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School of the Arts

In the news - December 2011

Soprano Deborah Mayer performed at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 20 with pianist Eric Weimer.  The recital, titled “An Afternoon of European Legends and Love Themes” included a repertoire by Richard Wagner and other German composers

Andrea Rusnock has been invited to participate in a faculty and graduate seminar at Notre Dame featuring  Dr. Gábor Tamás Rittersporn, Director for Research and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris.  He will give the lecture on What is a Samovar? The Russian Crisis, the Soviet Adventure, and the Post-Soviet Enterprise in Paintings Featuring an Innocuous Water-Boiling Device.

Ruby Jazayre was featured as instructor and soloist performer at the 6th annual Great Lakes Belly Dance Convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 4-6th, 2011.  This is her sixth year as one of the convention headliners. Nine members of her troupe also presented in the Saturday evening performance, including two IU South Bend students, one IU Bloomington alumni and one IU South Bend faculty. As well as being featured as finale performer in the Saturday evening performance, Ruby taught five one hour workshops during the event.  She is the featured artist "In the Spotlight" in the current (Fall) issue of Yallah Magazine, a national Middle Eastern dance publication "created to promote the stylistic fusion and growth of belly dance within the Florida dance community, as well as other dance communities across the nation."

Jennifer Muniz performed a piano concert at Ruthmere on November 11th.  She played Sonatas of Mozart, Chopin, and Jorge Muniz.

Dora Natella was invited by Joseph Becherer, curator of Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI, to  be part of an exhibition for the spring 2012, titled: Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture.