Northern Michigan University Theater and Dance will present the world premiere of the full-length ballet, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. This twist on the classic Scandinavian folk tale features original choreography by director Jill Grundstrom and original music composed by Griffin Candey. The production is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, through Saturday, Jan. 26, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Admission is $15 for general public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. All theatre and dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.
Arts and Culture
After a year-long hiatus, the One Book One Community program is making its comeback with a new name and new partner. Two Books Two Communities expands the 13-year program with two book selections—both about the Great Lakes—and a variety of events being held in both Marquette and Munising.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center proudly announces the Upper Peninsula Folklife Awardees for 2019. Each year since 2009, the Beaumier Center has presented this award to individuals or groups who have made a difference in the creating or preserving the folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula.
Northern Michigan University junior environmental science major Ryann Rich was recently named the Helen and William Milliken Scholar by the Michigan Environmental Council for her proposed undergraduate research idea “Wetting Your Wheat: Is Sustainable Agriculture in the Marshes?” Established in 2018, the Belding, MI native is the first recipient of the scholarship.
The Marquette Choral Society's upcoming spring concert is titled Russian Nights: Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov. Under the direction of Music Director and NMU Professor Erin Colwitz, the group will perform without instrumental accompaniment. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
The annual Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival will be held Wednesday, April 10-Friday, April 12. Thanks to a unique collaboration with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, this year's Jazz Festival will feature trumpeter Allen Vizzutti. He will participate in an educational clinic and perform with the NMU Jazz Band and Combo in the closing concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Kaufman Auditorium.