IAS Season V

Performing Partnerships: Great American Collaborations of the Stage

IAS Season V explores how artistic partnerships form, what sustains them, and what new hybrid forms are born from them—in the worlds of American modern dance, musical composition, choral singing, visual arts, and filmmaking.

Martha Graham Dance Company

January 28th | 7:30 | Lied Center Main Stage

Co-presented with the Lied Center for Performing Arts

Truly one of the world's greatest in modern dance, Martha Graham Dance Company is in a class all its own. The Lied performance will feature Graham's masterpiece, Appalachian Spring, with music by Aaron Copland, described as one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe.

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Richard Move Residency

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Richard Move Lecture

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. Read a biography of Richard Move here.

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Bloodwork: The Ana Mendieta Story

February 26th | 5:30pm | Sheldon Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Co-presented with the Sheldon Museum of Art

In 1985, the artist Ana Mendieta fell thirty-four floors from the window of her apartment in New York City. Was her fall an accident, suicide or murder? Read more about the screening of Bloodwork here.

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Martha @ The Johnny Carson Theatre

February 28th | 7:30 | Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theatre

Richard Move hosts an evening of witty, poetic and educational monologues and dances illuminating Graham's unparalleled career. Read more about the Martha @ performance here.

Andrew Solomon Lecture

March 14th | 5:30pm | Sheldon Auditorium

Free and open to the public

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. Read more about Andrew Solomon here.

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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. Read more about Scott Frankel here.

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Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' it gets better

April 18th | 7:30 | Lied Center Main Stage

Adults $18 | Non-UNL Students $9

(Free to UNL Faculty/Staff/Students)

The It Gets Better Project™ was launched in September 2010, when Dan Savage uploaded the first it gets better video to YouTube, igniting a worldwide response. The team at the It Gets Better Project is now excited to partner with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and Speak Theater Arts to bring to the stage a message of hope for young people subjected to bullying. Buy tickets here!

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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.