Special Events

Crossroads: Senior Dance Concert 2015

Presented by the School of Communication’s dance program, Crossroads will showcase original choreography by senior dance majors Hillary Aarons, Jacinda Ratcliffe, and Katherine Scott.  Each will create a cohesive and entertaining performance showcasing diverse and thought provoking pieces that will expose audiences to the unlimited artistic expressions in dance, to be performed by an ensemble of student dancers. A piece by visiting assistant professor, Corinne Imberski, will also be performed by the senior choreographers.

May 14 - 16
8PM THU | FRI | SAT
Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center Ballroom | 10 Arts Circle Drive

Tickets: Bleacher-style seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for both full-time students with valid IDs and children.

 

Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

Written and Performed by E. Patrick Johnson
Directed by Joseph Megel
Producer, Creative Advisor and Collaborator, Jane M. Saks

Based on E. Patrick Johnson's award-winning book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South is an exploration into the Southern, black, gay community. With oral histories shared, often for the first time, on porches, in living rooms, and under the generous shade of oak trees, Johnson tells the story of a community that has long existed in the South, but has yet to be explored within its own narratives. Against the backdrop of both progressive and regressive legislation, racially motivated violence and the resulting #blacklivesmatter movement, Sweet Tea delves into the perceptions, angst, triumphs and vulnerabilities of this minority within a minority. Johnson reinforces the spoken-word tradition while challenging stereotypes, and finding humor, humanity and hope within. Sweet Tea is produced by Jane M. Saks and Project&. It is co-sponsored by the Black Arts Initiative and One Book, One Northwestern.

May 28 – Jun 7
7:30PM THU | FRI | SAT
2:00PM SUN
Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater | 1949 Campus Drive

*No performance on Saturday, May 30

Tickets: $15 General Public / $10 Seniors (Over 62), NU Faculty/Staff, Educators/Full-Time Students
$5 NU Students (advance purchase only, $10 at the door)