Performance Arts Series - 2012-2013

All performances are at 8:00 p.m. in Shepherd University’s Frank Center Theater

Tickets available at the University Bookstore
304-876-5219 or www.shepherdbook.com
 

RED BARAAT

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
Fusing Bollywood Bhangra, funk, go-go, Latin, and jazz, Red Baraat has earned a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world. From Bonnaroo to the Kennedy Center to the New Orleans Jazz Festival, they deliver dance party joy that is unstoppable.
 
Tickets: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children).
Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.
 
Funding for this project is made possible through a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Regional Touring Program in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the students of Shepherd University.
 
 

17TH ANNUAL APPALACHIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Friday, Sept. 28 & Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate Appalachia through music, dance, and storytelling. Friday’s concert showcases banjo virtuoso  Adam Hurt with  Beth Hartness; winner of the West Virginia Fiction Competition, Rebecca Morris; and hot string band music from The Fox Hunt. Saturday’s concert features bluegrass legends  The Seldom Scene. Both concerts are hosted by John Lilly.
 
Single concert tickets:
$15 (general); $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff); $5 (children)
Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID
 
Festival Pass (both concerts): $20 (general); $15 (seniors/Shepherd staff); and $5 (children).
 
Funding for The Seldom Scene is made possible through a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s American Masterpieces: String Theory Touring program in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the students of Shepherd University. 
 

CIRCO AEREO & GANDINI JUGGLING in MOTET

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Captivating and gravity defying movement. Charming and magical images. Five performers manipulate objects that float, collapse, and mesmerize.  In Motet, many parts become one. 
 
Motet is a new collaboration between Finland’s creative CIRCO AEREO and Britain’s acclaimed GANDINI JUGGLING.  Under the direction of Maksim Komaro of Circo Aereo, Motet premiered in May 2011 at the New Circus Festival in Helsinki, Finland. 
 
Circo Aereo is a recipient of the prestigious Finnish Award given by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and is one of the most active Finnish cultural exports. The company has performed in the United States, the Middle East, and throughout Europe.
 
Gandini Juggling are pioneers of movement juggling. Based in England, the company has performed over 4,000 shows in 40 countries which have included multiple guest appearances with Cirque du Soleil.
 
Tickets: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children).
Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS: Sacred Steel

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 
Brothers Chuck, Darick, and Phil Campbell  bring a compelling mix of African-American Holiness-Penecostal gospel with the wailing sound of pedal steel guitar played as you have never heard before. Called the “Jimi Hendrix and the Django Reinhardt of steel guitar,” Chuck Campbell was recognized as 2004 National Heritage Fellowship recipient. This seven piece band rocks the house and lifts the soul.
 
Tickets: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children).
Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.
 
Funding for this project is made possible through a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s American Masterpieces: String Theory Touring program in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the students of Shepherd University.
 
 

FULLSET

Friday, February 22, 2013
One of Ireland’s hottest young bands, FullSet is on the rise. Named “New Group of the Year” at the 2012 Live Ireland Music Awards and “Best New Band” at the Irish American News Music Awards, the group’s energy is unstoppable.  
 
Tickets: $18 (general public), $15 (seniors/Shepherd staff),$12 (Shepherdstown Music and Dance members); $8 (children and non-Shepherd students). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.
 
This project is made possible in collaboration with Shepherdstown Music and Dance and PASS with the financial support of the students of Shepherd University.
 
 
 

DANCING WHEELS

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Dancing Wheels is a physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. The Company was founded in 1980 by Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the United States.  Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. An almost unimaginable concept at the time, Mary’s vision and passion have since helped to revolutionize our very notion of dance – as well as what defines a dancer.
 
Tickets: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children).
Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.