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Collage Concert: A Dazzling Arts Showcase at LIU Post April 14


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

LIU_Post_Collage_ConcertImagine experiencing 100 performers – from theatre to film, dance to graphics, and music to media -- staged in a dazzling 60-minute synchronized collage.

That’s the idea behind Collage Concert, a 60-minute showcase featuring 3-minute performances by 100 performers and artists from LIU Post’s School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA). This dazzling display of student and faculty talent will come to the internationally renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 14, 2013, with performers placed not only on the stage, but throughout the auditorium and theatrically lit, creating a uniquely engaging experience full of surprise.

“The fast-paced ‘collage’ nature of the event is designed to celebrate the wide spectrum of talent found in SVPA, providing a comprehensive illustration of the eclectic and intensive programs to be found there,” said Dr. Noel Zahler, dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The concert is produced by Bryan Logan, assistant technical director of Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and a student in the Master of Arts program in theatre at LIU Post. He has worked as a technical director, off-Broadway, for the Union Square and Westside Theaters.

Directing the synchronized program will be Dr. Cara Gargano, chair of the Department of Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management and professor of dance and theatre at LIU Post. A former dancer she studied at the New York School of Ballet under Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis and later taught at the school. As a stage director and choreographer, she has worked in theatre, opera, and musical comedy. Dr. Gargano is currently in her second term as president of the Congress on Research in Dance, and serves a choreography peer reviewer for the National Dance Association Promotion and Tenure Initiative.

The Collage Concert will feature performances by the LIU Post Wind Ensemble, singers, a string trio, a guitar quartet, as well as presentations by the Post Theatre Company, Post Concert Dance Company, SVPA Film, Television and Radio, and even an aerial acrobat.

The School of Visual and Performing Arts at LIU Post offers the aspiring performer, TV or radio producer, artist, designer, filmmaker, journalist, arts manager or public relations specialist the perfect blend of conservatory training and liberal arts education. Professional artist-mentors provide inspired instruction and guide students as they perfect their skills and discover their personal style. Individual attention, state-of-the-art facilities and our proximity to New York City offer the optimal arts learning experience.

Collage Concert 2013 will be held April 14, 2013 at 1 p.m.  in Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. LIU Post is located at 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville.

For information contact 516-299-3500 or email or visit the Tilles Center box office 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance to obtain your free tickets. Parking is also free.

Posted 03/22/2013

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