The Office of Multicultural Student Life is kickstarting 2012 with DISoriented, an evening of cultural indigestion, color-blindness, and inter-ethnic vertigo, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 , in the UC Auditorium. DISoriented features three Asian American women as they present dynamic, solo performances on how they are working to “DISorient” themselves from external stereotypes and internal expectations.
Cultural Attractions Committee News
Mountaintop removal coal mining impacting Appalachia is the focus of the album “Dear Companion” by collaborating recording artists Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore. The duo will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Clarence Brown Theatre at UT Knoxville.
Traditional and modern Chinese dance performers, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will create a theatrical feast for the public at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Clarence Brown Theatre at the UT Knoxville.
World-renowned guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will present their unique blend of rock and metal with Hispano-classical overtones at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building. They also will feature special guest Bobby Long.
Matisyahu alongside opener Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, in the Humanities Amphitheater on UT campus. Admission is free for this Welcome Week event, which is open to UT students, faculty and staff.
TAO: The Martial Art of Drumming comes to Knoxville on Wednesday, April 7. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are available to students for $5 with a valid UT ID, $20 for UT faculty and staff, and $25 for the general public.
Israeli musician Idan Raichel will bring with him a host of international performers when he visits the UT Knoxville campus Monday, Nov. 9, as part of the 2009-2010 Cultural Attractions Series. The Idan Raichel Project will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. Tickets are $5 for students, $20 for faculty and staff and $25 for the public.
Modern percussion troupe Street Beat visits the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus Friday, Oct. 23, as part of the 2009-2010 Cultural Attractions Series. Street Beat creator Ben Hansen and his 10-member company of drummers, musicians and dancers perform what critics have called an “urbanized journey through percussion.” Using ordinary items such as buckets, trash cans or a set of car rims, Street Beat performers combine urban rhythms, hip hop moves and break-dance acrobatics.
The world’s premier banjo player, Béla Fleck, returns to Knoxville this week in a new trio as part of the 2009-2010 Cultural Attractions Series hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Fleck joins with tabla player Zakir Hussain and double-bass master Edgar Meyer.
The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre is coming to UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. The dance company was founded in 1978 on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and today includes some of the most highly acclaimed performers of the Sioux Nation.