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IAS Reads: The Sixth Extinction

IAS Reads: Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction Thursday, April 6, 5:30-6:30pm First Floor West, Northrop Free and open to the public. Join the Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and your fellow science, history, and anthropology lovers for a discussion of Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction in advance of her talk on UMN’s Carlson Family Stage […]

FLUXUS: Manifestations Through Visual and Performing Arts

FLUXUS: Manifestations Through Visual and Performing Arts Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 3:30pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Fluxus art in the 1960s and 70s championed concepts of time, chance, impermanence, and the banal, blurring life and art. Appearing on the streets and […]

Love v. Duty: Mark Morris’s “Dido and Aeneas”. March 24, 2016

Love versus Duty: A Conversation about Mark Morris’s “Dido and Aeneas” Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 4:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor of Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Queen Dido of Carthage is forsaken by her love, the Trojan Prince Aeneas, when he is reminded of his […]

Performing Arts as/and Cultural Diplomacy. Thursday, October 22, 2015

Performing Arts as/and Cultural Diplomacy Thursday, October 22, at 4:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor of Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. How does the role of cultural ambassador influence the artistic process? How do differing artistic practices cross-pollinate and inspire new work? Join Elizabeth Coker, Co-Artistic Director and […]

Panel Discussion with Choreographer Gioconda Barbuto. October 11, 2015

Longevity and Transformation Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm Target Education Studio, Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis Download: audio, small video, or original. Many artists experience dramatic shifts over the long span of a lifelong career. Transformation, whether planned or thrust upon us through aging, funding changes, career twists […]

An inside look at the Northrop Dance curatorial process. September 22, 2015

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Why does she book what she does? An inside look at the Northrop dance season curatorial process Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop Free and open to the public Do you sometimes wonder how the artists that appear as part of Northrop’s dance season are chosen? Director Christine Tschida offers an inside […]

Northern Spark 2015 on the UMN East Bank

On June 13-14, 2015, the University’s East Bank will be one of five zones for the all-night Northern Spark Festival, showcasing University and community artists who will bring to life the concepts that make Northern Spark unique: nighttime, light, duration, participation, innovative art, unique memories, and communities. Northrop Weisman Bell Northern Spark 2015

McKnight Choreography Fellows: Wynn Fricke, Joan Smith, & Penelope Freeh. February 12, 2015.

Making Dances: the Voice of the Body Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 4:00pm Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Room 100 A panel discussion with Northrop 2014 McKnight Choreography Fellows Wynn Fricke, Joanie Smith, and Penelope Freeh, moderated by Program Director Mary Ellen Childs. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or […]

Call for Submissions: Northern Spark 2015

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Call for Submissions: Northern Spark 2015 All submissions are due by Monday, February 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm. On June 13-14, 2015, the University of Minnesota East Bank will be one of five zones for the all-night Northern Spark Festival, showcasing University and community artists who will bring to life the concepts that make Northern […]

100 Years of Student Drawings. Panel Discussion, December 3, 2014

100 Years of Student Drawings Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 4:30pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop A discussion of the Northrop Gallery exhibit on the School of Architecture’s centennial Download: audio, small video, or original. Celebrating the reopening of Northrop Hall and the Centennial of the School of Architecture, the exhibition 100 Years of Student Drawings […]

Osnel Delgado at fridays@noon, November 21, 2014

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Osnel Delgado at fridays@noon Friday, November 21, at 12 noon Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Renowned Cuban choreographer and Northrop’s McKnight International Artist in residence, Osnel Delgado, joins the University Honors Program for a special edition of fridays@noon.

Rosas danst Rosas. Panel: Thursdays at Four, Oct 16, 2014

Rosas danst Rosas: A Panel Discussion of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Dance-Theater Work October 16, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Download: small video or original. Q&A Download: small video or original. Philip Bither of the Walker Art Center discusses the Midwest Premiere of Rosas danst Rosas with the performers. Join Philip Bither, Walker […]

SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellows in Dance, Sep. 11, 2014

Dancer as Driver: SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellows in Dance September 11, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop – Best Buy Theater Discussion with Ashwini Ramaswamy, Stephen Schroeder, Tamara Ober, and Kari Mosel Download: audio, small video, or original. Northrop’s McKnight Artist Fellowship program funds the commission of solo works for McKnight Dance Fellows […]

Class with Osnel Delgado, 2014 McKnight International Dance Fellow; Talk by Fernando Saez. August 23, 2014

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Free Intermediate/Advanced Community Class led by Osnel Delgado Saturday, August 23, 9:30 – 11:00 am Northrop — Rehearsal Room Osnel Delgado has received major Cuban awards including the Premio a Mejor Coreografia del Concurso Solamente Solos (Award for Best Solo Choreography), and a Special Mention award at the VII Iberomerican “Alicia Alonso” Choreography competition in […]

Northern Spark 2014 at Northrop

Be a part of Northern Spark at Northrop! June 14-15 Volunteer! What Is Northern Spark? Northern Spark is a unique, free, annual, multidisciplinary, multi-venue, multiple partner, dusk-to-dawn, public arts festival. Northern Spark is a one-night event. We serve as a platform for artists and our partners to dream of and plan projects that use the […]

Thursday, May 8, 2014: Ann Waltner, Sacabuche, and collaboration across arts and humanities

Venetia 1500 IAS Thursdays at Four presents ¡Sacabuche! with Ann Waltner and John Watkins. Download: original or small video. ¡Sacabuche!, an early music ensemble directed by Linda Pearse, explores the world of Venice portrayed in Jacopo di Barbari’s map of the city, published in 1500. The winding streets of the map and the polyphony of […]

Wednesday, May 7, 2014: Sacabuche performs “Italy Invades Poland!”

Italy Invades Poland! Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 7:30pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater General Admission, $35; Students $10 ¡Sacabuche!, an early music ensemble directed by Linda Pearse, plays music which demonstrates the ways in which expressive Italian music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries spread throughout the courts and musical life of […]

Northern Spark: Vexations – Satie – Auditions May 5

CALL FOR MUSICIANS NORTHERN SPARK (JUNE 14-15) ALL NIGHT PERFORMANCE IN THE NEWLY REFURBISHED NORTHROP AUDITIONS MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 from 4:30-7:30pm Northrop: Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, Ground Floor East Parking and Directions to Northrop, 84 CHURCH STREET SE // MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55455 Sign up sheet will be available outside the Hubbard Rehearsal Studio at 3:30 pm Monday, May […]

Thursday, May 1, 2014: Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences

Brain, the Wise Problem Solver IAS Thursdays at Four presents Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos will discuss how the brain deals with problems and challenges in space and time, and how various brain […]

April 30, 2014: Rüdiger Kunow on Engineering Perfection

Engineering Perfection: Cultural Politics and Poetics of Life in the Age of Biotechnology Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. “In this paper, I will follow up the proposition that breakthroughs in the biotechnical sector are fundamentally changing our understanding of human life, especially in areas such […]

Monday, April 28, 2014: Ann Pflaum on An Anecdotal History of Northrop

Northrop Memorial Auditorium – 1928 – 2014 University Historian Ann Pflaum takes us on a journey through Northrop, from its inception in 1884 to its newest iteration today. After the talk, Gary Summerville gives a tour of the building. Download: audio, small video, original. An architectural treasure, Northrop is an enduring symbol of the University, […]

April 28, 2014 Jon Foley, Institute on the Environment

Looking for Planet Levers: Developing a Strategic Framework to Move the World Towards Sustainability IAS presents Jonathan Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment. Download: audio, small video, original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, original. How do we move the world toward sustainability? Jon Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment, discusses strategies for effecting […]

The Moving Cell: When Art & Science Collide. David Odde & BLM. Apr 24, 2014

The Moving Cell: When Art and Science Collide IAS Thursdays at Four presents David Odde and Black Label Movement with discussions about TEDtalks, Bodystorming and more. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. How did an unlikely collaboration become so fruitful? David Odde, a biomedical engineer, and […]

Monday, April 21, 2014: The Irony of Carp with Brian Ickes

The Irony of Carp A River Life Program panel discussion with Brian Ickes, Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. “The Irony of Carp” draws on the international fisheries experience of US Geological Survey biologist Brian Ickes to explore the threats to […]

Monday, April 21, 2014: Susan Wolf, Director of the Consortium for Law and Values

Should research participants get back their own results and incidental findings? Debates at the intersection of law, ethics, science & medicine IAS presents Susan M. Wolf, Founding Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Biobanks and archived datasets collecting […]

Thursday, April 17, 2014: Steve Ruggles on the History and Future of Big Data

The History and Future of Big Data for Population Research Steven Ruggles, Director of the Minnesota Population Center. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. The University of Minnesota has led the world in creating innovative population data infrastructure. As a direct consequence of these innovations, the […]

April 11, 2014: David Lentz

Agriculture, Forest Management, and the Demise of the Classic Maya City of Tikal IAS and the Maya Society of Minnesota present David Lentz, paleoecologist and ethnobotanist, Director, University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Agricultural systems, forestry, and the management of other natural resources are the underpinnings of […]

Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, 2014: Discussions on Asia: Graduate Student Conference

Discussions on Asia: Graduate Student Conference What is Asia, and how should it be studied, constructed, and narrated? This graduate student conference aims to put interdisciplinary researchers into discussion about Asia around the theme of contact. Coming into contact with someone or something is vital to human relationships. Beyond this everyday dimension of contact, narratives […]

Thursday, April 10, 2014: Anatoly Liberman on the Origins of Humor

Why People Laugh, or, When Did Laughter Meet the Sense of Humor? The IAS presents Anatoly Liberman, Professor of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Animals don’t laugh. A guffawing cow has reality only on a label for processed cheese. By contrast, […]

IAS Thursdays: April 10, 2014 Reframing Mass Violence panel: Remembering Argentina’s Disappeared

Remembering Argentina’s Disappeared: Art, Media and Politics IAS Thursdays at Four presents a Reframing Mass Violence Collaborative panel discussion. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Panel discussion organized by the IAS research collaborative Reframing Mass Violence. Participants include Emilio Crenzel (University of Buenos Aires), Leigh Payne (University of […]

Spring 2014 Film Series: Space, Body, Sound

Space, Body, Sound Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2014, at 7:00pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater Free and open to the public IAS Presents the Moving Image Studies film series for the Grand Opening of Northrop The Tuesday night film series “Space, Body, Sound” showcases five films, selected by film studies […]

Monday, April 7, 2014: Welcome to the New Northrop

Provost Karen Hanson With an introduction by Christine Tschida, Director of Northrop Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Provost Hanson inaugurates Northrop as a multifaceted, state-of-the art cultural and intellectual center—the “hearth of the University,” reinvented for the 21st century. Now home to three University-wide academic programs, Northrop is poised to be a hub […]

IAS Thursdays: Emily Johnson, Catalyst Dances on SHORE

Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Doris Duke Fellow on SHORE: making a dance work in conversation with the world. Emily Johnson is an artist and writer who makes body based work. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. SHORE is the third in a trilogy of works that began with The Thank-you Bar and continued with Niicugni. SHORE is a multi-day performance installation of […]

Wed Oct 30, 2013: Re-Imagining Revelation: A Thousand Years of Peace in Art, Text, and Dance

Available for download as audio, video, or original. Open Discussion Available for download as audio, video, or original. Panel Discussion before the Ballet Preljocaj performance of And then, one thousand years of peace (2010). Sam Johnson, Artist, Dancemaker Philip Sellew, Classical and Near Eastern Studies John Watkins, English Moderated by Jeanne Kilde, Director, Religious Studies Program […]

Thursday, October 17: Pop-Up Northrop, Builders of the Universe

Thursday, October 17 7:00 pm Northrop As part of the series Pop-Up Northrop: Igniting Big Ideas, explore the architecture of memory through a participatory public art installation, projection, and sound installation featuring live electronic music by John Keston.     Created by Aaron Marx, Justin Aungst, Moriah Baltz, Jazzmyne Brown, Olivia Coughlin, Jordan Dalluge, Thomas […]

April 4, 2013: Sophiline Cheam Shapiro in conversation with Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy

May 13, 2013Aaron Victorin-VangerudEvents, Northrop, Video and AudioComments Off on April 4, 2013: Sophiline Cheam Shapiro in conversation with Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy

Thursday, April 4 4:00 p.m., 125 Nolte Center A public conversation between Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy on the eve of the world premiere of the Khmer Art Ensemble’s A Bend in the River. A Bend in the River is a reflection on the choices we make in the heat of passion, […]

February 14, 2013: Mark Russell Smith: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Mark Russell Smith will discuss Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece, The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), with musical examples performed by University of Minnesota students. The Paris debut of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps in May 1913, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes with stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich, […]

September 13, 2012: Dancer as Driver: SOLO and the 2010 and 2011 McKnight Artist Dance Fellows

Download: audio, small video, or original. Panel discussion with the recipients of the 2010 and 2011 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers: Emilie Plauché Flink, Nic Lincoln, Leslie O’Neill, and Amy Behm Thomson, moderated by Mary Ellen Childs, Program Director, McKnight Artist Fellowships at Northrop. These dancers performed solo works created expressly for them on September […]

Choreographer Jin Xing in Conversation with Ananya Chatterjea and Ben Johnson

China’s most celebrated dancer, Jin Xing, and her company Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai, will perform at the Orpheum Theatre as part of Northrop Dance on February 18. Jin Xing’s courage, fighting spirit, and beautiful artistry have contributed to her great success as a dancer and owner of China’s only independent dance company. Her choreography […]