The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present an evening of dance choreographed by Princeton senior Clark Griffin in collaboration with his cast, investigating the inherent social and relational dynamics of the human body through forms of non-classical virtuosity. Performances will be held February 22 and 23 at 8:30 p.m. and February 24 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Hearst Dance Theater at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus. The performances are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a series of showings of new choreography created by students and repertory learned during the past semester on December 11 through 15 in the Hearst Dance Theater and dance studios in the new Lewis Arts complex and New South on the Princeton University campus. All performances are free and open to the public.
Princeton Arts Fellow and faculty member Jaamil Olawale Kosoko curates Reclamations! Lectures in Black Feminist Performance, welcoming award-winning interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight on Monday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. This performance lecture of Knight’s Documents is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Roberts Dance Studio in Princeton University's new Lewis Arts complex.
Princeton Arts Fellow and faculty member Jaamil Olawale Kosoko curates Reclamations! Lectures in Black Feminist Performance, and welcomes artist Autumn Knight on Monday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture series is part of a fall course taught by Kosoko and cross-listed in dance, visual arts and African American studies, “An Introduction to the Radical Imagination.” Using an interdisciplinary visual and performance studies approach to explore various sites of contemporary art practices, the course provides students an introduction to radical performance practices through which artists consider the gendered and racialized body that circulates in the public domain, both onstage and off. Previous guest artists included Brenda Dixon Gottschild and Ebony Noelle Golden.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present a series of showings of new choreography created by students during the past semester on May 2, 4, 9 and 10 in dance studios on the Princeton campus. All performances are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Dance and Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Excess, a multimedia, interactive performance work conceived by senior Alex Quetell that builds and deconstructs a party to reveal the dissonances propagated in the human pursuit of technology and progress. Performances will be held April 27 and 28 at 8:30 p.m. and April 29 at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. at the Patricia and Ward Hagan’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The performances are free and open to the public, however participation at each performance is limited and reservations are recommended at arts.princeton.edu/excess.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present (Syn)thesis, a collaborative senior dance thesis concert showcasing new choreography by six seniors in the program, as well as the performance of repertory and new works by guest choreographers, on Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The three performances will take place in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center at 91 University Place. Students will perform a work by acclaimed choreographers Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, premiere new works by Malcolm Low and Brian Reeder, and perform new dances by seniors Paige Shaw, Dana Fesjian, Clare Sherlog, Erin Berl, Lauren Wodarski, and Tiffany Miller.
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has announced the selection of five Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year. Poet Eduardo C. Corral, choreographer Milka Djordjevich, visual artist Chitra Ganesh, playwright Dipika Guha, and visual artist Marc Andre Robinson are this year’s recipients of the Hodder, created to provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their careers an opportunity to undertake significant new work.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a series of showings of new choreography created by students and choreography learned during the past semester on December 14 through 16 and on January 23 in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio and 3rd floor Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street and New South Dance Studio. All performances are free and open to the public.
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’ Program in Dance at Princeton University presents the annual Princeton Dance Festival, in which 40 Princeton dance students will perform repertory works by Zvi Gotheiner, John Jasperse, and Mark Morris, along with new works by Kimberly Bartosik, Francesca Harper, and Olivier Tarpaga. Four performances will take place December 2 at 8 p.m., December 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and December 4 at 1 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.
Internationally-renowned choreographer John Jasperse will lead an open rehearsal of excerpts of his 2014 award-winning work Within between with his cast of Princeton student dancers on Monday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. A question-and-answer session with Jasperse and his stager Stuart Singer will follow the rehearsal. The piece will be performed at the annual Princeton Dance Festival on December 2 through 4. The event is free and open to the public to observe.
Custodians of Beauty by Bessie Award-winning choreographer and 2015-17 Princeton Arts Fellow Pavel Zuštiak will make its midwest debut at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center on October 20-22, 2016.
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music will mark the launch of a new Program in Music Theater with a day-long symposium on Princeton’s music theater past, present and future on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. Princeton alumni, faculty and students—singers, actors, dancers, scholars, and composers who are making their creative marks on the opera world and on and off Broadway—will come together to participate in a series of panels on the art form and its importance at Princeton and beyond. The symposium is organized by a committee of Princeton faculty, alumni, students, and staff, led by Princeton Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf, who directs the new Program in Music Theater.
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.