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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Live Liberté Event: Classicism vs. Romanticism REMATCH

Here's the official announcement of the upcoming event at the Romanticism and the Avant-Garde exhibition at Community High School.
Star City Shadow School and Community High School invite you to take part in the CULTURAL BATTLE OF (a different) CENTURY!
To mark the exhibition 'Romanticism and the Avant-Garde' at the Liminal Gallery, long-dead aesthetic hatreds will be exhumed, to rage against each other for the first time since the 1830s, for your edification and amusement!
Two opposing teams--the refined paragons of a Classicist coterie, and the wild barbarians of a Romanticist Cénacle--shall wage battle through their poems, plays, prefaces, music, fashion, and food. 
Come hiss and boo your enemies, cheer and bolster your chosen side! Come in your Classicist or Romanticist costume, and banter in your out-dated slang! (never fear, we shall tell you what that is.) Dance triumphantly round the busts of your enemies, or spear them with witticisms! Drink nectar from fresh pomegranates, or wine from skulls! 
Because if you can't fight for a 200-year-old idea, what CAN you fight for?!

We'll be working with students from the CHS class and people from the local Roanoke cultural community. I'm thinking of ways that people might be involved from afar...

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