2013-14 Lecture Series

Interested in meeting with the artists before enjoying their performances? These sessions provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about the history and background of featured companies and ask questions directly to the artists.

These sessions are free and open to the public. Email ias@unl.edu to reserve your spot today!

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Richard Move

Thursday, February 27th | 5:30 pm

Presentation Room, Van Brunt Visitors Center, UNL City Campus

Richard Move is a Director, Choreographer, Performing Artist, Filmmaker and Artistic Director of MoveOpolis and Move It! Productions. HE is a TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow and Ph.D. (ABD) at New York University. Move received his M.F.A. in 2009 in Media Arts Production from The City College of New York. He received his M.A in 2010 in Performance Studies at New York University, and his B.F.A. in Dance at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Move’s works as filmmaker include: Bardo, which received the Jury Prize nomination at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival and BloodWork-The Ana Mendieta Story, recipient of the National Board of Review Award / CityVision’s Film Festival at the Director’s Guild of America. His choreographic commissions include The Show (Achilles Heels), originally commissioned and performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project, and Lamentation Variations for the Martha Graham Dance Company, large-scale, multi-media events for the European Cultural Capitol of France, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, among others.

Move has performed with Karole Armitage, DANCENOISE, Koosil Ja and Pooh Kaye, among many dance-theater companies and was guest artist with the Le Centre Choreographique National de Tours in France. He is also co-founder of the legendary and long-running late-night cabaret, Jackie60. Martha@ ..., Move’s celebrated performances as 20th Century Icon Martha Graham began in 1996, received two New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies), tours globally and has been featured on the BBC, La Sept TV/France, PBS’ City Arts (Emmy Award) and is subject of the forthcoming documentary Channeling Martha.Move is recipient of awards from the Creative Capital Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, Altria Corporation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, among many others. He curated and produced Where is Ana Mendieta? - An Exhibition and Symposium at New York University.

Move will also be showing his film Bloodwork: The Ana Mendieta Story at the Sheldon Art Museum on Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30 pm.

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Andrew Solomon lecture--Details coming soon!

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts. His newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, published in 2012, won the National Book Critics Circle award and eight other national awards; it was chosen as one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 and has been a New York Times bestseller. It tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon’s last book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Scribner, 2001), won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; it has been published in twenty-two languages. Solomon’s previous books are A Stone Boat, a recently reissued novel, and The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost.
 Solomon is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell and Special Advisor of LGBT Affairs at Yale. He is an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, education, and the arts. He is founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University, and a member of the board of directors of Trans Youth Family Allies. He is also a director of the University of Michigan Depression Center, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and Columbia Psychiatry; and a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia University Medical Center. Solomon recently received his PhD in Psychology from Cambridge University. He is also a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World Monuments Fund. He lives with his husband and son in New York and London and is a dual national.

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Scott Frankel lecture

Thursday, April 3rd | 5:30 pm

Steinhart Room, Lied Center for Performing Arts, UNL City Campus

Scott Frankel was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his work as composer of Grey Gardens. He's written music for Doll (Ravinia Festival; Richard Rodgers Award) and Meet Mister Future (winner, Global Search for New Musicals), both with lyricist/librettist Michael Korie. As a musical director, conductor and pianist, he has been associated with the original Broadway productions of Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Jerome Robbins'Broadway, Rags andFalsettos as well as Off-Broadway'sPutting It Together starring Julie Andrews. Motion picture credits include Mike Nichols'Postcards From the Edge, where he can be seen (and heard) playing for Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. His many recordings include Barbra Streisand's Back to Broadway and a slew of original cast albums. Mr. Frankel is a two-time fellow of the MacDowell Colony and a graduate of Yale University.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium is sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, presented, in part, by the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and funded, in part, by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.