CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts brings exhibits, performances and events, including author series, art exhibits, history programs, film screenings, theatre, opera, music performances and more, to CPCC’s campuses each spring. Sensoria is a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment. Best of all, many Sensoria events are free and all are open to the public.
For more information, including daily event schedules, visit the official Sensoria website.
For information or to purchase tickets to ticketed events, visit the CPCC Tix website.
Sensoria – April 12-20, 2013
Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, theatre, opera, history, culture and culinary experiences together for more than a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment.
New this year is a Sensoria Nights, a special highlighted event each evening. Sensoria Nights events include:
- Friday, April 12 CPCC Opera Theatre presents “Dialogues of the Carmelites”
- Saturday, April 13 CPCC Theatre presents “Fences”
- Sunday, April 14 The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival presents “Broadway Musical: A Jewish Legacy”
- Monday, April 15 Bechtler on Campus, in collaboration with the CPCC Music and Art Departments
- Tuesday, April 16 Digital Film People, an interactive discussion about the film industry in N.C. and beyond
- Wednesday, April 17 Ron Rash, acclaimed author and winner of the 2013 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer award
- Thursday, April 18 Poetry reading by Li-Young Lee, one of six poets featured in the documentary film, “Poetry of Resilience”
- Friday, April 19 The Jazz Diva Presents Joe Sample
- Saturday, April 20 Tosco Music Party
More Sensoria Events + Mobile
Sensoria Nights are just a part of what Sensoria has to offer. A complete list of each day’s events is available on the Sensoria website. You can also download a convenient Sensoria mobile app for iPhone and Android devices!
Also new this year, an assortment of food trucks will visit the Central Campus several days during Sensoria. Be sure to stop outside Overcash and sample some delicious food:
- Saturday, April 13 Roaming Fork (During Jazz on the Green)
- Monday, April 15 Roots Farm Food Truck
- Tuesday, April 16 Sal’s Roadside Eatery and The Homegrown Crepe
- Wednesday, April 17 Cupcake Delirium and Roaming Fork
- Thursday, April 18 Tin Kitchen
For more event information, visit the official event website at http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.
CPCC Film Club Screening & Discussion
By Benjamín Ávila.
Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m.
Tate Hall, CPCC Central Campus
Set in 1979, a young Argentine boy is thrust into the middle of his family’s involvement with a clandestine organization that is fighting a repressive military dictatorship. This powerful movie depicts the struggles between political ideas, family responsibilities and personal desire.
Following the screening, CPCC anthropology and history instructor Beau Bowers will lead a group discussion.
The CPCC Film Club seeks to introduce students, faculty, staff and members of the Charlotte community to feature length productions that foster discussion and critical thinking.
For additional information about the Film Club follow them on Facebook at cpccarts.
All CPCC Arts tickets (theatre, opera and dance) are just $5 for students. Stop by the box office in the Overcash Building on Central Campus and use your CPCC ID to purchase a $5 ticket today. One ticket per ID, please. Tickets are
now on sale for 2012-13 CPCC Theatre performances, including “Godspell,” September 28 – October 7 at Pease Auditorium. Come see this groundbreaking musical with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Tickets are also available for:
A romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.
Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, Pease Auditorium
A celebration of pure Americana with an award-winning score from country music king Roger Miller.
Feb. 15-24., Dale F. Halton Theater
A Pulitzer Prize winning drama about race, family and dreams.
April 12 – 21, Pease Auditorium
Part of Sensoria
Thanks to Power2Give, supporting CPCC Arts programs just got easier. Throughout the year, special CPCC arts programs in need of additional funding will be featured on Power2Give.org. You can see where the funding is needed, what
the goal is, and watch as your donation helps achieve that goal. Check it out by clicking on the links below to see how you can support the CPCC Music Department’s Bechtler Ensemble Series or help with costumes and sets for the CPCC Opera production of “La Traviata.” You now have the power to give!
Season tickets go on sale August 15. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1.
Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked,” “Pippen” and “Children of Eden,” “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
August Wilson’s Fences
April 12 – 21, 2013
The CPCC Opera Theatre will perform Verdi’s “La Traviata” (in Italian) in November 2012, and Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites” (in English) in April 2013. Auditions will be held on the stage of the Halton Theater on August 14, 2012, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is no advanced registration. If needed, an accompanist will be provided.
For more information, email Becky.Cook-Carter@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6571.
When star sorority girl Elle Woods gets dumped by a boyfriend who is looking for a more serious girl, the UCLA Fashion Merchandising major puts down her credit cards and hits the books to go where no Delta Nu has ever gone before: Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. A hit on Broadway, “Legally Blonde” is a feel-good musical that will have you on your feet cheering for Elle and her friends. From the opening notes of “Omigod You Guys” to the finale, “Find My Way,” you’ll understand why this perky charmer with a penchant for pink has delighted theatre audiences since the show opened on Broadway in 2007.
On stage July 13 – 21, at the beautiful Halton Theater on the CPCC Central Campus, “Legally Blonde” is the perfect summer show. Great tickets are just $18 and $22. Best of all, a special BOGO (buy-one ticket, get-one free) offer for the Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. performance makes this the perfect and MOST AFFORDABLE summer show! This is the first time CPCC Summer Theatre has offered a BOGO ticket to the public, so don’t miss out. Call the box office at 704.330.6534 and ask for the Wednesday BOGO offer for “Legally Blonde.” Tickets to other performances of “Legally Blonde” are also available online at tix.cpcc.edu. To take advantage of this BOGO offer, you must call the box office. Grab a friend, family member, sorority sister, manicurist, UPS man, or anyone else and come enjoy a great show for as little as $9 a ticket. Did we mention that parking is free?
Do you plan on attending any of this year’s Sensoria events? If so, snap a few photos while you’re there and participate in the “Sensoria in a Snap” photo contest. We want to see all angles of this unique celebration of the arts, so feel free to take pictures at any event that you’re interested in. (Certain events are photo prohibited.) All photos will be judged and the winner will receive a FREE dinner for four to CPCC’s Greenway Restaurant!
- Take photos at any 2012 “Sensoria, a Celebration of the Arts” event.
- “Like” the CPCC Arts page on Facebook and upload your favorite photos.
- ALL photos must be submitted by April 24, 2012.
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC
CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts is a week of speakers, exhibits, events and performances that will awaken your senses. Over sixty events in areas as diverse as culinary arts, history and culture, immersive arts, literature, music, visual arts and film will engage, entertain and enlighten Sensoria participants. The majority of the events are free and all are open to the public. Some of this year’s highlights include:
- Coming Home – Original Works by Romare Bearden, at the Pease Gallery
- Russell Goings, Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer
- The New Southern-Latino Table with Sandra Gutierrez
- DIGITAL film people – get to know the people that make major feature, documentary, commercial films by digital and halide based media
- The Fight for Educational Equality – A First Hand Account, in conjunction with the Para Todos Los Ninos and Courage exhibits at the Levine Campus
- Ticketed performances by CPCC Theatre (“Play It Again, Sam”) and CPCC Opera Theatre (“Made in the USA – A Tribute to Gershwin & Bernstein”)
- The Bechtler on Campus – a unique concert pairing music and art.
Visit http://sensoria.cpcc.edu for a complete listing of this year’s Sensoria events including dates, times and locations!
CPCC’s very own Dr. Maha Gingrich will present the 11th annual “Dances of India” this spring. More than 30 dancers will perform a series of 3,000 year old traditional Indian temple dances that tell the story of ancient India through movement and music. Performers will showcase the dances in colorful silk costumes with materials and scarfs from various regions of India. Come out and see the differences between traditional Indian dances, the Russian Gypsy, Flamenco, Chinese Long fan dance, Chile’s national dance and Peruvian scarf dances. This event will keep the history and heritage of this art form alive in the community and share the message of unity and diversity among Charlotte’s international community.
In 2011 this event was named one of the top nine memorable events among the nation’s community colleges by Community College Week. “Dances of India” is an experience both you and your family will not want to miss!
Watch this online video for a sneak peak!
Get your tickets TODAY!
Tickets are $5 for school-age children and $10 for adults, and can be purchased online at tix.cpcc.edu or by calling the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534. Free event parking is available. Click here to purchase tickets.
- DATE: Saturday, April 28; 4 p.m.
- LOCATION: Halton Theater, CPCC Central Campus.
- Indian snacks will be available for purchase during intermission.
Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC