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Local Upcoming Events
January 30, 2007, Volume 53, No. 20

Brazilian Music & Dance at Penn Presents


Anne Simoni

Come experience the sounds and flavors of Brazil this February at Zellerbach Theatre. DanceBrazil, under the leadership of founder and artistic director Jelon Vieira, will be premiering two works, Desafio and Ritual. The choreography of the performances combines the martial arts dance style of capoeira with contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance and live, original Brazilian music. Vieira describes his work as “contemporary but very rooted to the tradition of Brazilian culture,” which is a mix of Afro-Brazilian, European and other cultures. DanceBrazil performances will take place Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 2 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre. Tickets range from $29-$44 with $3 off for subscribers, seniors, faculty and staff, HUP employees and Penn alumni. Student Rush tickets are $15. With your DanceBrazil tickets you can also experience more flavors of Brazil with “A Sizzling Brazilian Happening,” Saturday, February 3, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Center lobby. Hear the sounds of Brazilian singer/songwriter Anne Simoni and dance the samba while listening to DJ Thomas. You can also see videos of bands from Bahia, Brazil on the big screen and learn capoeira. Get a taste of Brazilian culture with food, music and crafts on sale. This event is free for DanceBrazil ticket holders and students and $5 for all others. For more information on these events, call (215) 898-3900 or visit www.pennpresents.org.


ICA Locally Localized Gravity Events


ICA-Locally Localized Gravity

Over the course of ten weeks, January 20-March 25, 2007, the ICA will host over 75 events of all kinds. “Locally Localized Gravity” is both an exhibition and a program of events which will feature over 100 artists, musicians, lecturers, performers, writers and many other creators. Space 1026 is one of the Philadelphia’s most established and well-known collectives. Space 1026’s ambitious treehouse structure (above) for the display of their 33+ members’ work, is shingled with colorful silk screened panels.


Wednesday, January 31, Black Floor: Emily Glaubinger Exhibition, noon-8 p.m.; Sundown Schoolhouse: Sam Miller, Round Singing Workshop, 5-8 p.m., the class will explore round singing as a practice that supports the notion of autonomy (the self within the group) as a radical approach to resisting the widespread isolation of our time. The round can only truly take form with group participation.

Thursday, February 1, Lecture: Way Out On A Nut, 5:30 p.m;Douglas Crimp, Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History, University of Rochester, shares part of his memoir-in-progress, Before Pictures. This talk crosses memories of Dr. Crimp’s “two first jobs in New York,” working as a curatorial assistant at the Guggenheim Museum and an assistant to the fashion designer Charles James. More specifically, it returns to the moment when Daniel Buren’s work was removed from the Sixth Guggenheim International Exhibition in 1971 in the light of his 2004 Guggenheim exhibition The Eye of the Storm and in opposition to the recent animus toward design and the decorative. This is the first of two programs in the Sachs Forum in Contemporary Art. Organized by Richard Meyer, Sachs Visiting Associate Professor, History of Art at Penn, this series is a collaboration between SAS and ICA.

Thursday, February 1, Luca Buvoli,  7 p.m., artist Luca Buvoli talks about how he transformed ICA’s ramp into a 3-D marquis for his multimedia installation “A Very Beautiful Day after Tomorrow” (Un Bellissimo Dopodomani). He will discuss themes central to his work: velocity and flight.

Friday, February 2LURE: “Imobolc” Festival, 6:30-8 p.m., artists Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck of LURE Projects present a musical feast of spritual nourishment that combines ritual and art in a mesmerizing display. Imobolc is a pagan tradition that mirrors Candlemas and Groundhog Day as a way to welcome the warming of the Earth after the icy grip of winter.

Saturday, February 3, Black Floor: Dave Dunn shows films, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; basekamp, 3-5 p.m: help the Plausible Artworlds team reimagine/reassemble their physical space at ICA through presentations and discussions on experimental, communal architecture and other supportive structures in art.

Sunday, February 4, First Sunday Tour, 1 p.m.; Black Floor Event: Birthday Party, noon-5 p.m.;enjoy free gallery admission from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday and free tours, 1 p.m., on the first Sunday of each month led by ICA staff and Penn history of art graduate students. Join John Vick, a second-year MA candidate from Penn’s department of the history of art, for a look at Luca Buvoli’s Ramp Project and its relation to the experience of flight.

Wednesday, February 7,  Whenever Wednesday: “Locally Localized Gravity” Events:   Black Floor: Beth Heinly Exhibition, noon-8 p.m.; basekamp, 6-8 p.m.: Invited artists will give presentations on the increasingly multifaceted role of the artist as someone who not only makes work, but also often functions as a curator and administrator.

Almanac - January 30, 2007, Volume 53, No. 20