Artist talk and demonstration by French artist Béatrice Coron. Ms. Coron’s lecture will focus on the practices and the process she uses to combine paper cutting techniques with storytelling and how her multi-national experiences have influenced her work.
VALOR presents the history of Kiffin Rockwell, who along with his brother, Paul, volunteered for the French Foreign Legion immediately upon the start of World War I in August 1914. After a year of fighting in the trenches both brothers were wounded. While Paul, owing to the severity of his wounds, became a war correspondent based in Paris, Kiffin gained admittance into the French aviation division, where he soon became a noted aviator. In April 1916 Kiffin joined a newly formed squadron of American volunteer pilots, which eventually became the famous Lafayette Escadrille. Kiffin became a celebrated member of the American unit as it fought against German aviators for control of the skies during the battle of Verdun in June and July 1916 and in other sectors of the front. This presentation relies on Kiffin Rockwell’s war letters and photographs of the Lafayette Escadrille from U.S. and French archives to relate the remarkable experiences that Rockwell had as a volunteer fighter prior to America’s entry into the war.
Experience the thrills as trampoline artists and aerial acrobats fly through the air with the greatest of ease, while jugglers, contortionists and martial artists demonstrate the exacting precision of their skills. Through jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics, impeccably timed stunts and beautiful costumes, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China merges the hustle and bustle of contemporary Shanghai with China’s rich cultural heritage to produce this celebration of their native land. They cleverly use acrobatics and circus acts to convey stories of the people from the beautifully complex country of China. This acclaimed Company has won many top awards in international competitions for their outstanding acts, many of which are included in this production. Experience the amazing beauty and thrilling feats of skill direct from Shanghai!
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Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
212 Tusculum Blvd.