Museum Presents Dance Performance Inspired by Rodin

Date: November 4, 2017
Release Date: September 8, 2017

USC School of Dramatic Arts MFA Students, under the direction of
Dean David Bridel, perform a movement theater piece inspired
by the artwork of Auguste Rodin

USC Photo by Chris 300xpgWHAT: Performance: Eternal I Endure

To mark the centennial of French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s death (1840–1917), the Norton Simon Museum presents a special performance by students from the Master of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Southern California, directed by USC School of Dramatic Arts Dean David Bridel. Inspired by Rodin’s work, the MFA students perform a movement theater piece that weaves together images, text, fragments of the artist’s life story and music. This dynamic performance continues a long tradition of the study of Rodin’s work in actor training and its value to the physical arts.

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.
Parking at the Norton Simon Museum is free.

ADMISSION: Eternal I Endure is free with Museum admission
. Admission is $12.00 for adults; $9.00 for seniors; and free for Museum members, students with I.D., and everyone age 18 and under. For general public inquiries, call (626) 449-6840 or visit


About the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections. The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens.

Location: The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd. at Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif., at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeways. For general Museum information, please call (626) 449-6840 or visit Hours: The Museum is open Thursday through Monday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday to 7 p.m.).  It is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission: General admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Members, students with I.D., and patrons age 18 and under are admitted free of charge. The first Friday of the month from 4 to 7 p.m. is free to all. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Parking: Parking is free but limited, and no reservations are necessary. Public Transportation: Pasadena Transit stops directly in front of the Museum. Please visit for schedules. The MTA bus line #180/181 stops in front of the Museum. The Memorial Park Station on the MTA Gold Line, the closest Metro Rail station to the Museum, is located at 125 E. Holly St. at Arroyo Parkway. Please visit for schedules. Planning your Visit: For up-to-date information on our guidelines and protocols, please visit

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