College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
“Cinderella” is the classic story of the lowly stepdaughter who is tormented by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, but with the help of her fairy godmother, gets to go to the ball at the palace, and eventually wins the heart of her prince. The sumptuous costumes, jubilant music by Prokofiev, lush scenery and hilarious double-roles of the stepsisters make the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s presentation of this masterpiece and evening not to be missed.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s during the transitional period of Perestroika, when many great dancers and choreographers of the former Soviet Union began exercising their newfound freedom by starting new, vibrant companies, bringing a fresh, invigorating spirit to the timeless tradition of classical ballet.
Guest ensemble the Justin Kisor Quintet will offer a concert. The group features guest artists Justin Kisor, trumpet, Hans Sturm, bass, Paul Haar, tenor sax and John Kizilarmut, drums, as well as faculty artist Bob Washut, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
Indigenous and environmental activists from the Warrior Up Resistance Tour will take part in an interactive panel discussion to explore the genocide, biocide and ecocide of Turtle Island. Free cookies and coffee.
View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth Science planetarium. Two free shows at 7 and 8 p.m.; shows last approximately 30 minutes. All ages are welcome.
Feminist Action League and UNI STAND presents the Warrior Up Resistance Tour. The goal of the tour is to bring awareness and inspire participants to take action against the ongoing genocide of indigenous people and the destruction of the land. The indigenous and environmental presenter and performers include: Olowan Martinez, Lakota Activist; T.R. McKenzie, Latino Activist/Environmentalist; Waziyatawin, Dakota Scholar and Activist; Queen Sacheen and Joe James Crow, Ancestral Pride Land Defenders; Savage Family, Indigenous Hip Hop
A brief introduction to quantum information will be presented by Dr. Kishor T. Kapale, associate professor of physics at Western Illinois University.
Mark Ecker, math department, will discuss Geostatistical Models for Point Source Data.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital featuring Sean Botkin, piano, and Chris Buckholz, trombone. Repertoire for this concert will include all 21st century works, including a world premiere written by Chinese composer Man-Ching Donald Yu specifically for Grabowski, as well as an Iowa premiere by Gordon Goodwin. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Ruthanne Schempf will present a piano recital. Schempf is on the faculties of SUNY-New Paltz and Marist College and has been the pianist for the West Point Cadet Glee Club. She has studied with Ralph Votapek, Robert Goldsand and Marc Silverman, and has earned degrees from Michigan State University and the Manhattan School of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
STOMP, the international percussion sensation, is making its triumphant return to the Gallagher-Bluedorn! The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises,with the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. Garnering an impressive armful of awards and rave reviews, the eight-member troupe has appeared on numerous national television shows using everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
“If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” - Boston Globe