Tango No. 9, Le Café Peetnik, “Gauguin’s Baudelairean Dream,” and Pacific Islander Poetry
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Tango No. 9
6:30–8:30 p.m. A synthesis of old school, nuevo, and contemporary tango
Le Café Peetnik
1:00–8:30 p.m. Relax with a tasting of Peet’s among a tableau vivant of artists
“Gauguin’s Baudelairean Dream”
7:00 p.m. Lecture by Professor James Housefield of U.C. Davis
Pacific Islander Poetry
6:00–8:30 p.m. Performance from the Samoan, Tongan, Chamorro, Hawaiian, Cook Islander Maori and Pacific communities
Tango No. 9 brings its synthesis of old school, nuevo, and contemporary tango to the Wilsey for the first time in a program that may jiggle some of seats loose and provide a feast for the ears. Relax in Le Café Peetnik with a tasting of Peet’s and be entertained by tableaux vivants featuring artists Berthe Morisot (Peggy Gyulai), Vincent van Gogh (Jeremy Sutton), Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (Valentine) and Paul Gauguin (Marius Starkey). Paul Gauguin's paintings transport viewers to worlds of mystery, imagination, and dreams; “Gauguin’s Baudelairean Dream,” an illustrated lecture by professor James Housefield of U.C. Davis, examines how they connect to the literary dreams of the authors that Gauguin, Van Gogh, and their friends enjoyed—specifically the writing of Charles Baudelaire. Enjoy the best in Pacific Islander poetry performance from the Samoan, Tongan, Chamorro, Hawaiian, Cook Islander, Maori, and Pacific communities in honor of Samoan Art: Urban.
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