Kama Begata Nihilum
Phone apps that allow audience members to interact in real time with the movement, iPads onstage that dancers use to project images and make music, and networked performances featuring dancers on separate continents are only a handful of ways that John Toenjes of Dance at Illinois incorporates technology into his work.
Choreography by John Toenjes for February Dance: Hybridity, 2014, Photo by Natalie Fiol.
Les vendanges by François Boucher
In addition to providing the founding gift for Krannert Art Museum, Ellnora D. Krannert and Herman Krannert donated many artworks, including this painting, to this institution recognized for both its collections and its activities that invite the public to learn more about other cultures and the creative process. This work by François Boucher is a model for a section of a large tapestry.
François Boucher (1703–1770), Les vendanges (The Grape Harvest), 1756. Oil on canvas. Gift of Ellnora D. Krannert 1972-12-1. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.
Ikebana at Japan House
Japan House is dedicated to preserving and sharing ancient art forms such as ikebana, which involves selecting the appropriate flowers to work in harmony with the container, striking a balance between elements and the surrounding space, and arranging petals and leaves to showcase a bloom's beauty.
How many ensembles can an euphonium player join? It depends on how much time you have in your schedule. From Basketball Band to a Lyric Opera @ Illinois pit orchestra to Brass Choir to Wind Symphony to the aptly named Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, the choices are vast. Literally dozens of groups are open to other brass and wind instrumentalists, percussionists, jazz specialists, singers, string players, and electronic music makers too.
Photo by Justine Bursoni.