Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents InCite 2009: Art Never Backs Down
February 24, 2009
March 3-10, 2009
NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is pleased to present the second annual InCite Arts Festival, “InCite 2009: Art Never Backs Down,” taking place March 3-10 in New York City. Conceived to showcase the dynamic artistic strengths and synergy of the College’s schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, the festival offers new and interdisciplinary programming that boasts an eclectic and compelling combination of titles and artists. Throughout history, art’s response to bad times has been to endure, using creativity and wit, and InCite epitomizes that response. This year’s festival will include a new full length play, Pope Joan by
Peter Brook’s adaptation of the one-act opera La Tragedie de Carmen,with director
Jim Petosa and conductor
William Lumpkin, and featuring mezzo-soprano
Stephanie Chigas and tenor
Darren Anderson; a gallery exhibition featuring the work of School of Visual Arts graduate painting alumni; and a showcase of actors and designers from the BU School of Theatre. All theatre and opera festival offerings will be held at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), and the visual arts exhibition will be held at DFN Gallery (210 11th Avenue at W. 25th Street on the 6th Floor). For more information on the festival, visit www.bu.edu/cfa/incite.
The festival returns to New York City after a remarkable success in March 2008, which culminated in a performance of
Tom Stoppard and
Andre Previn’s rarely-performed Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at The Town Hall.
Jim Petosa, Director of the BU School of Theatre and Artistic Director of the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland, is InCite’s Artistic Director, and explains the decision to return to New York for a second festival: “Balancing the bad economic news, there is a new national spirit that shares our belief in the power of the arts to elevate and inspire.” He continues, “By highlighting a ‘new conservatory’ model, InCite demonstrates the leadership role that universities can play as arts laboratories and as creative collaborators reenergizing their professions.” This new conservatory seeks to blur the artificial boundaries between teachers, students, alumni, and other artists within the College of Fine Arts community to create potent multigenerational collaborations from which everyone benefits.