Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Presents “fourthirtythree: Caged!”

Two days of events will feature a lecture by John Cage scholar, Peter Jaeger, as well as performances by Barbara Dilley, Paul Fowler, Joanna Rotkin, as well the Jack Kerouac School community

What: fourthirtythree: Caged!
When: Thursday, November 1 & Friday, November 2, 2012

  • Thursday, November 1: fourthirtythree: Caged! Lecture by Peter Jaeger
  • Friday, November 2: fourthirtythree: Caged! Performances by Barbara Dilley, Paul Fowler, Peter Jaeger, and Joanna Rotkin

Where: Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80301
Cost: Free
Contact: / 303-546-3581

John CageBOULDER, Colo. (October 23, 2012) - Naropa University and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics present "fourthirtythree: Caged!," a two-day commemoration of the life, work, and influence of John Cage, the great American composer, modern dance influencer, music theorist, and writer. "fourthirtythree: Caged!" is part of a world-wide celebration of Cage's centennial birthday, and the title refers to 4'33"--a signature piece of Cage's in which he broke through the form of classical composition and "making music" to the act of active listening."fourthirtythree: Caged!" is part of a world-wide celebration of Cage's centennial birthday, and the title refers to 4'33" - a signature piece of Cage's in which he broke through the form of classical composition and "making music," to the act of active listening.

"fourthirtythree: Caged!" will begin on Thursday, November 1, with a lecture by Peter Jaeger, a leading Cage scholar, and the author of the forthcoming critical monograph on the interface of Buddhist philosophy and ecological concerns in the work of John Cage, to be published by Continuun Press in 2013. The lecture will be followed on Friday, November 2, with an evening of performances by Barbara Dilley, who studied and performed dance in New York City from 1960-with the Merce Cunningham Company and the Grand Union, a dance/theater collaboration that extended the definitions of the art of improvisation. Dilley is a former president of Naropa University (1985-1993) and currently serves as core faculty for the MFA, Contemporary Theater program. She will be joined by Paul Fowler, a composer, vocalist, improvising pianist and electronic musician. His concert works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, and Norway's Borealis Festival among others. Also performing that evening will be dancer Joanna Rotkin, who recently received the Boulder Fringe Festival Encore Award. Joanna teaches contemporary dance, improvisation, and composition at Naropa University and the University of Colorado in the Libby Residential Academic Program. Both Fowler and Rotkin are adjunct faculty members at Naropa.

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology and religious studies.

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