Week Four :: July 14–21

Russia and the West

A quarter-century has passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union — and the promise of new relationship with the West — yet we find ourselves at what some consider the brink of a new Cold War. What has happened to damage relations between Russia and the West over 25 years, how have power dynamics changed in the age of digital and information warfare, and what must we understand about the recent history of Vladimir Putin’s Russia and its relationship with the West and the world? Building upon the work of the Chautauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations of the 1980s and 1990s, we reaffirm our need for a deeper cultural understanding of Russia, its history and its people.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Russia and Its Soul

Described by the West for decades as ‘Godless Russia,’ post-Soviet Russia has revealed that it had never actually lost its soul. In what multiple ways is this resurrected religiosity being manifested, and what else is it gradually releasing? In this week we journey into the broad heart of the Russian people.

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Judy Glantzman, VACI Lecture Series

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    Judy Glantzman, Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design



    Location: Hultquist Center

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Pilobolus Maximus

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    Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 10:45am

    Nina Khrushcheva

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    Professor of International Affairs, The New School

    Nina Khrushcheva is Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School, author of The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, and biological great-granddaughter (and adopted granddaughter) of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes will present and curate the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week Four, Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Design, Flow, Interpret, Repeat: Contemporary Abstractions

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    July 18–August 21 / Opening Reception Wednesday, July 18 /  3–5 p.m.

    Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of VACI Galleries, this vibrant exhibition in the Main Gallery of Strohl Art Center explores the relationship of color, shape and surface, linking several artists’ work together with a common abstract gesture.



    Location: Strohl Art Center / Main Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 06:30pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: As You Like It

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    Rosalind and her cousin Celia journey through the Forest of Arden to find safety, and eventually love. Along the way they meet a rag-tag group of rebels in the woods, the lovesick poet Orlando, the melancholic philosopher Jacques, and the witty clown Touchstone.



    Location: Southern Tier Brewery

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Leningrad: A Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Music School Festival Orchestra Collaboration Concert”

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor and CSO Music Director | Timothy Muffitt, MSFO Artistic and Music Director

    Repertoire: Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, op. 60, “Leningrad” 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 10:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Open-Mic Night #2

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    Get to know the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists better as they present a curated concert of diverse selections in a laid-back setting.



    Location: Athenaeum Parlor

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes will present and curate the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week Four, Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 03:15pm

    Afternoon of Song Recital #4

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    Enjoy the sunny ambiance of the Athenaeum Parlor and a view of the lake as you are serenaded with a variety of art songs ranging from the very old to the very new.



    Location: Athenaeum Parlor

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Amor Towles, CLSC Author, A Gentleman in Moscow

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    A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Pilobolus: "Come to your Senses"

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    Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 | 10:45am

    Masha Gessen

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    Author, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

    Masha Gessen is a journalist and the author of numerous books, including The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the 2017 National Book Award for Nonfiction. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky

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    Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky serves as Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he joined the faculty upon his ordination as rabbi in 1977. Visotzky was a dean of the Graduate School and founding Rabbi of the egalitarian worship service of the Seminary Synagogue.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 | 03:30pm

    John H. Vincent: The other cofounder of Chautauqua

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    Timothy Binkley, Bridwell Library, SMU



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater