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AUGUST 2016

Florida School of the Arts announces 2016-17 season

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Florida School of the Arts announces a variety of performing and visual arts events to enlighten and entertain with its 2016-17 season. Dean of Florida School of the Arts Alain Hentschel said the season includes something for everyone - from the Spanish tragedy “Blood Wedding” to the swinging sounds of the comic classic “Hot Mikado.”

Also included this season are the annual dance performances, where the dance, costume and stage design programs join together to create a colorful and exciting evening of ballet, jazz and modern dance.

The visual arts calendar will be equally diverse with gallery shows exhibiting drawings, paintings and photographs by a variety of guest artists and students.

The season begins September 1 with an exhibition titled “Our Subconscious Ghosts,” featuring paintings by Gainesville artist Lydia Dildilian.

2016-17 Performing Arts Events:

September 29 – October 2 - “Boeing-Boeing,” a madcap farce by Marc Camoletti
October 27 - 30 – The Musical Theatre Project: “Hot Mikado,” a musical reinvention of a timeless classic; book and lyrics adapted by David H. Bell; music adapted and arranged by Rob Bowman
November 18 - 20 – Dance Choreography Gala
December 4 – Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert
December 5 – Dance Showcase
December 8 - 9 - Final Scene Performances

February 23 - 26 - “She Loves Me,” a musical romantic comedy; music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; based on a book by Joe Masteroff
March 16 - 19 - The Actors’ Project
April 13 - 16 – An Evening of Dance, featuring the Petrushka Ballet
April 23 – Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert
April 24 – Community Dance Showcase
April 27 - 28 – Final Scene Performances
June 15 - 18 - “Blood Wedding,” a Spanish tragedy of love and romance by Frederico Garcia Lorca; translation by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata
June 21 – Final Scene Performances

2016-17 Visual Arts Season:

September 1 - Gallery Opening – “Our Subconscious Ghosts,” Lydia Dildilian, paintings
October 13 - Gallery Opening – “I’m here now,” Elizabeth Di Donna, photographs, video and installation
December 1 – Gallery Opening – “Collective Dreams,” a juried student show on space and time
January 19 - Gallery Opening – Florida School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition
February 16 - Gallery Opening – “My Wild Burn,” Jillian Ludwig, drawings
April 6 – Gallery Opening – Graduate Exhibition
May 25 - Gallery Opening - Graduate Exhibition

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during main stage performances.

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of St. Johns River State College and awards the two-year associate degree. It is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. Admission is based on audition and portfolio review.

For more information, call 386-312-4300 or visit the website at floarts.org.




PHOTO CAPTION:
Florida School of the Arts announces its 2016-17 season that includes something for everyone - from a Spanish tragedy to the swinging sounds of the 1940s - as well as four dance performances where the costume and stage design programs join together to create a colorful and exciting evening of ballet, jazz and modern dance.





 

 

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