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Center for the Performing Arts


SPRING EVENTS:


PHOENIX EXPERIMENTAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 20, 2016. Free Admission.

 

12:00pm-4:00pm: OPEN HOUSE
Center for the Performing Arts Lobby/Gallery and Music Room (CPA 115):

• PLAY, located in the SE corner of the gallery, is an interactive sound installation featuring a Theremin (electronic musical instrument) and several audio filters to alter the sound (via guitar effects pedals). Visitors are invited to PLAY the theremin and engage the guitar effects pedals to create unique tambres. In addition, schematic diagrams of the theremin and filters will be displayed for those interested in electronics and engineering.

• D!G, located in the West corner of the gallery. Designed as a dance/installation piece, D!G comprises 22 self-contained microprocessor/sensor/speaker assemblies. Each assembly utilizes a micro SD card to store and playback sensor data and a LiPo battery for power. Sensor/speaker assemblies are covered by hand-made crocheted pieces to give them a more appealing aesthetic. In playback mode in installation, sensors are distributed on string tapestries throughout the gallery. The intention is to allow audiences a more exploratory approach to the sound. Other features of the installation include a subsonic vibrating bench and tablets preloaded with an Android app. All elements work with the concept of the measurement/capture/representation of movement.

• A live electro-acoustic music performance featuring acoustic musical instruments (piano, percussion, strings, etc.) and electronic components, filters, compressors, effects units and computer software. PVCC commercial music faculty members Jacob Adler (instruments) and Tony Obr (technology) will lead the performance and hold a series of Q & A’s with audience members.

6:00pm-7:00pm: PRE-PERFORMANCE EXHIBITS, Center for the Performing Arts Lobby/Gallery:

• PLAY, located in the SE corner of the gallery, is an interactive sound installation featuring a Theremin (electronic musical instrument) and several audio filters to alter the sound (via guitar effects pedals). Visitors are invited to PLAY the theremin and engage the guitar effects pedals to create unique tambres. In addition, schematic diagrams of the theremin and filters will be displayed for those interested in electronics and engineering.

• D!G, located in the West corner of the gallery. Designed as a dance/installation piece, D!G comprises 22 self-contained microprocessor/sensor/speaker assemblies. Each assembly utilizes a micro SD card to store and playback sensor data and a LiPo battery for power. Sensor/speaker assemblies are covered by hand-made crocheted pieces to give them a more appealing aesthetic. In playback mode in installation, sensors are distributed on string tapestries throughout the gallery. The intention is to allow audiences a more exploratory approach to the sound. Other features of the installation include a subsonic vibrating bench and tablets preloaded with an Android app. All elements work with the concept of the measurement/capture/representation of movement.

7:00-10:00pm: SIGNATURE PERFORMANCES, Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage:

• An electro-acoustic musical performance featuring 3 miniature toy pianos and specially constructed speaker cones to playback 3 channels of 1-bit electronics.

• A new electro-acoustic performance and a multimedia embodiment (visual/audio) of real-time Twitter data. The Twitter data creates a generative graphic score that is interpreted by the performer on percussion instruments. Audience members are encouraged to participate by including the hashtag #SIFTT in their reaction tweets during the performance. Tweets that include the #SIFTT influence the algorithms that generate the audio and visual components of the work. 

• A live, improvised, multi-media work that blends digital and analog instruments and processes during a live performance

• A new percussion composition, Omónoia combines specific constellations (listed by Ptolemy) mapped as musical material and visual stimuli. The purpose is to create a graphic score that can be read in any direction. Additionally, the performers participate in creating the score by matching up portions of the score to make a map for performance. Performers use a wide range of implements to create various timbres while occasionally returning to the conventional method of playing the instrument. This piece demonstrates the importance of perspective and how vastly different interpretations can arise from the same material. 

• A real-time collaborative performance between two dancers, two musicians and a lighting designer. These five artists come together to compose a piece with light, music and dance in real-time. Each performance offers unique perspectives to the audience as it unfolds. Inspired by the passage of time, this collaboration revels in a temporal ebb and flow via the body, sound and shifting light.


THE SECRET IN THE WINGS
February 26, 27, March 4, 5 at 7:30pm, and February 28 and March 6  at 2:00pm.
General Admission Tickets $6-12. Studio Theater in Building M-East
Click HERE to purchase tickets

Murder, incest, betrayal, infanticide, cannibalism and happy ever after?  Our spring semester begins with The Secret in the Wings in our Studio Theatre.  The show adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against Zimmerman’s signature wit and humor. The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, all interwoven in to a larger tale that will surprise you with its ending.


LET'S DO IT - AN EVENING AT THE OPERA, present by the Phoenix Opera
February 27th at 7:30pm. General Admission Tickets $8-15. Center for the Performing Arts
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"Let's Do It" - Phoenix Opera presents an evening in celebration of Valentine's Day.  Love songs from contemporary Broadway theater to Romantic Opera!  One night only!



UPCOMING SPRING 2016 EVENTS:


Desperado LGBT Film Festival, January 29-31, 2016

Additional Spring 2016 Events will be updated in January 2016.


FILM FESTIVAL AT PVCC PRESENTS:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
The Page Turner (France, R; 85 min.)

As a child, Mélanie shows great promise as a pianist. As she auditions for a music scholarship, one of the judges, Ariane (Catherine Frot), causes a disruption that throws off the girl's playing. Mélanie locks her piano and does not play again. As a grown woman, Mélanie (Déborah François) sets in motion a long-awaited and elaborate plan for revenge, beginning with obtaining a position as Ariane's assistant.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
Il Postino (Italy, PG; 108 min.)

When exiled Cuban poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret) arrives on a tiny Italian isle, there's so much new mail that Mario (Massimo Troisi), an unemployed, uneducated layabout, is hired as a postman. His job is simply to deliver Neruda's daily mail. Mario soon becomes a student of the poet, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid (Maria Grazia Cucinotta) and tell about the struggles of the working-class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman turns into a changed man.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
Strictly Ballroom (Australia, PG; 94 min.)

A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
Moliére (France, PG-13; 120 min.)

In 17th-century France, playwright and actor Molière (Romain Duris) has his debts paid off by Monsieur Jourdain (Fabrice Luchini), freeing him from debtors prison. In return, Jourdain asks for acting lessons so he can win the heart of the beautiful widow Célimène (Ludivine Sagnier) by performing a short play for her. Presented to Jourdain's family as the priest Tartuffe, Molière begins to fall in love with Monsieur Jourdain's disregarded wife, Elmire (Laura Morante).



Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Email:
boxoffice@paradisevalley.edu

Box Office Phone:
602-787-7738

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Staff

Dr. Christopher Scinto, facility coordinator
M-East Building, Room 169
Office Phone: (602) 787-6686
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: christopher.scinto@paradisevalley.edu

Gena Wade, box office coordinator
CPA
Office Phone: (602) 787-7738
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: gena.wade@paradisevalley.edu

Erik Reid, technical director
CPA
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: erik.reid@paradisevalley.edu

Karla Frederick, assistant technical director
CPA
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: karla.frederick@paradisevalley.edu

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