• 4th Annual Humanitas Festival

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    Name: 4th Annual Humanitas Festival
    Date: September 20, 2016 - September 24, 2016
    Event Description:
    September 20–24, 2016
    Presented in conjunction with International Education Week at WSU.
    Highlight events are included below. For a complete schedule, see the Humanitas Festival website.

                    PRIMA TRIO in concert
    Tuesday, Sept. 20 @ 7:30 p.m. in the University of Idaho’s Administration Auditorium
    This violin, clarinet, and piano ensemble was formed in 2004 by three talented Oberlin students from former Soviet Union countries. The trio debuted at the Kennedy Center in 2006 and won Grand Prize at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2007.
    TICKETS: General $22, seniors $19, students $10
    Presented by the UI Auditorium Chamber Music Series. Tickets may be purchased online at the Idaho Marketplace, at BookPeople of Moscow, or at the door.
                    ILDIKÓ KALAPÁCS
    Sketch Wednesday: Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 12:00 p.m. in the CUB Art Gallery
    International Education Week Keynote Address: Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 5:00 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium
    Ildikó Kalapács is a Hungarian American visual artist and folk dancer currently living in the United States. Her experiences living in both socialist and capitalist countries have given her an appreciation of diversity, and her art examines the overlaps and ambiguities of various identities.
    Presented by WSU’s International Students’ Council.
                    AN ILIAD (2 performances)
    by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare
    based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
    Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 7:30 p.m. AND Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 2:00 p.m. in Wadleigh Theatre, Daggy Hall
    This modern retelling of the Trojan War epic “brilliantly meshes past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos” (Chicago Sun-Times). Directed by Benjamin Gonzales, with David Harlan of Moscow Art Theatre (Too).
    Presented by WSU Performing Arts, by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
                    ROJA KANNAN
    “Search for the Blue Lotus”
    Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 7:00 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium
    Dancing in a classical style from southern India called Bharatanatyam, Roja Kannan narrates the journey of a soul, personified by a young woman called Manonmani, in search of the Blue Lotus.
    Presented by SEB Arts.
    Performance: Friday, Sept. 23 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre
    Capoeira Dance Workshop: Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 10:00 a.m. in Smith Gym 115
    Hip-Hop Dance Workshop: Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 12:00 p.m. in Smith Gym 115
    Weaving stories from movement and music of the African diaspora, including Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban cultures, with contemporary dance, Rejoice! illuminates issues and topics that span generations.
    Presented by Festival Dance & Performing Arts, with grant support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; National Endowment for the Arts; and Idaho Commission on the Arts.

                    PARTY & ART IN THE PARK
    Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:00–6:00 p.m. at Reaney Park (690 NE Reaney Way, Pullman)
    This annual event features international food, art, music, and dance.
    Presented by WSU’s International Students’ Council.
                    VILLALOBOS BROTHERS in concert
    Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre
    Blending the richness of Mexican folk traditions and high-octane fiddling with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers offer a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice.
    FREE for All Students & Youth • Adults $15 • Seniors (60+) $12
    Presented by WSU Performing Arts. Tickets may be purchased in advance at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at TicketsWest.com, by phone at 800-325-7328, and at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office (open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Additional fees apply to phone/web orders. Free student/youth tickets available in advance only at Beasley.
    Events and performances will take place mainly on WSU's campus and surrounding area. Please visit the website for a full breakdown of events.
    Date/Time Information:
    Varied Times, Sept. 20th-24th. Please visit the website for a full breakdown of events.
    Contact Information:
    For information on how to volunteer or participate as a business sponsor or advertiser, email Gail Siegel at gsiegel@wsu.edu. For information about the Humanitas Festival, please visit performingarts.wsu.edu/humanitas
    Unless noted otherwise, all events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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