Que Viva Mexico!January 29, 2009
CENCIA’s international programming premiered with the showing of Sergei Eisenstein’s Que Viva Mexico! Buried under communist control for many decades, the silent film chronicles life in Mexico in the 1930s. Bent Frequency New Music Ensemble performs live musical accompaniment to the film.
Vona GroarkeApril 1, 2009
Irish born poet Vona Groarke reads poetry from her works Flight and Earlier Poems and Juniper Street. A graduate of Trinity College in Dublin and University College in Cork, she has worked in the U.K., the U.S., and Norway. She has been awarded the Hennessy Award, the Brendan Behan Memorial Prize, Strokestown International Poetry Award, the Stand Magazine Poetry Prize, and runner-up in the Times Literary Supplement Poetry Competition (2003)
Demetrio Bautista LazoApril 2, 2009
Demetrio Bautisto Lazo, a weaver and artisan from the Zapotec community in Teotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, exhibits his textiles, conducts a master class, and presents a public lecture about his work. Mr. Lazo’s expertise is in the area of natural dye techniques which render vibrant and compelling color to his weavings.
Anat CohenApril 8, 2009
Jazz musician Anat Cohen presents a concert at the Rialto Center for the Arts Feed Your Senses program and teaches a master class for students in the GSU School of Music. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Cohen has received numerous awards and accolades for her work. She studied at the Berklee College of Music and has performed throughout the world.
MatchbookApril 29, 2009
The Matchbook project pairs Matchbook, a set of sonnet sequences based on personal ads written by GSU Professor of English and Creative Writing Beth Gylys, and originial music by composer Dan Welcher. A performance of the collaborative endeavor is staged at GSU’s Kopleff Recital Hall.
International Sculpture Model ExhibitionApril 22 – 23, 2009
Sculptors George Beasley of Georgia State University and Paul Cosgrove of the Glasgow School of Art unveil a model for a proposed sculpture for downtown Atlanta. Recognizing the changing face of Atlanta as one of the most international cities of the American South, the sculptors sought to create a space and environment reflective of the city’s emerging portrait.
Italian Film FestivalApril 28 – May 1, 2009
Since 2009, CENCIA has been pleased to sponsor the Annual Atlanta Italian Film Festival. Through a partnership with the Miami Italian Film Festival, GSU and the city of Atlanta enjoy the best in contemporary Italian film each spring. Many of the films featured in the 3rd annual festival have never been shown in Atlanta.