Oct. 7, 1999
Vol. 19 No. 2

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    October Highlights

    “World Views”

    University Library, Special Collections
    Through Dec. 31
    Early mapmakers combined art and science to render images that reflected and shaped knowledge. Today, historical maps are used to reconstruct varying views of the world. This exhibition features maps and atlases from the late 15th to the early 20th centuries. Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 702-8705. Free.

    Chicago Moving Company

    Chicago Moving Company will take part in the following events at the University in collaboration with the Oriental Institute Museum.

    • Tuesday, Oct. 12
      Master class in technique and choreography with Chicago Moving Company’s Cindy Brandle. Ida Noyes Hall Dance Room, 1212 E. 59th St. 278-9075. $7.
    • Saturday, Oct. 16
      “Walk Like an Egyptian,” a parent/child dance workshop for children 7 to 12. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. 702-9507. $8 adults; $4 children. Pre-registration required.
    • Saturday, Oct. 16
      “Coming Forth by Day,” a dance performance inspired by a translation of prayers and spells from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The production will combine dance, wall-sized “slidescapes,” vocals and imaginative costumes. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-9507. $15 general; $12 seniors, students and O.I. members; $5 children under 12. Pre-registration is recommended.

    David Daniels Concert

    The University of Chicago Presents
    8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8
    Countertenor David Daniels will make his Chicago debut in the first concert of The University of Chicago Presents’ 1999-00 Chamber Music and Early Music series. Daniels, with Martin Katz on piano, will present a program of early masterworks and contemporary pieces, including music by Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Ravel, Rossini and Handel. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $25 general; $10 student.

    Life’s a Dream

    Court Theatre
    Oct. 7 through 10
    The final performances of 17th-century Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life’s a Dream. Evening shows will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and at 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9. Matinees will run at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10. 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 753-4472. $26-$36; discounts available.

    Taiwanese filmmaker Wang Tung

    Center for East Asian Studies, Committee on Chinese Studies and Doc Films
    2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14
    Veteran Taiwanese director Wang Tung will visit campus for a free screening of his 1996 film "Red Persimmons" in Max Palevsky Theater, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with Wang and a reception at the Center for East Asian Studies, Judd Hall, Room 3F, 5835 S. Kimbark Ave. Wang's visit is part of a free Taiwan Films series at the University that includes:

    • "Murmur of Youth"
      2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Max Palevsky Theater
    • "Peach Blossom Land"
      4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Max Palevsky Theater
    • "Tropical Fish"
      2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in Max Palevsky Theater
    • "Tonight Nobody Goes Home"
      4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in Max Palevsky Theater

    For more information, call 955-4040 or visit the Doc Films Web site.