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Filmmakers Call “Action!” on Campus

Filmmakers Call “Action!” on Campus

Cristina Pimentel

October 1, 2016

You’re at home watching your favorite TV show or that popular box office movie in theaters. In this scene, students with their backpacks are walking aimlessly to class. In another, the actress is walking down empty halls of a place you suddenly recognize. You think to yourself, “Why does that place...

President Harrison delivers Annual Welcome Address and Reception

President Harrison delivers Annual Welcome Address and Reception

Carolyne Hogikyan

August 27, 2016

CSUN President Dianne Harrison held her fifth Annual Welcome Address and Reception Thursday, at the Valley Performing Arts Center. She began the address by asking all attendees to give a moment of silence for faculty members who passed away this year, as she offered her deepest condolences. Harrison...

Review: L.A. Theatre Work’s presentation of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

Review: L.A. Theatre Work’s presentation of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

Jake Tully

October 30, 2015

Nearly 120 years later, Dracula proves to be one of the most spine-tingling tales our literary canon has to offer. In anticipation of the upcoming Halloween weekend, L.A. Theatre Work’s presentation of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center on Wednesday was a perfectly...

VPAC, “Diavolo” previews stunts, set at Sierra Quad

VPAC, “Diavolo” previews stunts, set at Sierra Quad

Sarah Goulding

September 2, 2015

Loud music paired with a stage full of skateboard ramps in the center of the Sierra Quad left students and passersby watching in awe as the dancers of Diavolo performed a preview of their upcoming show “L’Espace du Temps with Live Orchestra.” Dancers moved up and down the ramps; spun them throughout...

Things to do at CSUN: 5/4-5/7

Brooke Holland

May 4, 2015

12:30 p.m. – Monday, May 4 Head over to the Oviatt Library for a three-day provocative lecture discussing the topics of sex and gender. Day-one will cover the topic of "Climax: Gender and Women's Studies Student Research Symposium." Keynote speakers, panel discussions about sexuality and a Q&a...

Brasil guitar duo fascinates VPAC

Brasil guitar duo fascinates VPAC

Macie Bennett

October 20, 2014

Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora of The Brasil Guitar Duo encompassed all that is the classical genre, but with a slight latin flare during their set at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Thursday. This incredibly talented duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competiti...

The Fab Faux succeed in emitting authentic Beatles vibes at the VPAC

The Fab Faux succeed in emitting authentic Beatles vibes at the VPAC

Candice Criss

September 23, 2014

Picture this: Four men donned in Beatles-style costumes and wigs, terrible British accents and lip-syncing. The Fab Faux is nothing like that. Instead, their goal is to show the Beatles catalog with as much respect and justice as possible.And they succeeded in doing so Saturday night at the Valley Performing...

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin takes a classical approach to music at the VPAC

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin takes a classical approach to music at the VPAC

SheDaye Brown

March 24, 2014

In an unusually intimate setting, the audience was seated on the main stage with the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin Sunday night at the Valley Performing Arts Center for what turned out to be a mesmerizing performance. The Scharoun Ensemble was founded by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and is one of Germany’s...

Parsons Dance Company trancends time and space with VPAC performance

Parsons Dance Company trancends time and space with VPAC performance

Jasmine Burch

March 23, 2014

Parsons Dance Company left the audience speechless Saturday night in its hour long performance at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The production made a fine spectacle, as eight dancers filled the stage with fluidity that defined both unity and individualism. Under the artistic direction of David...

Gala Flamenca dances across VPAC stage with style

Gala Flamenca dances across VPAC stage with style

Nicole Socala

March 16, 2014

The curtain is raised and a single beam of light spills over Carlos Rodríguez, a member of the renowned flamenco dance group Gala Flamenca. He moves his hands towards the light and suddenly clicks his heels across the floor like the finger-snapping of a beat poet. There is a sharp progression, the tapping...

Savion Glover steps out at the VPAC with amazing tap performance STePz

Jake Tully

March 8, 2014

Having no genuine conception of what to expect when attending Savion Glover’s “STePz” performance at Cal State Northridge’s Valley Performing Arts Center on March 7, 2014, it was quite easily one of the best surprises I have encountered at a show to date. Savion Glover is a world-renowned tap dan...

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

Champaign Williams

January 29, 2014

The building can be seen from across campus. It’s several stories tall. Its structure is encased in 30,000 square feet of glass. There’s no way to miss it. So why is student attendance at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) performances so low? Maureen Rubin, VPAC public and community rela...

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