Festival of creativity to cap 'secret life of public spaces' project

A festival of creativity will cap 18 months of collaboration among Diavolo dance company, Penn State's architecture, landscape architecture, dance and engineering programs, and the Center for the Performing Arts. All events, except for the April10 film and the April 19 Diavolo performance at Eisenhower Auditorium, are free.

April 10

-- 7:30 p.m.: "Dogtown and Z Boys," the film about skateboarding that inspired Diavolo’s Transit Space project, to be screened a the State Theatre in State College, Pa. General admission tickets are $7, and can be purchased at the State Theatre box office. Those who show a ticket to the April 19 Diavolo performance will receive $2 off, for a total cost of $5.

April 11

-- Noon: University Dance Company open rehearsal and meet-and-greet session on the front patio of the HUB-Robeson Center.

April 13

-- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: "Public Performance as Public Pedagogy: Collaborative Creative Resistance," in the Palmer Museum of Art piazza.

-- 7 p.m.: The Secret Life of Public Spaces Arboretum Performance, at the Arboretum at Penn State.

April 14

-- 7 p.m.: The Secret Life of Public Spaces Arboretum Performance, at the Arboretum at Penn State.

April 18

-- Noon: Brown bag lunch with Diavolo Artistic Director Jacques Heim and his Transit Space design collaborators David Beaudry, Steve Connell and Paul James Predergast. The talk will take place at Eisenhower Auditorium.

April 19

-- 7:30 p.m.: World premiere of "Transit Space," a work inspired by skateboard culture that was co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State. The program also includes Fearful Symmetries, which starts and ends with a cube illuminating the parallel between mathematics and the human soul. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

April 20

-- Noon: "The Secret Life of Public Spaces HUB-Robeson Performance," on the front patio of the HUB-Robeson Center.

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Last Updated April 11, 2012