IU’s Spanish performance troupe creates ‘active setting that extends beyond a textbook’

Teresa Hancock-Parmer was sold from that first minute, six years ago, when she was invited to join Indiana University’s Spanish language performance group Grupo de Teatro Vida. The troupe combined her two loves: the Spanish language and theater. Hancock-Parmer spent three years acting with the troupe while working toward her Master of Arts degree in […]

European intellectual, writer to speak in Bloomington campus

UPDATED 11/1: This lecture is canceled due to travel complications caused by Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on the East Coast. European intellectual and writer Claudio Magris will speak about his latest novel, “Blindly,” at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in the faculty room of the Indiana Memorial Union University Club. Born in Trieste, Italy, the professor of […]

Documentary tells story of ‘lost’ Shakespeare play that premiered at IUPUI

Thought you might want to check out this preview of a new documentary focused on IUPUI’s spring premiere of a lost 400-year-old play by Shakespeare and a collaborator. The 30-minute documentary, “C.S.I. Shakespeare,” will air at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 on WFYI 1 Public Television. Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Jim Simmons, the film highlights […]

DIY art highlight of annual open studios tour

Always wondered what a letter press looks like, or how it works? Or wanted to try your hand at weaving on a loom? Plan to visit the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts on Friday, Oct. 26, for its annual open studios tour. Activities start in the Fine Arts building from 6 to 8 […]

IU Cinema, UITS partnership benefits independent filmmakers, university

Renowned filmmaker and director Werner Herzog is one of the first to benefit from a new collaboration at Indiana University. IU Cinema and the university’s Advanced Visualization Lab worked together to create what’s referred to in the industry as a “digital cinema package” for three of Herzog’s films. A digital cinema package — or “DCP” […]

Popes, emporers, inventors recognized in IU Art Museum’s Middeldorf collection

“Ulrich’s broad-ranging expertise also made him at home in the Renaissance, whose painters, craftspeople and sculptors, particularly those who made bronzes and medals, he knew better than anyone. Not for nothing was Ulrich’s nickname ‘Medaldorf.’” Details like that one penned by IU Art Museum director Adelheid “Heidi” Gealt in her introduction to a new IU […]

Leather, chrome and Shakespeare?

When IU Theatre’s “Richard III” opens next weekend, the Wars of the Roses will come to life on stage — in a leather-and-chrome kind of way. Director Gavin Cameron-Webb has used the idea of a motorcycle gang to illustrate the fight between English rivals over the crown in the 1400s, which eventually saw Henry Tudor […]

Cook Group gift puts Marching Hundred closer to new practice facility

I’ve been open with you about my past as a marching band geek, so I’ll spare you the nostalgia and just say I’m thrilled to hear Cook Group has given a half-million dollars to the IU Marching Hundred’s capital campaign for a new practice facility. The Jacobs School of Music estimates it will need $4.5 […]

Need a break? Drop by lunchtime recital series

Hear beautiful music and keep your keyboard crumb-free by visiting IU Auditorium in the upcoming months for a series of lunchtime organ recitals. The series is sponsored by the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists, IU Jacobs School of Music and the auditorium. The free recitals are performed by Jacobs organ students. “The […]

New Fulbright award will bring Brazilian music scholar to IU

Indiana University and the Commission for Educational Exchange Between the United States and Brazil recently signed a memorandum of understanding that will create an annual Fulbright award to bring a Brazilian scholar in music, musicology and related areas to the Bloomington campus. Each year, the Brazilian Fulbright Commission and IU will select a Brazilian scholar, […]