The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present an original, immersive experience that utilizes visual arts, theatrical lighting, scenic and installation design, as well as movement and musical performance, to offer a new perspective on Mozart’s iconic and beloved classic, Symphony #40. This new work was created by Princeton students as the culminating project of a fall Atelier course co-taught by composer/conductor Jayce Ogren and theatrical designer/director Michael Counts. The event, which the organizers make clear is not a concert, will take place on Sunday, December 10 with two 30-minute-long performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance tickets are encouraged.
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.
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ renowned Program in Creative Writing will read from their recent work as part of the Program’s Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series on Wednesday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the Chancellor Green Rotunda on the Princeton University campus. On December 12 at 8:00 p.m., students in a spoken word poetry performance course will present new work in the Forum at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Arts Council of Princeton presents the final presentation of Assistant Professor of Theater Brian Herrera’s "Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery, and Me” fall course offered through Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. The theater/creative writing course focuses on the stories we do (and don’t) tell about ourselves, as well as the stories we do (and don’t) tell about Princeton University. The workshop course engaged students directly with the historical materials unearthed by the "Princeton and Slavery Project” as they rehearsed the writing and performance skills necessary to remake the raw material drawn from lived experience into compelling autobiographical storytelling. Working in an array of storytelling modes, the students will share stories about how the history of slavery at Princeton University guides, informs, or challenges our ethical and moral understandings of the stories we choose to tell about ourselves. The final course presentation will be on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. The event is free and open to the public but advance registration is recommended.
LUMARCA, a unique installation by artists and designers Matt Parker and Albert Hwang that explores individual perceptions of projection and digital animation, is on view in the CoLab at the Lewis Arts complex at Princeton University through December 15. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier, the exhibition is free and open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University presents the annual Princeton Dance Festival, in which 51 Princeton dance students will perform repertory works by Bill T. Jones and Ohad Naharin and premiere new works by Alexandra Beller, Rebecca Lazier, Brian Reeder, Olivier Tarpaga, and Raphael Xavier. Four performances will take place: December 1 at 8 p.m., December 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and December 3 at 1 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts presents *a graphic design exhibition* curated by award-winning faculty member, artist, and writer David Reinfurt, highlighting the work of 184 current and former students since the Lewis Center launched courses in graphic design in 2010. The exhibition will be on view November 14 through December 28 in the new Hurley Gallery at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus. The gallery is open daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through December 15; open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from December 16-28 (closed December 22 and 25). An opening reception will be held on November 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. On November 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the gallery, Reinfurt will host a discussion about his new book, Muriel Cooper, on the pioneering designer of MIT Press. Both events are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, November 15, the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and Princeton Garden Theatre will present a screening of the short films of artist and filmmaker Kevin J. Everson at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Starting at 7:30 p.m.‚ the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Everson.
On Wednesday, November 15, award-winning writer and theater critic Hilton Als and acclaimed poet Hoa Nguyen will read from their work 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 7:30 p.m. in the Hearst Dance Theater at the Lewis Arts Complex, is free and open to the public.
Juniors and seniors in the Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will open their studios to share and discuss their work-in-progress on Tuesday, November 15, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street. On November 9 through 22 students in the Program’s fall drawing courses will exhibit recent work. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, featuring senior Ugonna Nwabueze with guest director Shariffa Ali, on November 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. Performances will take place in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place. A panel discussion with African American artists working on the Princeton campus will follow the November 18 performance.
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, in partnership with Princeton Garden Theatre and Labyrinth Books, will present “John Sacret Young and Pieces of Glass – An Artoire,” a visual presentation and conversation with Princeton Professor of Visual Arts Joe Scanlan focusing on Young’s latest memoir, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts in partnership with Princeton Garden Theatre and Labyrinth Books. The event will take place on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public but ticketed; advance reservations are encouraged.
Poet Phillip B. Williams and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10 at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. The reading is part of the C. K. Williams Reading Series, named in honor of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet who served on Princeton’s creative writing faculty for 20 years.
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.
On Wednesday, October 11, award-winning fiction writer Rachel Cusk and acclaimed poet and Princeton alumnus Nathaniel Mackey, Class of 1969, will read from their work 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. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.