InCite 2010: What’s Past Is Prologue March 4 -10, 2010

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(New York) – The Boston University College of Fine Arts returns to New York for its third annual InCite Arts Festival, themed “What’s Past Is Prologue.” The festival features performances, exhibits, film screenings, and events running March 4 –10 at venues throughout Manhattan. A complete schedule of events and ticketing information is included at the end of this release. For information, visit or call 617.353.3350.

The festival, which has been highlighted by The NY Times, The Washington Post and The New Yorker over the past two years, features the new play diventare; the one-act opera Antigone, a contemporary adaptation of Sophocles’ play into an opera; Reunited, an exhibition of the work of professional SVA painting and sculpting alumni; a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 by the Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque period orchestra and chorus; and a showcase and exhibit of graduating performance and design majors from the BU School of Theatre. Jim Petosa, Artistic Director of the InCite Arts Festival and Director of the BU School of Theatre, explains, “For this year’s festival, we’re embracing the idea of the past as prologue. All the artistic events conspire to create a unique multidisciplinary InCite Arts Festival that explores how refractions and reflections of the images of the past are indeed a prologue to the future.”

In 2010, for the first time, InCite branches out beyond the College of Fine Arts to feature two “satellite events” from the larger Boston University community. The first, “I Remember Better When I Paint,” is the screening of a documentary film about the positive impact of art and creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s, and is presented by the BU School of Medicine Alzheimer Disease Center. The second, “The Redstones NYC,” is the screening of an annual festival of short films by graduate and undergraduate film and television students, presented by the BU College of Communication and sponsored by Sumner Redstone, chairman of VIACOM.

The InCite Arts Festival, originally conceived to share the dynamic artistic strengths and synergy of Boston Univer¬sity’s College of Fine Arts schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, offers programming that boasts an eclectic and compelling combination of titles and artists. The addition of events from the College of Communication and School of Medicine to this year’s festival evolves the InCite concept toward its long-term vision of embracing arts-related initiatives from throughout Boston University, with the College of Fine Arts leading the way. In Fall 2009, the moveable feast of InCite made a high-impact debut in Washington D.C., and now returns to New York for a third engagement. This round, the festival invites audiences on an exploration of diverse artistic ter¬rain, some uncharted, some time-honored, all presented by a multigenerational com¬munity of passionate, accomplished artists. By highlighting BU’s ‘new conservatory’ model, InCite demonstrates the leadership role that universities can play as arts laboratories and creative collaborators reenergizing their professions.

Schedule of Events

I Remember Better When I Paint InCite satellite event
Presented by the BU School of Medicine Alzheimer Disease Center
Thursday, March 4, 6pm

Reunited: Boston University Alumni Exhibition
Thursday, February 18–Saturday, March 13
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm
Artist Reception: Friday, March 5, 6-8pm
Gallery Walk with Richard Ryan and Dana Frankfort: Friday, March 5, 5-6pm
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street, 4W, New York

Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610
Boston Baroque
The historical performance ensemble in residence at Boston University
Martin Pearlman, Music Director
Saturday, March 6, 8pm
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), New York

by Jenny Rachel Weiner (CFA’09); directed by Ellie Heyman (CFA’11)
Sunday, March 7, 3pm
Post-show discussion with the playwright
New World Stages
340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), New York

by Marjorie Merryman, composer and librettist
William Lumpkin, conductor; Jim Petosa, stage director
Featuring the Boston University Opera Institute and Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, March 7, 7pm
Post-show discussion with the composer
New World Stages
340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), New York

Design & Production Exhibit
Monday, March 8, 2-7pm
New World Stages
340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), New York

Performance Showcase
Monday, March 8, 3pm and 7pm
New World Stages
340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), New York

InCite Festival Reception
Monday, March 8, 6-7pm
New World Stages
340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), New York

The Redstones NYC InCite satellite event
Presented by the BU College of Communication and sponsored by Sumner Redstone
Wednesday, March 10, 7pm

Ticket Information

I Remember Better When I Paint

Reunited; Design & Production Exhibit; Performance Showcase:
Complimentary admission; please make reservations online at

diventare; Antigone:
$32 General Public; $22 BU Alumni & Seniors; $17 Students (with ID) & Groups (10+), 212.239.6200, New World Stages Box Office (open daily 12-7pm)

Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610:
$55, $35, $20,, 617.484.9200

The Redstones NYC
Complimentary admission