Polyglot Performances: Music, Theater & Poetry in 10 Languages

Polyglot Performances - the tradition of excellence continues

Save the date for the 7th Annual Polyglot Performances!

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 4:30PM-8:30PM

Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus

Free & open to the public        

Refreshments will be served during intermission

 

The 2014 Polyglot Performances, an International Week event, is a showcase of student performances celebrating linguistic diversity and multicultural understanding with performances in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Russian. The performances feature plays, songs, poetry, and the like performed by Mason students in these languages and directed by faculty members in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

 

PROGRAM

======PART I 4:30pm – 6:00pm======

 

Opening remarks by Dr. Marjorie Hall Haley, Professor and Director of Foreign Language Teacher Licensure in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University

 

Dr. Mónica Mulholland's workshop "The Educational Value of Drama Techniques in Language Learning"

Portuguese poems

 

"Mean Girls", the Best Short Film" at the 7th annual Korean Learning Students' Short Film Festival

Irish treble jig

German short film "Ein seltsamer Vorfall" [A Strange Occurrence], a work based on Franz Kafka's "Der Prozess [The Trial]"

Chinese songs and poems

Russian performance

 

INTERMISSION 6:00pm-6:15pm  

 

======PART II 6:15pm - 8:30pm ======

Japanese play "Peach Boy"

French performances I: Poems, songs and music

Arabic song

Turkish performance

French performances II: "L'avare" [The Miser], an adaptation of Moliere's play. Songs, poems, music and tam tam

Spanish song and dance

 

This year’s event also features an art exhibit with selected paintings by Nadia Duchelle.

 

This International Week event is presented by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages with financial support from the University Life Programming Committee.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Sufumi So, sso2@gmu.edu

Links to videos of the previous shows are available at http://mcl.gmu.edu/articles/5273 (2013), http://mcl.gmu.edu/articles/3916 (2012), and http://mcl.gmu.edu/articles/2871 (2011).

 

Polyglot Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/275553685954022

 

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