2014-15 academic year
Princeton student Ashlyn Lackey ’18 organized a poetry workshop for local high school students. In fall 2014, with the initiation of a new outreach initiative by the Lewis Center for the Arts to reach underserved youth, Lackey proposed the six-week program in which the teens would learn about poetry. She and other Princeton students mentored the teens in submitting work for writing contests. Teens were recruited for the program through Rosie Segovia, Education, and Outreach Director, for the Princeton Young Achievers (PYA). The teens are exposed to different writers and styles of poetry including the work of Julia Alvarez, Archibald MacLeish, Frank O’Hara, and Brenda Shaughnessy.
Community Drum Circle
April 26, 2015
Community members were invited to play a bongo, dunbek, or djembe as part of a drum circle on the front lawn of Nassau Hall during Communiversity. Matthew Smith, a University student, led call-and-response playing, inviting participants to have fun while learning the basics of musicality.
Aerial Silk Workshop
May 14, 2015
Princeton University student Eamon Foley ’15, invited teens ages 9 to 17 to participate in a circus art workshop. The workshop elements included going through basic skills on aerial fabric, such as climbing, spinning, swinging, and learning how to hold safely onto the equipment. Participants were taught a dance combination that incorporated those elements and brought emotion into play as well. Zoe Brooks, certified in circus arts, helped lead the event. For more information, please contact Fanny Chouinard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 658-8296. Transportation is available for most events.
The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey
February 13 – 21, 2015: José Cruz González’s acclaimed play for children, directed by senior certificate student Maeli Goren ’15. Learn more
March 11, 2015: A collaborative performance of work inspired by Shakespeare’s plays featuring Princeton students alongside residents of Trenton’s Triad House and Rainbow House, directed by Adin Walker ’16. Learn more
Kenya Film Screening
November 13, 2014: A screening of short documentary films created by students in the summer 2013 Kenya Global Seminar. Student filmmakers Kemy Lin and Lydia Cornett introduced the five featured films: The Matriarch, Curse of the Gazelle King, Nature’s Nurturers, Realignments: A Zebra Story, and The Lost Boys of Laikipia. Learn more
One-Minute Video Workshop
Christoph Geisler (Princeton class of 2004) taught a group of University students and area high school students the methods of the “MIMA Minute,” an editorial and creative technique for producing short, compelling films. Learn more