10 years of the moss arts center
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When the late Charles W. Steger became president of Virginia Tech in 2000, he announced his desire to enhance the presence and practice of the arts on campus. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary season, we look back at the creativity, culture, and community over the years.
Article ItemBrentano String Quartet , article
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 7:30 PM: Having first performed in the Fife in 2014, Brentano String Quartet returns for the center’s 10th anniversary season, joined by leading violist and Juilliard faculty member Hsin-Yun Huang.
Article Item"The Book of Life" , article
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 7:30 PM: Rwandan writer and activist Gakire Katese Odile “Kiki” takes to the stage with Ingoma Nshya, the Women Drummers of Rwanda, for new theatre project "The Book of Life," a deeply moving perspective on life, loss, and recovery.
Article ItemMountain Stage with Kathy Mattea , article
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 7 PM: Join Grammy-winning country and bluegrass star Kathy Mattea for an episode of Mountain Stage recorded live from the Fife Theatre.
Article Itemwilliam cordova , article
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17: william cordova examines the visual aspects of transition and displacement, studying the evolution and adaptation of objects and perception across time and space.
Article ItemLaurie Steelink , article
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17: Exploring connections to her Native American roots, multidisciplinary artist Laurie Steelink creates assemblages of found objects and reassembled paintings to question authenticity and consider spirituality.
Article ItemTalk: "The Rwandan Genocide and 'Macabresque'" , article
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 6:30 PM: Join Professor Edward Weisband, author of "The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity, and Enemy-Making," for a reflection on the question of how life must be lived in the presence of absence.
Article ItemPost-Performance Q&A: "The Book of Life" , article
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, following the performance: Join the performers from "The Book of Life" for this public dialogue on the production’s development and impact.
Article ItemSchool-Day Performance | Ingoma Nshya: The Women Drummers of Rwanda , article
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 10 AM: In 2004 Kiki Katese created the first-ever Rwandan female drumming ensemble, Ingoma Nshya — which is Kinyarwanda for "New Drum" or "New Power."
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