My New Experiences with the Arts

Written by Bill Xun

I had an awesome experience with FAA110 this semester. I had previously only seen one show at Krannert before, and it was a symphony orchestra. Though this class, I found out and got to experience so many different types of the arts, from puppets to quartets to different art exhibits across campus. I went to nine events in total:

Krannert’s 50th Anniversary!! 

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Breaking Limbs at the Krannert Art Museum

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Marcus Tardelli: Master Guitarist

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Describing A City With Art

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Comedy at the Krannert Center

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A Night at the Opera — La Bohème

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Emotions through Strings

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A Fully Immersive Puppet Show

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An Afternoon of Strings

This semester definitely opened my eyes to new types of art that I’ve never even thought about seeing before. I found out so many cool types of events that I’d never thought I would enjoy, like puppets, and even some performance art. I will definitely be on the lookout for new events on campus and off campus in the future. There are already lots of events at the Krannert Center that I  am for sure going to next semester. I loved the discussions we had in class, about some background info on the performance we were going to see, or talking about our opinions and hearing everyone’s unique thoughts and creative thinking. Thanks to Dr. Collins and Dr. Robinson for an amazing semester and guiding the class towards a huge variety of different arts.

Amazing lights of comedy

Written by Sihan Wang

Tonight I went to the Krannert center and watched the play “A funny thing happened on the way to the forum”, as I went into the theater and started to take pictures, a staff member nicely told me that they don’t allow taking pictures during the show, I realized that maybe my movement was too big, so I took the picture of the program notes and the tickets.

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A Night at the Opera — La Bohème

A musical night of love and tragedy at the Tryon Festival Theater

Written by Bill Xun

Taken by Bill Xun

This week the class went to see La Bohème, an Italian opera written by Giacomo Puccini, at the Tryon Festival Theater at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. It was the first time I’ve seen an opera and it was definitely a lot different than the other performances I’ve seen.

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50 Years of Entertainment

Written by Maty Patino

It’s not easy staying alive for 50 years.

Photo by Maty Patino

My mom would always tell me that growing up gets harder as we progress in life. However, I don’t think it was really hard for the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to grow. As time went by, I know they grew better and better. This is proven through the fact that there was so many people at their anniversary that there was points in which it was hard for us to walk through at the Krannert. There were people of all ages, gender, ethnicity, and probably religion too. The best part of all this is how people come together at one event to celebrate a huge accomplishment.

 

Photo by Maty Patino
Photo by Maty Patino

Whether it’s acting or not, it was beautiful to see how much the artists themselves enjoyed what they were doing. They were dancing around, interacting with the people while still performing, and making everything seem joyful. I do not play any instruments, but the way the first performance went made playing an instrument look so easy. It was exciting to see all the enthusiasm these artists portrayed.

Photo by Maty Patino
Photo by Maty Patino

There was dancing on the floor and on stage. Again, all these artists showed that they were having the time of their life. I think that is the beauty of art. The artist get to portray exactly what they want. Interpretation may change by the people, but they know exactly what they want the audience to feel. Because I felt joyful, along with many others, it is why the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has been successful for 50 years.

Dream of Krannert-50th Anniversary Celebration

Written by Tim Gao

Krannert Center was established at September 7th, 1968. Yesterday was its 50th anniversary and there was big cultural exchange eventat night for celebration.

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Mucca Pazza
Photo by Tim Gao

The event officially starts at 6:30 p.m. with the amazing celebration kick off performed by Mucca Pazza. The whole orchestra is dressed up like a group of nutcrackers with delicate clothes. This is a special group, which was not performed on the stage. They were performing among the crowd and trying to interact with the people around them. Their passionate performance  led the enthusiasm of people in the center. More and more people were getting closer to the crowd  and started dancing around the orchestra because of the brisk and active rhyme. The kick off was so impressive that makes people hard to forget.

Ranky Tanky
Photo by Tim Gao

The second show i watched was performed by Ranky Tanky in front the Foellinger Great Hall. Ranky Tanky is the band from South Carolina, which performs the timeless music of Gullah culture. The music is very rhythmic and the whole band is lead by the singer. The music cooperates with the colorful neon lights, makes the atmosphere of the  Krannert Center becomes extremely attractive and active.

 

 

There were many other wonderful performances in different sides of the Krannert Center. Meanwhile, people were enjoying the delicious food and immersed in the beautiful music.

Photo by Tim Gao

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