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Posted by Isabel Galupo at 5:33PM   |  1 comment
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Blog posting written by Isabel Galupo, Cinema and Photography '14, FLEFF Intern, Towson, MD

On Tuesday night, March 27, at the Hockett Family Recital Hall in Ithaca College's Whalen Center, "The Concert for Microtopias" dazzled audience members with a hodgepodge of classical piano selections, poetry, video DJ-ing, and contemporary music.

The fourth act of the concert was a performance of Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B" by Ithaca College theatre professor Cynthia Henderson.

In the poem, Hughes contemplates his existence while brainstorming for an English assignment; he says,

"It's not easy to know what is true for you or me at twenty-two, my age. But I guess I'm what I feel and see and hear."

At "The Concert for Microtopias," I saw lush, beautiful fabrics draped across the stage and talented performers extremely dedicated to their arts. I saw real-time footage of the audience compiled with brightly colored digital projections, all manipulated during the concert. 

I heard heated conversations between two pianos, perfected vocal inflections from seasoned actresses, timeless wisdom from poetry, and the emotions of a trained baritone. 

At "The Concert for Microtopias," I felt moved, inspired, and-- at times-- a bit conflicted by the sheer variety of experiences that washed over me in a mere hour and a half. 

At "The Concert for Microtopias," I saw, heard, and felt FLEFF; according to Mr. Hughes' poem, I was FLEFF. 

During the remaining days of the festival, immerse yourself completely in the FLEFF experience. Allow yourself to see, hear, and feel without filtering or justifying. Allow yourself to experience, and, in turn, just be

And share your experiences and feelings with others! 

What image, piece of music, poem, or emotion stuck out to you the most during "The Concert for Microtopias?" 


1 Comment

Isabel, I absolutely loved your blog post. The Concert for Microtopias was indeed a moving piece that celebrated several art forms and allowed the audience an insight into what FLEFF is really about: a different environment. The Concert for Microtopias was perhaps the archetype of a different environment through the fusion of all these different artistic elements and will definitely be one of the most memorable experiences I have of FLEFF 2012.



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