Emory Arts welcomes cooler fall temperatures with a solo word class debut in Atlanta, outdoor jazz concerts, a spooky immersive audio experience, and more throughout the month of October.
Dance and choreography duo Xan Burley and Alex Springer are in residence for two weeks this fall as part of the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center Artist-in-Residence program. On Saturday, October 2, at 2 p.m., the dynamic couple will present a live screening of a piece they are choreographing for the Emory Dance Company. On October 18 at 7:30 p.m., dance fans are also invited to attend a Friends of Dance Lecture given by Rosemary Candelario, Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance. Candelario, who is interested in Butoh and ecology in his art and scholarship, will focus his lecture on the different ways in which Butoh dancers make connections between dance and their local landscapes.
Concerts and recitals
On Sunday October 3, the Candler 2021-2022 concert series continues with magnetic performer Pretty Yende at 4 p.m. . Tickets are on sale now and, in addition to the ability to experience the concert live in the Emerson Concert Hall, ticket holders automatically have access to the live broadcast of this performance through their patron account.
Other musical offerings in October include Jazz on the Green, featuring free outdoor performances by the Emory Jazz Ensembles at 6 p.m. on October 7 and 21. Atlanta’s Emory Chamber Music Society is presenting two concerts this month: a midday program of four-handed piano duets on October 15 and Beethoven & A Big Band with Joe Gransden’s 17-piece big band on October 30 in 8 p.m. (Oct 24, 4 p.m.) and Emory Choirs (Oct 29, 8 p.m.).
Cinema and theater
Emory’s Film and Media Department continues its fall series “Media Lives: Conversations with Creative Professionals” Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. This month’s guest artists include cinematographer Dave Perkal (“Entourage” and “Vampire Diaries”) on October 6 and editor Walter Fasano (“Call Me by Your Name” and “I Am Love”) on October 20.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy an outdoor screening of the filmed version of “Sweet Land “on Emory’s Quadrangle on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. Named” Best New Opera of 2021 “by the Music Critics Association of North America, The Industry’s “Sweet earth “ is a grotesque historical spectacle that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity. The filmed version was originally shot outdoors in Los Angeles State Historic Park. The screening is sponsored by the Michael C. Carlos Museum and is in conjunction with the museum’s “Each / Other” exhibition of works by contemporary Indigenous artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, on display until December 12.
Oxford College hosts virtual screenings of independent films through Southern Circuit, an initiative of the Atlanta-based arts organization South Arts. In “Not Going Quietly”, available from October 10 to 13, the filmed exchange between a young father and a powerful senator goes viral and triggers a powerful political movement. “And So I Stayed,” airing October 24-27, is an award-winning documentary about abuse survivors who fight for their lives and spend years behind bars. Visit each movie’s link to learn more and to email a request for streaming information.
Just in time for Halloween, Theater Emory in collaboration with Knock at the Gate and Multibrand Studios will present Macbeth, a new immersive audio experience designed for a pair of headphones and total darkness. The performance will be broadcast from October 28 to November 7; visit the Emory Theater for more information.
On October 19 at 6:30 p.m., the Emory Creative Writing Program and African American Studies Department present The Phillis Wheatley Reading: Tiphanie Yanique, Prostor and Poet. Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory, Yanique is the author of the award-winning novel “Land of Love and Drowning”, the short story collection “How to escape from a leper colony” and the collection of poetry. “Wife”. His new novel, “Monster in the Middle”, will be published in October by Riverhead.
Join this year’s cohort of artists and scholars of arts and social justice (ASJ) for “Social justice through art”, live broadcast from the Performing Arts Studio on October 27 at 12 p.m. During this panel discussion, the 2021 ASJ Cohort will share their classroom experiences so far this fall, reflecting on the role art plays in changing perspectives and the transformation of education.
All events are open to the public and most are free. See the individual event information for more details.