Apr. 04, 2012

Zvika Serper Visits Campus April 10 and 11

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Zvika Serper, an internationally recognized Israeli artist, director and actor, will visit campus on April 10 and 11.

Serper will give a lecture-demonstration on his process on April 10 in Newton 204 from 4 - 6:30 pm. The event is free, open to the public and followed by a reception at 7 pm in the Brodie Faculty Lounge.

On April 11, Serper will screen his intercultural production of "Agamemnon" in Newton 201 from 2:30pm. The screening is free and open to the public.

Serper will also meet with students informally in Writers House to discuss theater, interculturalist practice, directing and his experiences abroad; hours are to be announced.

Serper has studied Japanese theater extensively and developed an approach to drawing on Japanese performance traditions to create his own contemporary intercultural productions of Western classics. An Israeli actor, director and scholar who specializes in Japanese traditional theater, Serper has developed an innovative approach to apply organically elements of traditional theatrical practice to modern productions of Western dramas. He has given lecture/demonstrations and conducted master classes and workshops in acting and movement techniques at major theaters, acting schools and universities Serper is the former Chairperson of both the Department of East Asian Studies and Department of Theater at Tel Aviv University; he currently holds a joint appointment in both departments.

Serper's visit is sponsored by Asian / Asian American Studies & Programming, Office of the Provost, Department of Theatre/Dance, Office of Residence Life/Writers House, and Multicultural Events and Programming.


For more information, please contact Randy Kaplan at kaplanr@geneseo.edu or 585-245-5806.