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Dear Friends:

You won’t want to miss our last event of the fall semester! Join us on Thursday for an incredible performance featuring Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, and Ashley Bathgate! Movement artists Buck and Boogz express themselves through their art in profoundly moving and powerful ways. In a stunning performance with contemporary cellist Ashley Bathgate, they will breathtakingly break the boundaries of what dance and music can be. We look forward to seeing you there!

—The Visions and Voices Team

 
  Upcoming Events
Color of Reality
 
 
  Jookin' with Buck   JOOKIN' WITH BUCK!
Wednesday, November 30, at 5:30 p.m.
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, Room 106
Admission is free. While advance reservations are full, we are accepting waitlist reservations. We also encourage you to attend on standby. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. RSVP HERE

Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is one of today’s most phenomenal dancers. He began jookin’—a street dance that originated in Memphis—at age thirteen. He has since gone on to perform and collaborate with artists and organizations including Janelle Monae, Madonna, Yo-Yo Ma, New York City Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Lil Buck himself in an intimate and wildly fun workshop. MORE INFO & WAITLIST
 
 
  WHAT MOVES YOU   WHAT MOVES YOU Featuring Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, and Ashley Bathgate
A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free. RSVP online now! Tickets will also be available at the door. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. RSVP HERE

The extraordinary dancer and choreographer Lil Buck, acclaimed cellist Ashley Bathgate, and the incredible movement artist and choreographer Jon Boogz, will come together for a mesmerizing performance. Lil Buck has performed with Janelle Monae, Madonna, Yo-Yo Ma, New York City Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil. His powerful collaborations with choreographer and fellow performer Jon Boogz, which tackle such issues as police violence, immigrant rights, and Standing Rock, recently caught the attention of the New York Times. Jon Boogz has worked with artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Naomi Campbell, and Pharrell Williams and choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance and Cirque du Soleil. They will be accompanied by one of today’s most accomplished young cellists, Ashley Bathgate, who is also a member of Bang on a Can All-Stars. You won’t want to miss this spectacular event! MORE INFO
 
 
 

For more on Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, and Ashley Bathgate, check out the videos below:

 
 
  WHAT MOVES YOU   New York Times video interview with Lil Buck  
 
  WHAT MOVES YOU   Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, “The Book of Secrets”  
 
  WHAT MOVES YOU   Ashley Bathgate performs Michael Gordon’s “Light is Calling”  
 
  WHAT MOVES YOU   Lil Buck joins Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Hamilton Ham4Ham performance  
 
  WHAT MOVES YOU   Lil Buck in Japan, “Tokyo Rain”  
 
  RSVP Reminders
Addiction in America
 
 
  The Big Lie   The Big Lie: American Addict 2
Wednesday, January 18, at 7 p.m.
School of Cinematic Arts, Room 108
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, December 6, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

Join director Sasha Knezev and physician and executive producer Gregory A. Smith for a screening of their film, The Big Lie: American Addict 2. Featuring candid interviews with politicians, celebrities, and physicians, the film reveals the effects of addiction on society, links between certain medications and crime, and the compelling and unbelievable stories of everyday people that have become addicted to prescription drugs. MORE INFO
 
 
  Kurt Weill   Forging “The Knife”—Kurt Weill Before Broadway
Thursday, January 19, at 8 p.m.
Alfred Newman Recital Hall
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, December 6, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

Explore the musical and political roots of Kurt Weill (“Mack the Knife,” “Moon of Alabama”) in a special evening of performance and conversation with violin virtuoso and humanitarian Daniel Hope and distinguished pianist, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) music director, and USC Thornton professor Jeffrey Kahane. They will share insights on Weill’s compositions, life, and career as a young composer in 1920s Berlin. They will also be joined by LACO and USC Thornton musicians for a performance including some of Weill's major chamber works. MORE INFO
 
 
  Hopscoth   What Does Hopscotch Sound Like?
Friday, January 20, at 4 p.m.
Wallis Annenberg Hall, Room L105A
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, December 7, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

Hopscotch, the world’s first-ever “mobile opera”—performed in cars and at iconic L.A. sites in 2015—has completely altered how we think about opera. A fascinating conversation about producing live performing arts in L.A.’s public spaces will feature Hopscotch composers Veronika Krausas and Marc Lowenstein; director Yuval Sharon and Elizabeth Cline of The Industry, the artist-driven company that made Hopscotch; and arts journalists Mark Swed and Sasha Anawalt. MORE INFO
 
 
  Hopscoth in Concert   Hopscotch in Concert
Friday, January 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Alfred Newman Recital Hall
Reception to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, December 7, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

“A masterpiece. Hopscotch has broken the fourth wall with a vengeance.”—The Wall Street Journal
A special evening emceed by director Yuval Sharon will be the first live concert of songs from Hopscotch, the opera that is changing how we think about opera. Following the concert, a reception and conversation will feature Industry creative-team members, renowned arts journalists, and Hopscotch composers. MORE INFO
 
 
  Addiction in America   Addiction in America
The Provost’s Series on Wicked Problems

Tuesday, January 24, at 7 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240
Reception to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, December 8, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

Join Provost Michael Quick for the second installment of the Provost’s Series on Wicked Problems. Opioid abuse has led to tragic consequences in nearly every community in America. A critical conversation with filmmaker Sasha Knezev and physician Gregory A. Smith, MD, who collaborated on the documentaries American Addict and The Big Lie: American Addict 2; USC professor and health-policy expert Dana Goldman; and moderator Avelardo Valdez, a professor in the USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, will explore the American addiction epidemic and what it might take to save lives. MORE INFO
 
 
  Looking Ahead
Alexandra Billings
 
 
  1/26: Alexandra Billings Performs, MORE INFO
1/27: Trans Representation and Hollywood, MORE INFO
1/28 & 1/29: The Minecraft Experience @ USC, MORE INFO
 
 
 

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