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von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center

2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1700 artscenter.duke.edu

February 2018

Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe “MEETING”

February 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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Publicity photo of Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe on stage

A spellbinding mix of classic b-boy moves and contemporary dance, Australian choreographer Antony Hamilton and sound artist and dancer Alexander Macindoe’s Bessie Award-winning MEETING uses a mechanically improvised score as the starting point for a mesmerizing dance spectacle.

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Jennifer Koh “Shared Madness: New Work for Solo Violin”

February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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Jennifer Koh holding her violin with bow raised.

Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh plays two different concerts featuring thirty-two short pieces from the world’s greatest living composers, among them Kaija Saariaho, Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Vijay Iyer, Gabriel Kahane, Philip Glass, Augusta Read Thomas, David Lang, and John Harbison.

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Bedlam “Saint Joan”

February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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Brooklyn theater company Bedlam presents George Bernard Shaw’s 1923 tragedy Saint Joan, based on the trials of Joan of Arc, with four actors playing two dozen characters; Bedlam doubles down by producing Shakespeare’s Hamlet — a tale of murder, madness, and revenge — using the same four actors, in repertory with Saint Joan.

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Bedlam “Hamlet”

February 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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Brooklyn theater company Bedlam presents George Bernard Shaw’s 1923 tragedy Saint Joan, based on the trials of Joan of Arc, with four actors playing two dozen characters; Bedlam doubles down by producing Shakespeare’s Hamlet — a tale of murder, madness, and revenge — using the same four actors, in repertory with Saint Joan.

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March 2018

“THE_OPER&” World Premiere

March 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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One event on March 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

A bold new opera using the high-drama framework of opera and advanced technology to explore ideas of apocalypse, renewal, and survival in the modern age.

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April 2018

Chicago

April 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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One event on April 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Promotional graphic for Chicago showing a smoking gun

Record-breaking smash hit Chicago is coming to the von der Heyden Studio Theater! Come enjoy a night of fame and criminality as Hoof ‘n’ Horn razzle dazzles you with all that jazz.

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Chicago

April 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Promotional graphic for Chicago showing a smoking gun

Record-breaking smash hit Chicago is coming to the von der Heyden Studio Theater! Come enjoy a night of fame and criminality as Hoof ‘n’ Horn razzle dazzles you with all that jazz. This matinee (April 14) features audio description for audience members with low or no vision.

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Chicago

April 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Promotional graphic for Chicago showing a smoking gun

Record-breaking smash hit Chicago is coming to the von der Heyden Studio Theater! Come enjoy a night of fame and criminality as Hoof ‘n’ Horn razzle dazzles you with all that jazz.

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JACK Quartet “American Music No. 2”

April 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Publicity shot of JACK Quartet

The JACK Quartet returns for its second concert of the season as Duke Performances’ ensemble-in-residence with another daring program of American music for string quartet: works by Erin Gee, Mark Applebaum, Elliott Carter, Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, and, a month after its Carnegie Hall premiere, Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 8.

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May 2018

“…these borders that keep me down…”

May 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm4:00 pm
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Color-coded map of Durham with the words 'these borders that keep me down' scrawled over the top

SLIPPAGE presents an hour-long afrotechnopunk extravaganza that explores redlining, gerrymandering, and asocial cartographies that produce and reinforce inequality—a Moogfest event.

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“…these borders that keep me down…”

May 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Color-coded map of Durham with the words 'these borders that keep me down' scrawled over the top

SLIPPAGE presents an hour-long afrotechnopunk extravaganza that explores redlining, gerrymandering, and asocial cartographies that produce and reinforce inequality—a Moogfest event.

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June 2018

“Places Please!” Starring Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin

June 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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Keigwin + Co clowning in a dressing room

Nicole Wolcott—“One of today’s finest dance comedians and a knockout dancer,” according to the New York Times—joins ADF alumnus Larry Keigwin in "Places Please!," a zany trip backstage in the final moments before the curtain goes up. The program celebrates and extends the creative relationship that served as KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s foundation during its burgeoning years.

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“Places Please!” Starring Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Keigwin + Co clowning in a dressing room

Nicole Wolcott—“One of today’s finest dance comedians and a knockout dancer,” according to the New York Times—joins ADF alumnus Larry Keigwin in "Places Please!," a zany trip backstage in the final moments before the curtain goes up. The program celebrates and extends the creative relationship that served as KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s foundation during its burgeoning years.

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Anne Plamondon

June 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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Anne Plamadon

Anne Plamondon presents her solo work "The Same Eyes as Yours," a poetic dance-theater performance in which she dares to take on the subject of mental illness. Made in collaboration with actress, author, and director Marie Brassard, the work explores the grey zones that inhabit us and cause us suffering, the incomprehension of others, and the body, too small to contain limitless thought.

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July 2018

Kyle Abraham’s “A.I.M”

July 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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A pair of Kyle Abraham's dancers on stage

Kyle Abraham’s interdisciplinary dance company A.I.M. presents "Dearest Home," an interactive dance work focused on love, longing, and loss, comprised primarily of solos and duets in conversation and collaboration with a variety of age groups and self-identified subcultures.

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September 2018

Jason Moran & the Bandwagon (CANCELLED)

September 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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Publicity photo of Jason Moran

Jazz superstar Jason Moran and his exceptional trio The Bandwagon—bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits—play one of the most intimate and elegant spaces they’ll appear in all year, a testament to Duke Performances’ longtime partnership with Moran.

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October 2018

Amir ElSaffar + Hamid Al-Saadi—”Building Bridges: Muslims In America”

October 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Publicity photo of Amir ElSaffar playing trumpet

Amir ElSaffar, one of the United States’ most inventive jazz musicians, is also an ardent devotee of Iraqi maqam, a centuries-old musical repertoire built on yearning melismatic melodies, shimmering microtonal modes, and entrancing cyclical rhythms; he is joined by one of the last living masters of Baghdadi maqam, Hamid Al-Saadi.

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Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents The Addams Family

October 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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Hoof 'n' Horn is excited to kick off its 82nd season with the hit musical comedy, The Addams Family!

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Brian Harnetty: “Shawnee, Ohio”

October 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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Brian Harnetty publicity photo

Brian Harnetty mines Appalachia’s past with a singular aim: to salvage stories from one of the country’s most neglected regions and make them resonate, shaping archival tales of hardscrabble existence in his ancestral home of Shawnee, Ohio into a poignant living portrait, co-commissioned by Duke Performances and performed by a top-tier ensemble of the region’s folk and classical musicians.

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Brian Harnetty: “Shawnee, Ohio”

October 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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Brian Harnetty publicity photo

Brian Harnetty mines Appalachia’s past with a singular aim: to salvage stories from one of the country’s most neglected regions and make them resonate, shaping archival tales of hardscrabble existence in his ancestral home of Shawnee, Ohio into a poignant living portrait, co-commissioned by Duke Performances and performed by a top-tier ensemble of the region’s folk and classical musicians.

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November 2018

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

November 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a new documentary that explores the unmet need for open access to research and science.

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Blaze the Stage: MGC Stroll & Step Showcase

November 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Blaze the Stage poster

Come watch the Multicultural Greek Council chapters as they compete in a fierce night of stroll and step dancing!

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Ciompi Quartet: “Remembered, Imagined, Re-imagined” with Eliza Bagg, soprano

November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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Program includes Steve Reich: Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape; Claudio Monteverdi: Two songs arr. for Soprano & String Quartet; and the world premiere of Daniel Wohl's New Work for String Quartet, Soprano, and Electronics.

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Ciompi Quartet: “Remembered, Imagined, Re-imagined” with Eliza Bagg, soprano

November 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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Program includes Steve Reich: Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape; Claudio Monteverdi: Two songs arr. for Soprano & String Quartet; and the world premiere of Daniel Wohl's New Work for String Quartet, Soprano, and Electronics.

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December 2018

Kurt Weill’s LOVE LIFE Workshop

December 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Victoria Clark directs this workshop presentation of Love Life, a vaudeville in two acts with music and lyrics by Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner.

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Encounters: with the Music of Our Time presents “A Forest Unfolding”

December 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm

A concert featuring a collaborative cantata with music contributed by Duke music professor Stephen Jaffe and composition program alum David Kirkland Garner. The program is rounded out with new music by Duke graduate composition fellows.

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February 2019

Artist talk: Ramiro Gomez

February 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Ramiro Gomez's re-imaginings of David Hockney’s ​iconic ​paintings and other classic images​ evoking the luxurious lifestyles of Southern California​ illustrate "Domestic Disturbances"––everyday, familiar scenes that cast light on "questions of the relative worth and value of human lives.

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Stew & The Negro Problem: “Notes of a Native Song”

February 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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Publicity photo of Stew

Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew and his mighty band The Negro Problem bring their new musical, Notes of a Native Song — a rapturous mix of rock, jazz, and soul named for James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son — to the von der Heyden Studio Theater as part of Duke Performances’ 2018/2019 season.

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Stew & The Negro Problem: “Notes of a Native Song”

February 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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Publicity photo of Stew

Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew and his mighty band The Negro Problem bring their new musical, Notes of a Native Song — a rapturous mix of rock, jazz, and soul named for James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son — to the von der Heyden Studio Theater as part of Duke Performances’ 2018/2019 season.

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Stew & The Negro Problem: “Notes of a Native Song”

February 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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Publicity photo of Stew

Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew and his mighty band The Negro Problem bring their new musical, Notes of a Native Song — a rapturous mix of rock, jazz, and soul named for James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son — to the von der Heyden Studio Theater as part of Duke Performances’ 2018/2019 season.

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Stew & The Negro Problem: “Notes of a Native Song”

February 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2019

One event on February 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Publicity photo of Stew

Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew and his mighty band The Negro Problem bring their new musical, Notes of a Native Song — a rapturous mix of rock, jazz, and soul named for James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son — to the von der Heyden Studio Theater as part of Duke Performances’ 2018/2019 season.

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All of the Above Showcase

February 21, 2019February 24, 2019

All of the Above (AOTA) is a showcase that presents monologues written anonymously by female-identifying Duke students.

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March 2019

Incomputable Futures Symposium

March 1, 2019March 2, 2019

This event brings together scholars and artists whose work directly addresses the intersections of experimental media practice, identity politics and the effects of computational technologies on culture and aesthetics.

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(de)Colonization: (re)Turning to the Material

Abstract image like a splash of water against a black background

In this performance, Tiara Roxanne challenges historical notions of Indigeneity by re-creating a territorial dehiscence with clay.

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SOMA

Abstract image like a splash of water against a black background

SOMA is the project of the speculative audio-visual-bio-mimetic platform agency, GOVERNANCE INC, that uses custom electronic tools, signals, digital DNA, speculative philosophy, and genome sequencing to create hybrid soma-cyborganisms.

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April 2019

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: In the Heights

April 11, 2019April 20, 2019

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

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May 2019

Duke Arts Awards Ceremony 2019

The Duke Arts Awards Ceremony had a full house in the 150-seat Von Der Heyden theater.

The 31st Annual Trinity College Arts Awards Ceremony, hosted by Dean Arlie O. Petters and Vice Provost Scott Lindroth, will take place during Commencement Weekend.

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June 2019

American Dance Festival | Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan / Culture Mill

June 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

At once an artistic endeavor and a research project, this multi-generational work by North Carolina choreographers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan explores the relationship between cognitive engagement, interpersonal relationships, and movement.

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American Dance Festival | Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan / Culture Mill

June 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

At once an artistic endeavor and a research project, this multi-generational work by North Carolina choreographers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan explores the relationship between cognitive engagement, interpersonal relationships, and movement.

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July 2019

American Dance Festival | Eiko Otake / The Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable

July 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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Eiko’s performance will be an interdisciplinary, inter-generational work that interweaves various duets with an eclectic mix of collaborators including celebrated painter and Duke faculty member Beverly McIver.

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American Dance Festival | Eiko Otake / The Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable

July 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until July 10, 2019

Eiko’s performance will be an interdisciplinary, inter-generational work that interweaves various duets with an eclectic mix of collaborators including celebrated painter and Duke faculty member Beverly McIver.

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American Dance Festival | Eiko Otake / The Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable

July 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until July 10, 2019

Eiko’s performance will be an interdisciplinary, inter-generational work that interweaves various duets with an eclectic mix of collaborators including celebrated painter and Duke faculty member Beverly McIver.

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August 2019

Project Arts Showcase

August 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Come see the culmination of students' work at the P-Arts Showcase! P-Arts is designed to introduce incoming undergraduates to the Duke and Durham arts scene.

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September 2019

Parliament

September 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Parliament is a pioneering work of situational choreography where participants sharing this space enact new forms of communion by not speaking and by not using electronic devices.

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Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest

September 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Ambrose Akinmusire headshot

Acclaimed trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire's latest project confronts institutional racism and cyclical poverty with an utterly original fusion of hip-hop, free improvisation, and chamber music. He'll be joined at Duke by rapper Kokayi, pianist Sam Harris, drummer Justin Brown, and Mivos Quartet.

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October 2019

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

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Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Find out more »

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Find out more »

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Find out more »

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Find out more »

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Find out more »

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Find out more »

Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents: Cabaret

October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Duke's student-run musical theater group, Hoof 'n' Horn, presents Cabaret. Set in a nightclub in the late 1920s, Cabaret explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

Find out more »

November 2019

1600 Vine

November 1, 2019 at 10:00 pm11:30 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

1600 Vine is a one-act original musical about a group of YouTubers and social media influencers whose homegrown videos have made them into viral phenomena.

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Behind the Scenes with Dope Labs, A Spotify Original Podcast

November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am12:00 pm

Celebrate a decade of DEMAN with the co-hosts of Spotify's Dope Labs Podcast.

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Duke’s Got Talent Showcase

November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Celebrate the incredible talents of our alumni in this all-star line-up featuring dance, music, improv, and more! Duke's Got Talent is part of DEMAN Weekend 2019.

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1600 Vine

November 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm11:30 pm
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

1600 Vine is a one-act original musical about a group of YouTubers and social media influencers whose homegrown videos have made them into viral phenomena.

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1600 Vine

November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

1600 Vine is a one-act original musical about a group of YouTubers and social media influencers whose homegrown videos have made them into viral phenomena.

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Rafiq Bhatia: Breaking English

November 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Rafiq Bhatia headshot

Guitarist/composer Rafiq Bhatia's music finds a visceral common ground between ecstatic avant-jazz, mournful soul, tangled strings and building-shaking electronics. A Raleigh native and the son of Muslim immigrant parents, Bhatia's residency is part of Duke Performances' initiative Building Bridges: Muslims in America.

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Torry Bend & Howard L. Craft: Dreaming

November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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Torry Bend and Howard L. Craft

Created by Duke theater professor Torry Bend and playwright/poet Howard L. Craft, this translation into puppetry of Winsor McCay's fanciful century-old comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland artfully confronts the original's racist imagery.

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Torry Bend & Howard L. Craft: Dreaming

November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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Torry Bend and Howard L. Craft

Created by Duke theater professor Torry Bend and playwright/poet Howard L. Craft, this translation into puppetry of Winsor McCay's fanciful century-old comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland artfully confronts the original's racist imagery.

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Torry Bend & Howard L. Craft: Dreaming

November 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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Torry Bend and Howard L. Craft

Created by Duke theater professor Torry Bend and playwright/poet Howard L. Craft, this translation into puppetry of Winsor McCay's fanciful century-old comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland artfully confronts the original's racist imagery.

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December 2019

Inside Joke Presents: November

December 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm9:00 pm

A sketch comedy show for the holidays by Inside Joke, Duke's premier sketch comedy group. Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and come ready to laugh!

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Inside Joke Presents: November.

December 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Inside Joke, Duke’s premier sketch comedy student group, is back just in time to help you greet the holiday season! Doors open at 7:30pm, performance starts at 8pm.

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January 2020

MonuMEnts: Stefanie Batten Bland Movement Intensive Public Showing

Sunday, January 26 at 5:00 pm

This free public showing is the culmination of a two-weekend intensive led by choreographic artist Stefanie Batten Bland. Together, Duke student and Durham dancers develop and interrogate the definition of monuments literally, musically, figuratively, and physically through dance theater methods.

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From Myth to Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation

Thursday, January 30 at 8:00 pm
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One event on January 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm

This compelling one-man play by Duke staff member Ira Knight transforms the American civil rights and international human rights leader from mythical icon to authentic human being.

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From Myth to Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation

Friday, January 31 at 8:00 pm
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One event on January 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm

This compelling one-man play by Duke staff member Ira Knight transforms the American civil rights and international human rights leader from mythical icon to authentic human being.

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February 2020

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company with Stefanie Batten Bland

Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Contemporary dance-theater choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland returns to the Rubenstein Arts Center’s airy “Dance Cube” to continue developing her commissioned work with the brilliant young dancers-in-training of American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company.

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company with Stefanie Batten Bland

Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Contemporary dance-theater choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland returns to the Rubenstein Arts Center’s airy “Dance Cube” to continue developing her commissioned work with the brilliant young dancers-in-training of American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company.

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company with Stefanie Batten Bland

Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Contemporary dance-theater choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland returns to the Rubenstein Arts Center’s airy “Dance Cube” to continue developing her commissioned work with the brilliant young dancers-in-training of American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company.

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company with Stefanie Batten Bland

Sunday, February 16 at 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Contemporary dance-theater choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland returns to the Rubenstein Arts Center’s airy “Dance Cube” to continue developing her commissioned work with the brilliant young dancers-in-training of American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company.

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The Rare Music Series presents La Paix du Parnasse: French and Italian masterworks of the Baroque with Sonnambula

Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm

Praised as "remarkable" and "superb" by the New Yorker, Sonnambula is a historically-informed ensemble that brings to light unknown music for various combinations of early instruments with the lush sound of the viol at the core.

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“Parliament”: a social choreographic work

Wednesday, February 26 at 5:00 pm8:00 pm

"Parliament" is a pioneering work of situational choreography and exploration of ecological aesthetics. The work offers participants a critically needed withdrawal from normal modes of social action and provides instead an innovative site for 21st-century experimentalist cooperation.

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March 2020

Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever—World Premiere

Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 6, 2020

A multidisciplinary work, commissioned by Duke Performances from Haitian-American musician Leyla McCalla and director Kiyoko McCrae, that taps Duke's Radio Haiti Archive to lift up everyday voices of resistance and celebration in late-20th century Haiti.

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Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever—World Premiere

Thursday, March 5 at 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 6, 2020

A multidisciplinary work, commissioned by Duke Performances from Haitian-American musician Leyla McCalla and director Kiyoko McCrae, that taps Duke's Radio Haiti Archive to lift up everyday voices of resistance and celebration in late-20th century Haiti.

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Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever—World Premiere

Friday, March 6 at 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 6, 2020

A multidisciplinary work, commissioned by Duke Performances from Haitian-American musician Leyla McCalla and director Kiyoko McCrae, that taps Duke's Radio Haiti Archive to lift up everyday voices of resistance and celebration in late-20th century Haiti.

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CANCELLED: All of the Above Annual Showcase

Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 pmSunday, March 22 at 7:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

All of the Above (AOTA) is an annual student showcase that presents monologues written anonymously by female-identifying Duke students.

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CANCELLED: All of the Above Annual Showcase

Friday, March 20 at 7:00 pmMonday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

All of the Above (AOTA) is an annual student showcase that presents monologues written anonymously by female-identifying Duke students.

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CANCELLED: All of the Above Annual Showcase

Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 pmTuesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

All of the Above (AOTA) is an annual student showcase that presents monologues written anonymously by female-identifying Duke students.

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CANCELLED: All of the Above Annual Showcase

Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

All of the Above (AOTA) is an annual student showcase that presents monologues written anonymously by female-identifying Duke students.

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May 2020

CANCELLED: Mary Halvorson: Code Girl

Friday, May 1 at 8:00 pm

One of New York’s most in-demand guitarists, with a style that stretches and transcends more that it sticks to the familiar, presents her first project as lyricist as well as musician. She's joined by an adroit sextet capable of executing her rock-adjacent ideas.

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