Butler Artsfest 2016

April 7-17, 2016

Time. We measure it in minutes, in beats, and in breaths. It marks where we’ve been, tells us where we are, and charts where we’re going. It bridges our past, present, and future. We spend it, and we waste it. It can be suspended in a dream or even warped in a memory. But what exactly is it?

Join us on the exploration at Butler ArtsFest 2016: Time and Timeless, featuring 40+ events in 11 days!

Stay tuned as more events will be announced in the coming weeks!

 

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Hailed as one of “the world’s leading bel canto tenors,” Lawrence Brownlee – who made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2014 in Bellini’s I Puritani - returns to Indiana where he came of age as a performer at Anderson University.

Don't miss this very special event at the historic Athenaeum with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling.

April 8 - 7:30 pm

Butler Opera Theatre brings to life this timeless tale of love and adventure.

What happens when a troupe of actors attempts 30 plays in 60 minutes? Find out with The Neo-Futurists from Chicago.

Riverrun is a dance that brings to life scientific concepts and concerns about human intervention of our waterways. 

April 9 -
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Join Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana Arts Commission in celebrating Hoosiers who’ve made their mark in the arts! 

Butler Opera Theatre brings to life this timeless tale of love and adventure.

The GRAMMY-nominated, virtuoso composer-performer, Cameron Carpenter, tours with an instrument of his own creation, the International Touring Organ.

What happens when a troupe of actors attempts 30 plays in 60 minutes? Find out with The Neo-Futurists from Chicago.

Riverrun is a dance that brings to life scientific concepts and concerns about human intervention of our waterways. 

April 10 -
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Butler Opera Theatre brings to life this timeless tale of love and adventure.

The renowned ButlerBallet presents three newly commissioned works, including a performance featuring the music of Indiana jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. 

April 10 - 3:00 pm

What happens when a troupe of actors attempts 30 plays in 60 minutes? Find out with The Neo-Futurists from Chicago.

The Song of the Earth (Das Lied van der Erde), comprises six songs that address living, dying, the seasons of life, and eternity.

The Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm, and sensual elegance.

April 12 - 7:00 pm

Ani Choying Drolma is a Tibetan nun who has  become an international singing superstar.

A groundbreaking ensemble performance work incorporating movement, text, projected image, and sound.

April 13 - 7:00 pm

Dancing In Jaffa offers an up-close-and-personal perspective of how the future might unfold if the art of movement and dance could triumph over the politics of history and geography.

Atmospheric and captivating, the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) performs with John Crabiel. 

A groundbreaking ensemble performance work incorporating movement, text, projected image, and sound.

April 14 - 9:00 pm

 In this comprehensive work, ICO Composer-in-Residence James Aikman memorializes these peacemakers in music, media, and performance. 

Come revel in Tchaikovsky's eloquent score performed by the Butler Ballet Orchestra under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark and delight in the splendor of the ButlerBallet's presentation of this unparalleled classic.

April 15 - 8:00 pm

A groundbreaking ensemble performance work incorporating movement, text, projected image, and sound.

April 15 - 10:00 pm

A groundbreaking ensemble performance work incorporating movement, text, projected image, and sound.

April 16 - 2:00 pm

Join us for a preview performance of this stunning new opera, based on the work of Kurt Vonnegut, produced by Indianapolis Opera, and composed by Jordan College of the Arts faculty member Richard Auldon Clark. The opera will have its world debut in fall 2016. 

A groundbreaking ensemble performance work incorporating movement, text, projected image, and sound.

April 16 - 6:00 pm

Three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands today.  

April 16 - 7:30 pm

Come revel in Tchaikovsky's eloquent score performed by the Butler Ballet Orchestra under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark and delight in the splendor of the ButlerBallet's presentation of this unparalleled classic.

April 16 - 8:00 pm

Come revel in Tchaikovsky's eloquent score performed by the Butler Ballet Orchestra under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark and delight in the splendor of the ButlerBallet's presentation of this unparalleled classic.

April 17 - 2:00 pm

A groundbreaking ensemble performance work incorporating movement, text, projected image, and sound.

April 17 - 4:00 pm

Witness an unforgettable collaboration as Butler choirs (led by Butler choral conductor John Perkins), Nassim Al Saba Choir (United Arab Emirates), São Vicente a Capella (Brasil), and local high school choirs join together with guest artist Ysaÿe Barnwell for this global choral event.