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Programs for sophomore summer examine and celebrate change

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 06/14/07 • Susan Knapp • (603) 646-3661

Metamorphosis Theme for Dartmouth Summer Arts Festival June 28 to August 18

With the theme metamorphosis, the Dartmouth Summer Arts Festival will look at change through a variety of activities and programs.


Dartmouth students will have a chance to participate in The "O" Myths thanks to a partnership with Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vt. (image courtesy of Leslie Humanities Center)

"Artists—poets, sculptors, actors, painters, etc.—have taken up the subject of change for hundreds of years," says Jonathan Crewe, the Willard Professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of the Leslie Humanities Center, the principal organizer of the Summer Arts Festival. "Not only will the festival celebrate change, it also offers an opportunity to examine why change is an important and sometimes challenging theme for artists."

At the heart of this year's Summer Arts Festival is a unique partnership with Northern Stage, the professional theater company in White River Junction, Vt. Students will be able to participate in the production of The "O" Myths, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. Professional actors from Zimbabwe and Mexico, along with U.S. actor Kevin Loreque who has worked internationally, Northern Stage Artistic Director Brooke Ciardelli, and London producer/director Giles Ramsay will facilitate this production. The free, public performance will be July 6 on the Dartmouth Green at twilight (rain date: July 7).

Adrian Randolph
Adrian Randolph, the new director of the Leslie Humanities Center at Dartmouth. (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

A Kickoff Party on June 28 features free tours of the new Wenda Gu exhibition, the green house, in Baker/Berry Library. Tours depart from Baker lawn at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm.

A complete list of events and activities, some organized in conjunction with the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth, can be found on the Leslie Center website.

The Leslie Center will also undergo a "metamorphosis" this summer. Adrian Randolph, the Leon E. Williams Professor of Art History at Dartmouth, will take over as director from Jonathan Crewe, who has held the post since the center was established in 1999. Randolph, whose professional interests focus on fifteenth-century Italian art and architecture, will assume his new post on July 1.

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