SUNY Cobleskill Presents Cultural Arts for the Campus and Community
September 16, 2011
SUNY Cobleskill's Cultural Arts for the Campus and Community fall 2011 series begins on Friday, Sept. 23. All events are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start times.
The Street Beats – Friday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Bouck Hall Theater: A New York City-based dance and percussion troupe delivers the excitement and energy of off-Broadway hits such as "Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk," "Stomp," "Blast," and "Blue Man Group," with their original high-energy music and choreography utilizing everyday items as instruments.
Faculty Film Series – Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Frisbie Hall, Room 200: "Humanity vs. Technology: Who's in Charge?" Join Dr. Amy Corbett, associate professor of psychology, as she leads a post film discussion of The Matrix, which depicts a future in which reality is a simulated universe created by sentient machines to pacify and subdue the human population.
Guest Speaker: Rye Barcott – Thursday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., Bouck Hall Theater: Noted author, philanthropist, Iraq War veteran and Harvard graduate Rye Barcott speaks about his experiences creating a unique international organization that encourages "participatory development" to fight poverty in Africa's worst slums by promoting local leadership development, economic empowerment, and gender equality.
Taikoza Japanese Drummers – Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Bouck Hall Theater: Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional taiko drums of various sizes. The taiko is a large, barrel-like drum that fills the air with the sounds of rolling thunder. Taikoza has performed in Europe, Asia and throughout North America's finest concert halls.
Faculty Film Series – Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Frisbie Hall, Room 200: "Humanity vs. Technology. Who's in Charge?" Join Erik Hage, professor of communications, as he leads a discussion about The Social Network, a 2010 drama that details the founding of Facebook, the resulting lawsuits and the interpersonal disconnect between people during the past decade. The film received widespread acclaim, winning three Academy Awards, and was Rolling Stone's movie of the year.
Uncommon Sounds – Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Frisbie Hall, Room 200: Experience the ethereal sounds of music created from instruments including a glass harmonica, singing bowl, uilleann pipes, udu drum, bouzouki, and nose whistle. Join SUNY Cobleskill Professor Ed Stander and local musicians Tom Wadsworth and Brian Melick as they create a truly unique musical encounter.
SUNY Cobleskill's Cultural Arts for the Campus and Community is made possible by the generous support of SUNY Cobleskill's Student Government Association in partnership with SUNY Faculty, the Tri-County Arts Council, and the Office of Communiversity Affairs.