A group of faculty and students explored the intersection of arts and engineering while testing the limits of their imaginations in a new course offered this past spring called "Transformations in Engineering and the Arts.” The class was organized around four modules in the first half of the semester: visuals, sound, structure and movement. The modules included lectures, hands-on activities, discussions of aesthetics in pieces everyone watched or heard, mini-design challenges, and tutorials on tools and resources available in a newly created teaching space called StudioLab.
The Lewis Center for the Arts announces the award of more than $105,000 to support the summer projects and research of 53 Princeton students, including substantial individual awards through the Alex Adam ’07 Award, the Mallach Senior Thesis Fund, the Sam Hutton Fund for the Creative Arts, and the Carpenter Family Fund for Comparative Literature. The awards were made through a competitive application process that received 90 proposals requesting just under $400,000 in funding. 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' Program in Dance will present a series of showings of new choreography created by students and repertory work learned during the past semester on April 25 and 27 and May 4 and 5 in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street's 3rd Floor Dance Studio, and New South Dance Studio. All performances are free and open to the public.
Princeton University’s current Arts Fellows will gather together for “Princeton Arts Fellows Present…,” a joint showing of new and developing work by these four innovative and diverse artists, in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio and James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street on April 25 at 7:00 p.m. This event, which will feature performances, a reading, screening and presentations by playwright and theater artist Aaron Landsman, fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen, filmmaker Pacho Velez and choreographer Pavel Zuštiak, is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Dance and Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Petrichor, a new, interactive performance work by senior Bree White that incorporates dance, sculpture, music and text/language to explore being “other.” Performances will be held April 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 and 22 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Patricia and Ward Hagan’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street.
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Programs in Dance and Theater present there.remaining., a dance-theater fusion of text, movement, music, and projections, created and directed by senior Ogemdi Ude and featuring original music by Lewis Center Resident Musical Director and Composer Vince di Mura. Performances will take place on April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The production is free and open to the public, however, advanced tickets are recommended.
Rebecca Lazier, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a senior lecturer in dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts who also choreographs and directs a project-based group of dancers in New York. After graduating from Juilliard, she became a choreographer and joined the Princeton dance faculty in 2002. In musings drawn from two interviews, Lazier reflects on body image, fear, teaching at Princeton and the artistic process of choreography.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present Under Pressure, a collaborative senior dance thesis concert, on Friday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Students will perform works by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Karole Armitage, a new work by faculty member Rebecca Lazier, and new works by seniors Sophie Andreassi, Kamber Hart, Bree White, and Glenna Yu.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present Performance Lab showcasing new work created by nine Princeton students, on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio. Each performance will be followed by a talkback. The event is free and open to the public. Performance Lab provides an opportunity for students working in dance, writing, theater, or visual art to showcase their new interdisciplinary work developed through discussion with other artists and mentorship from dance faculty.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present International Dance Platform: Contemporary Dance in Turkey, Poland, Canada, which brings seven international dancer-choreographers to Princeton for a series of master classes, a panel discussion, and informal performances. The series leads up to the New York Live Arts premiere of faculty member Rebecca Lazier’s new work “There Might Be Others.”
Students in the fall 2015 course “The Arts of Urban Transition” have spent the past semester using texts and methods from history, theater and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York City and Detroit. Taught by historian Aaron Shkuda, Professor of Dance Judith Hamera, and Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman, the course explored such topics as artist relationships and the impact of urban arts initiatives.
The Lewis Center for the Arts has awarded Hodder Fellowships to fiction writer NoViolet Bulawayo, poet Jenny Johnson, playwright Jiehae Park, filmmaker Joshua Sanchez, and choreographer Karen Sherman.