November 05, 2018
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
History of the World Trading System: Baxter Hall 101 Lovell Lecture Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
History of the world trading system
VAS Presents: Leland Faulkner Workshop: Fine Arts Center Ball Theater, 4:30PM - 4:30PM
Theatre workshops with Leland Faulkner are exciting, fun, and full of learning. They provide a creative outlet for aspiring performers and teaches them the skills of character building, team work, leadership, participation, and appropriate expression. They will be empowered, and they will discover what it takes to create something original. Beginning at the beginning, Leland shows actors how to create dynamic theatre using nothing but their ability to move, their passion, and their imagination to create a great performance. Creating theatre using physical techniques does not require expensive equipment, or special effects, it only require willing bodies, and bright imaginations. In the process the students will develop interactive skills, and self-awareness that gives them tools to shape their lives. A typical workshop will include physical warm ups, mime technique, acting technique, theatre games, structured improvisations, and ensemble work based on literature or other themes. It is fun, and highly focused work that has a lot of carryover benefits for young actors. Performance skills are something a student will be able to take with them into the future, and will positively impact their lives for years to come. When students are empowered with the ability to feel comfortable expressing themselves, even in front of a room full of peers and strangers, they are no longer lost, mystified, or intimidated by the creative process; instead they will embrace it by creating original theatre. This is part of building self-esteem and a sense of identity. Understanding how the body works in communication is a key part of my approach to theatre. This work focuses on the physical, to create visual graphics using only the bodies, and voices of the actor/mimes. This is exciting work because it is accessible, is non-linear in its approach and creates a connection with the material that is highly personal and original. Students become all the set pieces, props, and environmental
VAS Presents: Leland Faulkner Presents World of Wonder: Fine Arts Center Ball Theater, 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Leland Faulkner’s World of Wonder stimulates students’ imaginations through shadow-theater, illusion, and characters from around the world. Coming from an international background, Leland has created a multi-cultural theatrical program that is both sophisticated and accessible. Join Leland in exploring the source and properties of shadow, and the myriad possibilities in a single sheet of paper. Laugh at the classic humor of Nasruddin, the wise fool of the Muslim world, as he encounters an invisible chicken. Imagine a hat brim that is impossibly twisted into an infinite number of objects, marvel at paper butterflies that appear to dance and multiply, and explore the possibilities of light and shadow as Leland creates a menagerie of silhouettes with only his hands. Physical theater, classical conjuring, and creative storytelling create a performance that has been hailed internationally as a theatrical feast.
AMC Classic Cinema 8 Show Schedule: 205 Dry Branch Drive