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Lars Jan ’00 and Early Morning Opera: The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

Lars Jan '00 and Early Morning Opera: The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

Performance Residency at Swarthmore​

Date: Jan. 28–Feb. 3

Director and visual artist Lars Jan ’00 is the founder of the innovative Los Angeles performance group Early Morning Opera. A combination of autobiography, investigative journalism, and detective story, The Institute of Memory confronts the contemporary American audience with urgent questions about the larger spiritual and philosophical consequences of political terror, trauma, and privacy in the digital age—and the temptation of simply ignoring them. 

Sponsored by the Department of Theater and co-sponsored by the Departments of English Literature, Film & Media Studies, Music & Dance, Modern Languages & Literatures (Russian Section), History, and the Peace & Conflict Studies Program. Originally commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute/Culture.pl (Warsaw); TIMe is supported by Culture.pl as part of a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tadeusz Kantor.


Performance Workshops

Date: Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 29 and 31, 4:30–6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 2, 1–4 p.m. 
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center, Frear Ensemble Theater


“Embodying the Future: Contemporary Interdisciplinary Performance”: Lecture by Lars Jan ’00

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center, Cinema


The Institute of Memory (TIMe) Performance

Date: Friday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m.; opening reception to follow at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center


The Institute of Memory (TIMe) Performance

Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center


“Memory and Vision: History, Performance, and Social Change”: Post-show Panel Discussion with Lars Jan ’00 and Professor Allen Kuharski

Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m.; closing reception to follow at 9 p.m. 
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center, Cinema