|Dr. John C. Mather|
|Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul|
|The SIUE & SIUC Combined Orchestras|
|Dr. Temple Grandin|
|James Carville and Alberto Gonzales|
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FLIGHT is based on the intersection of technology, history and art: the early days of powered flight, pioneering women fliers of the time, the eve of The Great War, and Chekhov's The Seagull. Set in a suburb of Paris in 1913, this theatrical piece revolves around the onstage assembly of a three-quarter sized Bleriot XI monoplane, and the theatrical template includes new choreography, a complex sound and music score, and filmmaking. FLIGHT uses a contemporary, integrated artistic approach to treat the first decades of the 20th century, linking the present with the past to reveal the core relationships of art and society.
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