Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hello Hofstra families! In the spirit of community involvement, here are some events from the Hofstra Cultural Center open to all. Feel free to attend!

 The 68th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival opens with Hamlet (opening night 3/2) on the new Hofstra Globe Stage and continues with a one-hour adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and special performances of Elizabethan works by the Music Department and the Dance Program. The new Hofstra Globe Stage was researched and designed by David Henderson, associate professor and head of scenic design in the Department of Drama and Dance. In recognition of a semester of Shakespeare, Hofstra alumnus and Emmy-winning actor Joe Morton (currently on ABC’s Scandal) will join us (subject to his filming schedule) for the annual Shakespeare lecture on 3/6.

·         Creativity Week (March 13-16) brings more than 20 interdisciplinary programs about research and psychology, the arts, business, writing, and entrepreneurship.  Highlights of the week include a lectures by Twyla Tharp, world-renowned choreographer and dance artist, about her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (3/14); Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at UNC’s School of Education, speaks about his book Zig Zag, a science-backed method to maximize creative potential in any sphere of life (3/15); Tatushi (Tats) Arai presents from his book Creativity and Conflict Resolution: Alternative Pathways to Peace (3/14).

There will also be a special jazz concert/presentation by Dave Lalama and music faculty. Chaired by Craig Rustici.

We hope you will participate in several of these exciting events! Feel free to peruse the entire Cultural Center program here.

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