Lecture Demonstration Will Cap Collaboration Class

November 30, 2010

Hartwick College Visiting National Endowment for the Humanities Scholars Christopher Odo and Maureen Fleming with Professor Katharine Kreisher invite the Hartwick College and SUNY communities to "Interrogation of Radiance," a lecture demonstration of the Global Arts Project HUMA 250 Collaboration Class at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7 at 8 p.m. in the Vaudevillian at Pine Lake Environmental Campus.

Using telecommunication, the Global Arts event "Interrogation of Radiance" seeks to share our ephemeral existence in relation to our environment through explorations in movement and photography, Odo explained. Photography created by the HUMA 250 students with visual artist Odo during the term will be on display. In addition, the culminating event features a demonstration of "Fleming Elastics," the movement training taught throughout the course. This regenerative and efficient image-based movement and voice training develops the innermost layers of muscles of the body and challenges students to increase internal strength and flexibility while expanding movement potential.

"Interrogation of Radiance" is the final of a series of events that began with the September 11, 2010 performance of Waters of Immortality in the Goodrich Theater on the SUNY Oneonta campus, co-sponsored by Hartwick College and SUNY with support from the Foreman Institute for the Creative Arts and the O'Connor Foundation.

Other public events included:

- Workshops in Fleming Technique, September 9 in the Shineman Chapel House on the Hartwick campus, November 3 in the Vaudevillian on the Pine Lake campus, and in the Theater Department Dance Studio on the SUNY at Oneonta campus.

- Maureen Fleming Dances from Home, August 27-September 24 in the Project Space Gallery on the SUNY Oneonta campus. The exhibition, a retrospective of photography and video from Fleming's 25 years as a performing artist, features the works of Christopher Odo, Lois Greenfield, Philip Trager, and Spencer Tunic.

- Fictive Strictures, September 16-October 22 in the Foreman Gallery on the Hartwick campus. The exhibition by Maureen Fleming and Christopher Odo celebrates their collaborative work explored through photography capturing the essence of their works for the stage, giving form to the intangible forces that influence our lives.

Fleming and Odo have dedicated this event to Hartwick College Professor Emeritus Terry Fitz-Henry, who co-taught a J Term class with Fleming in 1991 and 1992. The class, 'Movement and Metaphor,' took place on the Pine Lake Environmental Campus following a performance of Fleming's "Eros," introducing Fleming and Odo to the Hartwick College community.

This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through Hartwick College's Arts and Humanities Division and is free and open to the Hartwick College and SUNY at Oneonta students, faculty and the surrounding community.

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