Spring Potpourri III

April 4–A Bite of China
Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisines originating from the diverse regions of China as well as from overseas Chinese. Chinese food staples such as rice, soy sauce, noodles, tea, chili oil, and utensils such as chopsticks and the wok, are now found worldwide. In this lesson, learn about the history of Chinese food, regional cuisines, dining etiquette, and the relationship to traditional Chinese festivals and more. Presenter: Jingbo Liu

April 11–Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House
When Nick and his wife Angela started restoring the tiny, century-old, and newly rediscovered Elizabeth Murphy House in Shorewood, Wisconsin – the last completed American System-Built Home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright–they began to unearth clues that reveal a monumental fiasco that risked reputations and relationships and caused Wright to pause to rethink democratic architecture. Hayes will reveal the fallout in photographs and readings from his new book “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House.”
Presenter: Nicholas Hayes

April 18–Japanese Theatre
This talk examines three of the primary Japanese traditional performance genres: noh theater, bunraku puppet theater, and kabuki theater. While very different in content and intended audience, this talk demonstrates how actors share techniques in embodiment. Presenter: Aragorn Quinn

Dates and locations to be announced.


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