A performance of new works created by Princeton students working at intersections of dance, creative writing, architecture, engineering, music, theater, and/or visual arts. Through one-on-one meetings over the past several months, students have looked at the ways that structure, intent, and theatrical elements can support their artistic creation. The independent student projects shared at this event are the product of this mentored creative process.

Each performance will be followed by a talkback.

Free and open to the public.

  • MC Otani and Eli Berman use PVC pipes and fabric to prototype a wearable instrument dress that is designed to extend an individual’s vocal tract into an entire outfit and allow groups of individuals to sing into each other by connecting their outfits together.
  • Abbie Minard shares “Anatomy of the Hysterical Body: Big Hat Day,” part of an ongoing embodied and textual creative research project on mania, hysteria, and the ridiculous. This particular vignette explores the relationship of language to the hysterical mode and proposes joy in the act of transcending speech.
  • Isla Weber’s “High on the ground” explores physical and emotional altitude (or lack thereof) within the restrictions of overpowering gravity.
  • Isla Xi Han explores movements with extended sensibility through embodied costume design (including e-textile, electronics, sensors and more).
  • Tyler Ashman presents a devised play, “Liturgy,” in which someone wanders around a theater in muted existential crisis as he tries to figure out how his faith affects daily life.
  • Ayodele Foster-McCray portrays experience in crosscultural/interracial love through movement and performance, both as story telling and social commentary. Two partners switch social and interpersonal roles through movement, playing with the dichotomies of white equalling feminine and black equalling masculine.
  • Anagha Prasanna’s piece attempts to capture artistic transmission through a multisensory approach. Dance can seem like a temporal experience, but the messages transmitted between the audience and performers are far more permanent.


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The Hearst Dance Theater is located on the forum level of the Wallace Dance Building at the Lewis Arts complex, 122 Alexander Street in Princeton.

VEHICLE TRAFFIC NOTE:  Please note that a portion of Alexander St. south of the Lewis Arts complex (toward U.S. Route 1) is closed through April 19, and visitors are encouraged to seek driving routes that approach the arts complex from the north on Alexander St. or University Place. The West Garage remains accessible and free for parking on weeknights after 5 p.m. and on weekends from North Station Drive, off Alexander St.

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  • Program in Dance