IDEA Cabaret: Tesla in Context

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Thursday, September 11, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

Until a relatively recent surge in popularity, Tesla had faded from history, overshadowed by his rival Thomas Edison’s more commercially-savvy marketing.  Current portrayals of Tesla position him as an “outsider” scientist who worked in isolation; his Orthodox upbringing and subsequent spiritual proclivities have heightened this perception. In this Cabaret presentation, Jane Murphy (Colorado College Associate Professor of History), Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College Associate Professor of Philosophy) and Dan Miller (Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines, discuss Tesla’s place in science history and identify his various scientific and spiritual influences.

Tesla at the What If…Festival

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Saturday, September 6 9am – 4pm

Downtown Colorado Springs

IDEA and Smokebrush present “Tesla at the What If…Festival”, featuring Tesla-inspired art and Tesla Toaster, a traveling pop up Tesla exhibit by Kat Tudor celebrating and honoring Tesla’s influence on her art including the creation of Aqualuz, a global event healing the earth’s waters with light, sound and soul. The What If…Festival is an annual event showcasing innovative thinking in all its many manifestations. Explore inventions and innovations in robotics, cycling, apps, art, broadcasting, 3D printing, urban farming, musical instruments, sports, and more!

Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: The Creative Spark: Understanding Tesla’s Innovations

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Thursday, September 4, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space and IDEA Space

IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public conversations between artists, community experts, and Colorado College faculty from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Audience participation is encouraged! In this inaugural Tesla-themed Cabaret, Colorado College faculty members Richard Hilt (Professor of Physics), Kathy Giuffre (Professor of Sociology) and Ted Lindeman (Professor of Chemistry) demonstrate some of Tesla’s breakthrough inventions and explore the intersections between creative vision and scientific practice.

Mandala of Enlightenment Concert

Jane Rigler

Jane Rigler

Mandala of Enlightenment Concert
by Jane Rigler

Thursday, June 26 at 5:30pm
at I.D.E.A. Space

 Jane Rigler will perform original musical works that intend to enrich the meditative experience of the Mandala of Enlightenment: the Dhyani Buddhas exhibit.

This 50 minute concert will explore deep listening concepts, sonically detailing the intricacies and background stories behind the traditions of the images, as well as offer new insights.

Flutist, composer, and educator Jane Rigler (Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and in ensembles in contemporary music festivals, premiering new works and compositions written especially for her. She has been granted numerous awards and residencies nation-wide for her works that center on community-building, stretching the boundaries of musical performance and audience interaction. Through her works and her manual The Vocalization of the Flute she has become known for innovations in flute performance, techniques, and musical vocabulary. Rigler’s works range from solo acoustic pieces to multi-disciplinary interactive electronic ensemble works. In 2009-10, Jane received the Japan United States Friendship Commission Fellowship and has since returned to Japan several times to premiere her sound installations and performance projects. 

Browse Jane’s website http://www.janerigler.com where you’ll find information about her work as a flutist, composer, educator, and organizer of events.  New audio is constantly being added to her Audio page. Roam around to find the latest information about her performances, projects and teaching activities.

Variations on “Sand”, A Poem by Jane Hilberry

Video by Patrizia Herminjard

Still of Video by Patrizia Herminjard

June 17 & 18

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space

  • Tuesday, June 17 at 9:30pm. Special Preview Performance after the Summer Music Festival Orchestral Concert on Tickets to Orchestra Concert required. $25 available at Worner Center Desk.
  • Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30pm. Free public performance. No tickets required

 

This collaborative performance presents three interpretations of Jane Hilberry’s poem Sand. The project began when Hilberry, a professor English at Colorado College and award-winning poet, met composer Gabriel Globus-Hoenich at an artist residency at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada.  During the residency, Globus-Hoenich created the jazz composition that forms the nexus of the current collaboration.  Variations on “Sand” includes an expressive movement piece for two dancers created by Shawn Womack, Associate Professor of Dance at Colorado College, and a video installation created by Patrizia Herminjard, Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Dance at Colorado College.  Variations on “Sand” is presented in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Colorado College’s Summer Music Festival.

Sand” is written and read by Jane Hilberry;

The video installation was created by Patrizia Herminjard, and features dancers Anusha Kedhar and Marin Day

Choreography is by Shawn Womack, and features dancers Mary Ripper Baker and Aoi Koenig

The composition inspired by “Sand” is created by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich and features:

  • Lila Mori, Vocals
  • Jana Lee Ross, Vocals and Piano
  • Bambam Rodriguez, Bass Guitar
  • Tim Wendel, Guitar
  • Gabriel Globus-Henich, Percussion

White Tara Yoga in IDEA Space with Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Tuesday July 15, 4:30pm
I.D.E.A. Space
Free and open to the public

Closing Reception for the exhibition to follow

 Kat Tudor shares her wit, wisdom, and joy in this special yoga session, held in conjunction with the closing of the Mandala of Enlightenment exhibition.

Mandala Yoga with Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Kat Tudor

Tuesday June 10, 4:30-5:30pm
Cornerstone Arts Center
Free and open to the public

Experience the transformative power of the mandala in the special yoga class, taught in I.D.E.A. Space surrounded by paintings by Joan Bredin-Price: the Mandala of Enlightenment exhibition. 

What’s Hip Hop? A film by Community Prep School

Following a trip to the IDEA Space at Colorado College to take in the exhibit Rhythm Nations: Transnational Hip Hop In the Gallery, In the Street, and On the Stage the students of Community Prep created a video asking and answering these questions: What is Hip Hop? What does it look like? What does it sound like? Is Hip Hop more than bitches, hoes, money, and drugs? Community Prep School is an accredited alternative education campus in the Colorado Springs Region where they teach respect for each individual, cultivate authentic passions and activate purposeful plans for life. CPS is a tuition-free public charter school.

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“Finding the Five Buddhas in our Body and Mind” A Workshop by Za Choeje Rinpoche

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Za Choeje Rinpoche

Friday, June 13, 1 – 5pm

Edith Kinney Cornerstone Arts Center, Room 302

$25 per participant, pre-registration required

To register, contact Jessica Hunter-Larsen at 719-227-8263 or jhunterlarsen@coloradocollege.edu

 Rinpoche’s style of conversing, with laughter and openness, generates a comfortable environment for all people. One of the most simple, yet profound, pieces of advice he often gives is “stop struggling against the struggles in life.” His unique skill of teaching, and his ability to apply these teachings into daily lives, has helped many spiritual practitioners throughout the world.

“A Buddha’s Vision, a Joyful Vision”, a lecture by Za Choeje Rinpoche

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Za Choeje Rinpoche

Thursday, June 12,2014
4:30 — 6pm

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

Free and open to the public

Born in a Tibetan refugee camp in 1968, Rinpoche was recognized by the Dalai Lama as the 6th reincarnation of Hor Choeje Rinpoche of Eastern Tibet at the age of 16. Under the guidance of His Holiness and Yongzin Ling Rinpoche, He received extensive training in the traditional Tibetan Buddhist method of listening, contemplation, and meditation. In 2001, Rinpoche founded Emaho Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Emaho’s main mission is to assist with individuals’ spiritual development, and to support humanitarian projects. Rinpoche has spiritual centers around the world, and many  monasteries in the Tehor region of Tibet.

 
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