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World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart

Mar 20

World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed.

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Eleanor Hooker & Clodagh Beresford Dunne

Mar 20

Eleanor Hooker & Clodagh Beresford Dunne 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Clodagh Beresford Dunne was the recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Emerging-Writer Award Bursary, 2016. Her poems have appeared in Irish and international print and online journals, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Southword, The Moth, The Pickled Body, Spontaneity and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. In April, 2016, as part of Culture Ireland’s International Programme, she delivered a series of readings, interviews and lectures, in Carlow University and Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of a number of Literature awards from Irish Artlinks and Waterford City and County Arts Office. Born and raised in a regional newspaper family, her writing was first committed to print at age 8. She holds degrees in English and Law. Described by Irish poet, Thomas McCarthy as “A writer of great seriousness and purpose,” Beresford Dunne’s poetry has been hailed as “Announcing a new vision to us, a new vortex of energy that localises human experience and domesticates genius.” She currently resides with her husband and their four young children, in the Irish harbour town of Dungarvan in County Waterford. Eleanor Hooker is a poet and writer. She lives in North Tipperary with her husband Peter, they have two sons. Her second collection of poems A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press) was published October 2016. In 2013, her debut collection of poetry, The Shadow Owner's Comapnion (Dedalus Press) was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award, for Best First Irish Collection from 2012. In 2016 she was included as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets. Eleanor's profile and poems are featured on the Irish page of the Poetry International website.

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Multimedia Performance: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s The Book of Ice

Mar 21

Multimedia Performance: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s The Book of Ice 

Pollak Theatre - 6 PM

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, will visit Monmouth University to present his The Book of Ice—a multimedia performance and discussion he will stage with musicians from campus. Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country, and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Miller has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica. The Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project. In this multimedia talk, Miller discusses his journeys to Antarctica, climate change, and the creation of The Book of Ice, using Antarctica-related data to create maps, graphics, sound, music, and multimedia performances. Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is an established composer, multimedia artist, and author. He travels around the world performing solo, with chamber groups, and with orchestras, while giving talks at prominent universities, museums, and conferences. His DJ Mixer app has seen more than 12 million downloads and in 2012- 2013 he was the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He is also the executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films. Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; and many other museums and galleries. He has been featured everywhere from CNN to SyFy. His new book The Imaginary App, published by MIT Press, was released in 2014. National Geographic named Miller a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for 2014/2015.

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First Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation

Mar 23-30

First Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Animation. Opening reception: Friday, March 23 from 7 – 9 pm

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Rockin’ Road to Dublin

Mar 24

Rockin’ Road to Dublin 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Rockin’ Road to Dublin returns to Pollak Theatre in 2018 by popular demand! Created by the 2009 World Champion of Irish Dance Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) and worldwide touring Irish musician Chris Smith, Rockin’ Road is the new generation of Irish music and dance. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock 'n' roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats. Fans say, "Rockin' Road to Dublin not only combines Riverdance and Lord of the Dance perfectly, but actually surpasses them!

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SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA

Mar 24

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale soon. Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla return to Monmouth University with their Songwriters by the Sea series for an evening of relaxed and inspired round-robins. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear a unique collection of very special guest artists that in the past has included, Marshall Crenshaw, Allison Moorer, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky, John Eddie, Willie Nile and many others, in an intimate and interactive forum. What started out as a coffee shop show for area songwriters to casually perform with other writers and is now a main feature of the Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park, has quickly evolved into an international series featuring some of the top songwriters in music today.

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Semiramide (Encore)

Mar 25

Semiramide (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.


Così Fan Tutte

Mar 31

Così Fan Tutte 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.


Artist Talk with Chris Clavio

Apr 3

Artist Talk with Chris Clavio 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Chris Clavio is an Electronic Artist and Entrepreneur living and working in Santa Fe, NM. His work explores the sublime and perception using light, sound, and interactive environments. He currently develops interactive lighting systems for the artist collective Meow Wolf and was a lead designer on the low voltage infrastructure for Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return. Clavio has shown work across the United States, most recently in Pittsburgh, PA, with Energy Flow, a project in collaboration with Andrea Polli that highlights the Rachel Carson bridge with wind-turbine powered LEDs. His current projects integrate several software platforms and various hardware configurations to create immersive and interactive environments that stimulate the senses in order to evoke the imagination and push the limits of our perceived reality.

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Julius Caesar

Apr 5

Julius Caesar 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Second Senior Show: Graphic Design

Apr 6-13

Second Senior Show: Graphic Design 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design.Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 7 – 9 pm

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World Cinema Series: Human Capital

Apr 9

World Cinema Series: Human Capital 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Dino Ossola, a small-time real estate agent who dreams of bigger things; Serena Ossola, his teenage daughter who dates a spoiled rich brat; Carla Bruneschi, an actress who has given up her career to marry a wealthy businessman; Massimiliano Giovanni Bernaschi, her husband, a powerful player; Massimiliano Bernaschi, the troubled son of the Bernaschis; Roberta Ossola, a psychologist, Dino's second wife; Donato Russomano, a brilliant drama teacher who is stuck on Carla; Luca Ambrosini, a teenager frowned upon by others; an anonymous cyclist... They are all shareholders of the human capital.

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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town

Apr 10

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town. This event is free but registration is required.

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Luisa Miller

Apr 14

Luisa Miller 

Pollak Theatre - 12:30 PM

Ticket on sale July 19. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.


Giselle

Apr 15

Giselle 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

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