InterPlay: Poetry and Light in Performance

Tuesday + Wednesday, May 7+ 8, 7:30pm

Studio 1, Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

Colby College

The Departments of English and Performance, Theater, and Dance present InterPlay: Poetry and Light in Performance.

Imagine original poems about every human feeling from the desire to be elsewhere to a sense of extreme exhaustion brought to life in performance with light. Colby poets and light designers present InterPlay: a celebration of original work, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the many dimensions of poetry—in all its darkness—in light.

InterPlay is presented as part of the Center for the Arts and Humanities theme of PLAY:

‘Play’ is a term that spans a gamut of endeavors in the liberal arts without resolving the tensions. Bounding and bouncing across diverse histories and geographies, play connects action and rest, pleasure and exhaustion, young and old, human and nonhuman, and intellect and whimsy. This two-year theme (’23–’24 and ’24–’25) invites the campus and its community partners to explore, embody, and enact the complications of the theme. Engaging playful paradoxes as well as the inequalities that surround the theme, we ask: Is it work to intellectualize play? How and when is playing around seen as a subversive and even dangerous act? Who gets to play, and who doesn’t? Play, as practice and concept, challenges the demands of intellectual rigor, offering possibilities for haptic engagement, queer curiosities, happenings and actions, and fun.

Free tickets for InterPlay can be reserved here.

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