ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2015

Feb
4
Wed
Spanish Movie: “Bolivia” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm

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Bolivia is a 2001 Argentine and Dutch drama film, based on a Romina Lafranchini story. Bolivia tells the story of Freddy, a Bolivian with a gentle disposition, who, after Americans burn down the coca fields where he is employed, loses his job. With little work opportunities in Bolivia, he leaves his wife and three daughters and travels to Argentina to search for employment as an undocumented worker, hoping to make money and later return to his family. In the seedy Villa Crespo café, where he lands a job as a grill cook, he meets the characters who affect his life.

Feb
11
Wed
Documentary Film: “Slavery By Another Name” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Slavery by Another Name

This screening of the PBS documentary Slavery By Another Name, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning-book by Douglas Blackmon, is part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month and precedes Mr. Blackmon’s talk on February 12th.

Film Trailer

Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence hall. See Parking 312-3214

Feb
25
Wed
Spanish Movie: “Selena” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

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Selena, a 1997 American biographical musical drama starring Jennifer Lopez, tells the story of the life and career of the late Tajano music star, Selena, a recording artist well known in the Mexican-American and Hispanic communities of the United States and Mexico, whose life was tragically ended when she was murdered by the president of her fan club at the age of 23.

Selena Movie Trailer

Feb
26
Thu
Circle Mirror Transformation @ Hewitt Ballroom
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Circle Mirror Transformation

Student Association, Blackfriars & the Oswego State Theatre Department present
Circle Mirror Transformation
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Alyssa Otoski
A student honors production
Produced under arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Preview: Thursday, February 26 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7 • 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 8 • 2 PM

Mar
3
Tue
Natalie Daise: “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

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The Story of Harriet Tubman

A highlight at last summer’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, actor and storyteller Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Told from the perspective of five characters, Becoming Harriet Tubman is a rich amalgam of history, personal narrative and song.

Natalie Daise was born in Rochester and grew up in Syracuse. Her career has included educational programming for children (including Emmy-nominated Gulah, Gulah Island, Nickelodeon 1994-97) and a range of projects with husband, Ron Daise, preserving and celebrating South Carolina Sea Island language and culture. She is a recipient of the Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage award for lifetime achievement, and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor.

A talk-back with the audience follows both performances.

Harriet Tubman Mini-Bio Video

Natalie Daise in Becoming Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Mar
4
Wed
The Films and Animations of Charlotte Taylor @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

Charlotte Taylor is an experimental animator, teaching Film/Video in the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation.

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Natalie Daise: “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

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The Story of Harriet Tubman

A highlight at last summer’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, actor and storyteller Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Told from the perspective of five characters, Becoming Harriet Tubman is a rich amalgam of history, personal narrative and song.

Natalie Daise was born in Rochester and grew up in Syracuse. Her career has included educational programming for children (including Emmy-nominated Gulah, Gulah Island, Nickelodeon 1994-97) and a range of projects with husband, Ron Daise, preserving and celebrating South Carolina Sea Island language and culture. She is a recipient of the Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage award for lifetime achievement, and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor.

A talk-back with the audience follows both performances.

Harriet Tubman Mini-Bio Video

Natalie Daise in Becoming Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Apr
1
Wed
Spanish Movie: “La Bamba” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm

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This 1987 American biographical film, written and directed by Luis Valdez and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, follows the life and career of Chicano rock and roll star Ritchie Valens until his tragic death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959, which also took the life of Buddy Holly, an American musician, singer-songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll. That night came to be known as “The Day the Music Died”.

La Bamba Movie Trailer

Apr
15
Wed
Vague de Cirque @ The Bright Yellow Tent by the Marano Campus Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

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Vague de Cirque comes to SUNY Oswego for four spectacular and thrilling performances:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings, April 15-17, 2015 • 7:30 PM

Saturday matinee, April 18, 2015 • 2 PM

Vague de Cirque (“Circus Wave”) offers the nomadic spirit of the fairgrounds, the intimacy of a cabaret and deep traditions of the circus. These world-traveled Quebecois will bring and erect their own heated bigtop – just right for spring nights in Oswego.

“…lose yourself in this joyous, enchanting, amazing and astounding spectacle…”
Sharu Delilkin, theatrescenes.co.nz.au, Aukland

Vague de Cirque on YouTube

Apr
23
Thu
Arcadia @ Hewitt Ballroom
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – May 3 @ 2:00 pm

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See exact dates & times listed below.

Oswego State Theatre Department presents
Arcadia
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Henry Shikongo
Produced under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Preview: Thursday, April 23 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 • 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 2 • 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 3 • 2:00 PM