Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden opening celebration:
Publication Date: Friday May 24, 1996

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden opening celebration:

Tuesday, May 28, at 8:30 p.m.: The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford presents compositions and performances by Jose Montalvo, David Jaffe, Jan Mattox, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, Marcia Bauman, Bobby Lombardi, Stuart Diamond and Lukas Ligeti. Special appearance by violinist Karen Bentley. Wednesday, May 29, at 8 p.m.: Improvisational Theater and Dance with Stanford Improvisers, Stanford Improvisation Plus Contact and Dance Ground Kariak from San Francisco. Thursday, May 30, at 8 p.m.: Piano and Violin Under the Lighted Poles: Violinist Karen Bentley and pianist Dmitriy Cogan perform works by Mozart, Sculthorpe, Shostakovich, Grieg, Sarasate and Palo Alto composer Nancy Bloomer-Deussen. Complimentary wine and cheese; formal attire required. "You don't have to wear a tuxedo or a $1,000 dress," says project director Jim Mason, "but you should come looking nice." Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m.: Myth, Magic and Mayhem: Evocations of Papua New Guinean creation stories by the performance art groups COLLAPSINGsilence, Dream Circus and Full Moon Fairytales. Saturday, June 1, from 6:30 p.m. to sunrise: All-Night Drum and Dance Ceremony. Get some sleep the night before, and come join in the closing festivities. The Papua New Guinea artists will play drums and sacred flutes, and special guests will include Congolese, Tahitian, Native American, Taiko and Korean drum groups. Potluck barbecue and free drinks. Bring your drum. All events are free and will be held in the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden at the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive on the Stanford campus. For more information, call 725-0513. 

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