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Le Pas d'Acier: The Steel Step

February 21, 2005
Scholars from Princeton University and other institutions are painstakingly re-creating the choreography, costumes and elaborate mechanical set of one of the great lost ballets of the 20th century, "Le Pas d'Acier" or "The Steel Step" by legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. They will bring the ballet to life exactly the way Prokofiev intended it in three performances at the University in April.
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Creative connections: Godunov project driven by scholarly, artistic collaborations

March 5, 2005
Honoring a legendary Russian director's unfulfilled vision for a classic tale of power and intrigue, an army of Princeton scholars and artists is working this semester to mount a world premiere production of "Boris Godunov."
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Recreating a lost ballet

April 4, 2005
Final rehearsals are under way for "Le Pas d'Acier" ("The Steel Step"), one of the great lost ballets of the 20th century, which will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, at the Berlind Theatre.
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Connecting music, language and literature

April 11, 2005
Senior Margaret Meyer is a professional-level opera singer who chose to major in comparative literature - a field in which she could combine her musical affinities, her aptitude for languages and her interest in literature.
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Creative Collaboration Produces Original Score

April 14, 2005
Students in Princeton's Atelier program, which brings guest artists to campus to collaborate with students and faculty, will direct and perform "The Antient Concert," an original chamber opera written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and composer Daron Hagen.
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Seawright helps students shape experiences into artwork

April 25, 2005
At a table covered with sculpture of various shapes, colors and materials, four undergraduate students made final modifications to their artistic creations.
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C.K. Williams wins Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

May 2, 2005
Professor C.K. Williams has been awarded the 2005 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of the highest honors given to American poets.
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Presidential Task Force Takes 'Big Picture' Look at the Arts

May 16, 2005
At a "town hall" meeting on campus last spring, President Tilghman listed among her top priorities the expansion of academic programs in the creative and performing arts. This spring, she has charged a task force with developing alternatives for achieving this objective.
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Exhibition Showcases the 'Art of Science'

May 16, 2005
An exhibition of images that bridge the sciences and the arts is on view at the Friend Center through early June.
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Studio presses students into exploring the creative process

May 30, 2005
It would have been much quicker to copy and paste their names into a Word document and run off a page on a laser printer. But an important part of this class involved learning about the creative process.
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Experimenting With New Ways to Make Music

November 7, 2005
Pass by the basement rehearsal space in Woolworth on a Thursday afternoon and you may hear electronic raindrops, a fast-forward reading of Dr. Seuss or a deep moaning that seems to emanate from the bottom of the ocean. You may even hear something you recognize as music, like a rockabilly jazz melody.
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Miller wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 21, 2005
Jeffrey Miller, a Princeton senior who aspires to become a novelist and English professor, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in England.
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Exploring the influence of environment on writers

December 12, 2005
Scholars of great literature often are intrigued by questions that lie outside the pages of the text. For English professor Diana Fuss, one question that consumed her was: Where did my favorite writers write?
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