Fairfield University hosts 9/11 remembrance at Pepsico Theatre


CartoonDanceMusic, an improvisational trio that blends visual art, dance and music, will perform two remembrances of 9/11 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Pepsico Theatre on the campus at Fairfield University, starting at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The presentations are sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University and are open to the public.

Each 25-minute performance will consist of six sections: Rush Hour, Impact, Falling, Searching, Grieving and Anger, and Rebirth. The presentations will be followed by audience sharing, and then the trio will perform a 5-minute improvisation based upon that sharing. The entire performance will take about 45 minutes and will be followed by refreshments.

The CartoonDanceMusic trio consists of: Bob Englehart, political cartoonist for the Hartford Courant; Brad Roth, an adjunct professor of dance in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University and Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission on Arts; and Neely Bruce, professor of music at Wesleyan University.

"Neely, Bob and I appreciate this opportunity to express our feelings, thoughts and hopes regarding 9/11 through our respective art forms," said Roth, a Milford resident. "The combination of the three art forms is very powerful, and we hope to give our audiences an opportunity to feel, think and hope as well, to continue to grow in relation with the tragedy."

The suggested donation for admission to the remembrance is $5, which will be donated to the Jamie A. Hulley Fund for the Arts. For more information about the 9/11 remembrances, contact the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2459.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 1, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 45