Must-See Semester Shows at the Quick Center
Information Contributed by Olivia McEvoy ‘19 – Intern at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts provides students with the opportunity to see professional shows each semester for a discounted rate of just $5. To ensure that students are well aware of the top semester offerings at the Quick Center, your friends at The Mirror have teamed up with the Quick Center team to provide you with the top “must-see” shows of the semester.
- Moscow Festival Ballet in “Giselle”
Friday, April 6 at 8 p.m.
“The internationally renowned Moscow Festival Ballet performs Giselle, the romantic tale of a young girl who falls in love with a count disguised as a villager. This stunning production is filled with brilliant choreography, a haunting score and resplendent costumes and sets.”
2. “Giselle” by Dada Mailo
Wednesday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
“Dancer and choreographer, Dada Masilo, has a deep love for the classics. She has also been amazingly daring, tackling the `big’ stories and boldly fusing dance techniques; musically, mixing the original scores with twentieth century composers and performers. Masilo’s latest reimagining of Giselle will be a feminist revision of the classic. Masilo’s vision will be of grief, heartbreak, anger and revenge. As her hashtag notes #NOTAPRETTYBALLET”
3. “Machine de Cirque”
Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. & Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.
“Wildly acrobatic, poetic and humorous, ‘Machine de Cirque’ presents a show for the whole family. Sometimes comical, sometimes nostalgic, these five wacky characters are full of contagious spirit all while masterfully handling the teeterboard, juggling clubs, drum kit and even bath towels. Putting themselves in perilous situations, they offer their souls as well as their bodies to make you laugh, to move you and to dazzle you.”
4. American Music Series Listening Sessions: America’s Musical Melting Pot ($15)
Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
“America’s Musical Melting Pot will share the essential role cultural diversity in America has played in defining its music over the past 100 years. Exploring various artists, songs and trends in Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, American Folk, Popular and Rock music, Fuzz and Carrie will share how these genres have been influenced by a wide variety of cultures from around the world, living side by side in America.”
5. DBR “En Masse”
Sunday, April 29 at 12-3 p.m.
“En Masse, composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain and directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a large-scale, participatory outdoor performance event created for hundreds of musicians that is entirely new every time it is performed. Featuring 12 musical vignettes that can be performed by five to 500 musicians, ‘En Masse’ invites audience members to experience what it is like to be inside a ‘deconstructed parade.’ This collective musical celebration – a cross between a flash mob and a processional – will feature hundreds of performers from throughout Fairfield County who will be spread out along the campus of Fairfield University.”