Dean of the College, Annan Professor in English, and Professor of Theater Jill Dolan has been named a 2016-17 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of seven Princeton faculty recognized.
Students in the spring 2016 course “How to Write a Song,” offered by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing and the Department of Music, will present original songs at a concert on April 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Theater on the Princeton campus. The 21 students will perform selected new work completed over the past semester. The concert is free and open to the public.
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Deana Lawson’s color photograph The Garden, Gemena, DR Congo (2015), newly acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be featured in a major exhibition celebrating portraiture from the past century, on view starting April 27, 2016, through February 12, 2017.
Playwright Ricardo Abreu Bracho will discuss the subject of Latinx professionals working in the contemporary American theater with Lewis Center in the Arts’ Program in Theater professor Brian Herrera and read from a selection of his works on Wednesday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 105 at the Carl Fields Center on Prospect Street on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
On Monday, April 18th, McCarter Theatre Center and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will host a symposium commemorating the 20th anniversary of August Wilson’s seminal speech, “The Ground on Which I Stand,” delivered in 1996 from the stage of the McCarter’s Matthew’s Theatre addressing questions of race, diversity, and cultural identity in the American Theater.
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.
A.M. Homes, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, has received Guild Hall’s 31st Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Arts. The awards ceremony was held at The Rainbow Room in New York City on March 8 and hosted by Academy President Eric Fischl.
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.
Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and meet the filmmakers as part of the Visual Arts Program course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers.” One or two films are being screened each Thursday evening continuing through the end of April. All the films have been produced within the last 18 months and each of the filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.
Lecturer in Visual Arts and sculptor/painter Pam Lins has been selected as a recipient of an unrestricted grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Lins is one of 30 artists awarded $20,000 each to continue their work in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, craft or multimedia.
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.”
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of student work in film and video from fall semester courses “How to Make a Film” taught by Keith Sanborn and “Documentary Filmmaking” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on Monday, February 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, located on the first floor of 185 Nassau Street. A reception will follow the screening.
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.