Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will take the stage at Bailey Hall on Nov. 18 to host an evening of entertainment and interactive art making, according to the website HitRECord.org.
Gordon-Levitt will serve as a host for the HitRECord event, presenting short works of video produced collaboratively by artists around the world. He will also direct and perform alongside audience members in live sketches, readings and musical performances, according to a HitRECord.org press release.
Best known for his roles in the movies 500 Days of Summer and The Dark Knight Rises, Gordon-Levitt launched the professional production company HitRECord.org in 2010 in order to collaborate with artists from all over the world, according to the press release.
Tickets for the event will go on sale Oct. 4 on the Cornell Concerts website, according to Tajwar Mazhar ’13, executive chair of the Cornell University Program Board.
Mazhar hailed Gordon-Levitt as an actor who has remained committed to encouraging cooperative creativity throughout his career.
“It’s really great to see someone who has gone from T.V. to huge blockbusters and is still interested in the grassroots process of creating videos,” she said.
CUPB, which has recently hosted stand-up comedians John Oliver and Seth Meyers, was seeking to diversify its campus offerings when booking Gordon-Levitt to perform, Mazhar said.
“We are really excited to do something different … The Billy Joel show was pretty interactive, but we haven’t done anything like this in recent memory,” she said.