Birthday Bash, Camille A. Brown, Jasper String Quartet and More Set for Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series' 2014-15 Season
Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series announces its season of five productions of music, dance, theater and film. The season features a Shakespeare Birthday Bash, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, a two-night festival of performance artists, the Jasper String Quartet, and singer/songwriter Emel Mathlouthi. All performances are held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College, located at 101 North Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Subscriptions to the five-program series are available for $90 each, $75 for seniors. Tickets to individual events are $20, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and Dance Pass holders, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets and subscriptions are available online at brynmawr.edu/arts/series.html or by calling 610-526-5210.
"We are very excited this year to present an astonishing wide array of artists who deliver strong performances and introduction our audiences to contemporary forms with which they might be unfamiliar," said Artistic Director Lisa Kraus.
The season opens with a celebration of the Bard's 450th Birthday on Saturday, October 4 at 8:30. Piffaro, performing on reconstructions of Renaissance instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, harps and a variety of percussion, perform the rustic music of the peasantry and the elegant sounds of the official wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. The program will also feature scenes from some of Shakespeare's most popular plays directed by Barrymore Award-winning director James J. Christy and performed by leading local actors. The celebration concludes with dancing, taught to the audience by Renaissance dancing master Dorothy Olsson.
Next up is Camille A. Brown & Dancers performing their newest work Black Girl and excerpts from their popular piece Mr. Tol E. Rance on Friday, December 5 at 8 PM. Soul-stirring, show-stomping choreographer/dancer Camille A. Brown address the politics of pleasure and contemporary notions of beauty for black women in Black Girl, sharing the bill with Mr. Tol E. Rance, which melds comedy, animation and historical dance styles with live music to look at what black performers have had to tolerate from the past to the present.