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5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States

September 2018

Explore Dance and Music with the NOW Ensamble

Saturday, September 15, 2018,1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States

Join NOW Ensemble Artistic Director, composer, and electric guitarist Mark Dancigers on an exploration of ideas about music and dance. Dancigers will use concepts and techniques from his collaboration with Sarasota Contemporary Dance “Dreamfall,” and a new world premiere work, to create a participatory and informative audience experience.

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October 2018

Public Art: Representing, Engaging, and Challenging the Community

Monday, October 8, 2018,5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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New College, in special partnership with the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, is pleased to host a panel focused on the role of public art in Sarasota and beyond. Three panelists engaged with the visual arts-Andrea Dasha Reich, Anne-Marie Russell, and Elizabeth Van Riper-will discuss the role of public art in representing, engaging, and challenging the community. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jim Shirley, Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. Light refreshments will be served.

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November 2018

Marriage of a Thousand Lies: Reading and Signing by SJ Sindu

Monday, November 5, 2018,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Novelist SJ Sindu will be reading and signing books in an event hosted by New College Writer-in-Residence Sarah Gerard. Sindu’s novel “Marriage of a Thousand Lies” won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and was named an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. Learn more here.

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Roots & Routes: Afro Music and Movement

Monday, November 12, 2018,6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Let the beat of the drums move you in this double feature master class with Hugo Viera-Vargas and Mecca Zabriskie. Dress comfortably as this class requires movement. Part of International Education Week Nov. 12-17.

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The Blurry Years: Reading and signing by author Eleanor Kriseman

Wednesday, November 14, 2018,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Novelist Eleanor Kriseman will be reading and signing books in the College Hall Music Room in an event hosted by New College Writer-in-Residence Sarah Gerard. Kriseman is a Tampa native and “The Blurry Years,” set in Florida, is her first book. She’s now a social worker in New York City. Learn more here.

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Hermitage North @ New College: Jen Shyu

Friday, November 16, 2018,2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Jen Shyu will perform at New College Nov. 16, 2018.

Groundbreaking experimental artist Jen Shyu will perform. Gifted Creators of all artistic disciplines are invited to live and work at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood. During their residencies, they share their talents with the community. Hermitage North @ New College is the latest iteration of this outreach. This free series encompasses artist talks and readings, glimpses of the creation of works-in-progress, and live performances of music, theater, poetry and more. Reservation required. Please visit www.hermitageartistretreat.org to RSVP.

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December 2018

New College Chorus

Tuesday, December 11, 2018,5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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The New College Chorus, under the direction of Virginia Bray, will perform Tuesday of exam week in the College Hall Music room, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Repertoire to include the music of J.S.Bach, John Bennet, Clement Jannequin, T.L. de Victoria, Bob Chilcott and Randall Stroope; a violinist will be featured as well.

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January 2019

Senior Recital: Zulfiia Tursunova, Piano

Tuesday, January 29, 2019,4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Program: F. Chopin, Etude in F major, Op. 10, #8. F. Schubert, Sonata in B-flat major, D 960 F. Chopin, Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, #2 A. Scriabin, Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, #1 A. Scriabin, Etude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8, #12 Zulfiia Tursunova is a Ukraine-born pianist, composer and improviser. She is studying Psychology and Music at New College of Florida and intends to continue her academic endeavors in these fields in graduate school. I n…

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February 2019

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance Workshop with Taller de Bomba Balancé

Friday, February 1, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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This program is presented by the New College of Florida Black History Month Committee in collaboration with the New College of Florida Black Student Union (BSU), the Caribbean and Latin American Studies Program at New College of Florida, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Manasota Branch.

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Staged reading of “The (M)others”

Sunday, February 17, 2019,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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"The (M)others" is a collection of verbatim excerpts from interviews conducted by Dr. Nikki Yeboah with Bay-area mothers who have lost loved ones at the hands of police. Through their stories, we get closer to understanding the toll police violence takes on families. The performance last an hour and will be followed by a panel that features two of the mothers, Sharon Watkins and Kimberly Phillips, whose stories are told in the play; playwright Nikki Yeboah, assistant professor of communication studies at…

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Concert: Musica Poetica

Monday, February 25, 2019,5:30 pm - 6:45 pm EST
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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You are invited to a FREE concert with music by renowned jazz and contemporary composer and improviser Karl Berger with poetry and vocals by Ingrid Sertso. Karl Berger is a six-time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll as a jazz soloist, recipient of numerous Composition Awards (commissions by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, European Radio and Television: WDR, NDR, SWF, Radio France, RAI Italy. SWF-Prize 1994 ). He…

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September 2019

Chat With The Chairs

Wednesday, September 25, 2019,3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Have you ever wondered about the New College Board of Trustees or the New College Foundation Board of Directors? Did you even know the College had these boards? If you did, do you know what they do? Chair of the New College Board of Trustees Felice Schulaner ‘78, and Chair of the New College Foundation Board Sue Jacobson, would like to demystify these two entities. Meet the chairs, learn about each board’s responsibilities, current strategic initiatives and top priorities. This…

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October 2019

Talking Religion: Bringing Mindfulness to Sarasota – A Conversation with Lynne Lockie

Monday, October 7, 2019,5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Lynne Lockie has been an artist, writer, psychotherapist, teacher of meditation and mindfulness practices for more than 55 years. In this talk, Lynne will talk about her long experience practicing and teaching meditation in Sarasota and, more recently, at New College, and the impact it can have on people and local communities. As part of the New College/Mellon Foundation initiative, and Connecting The Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Cultural Coast, the Religion faculty at New College of Florida is organizing…

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Innovators Of American Dance: Lecture/Demo On Paul Taylor

Wednesday, October 9, 2019,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Continuing our popular annual series exploring the evolution of Dance in America, we invite the public and the campus community to a lecture/demo/discussion exploring the choreographic innovations of Paul Taylor. This series is co-hosted with the Sarasota Ballet. Taylor trained under modern dance greats like Martha Graham and José Limón and joined the Graham Dance Company as a soloist in 1955, remaining with the group for several seasons. He also worked with choreographers Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine, who created…

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Innovators Of American Dance: Open Master Class By Former Members Of The Paul Taylor Company

Friday, October 11, 2019,1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
College Hall Music Room, 5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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New College dance students will work alongside campus and community members in a dynamic class taught by prominent current and former members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Paul Taylor trained under modern dance greats like Martha Graham and José Limón. and also worked with choreographers Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine. Taylor’s style often relies upon blending every day, natural gestures with more traditional technique. He has a vivid knack for irreverence and humor as well, as seen with the…

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