Jan. 9, 2003
Vol. 22 No. 7

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    January Highlights

       “Spanish Chant and Polyphony”

    3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave
    702-7059. Free.
    Spain’s famed Coro de Canto Gregoriano, with many members who were formerly of the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, will present a concert of Spanish chant and polyphony. Directed by Ismael FernĚndez de la Cuesta, the choir will join the University’s Motet Choir in a performance of Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium.

       “Amar Kanwar”

    Sunday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 23
    Opening Reception: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12
    10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; Noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
    Film and video maker Amar Kanwar captures and reflects on aspects of modern life in his native India. Kanwar’s work explores temporality, asking what “past” and “present” mean in India. Whether musing on contemporary expressions of sexuality or the border conflict between India and Pakistan, Kanwar’s political and philosophical work is haunted by the issue of tradition vs. modernity. For this exhibition, Kanwar will present two new works in addition to one of his recent award-winning films, all of which examine various aspects of India’s internal borders and the diversity of its distinct regions.

    Amar Kanwar, A Season Outside
    1997, video; color, sound

       DOC FILMS
       “The Devil Finds Work: Sidney Poitier and Cinema of the Civil Rights Era, 1948-1968”

    7 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 12 through March 9
    Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. 702-8575. $4.
    This series will examine the Civil Rights era through the films of Sidney Poitier. Films include: Cry, the Beloved Country (1951); Intruder in the Dust (1949); The Quiet One (1948); Blackboard Jungle (1955); Edge of the City (1957); The Defiant Ones (1958); I Have a Dream (1963); Lillies of the Field (1963); Pig Power (circa 1960); Nothing but a Man (1963); Black Panther (1968); In the Heat of the Night (1967); To Sir with Love (1967); Black Power: We’re Goin Survive America (1968) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967).

    Sidney Poitier (center) in Cry, the Beloved Country (1951), Zoltan Korda, film still

       Club Cabaret

    8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25
    Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. Call 702-2550 for reservations. Friday admission, $35. Saturday admission with dinner, $65.
    The University Quadrangle Club Revels will take on a new style for their annual performance in this year’s production of “Club Cabaret.” This year’s show will feature cabaret singer Greta Pope, as well as many familiar faces from previous Revels performances. Some participating faculty and staff members include James Redfield, the Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor in Classical Languages & Literatures and the College; Michael Behnke, Vice-President and Dean of College Enrollment; Alison Boden, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel; David Bevington, the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in Humanities and the College; and Ted Cohen, Professor in Philosophy and the College.

    Greta Pope