Butler Artsfest 2016

THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who made Butler ArtsFest 2016 (April 7-17) a great success!

Stay tuned as we'll be announcing details for Butler Arts Fest 2017 in the coming weeks and months.

 

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The Religion, Spirituality and Arts Initiative explores the Genesis story of Cain and Abel in a powerful exhibition, reimagining jealousy and murder, pain and resentment.  

April 1 (All day) to April 30 (All day)

Butler ArtsFest presents Time(less): Conversations Outside the Impact of Time, an exhibition of  contemporary artworks featuring the work of Michael Rea, Stefan Petranek, and Gary Wahl. 

April 7 (All day) to April 17 (All day)

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.

Perfect for families with little ones, this fun, interactive, and lively concert is a great opportunity to introduce kids to live performance.

A workshop for musicians and educators on exploring alternative notation in an ensemble.

April 9 - 12:00 pm

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

ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) is an interpretation of John Cage’s work electronically orchestrated by Jordan College of the Arts faculty member Frank Felice.

April 9 - 3:00 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.

Butler students and faculty perform this epic work in Irwin Library over the course of approximately eighteen hours. 

April 10 - 9:00 am to April 11 - 1:00 am

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

PRESENTER: Mark Kesling, Founder and CEO of the da Vinci Pursuit, Presente

Questions about the nature of time and our understanding of our physical reality are ancient and relevant in light of today’s scientific discoveries. What is time? How are space and time related? Are there other universes than the one we can see? Is it possible to travel back in time? Attendees are asked to bring an open mind as well as questions about time to this informative and interactive lecture.

 

MARK KESLING

April 10 - 12:30 pm

Ordonez and Hopkins will lead the audience on a tour through some of the more interesting aspects of time from the perspective of physics and chemistry.

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.

Recent studies have made a connection between a perceived flow in the coordination of musical sounds and a shared feeling of psychic flow, a special state of “deep concentration.

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

April 12 - 7:00 pm

An evening with contemporary visual artists featured in teh Schrott Center for the Arts exhibition, Time(less): Conversations Outside the Impact of Time with Stefan Petranek, Michael Rea, and Gary Wahl. Gallery tour at 7:00 PM. Individual presentations will be followed by Q&A. 

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

What is the nature of time?”; “How do we understand the beginning and end of the cosmos and creation?”; and “What are the implications for our own place in the universe and our meaning-making as humanity begins to further understand and manipulate time?” 

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

From Jackson Pollock to Jeppe Hein, this talk will explore a paradigm shift that has changed the role of the viewer to that of the participant.

 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

Young dancers join Butler dance majors in this high-energy concert of dances from Disney movies. Featured children represent BCAS community outreach classes at Martin Luther King Center and Tindley Genesis charter school.

For the third year, BCAS and Butler ArtsFest have commissioned a new work for this free youth performance featuring students from BCAS and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.

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

Claude Debussy re-invents the rhythmic language of each composition. In that way he links immediately with his Symbolist and Modernist poet-mentor Stéphane Mallarmé.

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.