Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the new Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts complex with a multi-day Festival of the Arts October 5 through 8 on the Princeton campus. The Festival, which is open to the public, will feature over 100 concerts, plays, readings, dance performances, art exhibitions, multidisciplinary presentations, film screenings, community workshops, and site-specific events at venues across the campus, most of which will be free.
Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 University Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center and Director of the Princeton Atelier, has taught poetry at Princeton since 1987 and songwriting since 2013. Read a recent interview with Muldoon on the University homepage.
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a multi-day Festival of the Arts on October 5 through 8 on the Princeton campus. The Festival, which is open to the public, will feature dozens of concerts, plays, readings, dance performances, art exhibitions, multidisciplinary presentations, community workshops and site-specific events at venues across the campus, most of which will be free.
The Lewis Center for the Arts announces over $100,000 in awards intended to support the summer projects and research of 53 Princeton students, chosen from 126 applicants. For many recipients the funding provides the resources to conduct research, undertake training, and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present an immersive, interactive performance, The Story is the Body, exploring the concept of Time that combines both film and the avant-garde dance form Butoh. The evening-length piece was created by award-winning filmmaker and Princeton alum Josephine Decker and Vangeline, artistic director of the Butoh dance company Vangeline Theater, along with Princeton students, as a part of the fall course “Filmmaking and Dance – Butoh and Technology.” The performance will take place on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present an original immersive theater experience inspired by cultural meditations on mortality, created by Princeton students as the culminating project of a spring course co-taught by graphic novelist Kevin Pyle and Jennine Willett, Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects, a dance theater company known for immersive works. The 28-minute experience will be presented in intervals on May 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in New South on the Princeton campus.
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is now accepting applications from promising artists in all artistic disciplines for two opportunities, the Hodder Fellowship and the Princeton Arts Fellowship. Details and an online application are posted at arts.princeton.edu/fellowships. Applications are due by September 14, 2015.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present Thirteen Ways of Looking at Comic Opera, a culminating presentation from a Princeton Atelier/Music course, “Making (Comic) Opera.” Revisiting the genre of comic opera, the event includes a workshop reading of an excerpt of Andrew Lovett’s The Analysing Engine directed by Rinde Eckert and performed by Princeton students, along with work devised by the student-participants. Performances will take place on Friday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Rockefeller College Common Room on the Princeton University Campus and are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present wE-unions: Green is the New Orange and Black, an outdoor environmental festival presented by the students of the spring Princeton Atelier course “Performing Environmental Stories,” led by Kelly Baum and Jenny Price. The festival will take place on Monday, May 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (sunset) on the north lawn of the Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus. This event is free and open to the public.
The Princeton Atelier at the Lewis Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, presents “Artists Making Cities: A Panel Discussion and Workshops on Creative Placemaking” on February 24. A panel discussion by three artists working in different ways to revitalize cities will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture on the Princeton campus. Workshops with the artists will follow from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 185 Nassau Street. Both events are free and open to the public.
"On this recent afternoon, the 13 Princeton undergraduates in the class "Development of the Multi-skilled Performer" were completing an assignment: choose a short poem and work collaboratively in small groups to adapt the poem, using elements of a genre of theater called actor-musicianship."
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present Selfie Expression, an end-of-semester showing of digital self portraits created by students in the fall Princeton Atelier course, “Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now,” taught by theater and media director Marianne Weems. The showing will take place on Thursday, December 12 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. This culminating performance will take the form of a gallery installation, with areas of the Acting Studio devoted to each of the student artists. Visitors are encouraged to come and go throughout the event.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present a talk by author and consultant Alex Pang on “Contemplative Computing: Reclaiming Attention in the Age of Distraction” as part of a course entitled “Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now” being taught by theater director Marianne Weems. The talk will be held on Thursday, November 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. and is free and open to the public.