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Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center

2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
(919) 660-1700

January 2020

Here to Hear // Hear to Here

Friday, January 24 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

How does our hearing of music change when we are a part of its creation? Join musician and artist Brooks Frederickson for reflections on music and music-making prompted by his interactive audio installation Here to Hear // Hear to Here, currently on view in the Ruby.

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Puppets Invade the Co-Lab! Artist Residency Kickoff Lunch

Monday, January 27 at 12:00 pm
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
Saleem and Tarish

Join puppeteer Tarish Pipkins and filmmaker Saleem Reshamwala as they break down their previous collaborations, discuss creativity, making, and how to shoot music videos of puppets. Lunch provided.

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Between Movement and Emotions in Modern Dance

Friday, January 31 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Choreographer and performer Hsiao-Tzu Tien, visiting Duke from Taiwan, gives insight into her work that continually pushes the human body to express emotion and imagination.

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February 2020

Using the Restaurant to Evoke Institutional Culture

Friday, February 7 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Director, playwright, and visiting artist Richard Maxwell discusses the development of a performance comprised of student actors which will take place as a work-in-progress showing in the gallery of the Rubenstein Arts Building in February.

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Music and the Sacred Arts at Duke Chapel

Friday, February 14 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Dr. Zebulon Highben, director of Chapel Music at Duke Chapel, provides an overview of music and the fine arts at the Chapel, with insight into future directions for growth and outreach.

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Arts & Context: Leyla McCalla and Kiyoko McCrae

Friday, February 28 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Haitian-American singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla and director Kiyoko McCrae discuss their new multidisciplinary project and Duke Performances commission: Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever.

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Healing Wounds through Creative Expression with Fariha Róisín

Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Join us for a keynote, reading, and discussion with esteemed Bangladeshi-Australian poet, novelist, and cultural critic Fariha Róisín.

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March 2020

Arts & Context: Imani Winds

Friday, March 20 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

On the eve of their performance of Revolutionary aka the Civil Rights Project, GRAMMY-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds discusses their history, current projects, and two-year residency at Duke.

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Playing Through is the Easy Part!

Friday, March 27 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Advanced students in Duke Music's Chamber Music Program discuss their process of learning to rehearse and play as a group before performing live at Ruby Friday.

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April 2020

Forest for the Trees

Friday, April 3 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Artist Heather Gordon takes us behind-the-scenes of her data-driven art, including her most recent project which mined the Duke Forest archives and includes UNLESS, a tape installation in the Ruby.

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Radical Repair Workshop

Friday, April 17 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Julia will give a presentation on her ongoing public art project, the Radical Repair Workshop. The talk will explore the historic context of repair, our current relationship to objects vis-a-vis single use culture, and how a sculptural intervention can create a new approach to traditional modes of repair.

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