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Dear Friends:

This Wednesday, we will present a fascinating conversation that looks at the role of design in creating a utopian L.A. On Thursday, acclaimed filmmaker Tom Kalin will be here to share and discuss his provocative work with USC’s own Howard Rodman. Plus, we are accepting reservations now for two incredible events featuring one of today’s most spectacular dancers, Lil Buck. Keep reading for details on these and other events!

—The Visions and Voices Team

  Upcoming Events
Tom Kalin
  Designing Utopia   500 Years of Utopia: Designing Utopia
Wednesday, November 9, at 7 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240
Admission is free. RSVP online now! Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP HERE

What does utopia mean in the context of 21st-century Los Angeles—a sprawling, heterogeneous built environment that poses increasingly serious sustainability challenges? This conversation will explore the role of design in attempting to create utopia amid the complex realities of contemporary L.A. Panelists include landscape architect Mia Lehrer; Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne; architect and USC professor Victor Jones; and game design expert and USC professor Jeff Watson. MORE INFO
  Tom Kalin   Tom Kalin: Fictionalizing History and Reinterpreting the Past
Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
Admission is free. RSVP online now! Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP HERE

Tom Kalin is a key figure of New Queer Cinema. His critically acclaimed work, which ranges from experimental video installations to narrative feature films, explores some of the most shocking crimes of the twentieth century. In a conversation with USC professor Howard A. Rodman, Kalin will present clips of his films and discuss the aesthetic and ethical complexities of making movies about murder, sex, and queer history. MORE INFO
  The Met in HD   The Met in HD: Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Sunday, November 13, at 12 p.m.
Frank Sinatra Hall, Norris Cinema Theatre
Admission is free. RSVP online now! Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP HERE

Following a pre-opera discussion hosted by the USC Thornton School of Music, we will present a delayed satellite broadcast of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, one of the greatest operas of all time. The charismatic Simon Keenlyside sings the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de theatre. Fabio Luisi conducts. MORE INFO
  Ainadamar   USC Thornton Opera Presents Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar
Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m.
Bing Theatre
Admission is free for USC students, staff, and faculty; tickets will be available at the door with valid ID. General public ticket prices vary. BUY TICKETS

The USC Thornton Opera, in collaboration with the USC Thornton Symphony, will perform Osvaldo Golijov’s award-winning opera Ainadamar. With a Spanish-language libretto by renowned playwright David Henry Hwang, Ainadamar (Arabic for “Fountain of Tears”) imagines the final hours of the brilliant Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. MORE INFO
  RSVP Reminders
Lil Buck
  Jookin' with Buck   Jookin’ with Buck
Wednesday, November 30, at 5:30 p.m.
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, Room 106
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP HERE

Charles “Lil Buck” Riley received international attention in 2011 when a video of his improvised performance with cellist Yo-Yo Ma—who declared Lil Buck a “genius”—went viral on YouTube. Since then, he’s blown audiences away performing with Madonna at the Super Bowl, New York City Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil. Now is your chance to learn the Memphis street dance jookin’ from Lil Buck himself in an intimate and wildly fun, high-energy workshop. MORE INFO
  WHAT MOVES YOU   WHAT MOVES YOU Featuring Lil Buck and Ashley Bathgate
Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP HERE

Don’t miss your chance to see the spectacular dancer and choreographer Lil Buck and acclaimed cellist Ashley Bathgate, as they come together for a mesmerizing performance that reveals the intricacy of the relationship between movement and music. They will be joined by a special guest, the incredible movement artist and choreographer Jon Boogz. In this remarkable performance, Buck, Boogz, and Bathgate breathtakingly push the boundaries of what dance and music can be. MORE INFO
  Looking Ahead
  1/19: Kurt Weill Before Broadway, MORE INFO
1/20: What Does Hopscotch Sound Like?, MORE INFO
1/20: Hopscotch in Concert, MORE INFO

For more information on these and other events, please visit our website.

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