Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Four Corners Summer Festival

This summer everyone is invited to campus on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. There will be free events on the shore of the famous “Swan Pond.” Individuals are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics, blankets and the whole family for the Four Corners Festival. The festival celebrates the “four corners” of the arts: music, dance, theater and art.

“We put this festival together to offer a selection of fine and performing arts so that everyone could sample, perhaps even try, something they have never experienced,” said Four Corners Festival director, Victor Capecce.

Scheduled performances include:
Friday, July 16- “Romance & Dreams.” Members of the Ephrata Performing Arts Center and Opera Lancaster. The dynamic “magic” of Musical Theatre through the decades: From the Grandeur of Opera to Broadway.

Thursday, July 22- Sunday, July 25 – The People’s Shakespeare Project, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Continuing the 5 year tradition of presenting the glories of Shakespeare to an outdoor venue accessible to the entire community of families eager to share the experience. Currently under the direction of Laura Howell.

Friday, July 30- Cobalt Dance Company. The collective of both established and young, upcoming choreographers and performers bring their artistry under the stars through the artistic direction of Shari Vega-Wilson. A mix of dancing styles for every passion.

Friday, July 9-31 – “Summer Romance” exhibit. A juried exhibition of Millersville and Lancaster Regional Artists open during Library Hours and before performances. Vote for the “People’s Choice Award”! (Curated by Ben Cunningham, MU Art Department)

When asked why he was so passionate about the festival, Capecce said, “It’s great when folks realize how enjoyable Shakespeare is, how exciting and athletic dancing to familiar music can be, how energetic live big band music can be and how the entertainment of today has the same passion as the Grand opera. The feeling that everyone gets when an audience gathers and becomes a community, applauding, laughing and crying together, is so emotional and energetic.”

For more information, contact Victor Capecce at victor.capecce@millersville.edu.

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