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Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 11:00am (Jefferson Studio, LJ-G32)
#DECLASSIFIED | Fly Space: Inside the Minds of Theatrical Directors & Designers
Solomon HaileSelassie, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is home to some of the richest theatrical collections in the world. Our production manager Solomon HaileSelassie leads an adventure through the scripts, directors’ notes, costume designs, and set designs of the likes of Bob Fosse, Oliver Smith, Peggy Clark, Florence Klotz, and Tony Walton. Free, tickets required. If advance tickets are sold out, RUSH tickets will be available at the door beginning at 10:30am.

Tony Walton (b. 1934). Sleeping Beauty curtain design [stage right]. Performed by the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 2007. Tony Walton Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00) Reproduced by permission of Tony Walton Tony Walton (b. 1934). Sleeping Beauty curtain design [stage left]. Performed by the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 2007. Tony Walton Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (

Tony Walton (b. 1934). The Sleeping Beauty curtain design [stage right]. Performed by the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 2007. Tony Walton Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00) Reproduced by permission of Tony Walton

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Special Exhibition (On View Through July 25, 2015)
Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design
Performing Arts Reading Room Gallery, First Floor, James Madison Building
Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-5:00pm (except federal holidays)

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 2:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
HABITAT Composition | Performance | Technology | Spaces
Part of the Technofiles Series
Steve Antosca, composer; William Brent, computer musician; Ross Karre, percussion
Rescheduled from Saturday, February 21, 2015

A presentation by composer Steve Antosca, computer musician William Brent, and percussionist Ross Karre on the November 2013 premiere performance of HABITAT for percussionist and computer transformations. The talk will focus on composition processes and design elements and their integration with performance and technology. Demonstrations will show performance and technology aspects of HABITAT as they were applied to the National Gallery of Art East Building Atrium performance space. FREE tickets required. Tickets issued for the original date of February 21, 2015 will be honored at the door.

Technofiles is presented by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division.

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