Global Arts

Global Arts

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Global Arts Series, co-presented by PRAx and the Office of the Provost

This series of works by international artists examines global issues in New Zealand, Ghana and Sweden.

For select events, join us for PRAxPRELUDE. Learn something new, explore the gallery and enjoy delicious food and beverages at the Lightbox Happy Hour.

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Mrs. Krishnan’s Party - Indian Ink Theatre Company

Step into the back room of Mrs Krishnan’s dairy, where garlands decorate the ceiling, music flows and Mrs Krishnan is throwing a party like no other. Food simmers on the stove, laughter abounds and strangers become friends in this joyous celebration of life. Watch the actors juggle cooking, music and guests in an unfolding drama where no two nights are the same, and the lines are blurred between audience and actors. Kalyani Nagarajan and Justin Rogers have reviewers singing their praises and audiences leaping to their feet in appreciation. Learn more about this event.

April 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13-14 at 2 p.m. | Ray Theater

April 11: Opening Celebration for Edward J. Ray Theater | Toomey Lobby | Doors 6 p.m.
April 13: Culture Showcase with the Indian Student Association | Toomey Lobby | Doors 1:30 p.m.

mrs krishnanan's party

Okaidja Afroso

In "Jaku Mumor," multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and dancer Okaidja Afroso dives into his cultural roots by collaborating with Indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen to share the artistry of their a cappella singing and chants in his music and via film. A moving tribute to the fishermen of Ghana in their fierce determination to survive the impact of evolving fishing practices on traditional cultures, the program joins musical and visual elements to produce an unforgettable experience that is at once aesthetic, cultural and environmental. Learn more about this event.

Graphic designed by Ahmed Partey

May 4 | 7 p.m. | Detrick Hall

PRAxPRELUDE: Global Fisheries Health with Dr. Scott Heppell, OSU | Toomey Lobby | Doors 6 p.m.

okaidja afroso jaku mumor

Slumberland VR Theatre

Bombina Bombast, an award-winning performing arts company from Sweden, is a pioneer in the field of live virtual reality. In "Slumberland," audiences of 20 enter the Ray Theater and are transported to a beautiful digital dream world, where every star tells a story about young people's experiences of insomnia, technology and the night.

In this 45-minute, participatory VR experience, audience members wear a virtual reality headset and interact with one another and with the live, remote actor in the virtual space. The actor, wearing a motion-capture suit and physically located onsite, makes this a truly unique virtual realty experience.

Before and after the show, you're invited to learn about VR theater technologies and enjoy a cup of tea specially blended to promote healthy sleep by Oregon Coffee and Tea Co. Learn more about this event.

April 22-May 11 | 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Ray Theater

slumberland why can't we sleep graphic