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Zeitgeist

NOUN, ZEITŸGEIST, ˈTSĪT-ˌGĪST

THE DEFINING SPIRIT OR MOOD OF A PARTICULAR PERIOD OF HISTORY AS SHOWN BY THE IDEAS AND BELIEFS OF THE TIME.

student run interdisciplinary collective made up of musiciansdancers, and visual-artists, The Chautauqua Inter-Arts Collective, formed at the start of the summer to brainstorm what its concert would be about. The artists asked themselves what their theme should be: What does it mean to be at Chautauqua? What do we bring to Chautauqua that isn’t currently being done? The collective quickly realized that it was the need to express oneself that had brought them together; the desire to collaborate with other art-forms and muddle the boundaries between disciplines. These young artists hungered for an outlet totell their storythe zeitgeist of an artist in the 21st century.

Artistic Director: Julian Loida
Co-Directors: Kyle Johnson & Kevin Gupana
Dancers: Anthony Schweighardt, Jack Miller, Ashlan Zay
Poetry: Evan Zegiel
Reader: Phillip Stoddard
Visual Artists: 
Kate Plourde, Alex Myers, Gabriel Barrios, Rebecca Senn
Musicians: Kyle Johnson, Marisa Votapek, Grace Hartman, Joseph Bauer, Dorelle Sluchin, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Aden Brooks, Carrie Davids, Julian Loida, Martin Jonsson, Abby Black, Jacy Ripley, Luke Schwalbach, Sarah Minneman, Matt Flanders, Brian Cannady, Cameron Leach, Alex Baker, Dudley Raine, Christian Howard, Philip Stoddard, Alyssa Campbell.

 
Poster artwork by  Rebecca Ness

Poster artwork by Rebecca Ness

Verses Through Verses

NEC students present ‘VERSES THROUGH VERSUS’, an off-campus, off-script show on Friday, March 11 (2016) that tests the boundaries of artistic genrestyle and form. Hosted at The Record Co., each piece on the program will present at least two opposing elements--Renaissance lute is thrust together with minimalist vocal loops, John Cage’s music unfolds on canvas and two dueling deities from the Santeria religion meet on stage to find common ground

In fall of 2015, a core group of five NEC students came together to design a performance project that would reflect the vast musical and cultural diversity at the school. Although NEC attracts students from every continent and encourages young artists to explore their cultural roots, there are still enduring divisions that exist between genresstudent communities and artistic disciplines. Verses through Versuscreates a world in which these divisions do not exist, where music can truly bring people together and connect hundreds of years in the span of a few seconds.

Artistic Director: Julian Loida

 

Rebecca Ness and Julian Loida

Painter + Percussionist

 

Sam McReynolds and Julian Loida

Dancer + Percussionist

 

Alex Nazar and Julian Loida

Painter/Annimator + Percussionist

 

EJ Art Duo

Elena Johnson and Julian Loida
Painter + Percussionist

 

Chautauqua Inter-Arts Program (2015): 

"Red Meat"

James Palmer, Director
Taro Takizawa, Artist/Printer-maker
Elena Perroni, Singer/Actress
Melvin Jackson, French-Horn
Julian Loida, Percussion

This project "Red Meat" that is featured in the video below was awarded a second performance in McKnight Hall as a part of the Chautauqua Student Chamber Music Series after it's premiere.

 
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How Precious the Moment.

Won 2nd place at Chautauqua's 2016 Student Choreography Competition.

Choreographer and Director: Anthony Schweighardt
Original poem "How Precious the Moment" written by Julian Loida
Spoken-Word: Julian Loida and Cara Hansvick
Dancers: Students of the 2016 Chautauqua Ballet School
Original Music: Julian Loida, Joe Bauer (bass), Lian Ojakangas (violin), Julie Takeda (violin)