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. Lecture/demonstrations with Teresa Ralli, a leading actress and member of the internationally acclaimed Peruvian theater company Yuyachkani, visiting artists-in-residence at MIT. Ralli will demonstrate her physical and vocal expertise through theory exercises and interactions with traditional and modern masks and costumes.

Jan. 13, 3 p.m. -- Kresge Little Theater

Jan. 18, 8 p.m. -- Killian Hall (14W-111)

--Information: 253-5623

Visual Arts

. American conceptual artist Dan Graham uses film, video, performance, architectural models, and glass and mirror structures to engage the viewer in recognizing the physical, psychological, and social interactions that occur within public and private spheres. The works included in this 30-year retrospective exhibition underscore the artist's continuing fascination with interior and exterior space and the adjustments viewers make when anticipated boundaries are removed.

. Colombian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso creates elegant, Minimalist-inspired sculpture from materials exotic to a North American audience, such as preserved frogs, snakes, lizards, and addresses cross-cultural communication, particularly as it relates to the presentation and interpretation of art, as well as the often-charged relationships between humans and other species.

Exhibitions run Jan. 15 through Mar. 27

Opening Reception: Jan. 14, 5-7 p.m.


. The MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble will participate in the 21st Annual International Conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators to be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers and the Hynes Convention Center, Jan. 13-16. The conference, which features concerts and clinics, will also focus on the music industry's products and services and the technology used in jazz and jazz education.

Jan. 13, 11 a.m. (FJE performance) -- Sheraton Boston Hotel Grand Ballroom, 39 Dalton St., Boston.

. Annual Martin Luther King Celebration/Tribute performed by jazz vocalist Semenya McCord and Associates.

Jan. 15, 8 p.m. -- Kresge Auditorium (Call to confirm.)

--Information: 253-2700

MIT Composers Ensemble

Original compositions by MIT composers. Featured on the program are: Chris Adler '94, David Alt '93, Adrian Childs '94, Alan deLespinasse '94, Dan Hosken '90, and Dan Schmidt '91. Additional musicians for this concert include Dianne Ahmann G, clarinet; Deb Kreuze '91, soprano; and Bernadette Meiler (Harvard), violin.

Jan. 15, 2 p.m. -- Killian Hall


In Japanese with English subtitles. Presented by the MIT Japan Program/Japanese Language Program at MIT. Room 2-105.

--Information: 253-2839.

Sword of Doom. Kihachi Okamoto's 1966 classic about a vile, brooding loner of the Tokugawa period.

Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Kagemusha. Akiro Kurasawa's acclaimed epic drama of feudal conflict in 16th-century Japan.

Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

Museum Exhibits

Strobe Alley:

Optical Alchemy. Full-color fluorescent photographs of corals and anemones by Charles H. Mazel SM '76, a research engineer in the Department of Ocean Engineering, taken at night during underwater dives. Matched pairs of images offer a comparison between the subject under "normal" reflected-light photography and under illumination with ultraviolet light. (Ongoing)

--Information: 253-4444


55 Massachusetts Ave, Weekdays 9-8

--Information: 253-5942

Course 13, 1893-1993: From Naval Architecture to Ocean Engineering. The development of the Department of Naval Architecture from its early years to 1970 when its name changed to the "Department of Ocean Engineering." Exhibition includes historic photos, models, and computer graphics, and highlights a sampling of current research including that performed by the department for Bill Koch's '62 successful America's Cup campaign with America3. (Ongoing)

Boston Fisheries 1900-1920. Photographs documenting Boston's T Wharf area.

MIT Museum:

265 Massachusetts Ave., Tues-Fri 9-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m.

Requested donation: $2.

--Information: 253-4444

The Works of Charles H. Woodbury. After several years on tour, this major retrospective of the oils, watercolors, etchings, and drawings of Charles H. Woodbury returns to the MIT Museum. Artist/Teacher Charles H. Woodbury (1864-1940) was born in Lynn, graduated from MIT in 1886 and established himself in Ogunquit, Maine in 1888, where he founded the Ogunquit art colony. This collection of Woodbury's work was described by New York art dealer Beth Urdang as "gorgeous and illuminating." (No definite closing date)

Crazy After Calculus: Humor at MIT. The history of MIT "hacks."

Doc Edgerton: Stopping Time. Photographs, instruments and memorabilia documenting the invention and use of the strobe light by the late Harold E. Edgerton ScD '27.

Holography: Types and Applications. Scientific, medical, technical, and artistic imaging drawn from the work of the Spatial Imaging Group at the Media Lab.

Light Sculptures by Bill Parker '74. Vivid interactive light sculptures, each with its own personality and set of moods.

Math in 3D: Geometric Sculptures by Morton G. Bradley Jr. Colorful revolving sculptures based on mathematical formulae.

MathSpace. Hands-on exploration of geometry is the theme as visitors tinker with math playthings.

** All events free unless otherwise noted **

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