25 February – 26 April 2019
An exhibition by BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Creative Events Management and BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design in association with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).
Magical Fairytales is a response by students, to a live brief from the BSO. The students were asked to responded to the concert featuring compositions by Ravel, Rachmaninov & Stravinsky which will be performed by the BSO on 6 March 2018 and sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth.
Magical Fairytales Concert
Stravinsky’s great ballet has gone through a fascinating series of metamorphoses since first conceived as a concert piece, inspired by the immensely popular puppet plays of 19th century Russia. The score is one of his most brilliant achievements, bursting with the energy and inventiveness of youth. The depth of characterisation is astonishing; Stravinsky gives the melancholy puppet enough personality to make listeners care about him, without letting us forget that he is made of straw and cloth, not flesh and blood.
Audiences were already familiar with the Second and Third Concertos before Rachmaninov revised the First in 1917. It is very different from his later works; in exchange for fewer memorable melodies, this concerto incorporates elements of youthful vivacity and impetuosity in a concise and spirited fashion. Emerging from an exquisite piano suite for four hands based on the Mother Goose tales, Ravel’s full ballet music contains his musical fingerprint at every turn: melodies are clear, the orchestration is elegant, rhythms are precise, and the harmonies evoke a delicate, magical world.
*more information coming soon
The Firebird, Diaghliev and the Ballets Russes
Curated by Adele Keeley, Wayne Martin and Bunny Winter.
A collaborative project and exhibition with BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design and BA (Hons) Graphic Design at AUB, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and TheGallery.
West Side 360°
Curated by Rebecca Pride and Mandy Barrington
An exhibition by BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design in association with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
19 April 2017
Pictures at an Exhibition
Curated by Vincent Larkin
An exhibition by BA (Hons) Illustration in association with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).
The exhibition is a response by staff and students in BA (Hons) Illustration to the concert, Picture Perfect performed by the BSO, sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth.
Related projects with AUB & BSO
Into the Woods.
In 2017, third year students from AUB’s BA (Hons) Acting, Costume and Performance Design and Make-Up for Media Performance courses worked together with Kokoro to bring the production to the stage. This was the fifth year that undergraduate students from these courses have partnered with Kokoro on a stage production.
Oh What a Lovely War
Oh What a Lovely War remains a classic of the modern theatre world. It is a reminder of the atrocities of a war, which cost the lives of so many.
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting students and designed by BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design, BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance, BA (Hons) Arts and Events Management, and BA (Hons) Modelmaking, the show is produced in collaboration with Kokoro BSO new music group.
THEGALLERY AND AUB
TheGallery works with courses right across the university on a variety of exhibitions, events and projects. Magical Fairytales is another example of one of these projects that we have worked on with the curator and students. When working on a collaborative project, we provide advice and support for the curatorial and technical aspects of the exhibition, as well as advice on events and project management.
TheGallery provides a national and international public platform for the arts and these projects within the sub-region as we promote the University’s shared passion for excellence in education, industry and the sector.