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The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present (Syn)thesis, a collaborative senior dance thesis concert showcasing new choreography by six seniors in the program, as well as the performance of repertory and new works by guest choreographers, on Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The three performances will take place in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center at 91 University Place. Students will perform a work by acclaimed choreographers Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, premiere new works by Malcolm Low and Brian Reeder, and perform new dances by seniors Paige Shaw, Dana Fesjian, Clare Sherlog, Erin Berl, Lauren Wodarski, and Tiffany Miller.

Princeton University will present Words for Music, Perhaps, a day-long symposium on Irish lyric and song featuring renowned scholars, writers, and musicians on Friday, March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The symposium is organized by Princeton Professor of English and Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies Clair Wills and cosponsored by Princeton’s Fund for Irish Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts, Humanities Council, Department of Music, and Department of English. All events are free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required.

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Lighting and projection designer David Bengali, performance artist and poet Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and writer Erika L. Sánchez have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2017-19 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September. The Arts Fellows program of the Lewis Center for the Arts provides support for early-career artists who have demonstrated both extraordinary promise and a record of achievement in their fields with the opportunity to further their work while teaching within a liberal arts context. Funded in part by the Mellon Foundation, Fellows are selected for a two-year residency to teach a course each semester or, in lieu of a course, to undertake an artistic assignment that deeply engages undergraduate students, such as directing a play, conducting a music ensemble, or choreographing a dance piece. Fellows are expected to be active members of the University's intellectual and artistic community while in residence; in return, they are provided the resources and spaces necessary to their work.

On Wednesday, March 15, writers Douglas Kearney and Kirstin Valdez Quade will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, presented by the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.

Thumbnail for Screening of <em>I Cannot Tell You How I Feel</em> and <em>Seeing Red</em> by Su Friedrich

The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Princeton Garden Theatre will present a special screening of Professor of Visual Arts Su Friedrich’s new documentary I Cannot Tell You How I Feel and her 2005 short diary film Seeing Red as a part of the collaborative film series Cinema Today. Followed by an in-person discussion with filmmaker Friedrich, the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at the Garden Theatre. Tickets ranging from $6 to $11 are available to the public at princetongardentheatre.org; free to Princeton University students, faculty and staff with ID at the Garden Theatre box office.

Thumbnail for Broadway producer of <em>Wicked, Next to Normal, War Paint</em> and other musicals David Stone at Princeton University

Broadway producer David Stone will discuss his career and work on Wicked and other hit musicals in a conversation with Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf and her students as part of her spring course “Race and the American Musical Theater, from Minstrelsy to Hamilton.” The discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Lewis Center’s Program in Music Theater and co-sponsored by Princeton’s Program in American Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

Thumbnail for Broadway Director John Doyle on the Musicals of Stephen Sondheim at Princeton University

Tony Award-winning director John Doyle will discuss his extensive experience directing Stephen Sondheim’s musicals in a conversation with Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf on Monday, March 13 at 2 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Lewis Center’s Program in Music Theater, the event is free and open to the public.

The Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “&thunk,” an exhibition of collages by senior Aubree Andres, and “Talking to You is Exhausting,” an exhibition of portraits and text-based paintings by senior Yankia Ned. Their work will be on view March 13 through March 17 in Room 301 and the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception with Andres will be held on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 301, and an opening reception with Ned will be held on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Thumbnail for Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater presents the musical <em>Hairspray</em>

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Hairspray, the hit Broadway musical based on the 1988 John Waters film, directed by senior AJ Jones and featuring Alex Daniels as Tracy Turnblad, on March 10, 11, 12, 14, and 16 at 8:00 p.m. Performances will take place in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. Talkback discussions with the audience will follow the March 12 and 14 performances.

Thumbnail for Poet Jenny Johnson reads from her debut poetry collection at Princeton

Poet and 2016-17 Lewis Center for the Arts Hodder Fellow Jenny Johnson will read from her recently released debut collection of poems, In Full Velvet, as a part of a book release celebration on Wednesday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Princeton University. The reading, followed by a Q&A with Johnson and a reception, will take place in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing, the event is free and open to the public.

Thumbnail for Screening of <em>Dukhtar (Daughter)</em> by Afia Nathaniel opens spring edition of Cinema Today series

The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Princeton Garden Theatre will present a special screening of Afia Nathaniel’s award-winning film "Dukhtar (Daughter)," opening the spring edition of the collaborative film series Cinema Today. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street. Tickets ranging from $6 to $11 are available to the public at princetongardentheatre.org; tickets are free to Princeton University students, faculty and staff with ID at the Garden Theatre box office.