Feb. 6, 2003
Vol. 22 No. 9

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    February Highlights

       43rd Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival

    campbell Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 9
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-9793.
    Prices vary; $40 for all three shows.
    A University winter tradition returns with this year’s annual folk festival, a celebration of folk music. Highlights include the Savoy Family Cajun Band, cowboy poet and singer Glenn Ohrlin, the acclaimed old-time string band Southern Pride, the Bluegrass Mountaineers, fiddler Gary Johnston, electric blues guitarist Eddie Campbell (left), Irish musicians Pat and Ann Marie Broderick, a Bulgarian “wedding band,” the Chicago-based Polish Highlanders, and many more.

    Electric blues guitarist Eddie Campbell

       “Movement of the Mind” workshops

    6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 6 through Feb. 27
    Bartlett Arts Space, 5640 S. University Ave.
    324-2157. Free.
    UC Dancers and University Theater are sponsoring a dance and discussion series titled “Movements of the Mind.” With a wide variety of guest artists, the sessions explore how dance and performance function as a mode of inquiry and what they mean to people who do not dance or perform. Guest artists will discuss current dance projects, the choreographic process, and questions related to society, history, identity, aesthetics and spirituality that they explore through their work. In addition to discussion, the artist will lead movement exercises. Participants are asked to wear loose and comfortable clothing, and all are welcome to watch, listen, discuss and dance. On Thursday, Feb. 6, Renee Torres will present a workshop on the religious, cultural and aesthetic aspects of Afro-Caribbean dance. On Thursday, Feb. 14, Rachel Germond will lead a session on “Deconstructing Cliches to Find an Authentic Movement Experience: Popular Icons and Fantasies in Our Everyday Life.” On Thursday, Feb. 20, Germond will moderate a workshop on the history of dance through gender and sexuality.

       Emmanuel Pahud, flute, and Helene Grimaud, piano

    8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $30 general, $11 students.
    The University of Chicago Presents Chamber Music Series celebrates Valentine’s Day with a concert of sonatas by flutist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Helene Grimaud. The program includes works by Mozart, Schumann, Poulenc and Brahms.

    Emmanuel Pahud and Helene Grimaud

       Enhancing the Legacy: Gifts from Irmgard Rosenberger to the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica

    Through Friday, June 20
    8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday.
    Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St.
    702-8705. Free.
    This exhibition includes a selection of important recent additions to the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica. Highlights include manuscripts, correspondence, broadsides, caricatures, prints, maps and ephemeral materials. Items on view range from the visitor’s book used at the Palestine Government House in the 1920s and 1930s to a 16th-century decree restricting Jewish actions.

    Franckfurther Jud and Jüdin. Nuremberg, Cristoph Weigel, 1703