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)

 

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project

Jump Rhythm® Jazz Project, described by the Chicago Reader as “a miracle of inventive energy” returns to the Josephine Louis Theater with an all-new program of exciting dance that celebrates the legacy of Northwestern University’s influence on one of Chicago’s most beloved dance companies. Curated by Artistic Director Billy Siegenfeld, Jump Rhythm: Getting Down, Going Forward features several new works from JRJP company members Brandi Coleman (NU adjunct faculty), Kevin Durnbaugh (NU alumn), as well as current Northwestern students whose work is deeply influenced by the famed Jump Rhythm® Technique. Using their bodies and voices to bring human stories to life with powerful energy and honest emotion, this joyous concert looks forward to the lasting influence of Jump Rhythm® Jazz Project across generations of choreographers, dancers and audiences. For more information about Jump Rhythm Jazz Project visit  www.jrjp.org.

Jun 12 - 13
7:30PM | FRI & SAT
Josephine Louis Theater | 20 Arts Circle Drive

Tickets: $25 General Public / $22 Seniors (Over 62), NU Faculty/Staff, Educators
$10 Full-Time Students / $5 NU Students (advance purchase only, $10 at the door)

Tickets on Sale May 12

 

Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project
Songwriters In Concert

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project completes its weeklong workshop with Songwriters In Concert – a one-night-only concert featuring the new work of emerging songwriters from around the world in genres from pop to folk to music theatre to country.  See more information about the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project.

Jun 27
8:00PM
Josephine Louis Theater | 20 Arts Circle Drive

Tickets: $30 General Public / $27 Seniors (Over 62), NU Faculty/Staff, Educators
$10 Full-Time Students / $5 NU Students (advance purchase only, $10 at the door)

Tickets on Sale May 12