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April 2014

Dance Project 2014

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Wagner College Theatre’s “Dance Project 2014” will run from Tuesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 4 in the Stage One studio theater. This year’s program features partnered dance, from swing to styles inspired by Martha Graham.

Directed and choreographed by Rusty Curcio and Joe Palmer, the cast of students includes Brittany Cataruzza, Brian Falduto, Serina Figueiras, Daniella Garofalo, Dana Gough, Kelly Hubbell, Tommy Joscelyn, Becky Grace Kalman, Darnell Kenney, Beth Miller, Jeff Mills, Jonathan Quigley, Jason Rath and Kelly Swint. Nina Weber is production stage manager.

In addition to the “Dance Project 2014” performances, a variety of other dance activities will be held throughout campus that week, including original choreography, open dance classes, dance on the Sutter Oval and a guest workshop by renowned choreographer Claire Porter.

Performances of “The Dance Project” are Tuesday, April 29 through Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4.

General admission is $10. Call the Wagner College Theatre box office at 718-390-3259.

Filmmaker discusses immigration, rights

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, April 30 at 5 p.m. in Campus Hall 201, please join the ACE program for a lecture by filmmaker Jorge Torres, “A Hard Day’s Work: Using Video for Social Justice.” Torres directs many programs at Port Richmond’s El Centro del Inmigrante that promote the empowerment of immigrants of varying documentation status. He will discuss and present several short films he has been producing on immigration and immigrant rights.

Dance Project 2014

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Wagner College Theatre’s “Dance Project 2014” will run from Tuesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 4 in the Stage One studio theater. This year’s program features partnered dance, from swing to styles inspired by Martha Graham.

Directed and choreographed by Rusty Curcio and Joe Palmer, the cast of students includes Brittany Cataruzza, Brian Falduto, Serina Figueiras, Daniella Garofalo, Dana Gough, Kelly Hubbell, Tommy Joscelyn, Becky Grace Kalman, Darnell Kenney, Beth Miller, Jeff Mills, Jonathan Quigley, Jason Rath and Kelly Swint. Nina Weber is production stage manager.

In addition to the “Dance Project 2014” performances, a variety of other dance activities will be held throughout campus that week, including original choreography, open dance classes, dance on the Sutter Oval and a guest workshop by renowned choreographer Claire Porter.

Performances of “The Dance Project” are Tuesday, April 29 through Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4.

General admission is $10. Call the Wagner College Theatre box office at 718-390-3259.

‘An Evening with Gov. George Pataki’

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the Main Hall theater, please join President Richard Guarasci for “An Evening with Gov. George Pataki,” this year’s Presidential Economic Symposium. Pataki, the 53rd governor of New York, served from 1995 through 2006. He had previously served as Peekskill, N.Y. mayor and, successively, as a member of the New York State Assembly and State Senate. According to a New York Times editorial, Pataki “earned his badge as an environmental governor by protecting wilderness, adding riverside parks, creating coalitions for cleaner air and alternative fuels and … the fulfillment of his pledge to add one million acres of land to the public estate.”

CSP’s ‘The New Century’

April 27 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27 at 9:30 p.m. in Harbor View Hall’s Gatehouse Lounge, please join Completely Student Productions for “The New Century” by Paul Rudnick, a series of short comedies about people and their specific circumstances in the new century. From a Long Island mother with three gay children, to an aging homosexual in New York City, to a Midwestern craftswoman and mother who has lost her son to AIDS, “The New Century” shoves its characters and their circumstances into the face of its audience, leaving us wondering where exactly this new century may be heading. The production is directed by Kelly Hubbell. For more information, email Brian Falduto.

Treble Concert Choir Spring Concert

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church,
309 St. Pauls Ave., Staten Island, NY United States
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On Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church (309 St. Paul’s Ave., S.I.), please join the Wagner College Treble Concert Choir for its spring concert, “O Wisdom,” conducted by Beth Johanning. The program will include music by Hildegard von Bingen, Pergolesi, Poulenc, Duruflé, Morley, W. Schuman, R. Vaughan Williams, B. Wesby, Bernstein and P.D.Q. Bach. Admission $15; children under 18 free.

S.I. Archaeology Fair

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

On Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spiro Sports Center’s Sutter Gymnasium, the Archaeology Society of Staten Island will hold its 2014 Archaeology Fair. Join Wagner College students and professors as they explore ancient cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia, analyze human remains, and dig their way through a mock excavation to find interesting artifacts! Many other hands-on activities, informative talks and authentic artifact displays will be featured at this event. For more details, visit the fair’s Web page, and see this page for a list of exhibitors.

Photographer, biographer discuss García Márquez (todo en español)

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

On Friday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in Campus Hall 201, please join Prof. Margarita Sanchez and her EYH class, “Stories of Love and Death in García Márquez,” for a visit with noted Colombian photographer Nereo López Meza, who documented Gabriel García Márquez’s journey to Sweden to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, and with novelist and journalist Gustavo Orango, author of “Un ramo de nomeolvides (A Bouquet of Forget-Me-Nots),” an early biography of García Márquez. Note that this program will be entirely in Spanish.

Jazz Orchestra Jam

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday, April 24 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join the Wagner College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Ben Sher, for its end-of-the-year jam featuring special guest, former faculty member and Wagner College favorite Barbara Lee. The program of toe-tappin’ contemporary jazz will include compositions by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Airto Moreira, Ray Charles and more.

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