman Gillikin Joan Heckler Gillings Jonathan and Deborah Goldberg Carolyn Bertie Goldfinch Don Gray Wade and Sandra Hargrove Tim Hefner Joyce Williams Hensley Sara Hill George R. Hodges and Katherine W. Hodges Elizabeth Myatt Holsten William James Howe John and Martha Hsu Dr. Joan C. Huntley Donald and Debra Jenny Mrs. Frank H. Kenan Sharon May Kessler Anonymous Kimball and Harriet King Debby Klein Gary Koch Dr. Marcia Anne Koomen Gregg and Leslie Kreizman John and Katherine Latimer Jocelyn Leigh Dawn Andrea Lewis W. Cooper and Lorie Lewis Judith Lilley Anne and Mike Liptzin Walker Long Dayna Lucas Richard B. Lupton Knox Massey Family Catherine Mast Carol and Kenton McCartney William and Sara McCoy G.W. McDiarmid and Robin Rogers Adele F. Michal Solon and Joy Minton Melanie Ann Modlin Michele Natale Mark Z. Nelson Ellen O’Brien Stephen Andrew Oljeski Josie Ward Patton Florence and James Peacock John Atlas Pendergrass Kenneth Lawing Penegar Earl N. Phillips, Jr. S. Davis and Katherine Phillips Cathy and William Primack Teresa Prullage John Allen Quintus Charles Ratliff, Jr. Anonymous Margaret Ferguson Raynor Deborah and Ed Roach Wyndham Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rosen in honor of Wyndham Robertson and in memory of Josie Robertson Rebecca and Rick Rosenberg Andrew and Barbra Rothschild Carrie Sandler Bev Saylor Mary and Ernie Schoenfeld Ms. Marjorie Moses Schwab Evan Shapiro Foy J. Shaw Thomas Edward Sibley Mark Sidell Mrs. Sidney Siegel Jane McKee Slater Harriet and Stu Solomon Gina Song Alan Clements Stephenson Laurence Stith, Jr. Warren and Sara Sturm Dr. Lara Surles John and Joe Carol Thorp Patti and Holden Thorp Mr. and Mrs. John L. Townsend III Caroline Ward Treadwell David Venable Shirley Warren in memory of Harold E. Warren Jay and Leslie Walden Charles M. Weiss Alan Welfare Barbara Smith White Dr. Judy White Ronald White Tom and Lyn White Eliza M. Wolff Ruth Ann Woodley Douglas and Jacqueline Zinn *Scott Garcia and Debbie McDermott *deferred gift

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Memorial Hall Box Office Hours
• Monday-Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm • Weekday events: 10:00am - intermission • Weekend events: 12 noon - intermission

No Smoking
• Smoking is prohibited inside Memorial Hall and on the UNC campus.

No Electronic Devices
• Use of cell phones, beepers and alarms of any kind is prohibited during performances. Please remember to turn these items off before the performance begins. • Photography, videography and recording devices of any kind are prohibited during performances.

Memorial Hall Box Office
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CB#3276, 114 East Cameron Avenue Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3276 P: (919) 843-3333; F: (919) 843-2012 E-mail: performingarts@unc.edu

Ticket policies
• Tickets may be purchased by phone, fax, mail, in person or online. • Forms of payment accepted: Visa, MasterCard, UNC OneCard, cash, personal checks, and travelers’ checks. All phone, fax and online orders must be charged by credit card as tickets will not be held without payment. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed. Tickets that go unused may be returned to the Box Office no later than one week prior to the performance and will be considered a tax-deductible donation. A receipt for the donation will be issued. If a performance is cancelled, patrons will be refunded the face value of the ticket. All tickets, other than those purchased in person, will be mailed. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. All tickets purchased less than seven days prior to the performance will be held at Will Call. Patrons must present photo identification to pick up tickets at Will Call. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for admission to performances. A current mailing address, e-mail address and phone number are required when purchasing tickets. All programs, dates, times and prices are subject to change.

HOuSE POLiCiES
Late Arrivals
• Patrons arriving after the start of a performance will be seated at the discretion of the house staff, typically in between works.

Coat Check
• This service is available for patrons seasonally and is located on the left side of the main lobby. Memorial Hall is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Lost and Found
• For lost items, please contact the Box Office. For found items, please notify an usher.

Accessibility Services
• If a patron has special needs, the Box Office staff should be notified by the patron in advance and arrangements will be made for accommodations. Special needs include, but are not limited to, hearing or sight impairment, the use of a wheelchair, etc.

Concessions
• Concessions are available for purchase in the lobby prior to the performance and during intermission. • No outside food or beverage is allowed to be brought into Memorial Hall. • No food or beverage is allowed inside the auditorium.

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LINDSAy STEWArT

As a daughter of two classical musicians, being immersed in the classics has shaped my upbringing. While I often begrudged my parents’ insistence for me to attend concerts and performances I now understand what a gift it is to experience the arts on stage. My first experience with Carolina Performing Arts was seeing Swan Lake performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, one of the premiere ballet companies in the world. It was the summer before my senior year of high school and I knew seeing such extraordinary dancers and hearing my favorite musical work come alive would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As such, I had high expectations, and yet the music’s repertoire did not include my favorite movement, and the final scene was not the climatic intensity that I had envisioned. Still, the performance was ultimately a demonstration that the end of an artistic experience is not perfection, but materializing feelings that cannot be put into words. Such as Tchaikovsky’s violin solo in Swan Lake that conveys a sense of hopelessness and defeated sorrow. Seeing the Bolshoi Ballet perform in Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall was a major attraction for me in applying toUNC. It was certainly a selling point to know that the arts hold an important place on campus, with the works performed on Memorial Hall’s stage woven in the fabric of student

life. The shockingly small price for any performance is just one way in which CPA integrates itself on campus. In addition to making attendance much more feasible, the $10 student ticket price also encour-

the $10 student ticket price also encourages students to not only attend the per formances that initially catch their interest, but also to experiment with works they might have not attended other wise
ages students to not only attend the performances that initially catch their interest, but also to experiment with works they might have not attended otherwise. CPA provides the opportunity for me to challenge my artistic tastes.

My passion is dance and Carolina Performing Arts has not only given me the chance to see some of the world’s best dancers perform on stage but also gave me the opportunity take master classes from these talented individuals. Through the master classes, I was instructed by dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Nederlands Dans Theater. It was truly an awesome and unforgettable experience and I look forward to future master classes offered throughout the upcoming season. This year I am challenging myself to attend as many performances as possible and am particularly excited for shows by Allen Toussaint and Mavis Staples in September, Gil Shaham in October, and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in November. I feel a connection to the arts because it is a reminder of both our shared humanity and the value of our different perspectives… what could be better to have on a college campus? Lindsay Stewart (‘14) has been dancing since 6th grade, was very involved in the modern dance department and dance team at her high school and is now a member of Inversions modern dance company at UNC. •

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A few years ago, some colleagues and I were commiserating about how we found it difficult to engage our students on the topic of human rights. We feared that part of the problem was that our disciplines -political science and law – just weren’t the most creative way to reach our students. So we asked ourselves “What would be the opposite of a roomful of political scientists and lawyers discussing human rights?” Answer: Artists!

Within four months of our conversation, we had organized the unconventional Visualizing Human Rights forum that brought together painters, photographers, writers, poets, filmmakers, and printmakers to perform, present, discuss, create, and teach. We were delighted by the creative energy generated by this anticonference, which drew many students – and even some political scientists and lawyers. This fall, we will hold the fourth an-

As a way to explore the wonderfully complex and historically deep interaction between the South and the world, I recently discussed with Emil Kang an effort to combine academic discussions with musical performances. And those of you who know Emil won’t be surprised to hear that he loved the idea; immediately his mind raced from Afro-Celtic music to the origin of the banjo to Elvis impersonators from Japan. Carolina Performing Arts provides an opportunity

The ar ts provide compelling, meaningful, and inspiring ways of looking at this field; in shor t, the ar ts put a human face on human rights.
With human rights, there’s regrettably no lack of material for artists to tackle. Every day ordinary people at home and abroad struggle to maintain their human dignity in the face of hunger, lack of adequate housing and health care, and the repressive and neglectful actions and omissions of their governments. What do these human rights abuses look like? How do they feel? How are human rights and wrongs experienced in personal terms, and what difference do they make to our lives? The arts provide compelling, meaningful, and inspiring waysof looking at this field; in short, the arts put a human face on human rights. nual Visualizing Human Rights Conference here at UNC. Thanks to the arts, we struck a chord for global human rights. Another rewarding experience of blending global work with the ar ts is UNC’s Global American South project that explores the changing face of our region due to globalization. No other region of America intrigues the world as much as the South does, and what the world knows best about us is our art. Especially our music has shaped the world, but of course the world’s music has also shaped us. every season to explore the globe right here in Chapel Hill – giving us a chance to explore those global connections through the performing arts. Niklaus Steiner is the Director of the Center for Global Initiatives at UNC. A native of Switzerland who moved to the U.S. in his youth, Steiner earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in International Studies at UNC and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University. His research and teaching interests include migration, refugees, nationalism, and citizenship. •

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