In his Nobel lecture of 1997, playwright Dario Fo observed, "a theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance." In this year of elections we explore notions of power and ambition, danger and mystery. The original femme fatale, Lady Macbeth, seductively helps to secure her husband's ascent to the throne while the Fall Dance Concert features works that uncover the noir femme fatale and reveal the mysterious underbelly of dance.
In a timely parallel with the 2012-2013 Bucknell Forum on technology, "tech/no", we investigate the "the perils and promises of tech-nology" in Carson Kreitzer's dramatic examination of J. Robert Oppenheimer. In the spring, we join in the fun of the Humanities Carnivale di Bucknell as we rediscover commedia dell'arte's traditional themes of questioning authority and reversals of power.
Finally, our faculty, staff, students, and guest artists demonstrate the power of knowing our roots as we explore aspects of history and legacy in the Spring Dance Concert. Add to this mix theatre and dance student showcases and a special collaboration with the Bucknell Environmental Center and NYC's Strike Anywhere professional theatre ensemble and you will find a season guaranteed to provoke interest.
We invite you, our audiences, to witness the exciting results of hours of rehearsing, designing, building, and constructing by our faculty, staff, and students as we bring to life important classics and new work.
Discover the power of art and live performance.
Our 2012-2013 artistic season and guest artist master classes and workshops would not be possible without the generous support of the Bucknell Association for the Arts, the offices of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Provost, and the Richard A. Klein Theatre and Dance Production Endowment. To donate to the Arts at Bucknell please go to www.bucknell.edu/giving.