IAS: The Argument and Dinner Party
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS SYMPOSIUM
IAS Season IV: Ancient World Through Modern Eyes
Modern performing arts have returned consistently to classical antiquity and ancient mythologies to make sense of the contemporary. Join us for world-class drama, ballet, modern dance, philosophy and poetry, as we consider how performance renews itself through consideration of its ancestry. Tickets available through the Lied's Ticket Office.
Experience two theatrical works in one evening, directed by award-winning David Herskovits, founder of the acclaimed Target Margin Theatre.
Based on both Aristotle's Poetics and the essays of Gerald F. Else, The Argument is a passionate student's love letter and farewell to his teacher—reminding us of the personal pathos that binds us to the Greeks, and firing us to capture that chimera, art. A detailed yet playful adaptation of Plato's Sympsium, Dinner Party takes on love from every angle, delving into the original text with gusto to bring out the philosophy and lust, language and appetite—not to mention really good wine.
Co-presented with the Lied Center. The Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium is sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, presented, in part, by the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and funded, in part, by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.
This show will be performed in the Carson Theater on April 23 and 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
Wednesday Apr 24, 2013 | 07:00 pmTuesday Apr 23,2013 | 07:00 pm