The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a master class for Princeton students with New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan on Monday, April 27, in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event, which is presented in conjunction with Whelan’s April 28 performance of Restless Creature at the McCarter Theatre, is free and open to the public to observe.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will premiere Hero, a new dance-theater piece written, directed and choreographed by Princeton University senior Eamon Foley on April 25 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Hero tells the story of a young man transformed by his experiences in the Vietnam War, told through indie rock music, dance, and aerial choreography and based on interviews with Vietnam veterans and other research conducted by the playwright. Foley is already a Broadway veteran at 21, having appeared in six productions. Performances of Hero continue April 26, 29 and 30 at 8:00 p.m. and May 1 at 6:00 p.m. with a talkback following the April 26 performance.
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 Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street at 7:00 p.m. This event, which will feature performances, a reading, and presentations by graphic artist Danielle Aubert, playwright and theater artist Aaron Landsman, fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen, and composer/percussionist Jason Treuting, is free and open to the public.
Students in the spring 2015 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 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Theater on the Princeton campus. The 26 students will perform selected new work completed over the past semester. The concert is free and open to the public.
Poets CAConrad and Dorothea Lasky and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, April 24 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is part of the Emerging Writers Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Amanda Devine, Vivian Ludford, Emily McDonald and Susannah Sharpless, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m. at the bookstore at 122 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
Princeton University senior and Program in Theater certificate student Katherine Clifton was first inspired to write a play about hostility between the Serbs and Romani people while participating in Princeton's Bridge Year Program. Five years later, she will do just that as the 2015 winner of the Martin Dale Fellowship.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a Senior Thesis Film Festival featuring five new short films by students in the Program in Visual Arts: Labor Against Waste by Margaret Craycraft, Game Over by Matthew Floyd, Exes by Nonny Okwelogu, The True Story of Fictional James by Jane Pritchard, and Fluff by Jack Thornton. All five films will be screened on Friday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street, and again on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. at the Frist Film/Performance Theater at Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus. Both screenings are free and open to the public.
Scholar Poulomi Saha will give a lecture on “Easter Risings: The Irish Insurrection in India” on Friday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The talk is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present All My Things Are Hymns, an exhibition of watercolors by senior Kai Song-Nichols. The paintings draw from sources as diverse as Quattrocento Italian painting, medieval Byzantine painting, Japanese shin-hanga prints, and Franco-Belgian comics known as bandes dessinées and are intended to celebrate the extraordinary riches of the history of visual culture. The work will be on view April 13 through 17 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present Exit, a collaborative senior dance thesis concert showcasing new choreography by five seniors in the program, as well as the performance of repertory and new works by guest choreographers, on Friday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 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 Mark Morris and Lar Lubovitch, premiere a new work by award-winning founder of the DASH Ensemble Gregory Dolbashian, and perform new dances by seniors Emily Hogan, Silvia Lundgren, Asawari Sodhi, Kalin Stovall, and Tula Strong.
On Wednesday, April 15, bestselling fiction writer Rachel Kushner and acclaimed poet John Yau 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.
Grammy and Emmy-nominated conductor, educator, and choral specialist Judith Clurman will hold a master class with Princeton students followed by an interview on Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public to observe. The event is one in a series of guest artist visits to Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf’s spring course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” The event will be held in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’s Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Disorientations, an exhibition of work inspired by virtual travel across state lines and atmospheres by Princeton senior Kemy Lin. The work will be on view April 6 through April 9 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Poet Matt Rasmussen has been selected as the latest recipient of the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize awarded by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University.
On Friday, April 10, Irish and Celtic studies scholar Regina Uí Chollatáin will present a lecture on “A ‘New’ Gaelic League Idea: Douglas Hyde 100 Years On” at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture, part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, is free and open to the public.