April 8: ELI's 'Arts in Translation'

English Language Institute plans multimedia celebration


11:39 a.m., March 28, 2011--The University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI) invites the campus community to attend “Arts in Translation,” a multimedia celebration of the role of the arts in learning English, from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in Smith Hall.

The cultural arts fair will include a variety of exhibits from different courses at the ELI. Students from these classes have collaborated with students and faculty in UD’s departments of Art and Theatre as they journeyed through the creative process. “Arts in Translation” will highlight the results of these collaborative efforts.

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The English through Drama classes will present three original comedic plays, each approximately 30 minutes long. The plays are written and produced by students and draw on American references such as movies and television programs. 

Members of the film class plan to screen their final documentary projects. The documentary films will focus on the American experience as seen through the eyes of international students.  A full-class documentary on male and female gender roles in American society will also be presented.  

Students from several of the listening/speaking classes will showcase their self-photography projects and will be on hand to explain their photos and discuss the project with fair attendees.

Those who attend are encouraged to circulate throughout the event to view all productions and exhibits. 

In addition, there will also be an opportunity for participants and attendees to make voluntary contributions to the Wings for Hope campaign, a fundraising effort to benefit Japan.

Each contributor may create or purchase an origami crane. The cranes are a symbol of peace and encouragement in Japan and throughout the world.

The “Arts in Translation” program is as follows:

Room 130

7-7:15 p.m. -- Welcome and introductions.

7:20 p.m. -- The Merchant of Delaware, Shakespeare reinterpreted.

7:55 p.m. -- Goodness is Hidden. 

8:30 p.m. -- Work in Progress.

Room 218

7:20-9 p.m. -- Documentary films.

7:20-7:50 p.m. – Travel. 

7:55-8:25 p.m. -- Close to Home: Life in Delaware.

8:30-9 p.m. -- Class documentary on gender roles.

Room 219

7:20-9 p.m. -- Photography exhibits.

Room 220

7:20-9 p.m. -- Photography exhibits.

Room 221

7:15-9 p.m. -- Documentary films (overflow space).

Smith Commons

6:45-9 p.m. -- Wings for Hope fundraising for Japan.

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