Experience, Expand, Expose

May 06, 2014


View of Best Buy Theater stage and seating View of Best Buy Theater stage and seating
Photo Credit Tim Rummelhoff

The new Northrop is bustling in all of its new spaces. The Carlson Family Stage has held extraordinary performances by esteemed troupes like the Osmo Vänskä & the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. The new Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio has been used as a space to a warm-up the ballerinas of the American Ballet Theatre well as other rehearsals and other events. The sky-lit Northrop Gallery is occupied by the School of Architecture’ drawings displaying a range of building types, media, and individual expression. Students are hitting the books prior to finals week in our new study spaces, and are gearing up for a big Primal Scream in the Northrop Lobbies. Memorial Hall is often used as a place for students to meet up with friends as well as visitors who spend time in awe by its restored elegance. Northrop has been open for about a month now and is being utilized more than ever!

Another space that is continually active is the 168-seat Best Buy Theater. This theater was not in Northrop prior to the revitalization but was nestled in beneath the steep rake of the original balcony and is proving to be one of the most used spaces in the building. This technology-rich venue is designed to support a range of events from lectures to digital film and recitals. This week, experience the Best Buy Theater and attend one of the many events presented by the Institute for Advanced Study, a new resident partner in Northrop.

As part of the Institute for Advanced Study and Moving Images’ Space, Body, Sound series, view The River, filmed in urban Taipei by Tsai Ming-liang today, Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30 pm, attend Italy Invades Poland!, an evening exploring the ways in which expressive Italian music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries spread throughout the courts and musical life of Europe, particularly Poland. This performance features concerted works performed by !Sacabuche!

On Thursday, May 8 at 4:00 pm, Venetia 1500 (an Institute for Advanced Study Thursdays at Four event) will be presented alongside the Center for Early Modern History, the James Ford Bell Library, and the School of Music. Again, you will have the opportunity to experience !Sacabuche! and their exploration of Venice as portrayed in Jacopo di Barbari’s map of the city published in 1500.

This week, catch an event presented by the Institute for Advanced Study that will expose you to a space of inspiration, revelation, and collaboration in the Best Buy Theater at Northrop.

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