March 30, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 13

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    March & April Chronicle Calendar Highlights

    [fusion2000] by michael fillerUniversity of Chicago Fusion Performance Group
    Fusion 2000 Performance
    Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m.

    Fusion 2000 will feature dance-based collaborative works with dancers, composers, visual artists, playwrights and singers, including premiere dance performances by Lin Shook’s Perceptual Motion, Robynne Gravenhorst’s The Anatomical Theatre, Troupe Palymyra and Doug Wood’s Fusion Performance Group, as well as a new solo work by independent choreographer Beth McNeill. Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre troupe (above) also will present two repertory dances choreographed by Anna Simone Levin. Work by the Fusion Performance Group’s visual artists, including artists from Midway Studios, will be on display outside Mandel Hall.
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-7300. $12 general; $5 seniors and students; free for children under 12.

    The University of Chicago Presents
    Trio Fontenay
    8 p.m. Friday, April 7

    Formed in 1980, Trio Fontenay (left) appears regularly in the world’s great concert halls, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin’s Schauspielhaus and Paris’ Théâtre Chatelet, where it is the trio-in-residence. As part of The University of Chicago Presents’ 1999-2000 Chamber Music Series, trio members Wolf Harden, piano; Michael Mücke, violin; and Jens Peter Maintz, cello, will perform Mozart’s Trio in G Major, K. 496; Turina’s Trio No. 2, Op. 76; and Schubert’s Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 99. There will be a preconcert lecture in Mandel Hall at 7 p.m., free to ticket holders. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. http://www.culturefinder.com. $25 general; $10 students.

    [trio fontenay] by arts management group inc.
    [learned ladies] by michael brosilow Court Theatre
    The Learned Ladies
    Through Sunday, May 28

    Molière’s The Learned Ladies looks at a 17th-century bourgeois household, exploding with chaotic obsessions. Directed by Charles Newell, The Learned Ladies will be performed in rotating repertory with Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards. The same director, design team and company of actors will be featured in both plays (See “Theater” for information on Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards’ production schedule.) The Learned Ladies will be performed at:

    2:30 p.m. April 2

    7:30 p.m. April 6, 12 and 13

    8 p.m. March 31, April 1 and 7

    5535 S. Ellis Ave. 753-4472. http://www.courttheatre.org. $22-$36. Senior, student, group, subscription discounts available; rush tickets ($9 for students) may be available on day of show.

    Graham School and the Alumni Association
    Cityfront Forum
    5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13

    Janel Mueller (left), Dean of the Humanities Division, the William Rainey Harper Professor in the College and Professor in English Language & Literature, will present “The Queen Has Her Say: Self-Representation in the Public Speeches of Queen Elizabeth I.”
    Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive. 702-1722. Free.

    [janel mueller] by jason smith

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