Professor Emeritus of English and History at Southern Illinois University Charles Fanning will give a lecture in the 2014-15 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University entitled, “Banish the Bushwah! Why We Ought to Read James T. Farrell,” on Friday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Dancer, choreographer, and 2014-15 Hodder Fellow Nora Chipaumire has received a 2014 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award for Outstanding Revival for Dark Swan, a solo reimagined as a powerful group piece and performed by Urban Bush Women at The Joyce Theater.
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.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present the second “Choreographers in Residence and in Conversation” series, featuring three choreographers currently creating new work at Princeton, on two Tuesdays, October 14 and November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Resident choreographers Nora Chipaumire, Marjani Forté and David Neumann will present their works-in-progress, as well as discuss the uncertainties, complexities, dead ends and revelations of their current artistic undertakings. These events are free and open to the public.
Acclaimed poet Kevin Young will present a lecture on “How to Write a Hoax Poem” on Tuesday, October 21, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event, the 2014-2015 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture presented by Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will premiere This is an Elephant, written and directed by senior Ava Geyer and featuring senior Kanoa Mulling, on October 17 at the Marie and Edward ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Distant fathers, fractured marriages, absent mothers, vying siblings all collide in this exploration of the chasm between what we need to express and what we're allowed to say in this new work.
Former Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom Daithi O’Ceallaigh will present a lecture entitled, “From the Belfast Bunker: Behind the Scenes in the Peace Process,” on Friday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2014-15 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.
Princeton University will honor award-winning writer and longtime faculty member Joyce Carol Oates at a special tribute event on Friday, November 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the University campus, presented by the Program in Creative Writing.
On Wednesday, October 15, poet Ben Lerner and fiction writer Steven Millhauser will read from their works as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
Award-winning documentary film that follows American, Serbian and Roma Gypsy musicians as they perform at the world’s largest trumpet festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Princeton faculty member Margaret Beissinger, and musician Matt Smith who plays baritone in the band Zlatne Uste featured in the film.
Keller's lecture entitled “Bioville: The City as Superorganism” will be given as part of Marianne Weems' fall 2014 Princeton Atelier course investigating the impact of Twitter, Instagram and the “selfie” on making art
John Somers Fairchild '15, Yessica Martinez '15, and Tula B. Strong '15 have been selected by the Lewis Center for the Arts as the 2014 recipients of the Alex Adam ’07 Award. Each will spend the summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of new artistic work.
The Lewis Center is your Pathway to the Arts! If you're interested in pursuing the arts while at Princeton, take the time to discover all that's waiting for you here in creative writing, dance, film/video, theater, visual arts, and the interdisciplinary Atelier.
In a podcast with NJ Arts News, Princeton President Emerita Dr. Shirley Tilghman discusses the arts as central to undergraduate education, the urgency of "putting a price on carbon" to motivate environmental stewardship, and the need for women in leadership.