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"Man think thai lady make house clean work love somuch cook everry time smile" opens at the Lewis Center

April 18, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of web and printed materials and sculptural works that explore the intersection of the artist’s interests in formalism, materials and process and the economies of the female body by senior Pew Natthamon Wutilertcharoenwong. Entitled “Man think thai lady make house clean work love somuch cook everry time smile,” the exhibition will be on view April 21 through 25 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception where visitors can meet the artist will be held on April 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Israeli scholars Galit Hasan-Rokem and Freddie Rokem lecture on "“Dramas of Exile: Feuchtwanger and Brecht"”

April 18, 2014
Israeli scholars Galit Hasan-Rokem and Freddie Rokem will present brief lectures at Princeton University on two important German-Jewish authors who lived in exile in the U.S. during the Second World War and wrote about different forms of exile, Lion Feuchtwanger and Bertolt Brecht. The lectures on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street are presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater, the Program in Jewish Studies, the Department of German, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton and are free and open to the public.
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Daily Princetonian features "The Art of the Thesis"

April 17, 2014
From The Daily Princetonian: At this time of year, the word “thesis” conjures images of hardcovers and bound pages, not films and art exhibitions. The latter represent the work of seniors pursuing creative theses in their final year of independent work. Senior writer Zoe Perot offers a glimpse into the pieces created this year in creative writing, theater and visual arts. Staff writer Nina Wade spoke with students completing creative theses in the dance and film departments.
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Lewis Center & McCarter Theatre present workshop reading and symposium on "Hoodwinked"

April 16, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University is partnering with McCarter Theatre to present a workshop reading and symposium on Hoodwinked, a new documentary-style drama by acclaimed playwright Emily Mann, on Saturday, April 26 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required, however seating is limited.
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Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reads at Lewis Center

April 14, 2014
Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will read from her work on Wednesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event, the 2014 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture presented by Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, is free and open to the public.
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Atelier, PEI Project Makes Off Broadway Debut

April 11, 2014
"The Great Immensity," a new theatrical play and media project that grew out of a spring 2010 Princeton Atelier course cross-listed with the Princeton Environmental Institute, will receive its New York premiere on Friday, April 11 at the Public Theater. The show tackles the monumental topic of the environment and our planet's future, exploring themes of climate change, deforestation and extinction by using interviews with researchers working in these areas. The project was developed by PEI Barron Visiting Professors Steven Cosson, theater director, and Michael Friedman, composer/lyricist, founders of the celebrated investigative theater company, The Civilians.
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Program in Theater presents senior Rachel Alter's new play, "Margo in Margoland"

April 11, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Margo in Margoland, a new play by senior Rachel Alter and directed by senior Caroline Slutsky on April 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Alter’s full-length play is inspired by the Greek myth of Medea and Euripides’ play by the same name. “In this magical contemporary adaptation,” explains Alter, “Margo falls into her imagination, where she discovers that the pain and betrayal of her past are much more alive and real than she could have ever imagined.
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Conversation with Tony Award-winning lyricist Lisa Lambert following PUP/Theatre Intime’'s co-production of The Drowsy Chaperone

April 10, 2014
Tony Award-winning Broadway lyricist Lisa Lambert will discuss her work on the hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone following a performance of Princeton University Players/Theater Intime’s opening night performance of the show on April 17. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, the talk will follow the 8:00 p.m. performance at the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall on the Princeton campus and will be facilitated by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf. The talk is free and open to the public, however tickets are required for the preceding performance.
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Ann Beattie and D. A. Powell read next in Althea Ward Clark W'’21 Reading Series

April 9, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, fiction writer Ann Beattie and poet D. A. Powell 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. Princeton senior and Program in Creative Writing thesis candidate Cameron White will also read from his fiction thesis project. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
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Film scholar Ariel Rogers lectures on special effects in the golden age of Hollywood cinema

April 8, 2014
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Council of the Humanities, and Film Studies Committee will conclude a series of four lectures on film studies with a talk given by film scholar Ariel Rogers on “Special Effects and the Apparatus in Hollywood Cinema of the 1930s-1940s” on Thursday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Princeton Atelier presents an action-adventure martial arts musical fantasy and musical theater improv comedy

April 7, 2014
On April 18 the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier and Program in Dance will present an unlikely pairing of performances that celebrate the music and theater opportunities of the Atelier’s unique program. At 6:30 p.m. students will perform the world premiere of The Journey Home - The Struggle for Heaven on Earth, Act IV of Fred Ho’s action-adventure, martial arts musical fantasy Journey Beyond the West: The New Adventures of Monkey. The performance will be followed by a talk-back with the cast, director and dance faculty member Rebecca Lazier, fight choreographer and guest faculty member Scott Parker, and the production’s designers. After a brief intermission, the musical theater improv comedy of Baby Wants Candy returns to Princeton at 8 p.m. The entire evening is free and open to the public and will conclude with a reception.
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"Chrysalid," a senior art show by Maura O'Brien, opens at the Lewis Center

April 4, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “Chrysalid,” an exhibition by senior Maura O’Brien of oil paintings, wall-size multimedia works on paper, woodcut blocks, sketch books and a sculptural installation inspired by the artist’s experiences as a canoe guide in the northern Minnesota wilderness. The work will be on exhibit April 14 through 18 with a reception where visitors can meet the artist on April 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Cara Michell's multimedia exhibition, "Panama Canal," opens in the Lucas Gallery

April 2, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “Panama Canal,” an interactive, multimedia exhibition by senior Cara Michell of sculptures and assemblages that explore acts of exclusivity and privatization in urban spaces. The work will be on exhibit April 7 through 11 with a reception where visitors can meet the artist on April 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Program in Dance presents Re[verb], a collaborative senior dance thesis

April 2, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present Re[verb], a collaborative dance concert showcasing new choreography by students along with repertory by professional guest choreographers and faculty, on Friday, April 11, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. A group of over 30 students will perform works by internationally acclaimed choreographers Zvi Gotheiner and Jessica Lang, premiere a new work by New York choreographer and faculty member John Heginbotham, and perform new dances by seniors Tess Bernhard, Casey Brown, Samantha Gebb, and Sarah Rose.
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Film scholar Michael Zryd lectures on "Political Allegories in The Hunger Games and The Conformist"

March 28, 2014
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Council of the Humanities, and Film Studies Committee is presenting a spring film lecture series. Film scholar Michael Zryd will present the third in a series of four lectures with a talk on “Political Allegories in The Hunger Games and The Conformist” on Thursday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Screening & Lecture with Visual Artist/Researcher José Carlos Teixeira

March 27, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Visual Arts and Dance at Princeton University in collaboration with the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies will present a screening and lecture by interdisciplinary artist José Carlos Teixeira on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street.
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Princeton Names 2014-16 Fellows in Creative and Performing Arts

March 26, 2014
Performance artist Aaron Landsman and poet Dora Malech have been named this year’s Princeton University Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts and will begin two years of teaching and collaboration in September.
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Lewis Center and Labyrinth Books present "War from the Inside: A Reading"

March 26, 2014
On Thursday, April 3, writers Hassan Blasim, Joydeep Roy-Battacharya, and Roy Scranton will share their work at “War from the Inside: A Reading,” an inside look at the recent wars in the Middle East from Iraqi, Afghan and American points of view. The writers will be introduced by former New York Times journalist Chris Hedges. The reading, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street, is free and open to the public.
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Black 47, renowned Celtic rock band, in concert on April 4

March 25, 2014
The Fund for Irish Studies at Princeton University will present renowned Celtic rock band Black 47 in concert on their farewell tour of the U.S. on Friday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Black 47 is disbanding after 25 years of playing a uniquely Irish form of rock ‘n’ roll together. The event is free and open to the public, however tickets are required, which can be reserved in advance and will be available at the door.
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"If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters" opens at the Lewis Center

March 24, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters,” an exhibition by senior Nathan Tyrell of medium format color photographs taken while on an internship in Germany that combines his work and experience in mechanical engineering and the visual arts. The work will be on exhibit March 31 through April 4 with a reception where visitors can meet the artist on April 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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March 27 lecture by film scholar Michael Cramer on Peter Watkins' BBC documentaries

March 21, 2014
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Council of the Humanities, and Film Studies Committee is presenting a spring film lecture series. As the second of four lectures, film scholar Michael Cramer will present “Inform, Educate, and Aestheticize: Documentary and Art in Peter Watkins’ BBC Films” on Thursday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Lecture/demonstration by Martha Graham Dance Company of ballet, "Phaedra"

March 19, 2014
Princeton University presents a lecture/demonstration by members of the renowned Martha Graham Dance Company of Graham’s 1962 ballet, Phaedra, on Thursday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. The program will include a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon. The ballet is a retelling of the story of Phaedra, Hippolytus and Theseus based on the ancient Greek myth and part of “Myth in Transformation: The Phaedra Project,” a year-long series of events at Princeton. The event is free and open to the public.
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Fund for Irish Studies presents writer and historian Erskine Childers

March 17, 2014
Writer and historian Erskine Childers will present a lecture entitled, “The Riddle of Erskine Childers,” on Friday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Princeton's Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon awarded Freedom of the City of London

March 17, 2014
Celebrated Irish poet Paul Muldoon will receive the Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall on Monday, March 17, 2014, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to poetry. Muldoon is Princeton's Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies at Princeton.
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"Hand {Made} Ready" opens at the Lewis Center

March 17, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “Hand {Made} Ready”, an exhibition by senior Clare Arentzen of collected, found objects, both natural and man-made, manipulated by nature and the artist, along with handmade objects by the artist that emphasize the creative process. The work will be on exhibit March 24 through 28 with a reception on March 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Creative Writing faculty read at Labyrinth Books with winners of the 2014 Milberg Secondary School Poetry Prize

March 13, 2014
The three winners of Princeton University’s 2014 Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Secondary School Poetry Prize will read their winning poems along with three members of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing faculty on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. The reading is free and open to the public.
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Dance Program Director Susan Marshall among those awarded inaugural Dean for Research Innovation Funds

March 7, 2014
The first annual Dean for Research Innovation Funds have been awarded to a group of projects that push the boundaries of research in the natural sciences, encourage research partnerships with industry, and facilitate collaborations between investigators in the arts and the sciences or engineering. Director and Professor of Dance Susan Marshall is collaborating with Naomi Leonard, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Daniel Trueman, Professor of Music, on an exploration of how complex flocking motions emerge among animals.
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"Daire" Opens at the Lewis Center

March 7, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of new works and multi-site installations by senior Buse Aktas which are visual, spatial and bodily studies of how boundaries are defined with a focus on the circle as a boundary definer. The work will be on exhibit March 10 through 14 with a reception on March 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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"[For]Bilder" Opens at the Lewis Center

March 7, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of new painted portraits of female role models by senior Lauren Schwartz. The work will be on exhibit March 10 through 14 with a reception on March 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Two Creative Writing certificate students win Martin Dale Fellowships

March 6, 2014
Vivienne Chen and Natasha Japanwala, two senior students earning certificates from the Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, have been awarded Martin Dale Fellowships. They will explore representations of home and memory in the independent projects they will pursue in the coming year as fellowship winners.
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Claire Vaye Watkins and Dana Levin read at the Lewis Center

March 6, 2014
On Wednesday, March 12, award-winning poet Dana Levin and Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the award-winning short story collection Battleborn, 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. Princeton senior and Program in Creative Writing thesis candidate Michael Cummings will also read from his screenwriting thesis project. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
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Program in Theater presents the award-winning HBO documentary "Casting By"

March 6, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present a screening of the award-winning documentary Casting By, chronicling filmmaking’s unsung hero, the casting director, on March 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. The screening will be hosted by Professor Brian Herrera as part of his course on “Casting: History, Theory and Practice”; he will lead a conversation about the film following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.
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Lecture by theater director Marianne Weems on "“Performance for the 21st Century"”

March 5, 2014
Lewis Center for the Arts’ Performance Central will present Marianne Weems, internationally renowned theatre director and artistic director for the multimedia theater company The Builders Association, on Monday, March 10. Weems’ lecture, “Performance for the 21st Century,” will include a discussion about her innovative theater work and her career in theatre at 4:30 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public.
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Program in Theater presents "The Producers," the hit musical based on Mel Brooks' 1968 comedy classic

March 3, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present The Producers, Mel Brooks’ and Thomas Meehan’s hit musical adaptation of Brook’s classic 1968 film comedy, on March 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. The production features seniors Mary Lou Kolbenschlag and Evan Thompson and is directed by faculty member Ethan Heard with choreography by junior Eamon Foley. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors
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Musical Director Rob Berman in conversation: "Musical Directing Sondheim" on March 11

March 3, 2014
The Music Theater Lab at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will present a series of guests “in conversation” on the musical theatre of Stephen Sondheim. On March 4, award-winning librettist John Weidman will be featured in a conversation on “Writing the Historical Libretto: Pacific Overtures, Assassins, and Road Show.” On March 11, “Musical Directing Sondheim” will be the topic of a conversation with acclaimed musical director Rob Berman. Broadway actor Becky Ann Baker will lead a master class and conversation on “Acting Sondheim Songs” on March 25. All of the events will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street and are free and open to the public.
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Music Theater Lab to host conversations on the musical theatre of Stephen Sondheim: Librettist John Weidman on March 4

February 26, 2014
The Music Theater Lab at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will present a series of guests “in conversation” on the musical theatre of Stephen Sondheim. On March 4, award-winning librettist John Weidman will be featured in a conversation on “Writing the Historical Libretto: Pacific Overtures, Assassins, and Road Show.” On March 11, “Musical Directing Sondheim” will be the topic of a conversation with acclaimed musical director Rob Berman. Broadway actor Becky Ann Baker will lead a master class and conversation on “Acting Sondheim Songs” on March 25. All of the events will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street and are free and open to the public.
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Irish theater critic and scholar Fintan O’'Toole presents the 2014 Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture

February 25, 2014
Irish theater critic and scholar Fintan O’Toole will present the 2014 Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture, entitled “Mr. Bloom and the Buddha,” on Friday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Performance Central presents Hangzhou Yue Opera Company on March 4

February 24, 2014
Lewis Center for the Arts’ Performance Central will present China’s Hangzhou Yue Opera Company in its internationally celebrated operatic adaptations of Henrik Ibsen’s, "The Lady from the Sea" and "Hedda Gabler" on Tuesday, March 4 at Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus. "The Lady from the Sea" will be performed at 3:00 p.m. and "Hedda" at 8:00 p.m. in Chinese with English supertitles. Tickets are free and can be reserved through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 and will be available at the door prior to each performance.
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2013-14 Hodder Fellow Chinonye Chukwu to screen her latest film, "A Long Walk"

February 13, 2014
Chinonye Chukwu, a 2013-14 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, will screen her most recent short film, A Long Walk, on Wednesday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public.
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"Beasts of Love," a new play by C.K. Williams, receives premiere reading at Princeton

February 11, 2014
Princeton University presents a premiere reading of Beasts of Love, a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer C.K. Williams, on Monday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the Princeton University Art Museum. The play is a brutal, lyrical retelling of the story of Phaedra, Hippolytus and Theseus based on the ancient Greek myth of Phaedra, and part of “Myth in Transformation: The Phaedra Project,” a year-long series of events at Princeton. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a conversation with Williams and a reception.
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Lewis Center students take part in global summer study opportunities

February 4, 2014
Through Princeton's numerous summer study opportunities, made possible through grants, awards and the University's partnerships, students are able to participate in a broad range of academic and research experiences. Follow the stories of 28 students who participated in global summer study activities in 2013, including three Lewis Center students: Brady Valashinas, a visual arts certificate student who traveled to Kenya with the Princeton Atelier; Sean Drohan, a theater certificate student and Alex Adam '07 Award winner who spent the summer in Norway; and Sarah Wiest, a creative writing certificate student who studied in Newark, New Jersey.
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Theater of the Eighth Day, the Polish theater company, brings its docudrama "The Files" to Princeton

February 4, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series will present legendary Polish theater group Theater of the Eighth Day in a riveting docudrama, The Files, at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at Princeton University on February 25 and 26 at 8:00 p.m. All performances will be in English and a talkback session with members of the company will follow each performance. The performances are free and open to the public.
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Lewis Center names 2014-15 Hodder Fellows

February 3, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has announced the selection of four Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Choreographer Nora Chipaumire, playwright/screenwriter Gabriel Jason Dean, poet Roger Reeves, and visual artist Miko Veldkamp were chosen from a pool of over 900 applicants to receive this award, created to provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their career an opportunity to undertake significant new work.
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Program in Dance presents annual Spring Dance Festival, February 21-23

January 30, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance presents the 2014 Spring Dance Festival, a dance concert showcasing more than 50 students performing in repertory by distinguished, internationally renowned choreographers Kyle Abraham, Bill T. Jones and Doug Varone, a premiere by Princeton Hodder Fellow Pam Tanowitz, and in new dances created by faculty members Tina Fehlandt and Rebecca Lazier. The Festival will be presented on Friday, February 21, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
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Program in Theater presents dramatic adaptation of Dickens' classic "Great Expectations"

January 29, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present a recent dramatic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, coming-of-age epic, Great Expectations by Neil Bartlett. Directed by faculty member Tim Vasen and featuring senior Peter Giovine as Pip with senior Emma Boettcher serving as dramaturg, performances will take place on February 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio located at 185 Nassau Street. A talk-back will follow the February 15 performance.
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Teju Cole and Denise Duhamel read next in Althea Ward Clark W’'21 Reading Series

January 21, 2014
On Wednesday, February 12, award-winning poet Denise Duhamel and fiction writer Teju Cole 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. Princeton student Molly O’Neill will also read from her recent poems. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
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Visual Arts Program presents comprehensive exhibition of recent student work

January 21, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will continue its 2013-14 season of exhibitions and screenings with a showing of recent student work in drawing, painting, video and other media created during the fall semester. The exhibition in the Lucas Gallery runs through February 21; a reception will be held on February 4 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is located on the second floor at 185 Nassau Street and is open on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Fund for Irish Studies presents John Feeley and Fran O’'Rourke in Concert

January 20, 2014
Irish classical guitarist John Feeley and Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin Fran O’ Rourke will perform “JoyceSong: Irish Songs from the Works of James Joyce,” Irish songs with a Joyce connection on Friday, February 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The performance is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Student films from "Introductory Video and Film Production" course to be screened February 4

January 20, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will present short film and video projects produced by students in Keith Sanborn's fall course, "Introductory Video and Film Production." The screening of new film and video work will be held on February 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public.
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Program in Dance presents Master Class on movement language Gaga on January 15

January 10, 2014
The Lewis Center's Program in Dance will present a Master Class on the dance style/movement practice known as Gaga on Wednesday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. Gaga is a movement language originating from the belief in the healing, dynamic, and ever-changing power of movement. Led by Ariel Freedman, the class will begin tentatively at 1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The class is open to all Princeton students to participate and the public to observe.
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Dance Master Class with hip hop pioneer Crazy Legs on January 16

January 10, 2014
The Lewis Center's Program in Dance will present a Master Class by hip hop dance pioneer Crazy Legs on Thursday, January 16. The class will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street and is open to all Princeton students to participate and the public to observe. The class is cosponsored by Princeton’s Program in Latin American Studies and Center for African American Studies.
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Program in Visual Arts premieres 3 student documentary films from course taught by filmmaker Emily Abt

January 8, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will premiere three short documentary films produced by students in a fall course in documentary filmmaking on Friday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The course was led by award-winning filmmaker Emily Abt, named by Variety magazine as one of the “Top 10 Directors to Watch.” The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
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Faculty members John Rando and John Doyle to Direct for City Center'’s 2014 Encores! Series

January 6, 2014
Program in Theater faculty members John Rando and John Doyle will each be directing shows in the 2014 season at the City Center Encores! series in New York. The season, which begins February 5-9, 2014, will open with “Little Me," based on the Patrick Dennis novel. Rando, OBIE Award-winning director of “All in the Timing," will direct. The final show in the Encores! lineup, entitled “Irma La Douce,” will run May 7-11, 2014, and will be directed by Tony Award-winner Doyle.
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Program in Theater presents Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, January 10-12

December 19, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, directed by faculty member Tracy Bersley and featuring senior Sean Drohan in the title role, on January 10, 11 and 12 at 8:00 p.m. with an additional performance on January 11 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will take place in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio located at 185 Nassau Street.
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Program in Visual Arts partners with MoMA PS1 on "Mike Kelley Looking Forward"”

December 9, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University is collaborating with MoMA PS1 to present “Mike Kelley Looking Forward: An afternoon of lectures and a panel discussion,” highlighting one of the most influential artists of the past 40 years. The event, held in conjunction with a major retrospective of Kelley’s work, will take place on Sunday, December 15 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the VW Dome located in the entrance courtyard of the art center in Long Island City, New York.
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Two upcoming concerts featuring percussionist/composer Jason Treuting, a 2013-15 Princeton Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts

December 6, 2013
Percussionist/composer Jason Treuting, who is a 2013-15 Princeton Fellow in the Creative and the Performing Arts, will perform in two concerts along with Princeton students and his ensemble, So Percussion. The first concert on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 102 at the Woolworth Building will feature the student ensemble The Pentatonic Cowboy Waltzers, formed during a fall Department of Music course, “The Composer/Performer and Performer/Composer” taught by Treuting. The students will perform work written for and by the ensemble, including music by Treuting, Viet Cuong, a graduate student in the music department, Noah Fishman ’16, Phil McNeal ’14, David Zheng ’14, Edward Wang ’15, Andrea D’Souza ’16, and Stephanie Rigizadeh ’15. The second concert will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Treuting and his ensemble, So Percussion, will perform a work-in-progress composed by Treuting for four snare drums. Both concerts are free and open to the public and will include a reception at which audiences can meet the musicians.
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Program in Dance to present end of semester showings

December 5, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a series of showings of new work created and repertory works learned during the past semester on December 11 through December 13. These events will feature student work from a range of courses, guest choreographers’ work, and faculty choreography, some of which represent works-in-progress and pieces that will be featured in the 2014 Spring Dance Festival. All showings will be held in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The showings are free and open to the public.
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NYT 2013 Notable Books list includes titles by Joyce Carol Oates & Meg Wolitzer

December 4, 2013
Recent works by Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center Joyce Carol Oates and guest artist in the Princeton Atelier Meg Wolitzer have been named to the list of 100 Notable Books of 2013 by The New York Times Book Review. Oates' novel, The Accursed (Ecco/HarperCollins) and Wolitzer's The Interestings (Riverhead) are both listed among the year's notable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction titles.
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Readings of new work by students in the Creative Writing Program

November 26, 2013
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work at a reading on December 11 at 5:15 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the Princeton University campus. Students from fall workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and literary translation will read from new work completed during the past semester. The reading, part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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Jeffrey Eugenides inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

November 25, 2013
On October 12 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of MIDDLESEX and Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center Jeffrey Eugenides was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the American Academy is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members' expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education.
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Upcoming performances by two Princeton Atelier courses

November 25, 2013
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ fall 2013 Princeton Atelier courses, “Stories to Stage, Words and Song: A study in Adaptation” and “Making Theater without a Script,” will present new works created over the past semester on Wednesday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Berlind Rehearsal Room and on Wednesday, December 11, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre, both at McCarter Theatre Center. A reception will follow the performances, which are free and open to the public, however seating is limited.
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Peter B. Lewis leaves outstanding legacy at Princeton University

November 25, 2013
Peter B. Lewis '55, a major benefactor to Princeton University, died on November 23 at his home in Florida. A story on his life and his legacy at Princeton is on the University homepage.
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Experimental filmmakers Oleg Tcherny and Ernie Gehr present their work at the Lewis Center

November 21, 2013
Princeton University’s Film Studies Committee and the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present two film screenings. KINO BRACE: Five Act Four Interval Film Thing by Belarusian filmmaker Oleg Tcherny will have its premiere on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. filmmaker Ernie Gehr will present his digital works Photographic Phantoms, Winter Morning, The Quiet Car, Auto-Collider XVIII, and Brooklyn Series. Gehr’s talk is the second in this year’s John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture series. Both screenings will be followed by discussions with the filmmakers and will be held in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. The screenings are free and open to the public.
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Open Studios on November 26 at the Lewis Center

November 20, 2013
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 recent work and work in progress on Tuesday, November 26, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street. Musician/composer Jason Treuting, a 2013-15 Princeton Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, will perform during the Open Studios event, which is free and open to the public.
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Claire Vaye Watkins' "Battleborn" wins prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize

November 20, 2013
Writer Claire Vaye Watkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize for her debut short story collection Battleborn. Open to any published author in the English language under the age of 30, the prize celebrates the legacy of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas who many believe wrote most of his best works in his twenties. Awarded annually, the prize provides international prestige and a remuneration of £30,000.
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Susan Marshall's dance piece "Play/Pause" debuts at BAM

November 19, 2013
On Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m., Susan Marshall's newest dance piece "Play/Pause" will debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Performances continue on Thursday and Friday, November 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 23 at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.
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Theater Professor Jill Dolan Receives Award for Scholarship in Theatre Studies

November 18, 2013
Jill Dolan, Annan Professor in English, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University has received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society for Theater Research, a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary.
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Tony Award-winning Playwright Enda Walsh in Conversation with Lewis Center Chair Michael Cadden

November 11, 2013
In conversation with Lewis Center for the Arts Chair Michael Cadden, Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh will discuss his theatrical and film work, including the Tony Award-winning musical Once, plays such as Disco Pigs, The Walworth Farce and Misterman, and his screenplay for the Steve McQueen film Hunger. Part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies, the event will take place on Friday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
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Anonymous Ensemble brings "I Land - An Odyssey of You," its multimedia, interactive work-in-progress to Lewis Center

November 6, 2013
"I Land – An Odyssey of You," a multimedia, interactive work-in-progress by Anonymous Ensemble, will be performed at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts on November 12 through 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The work will be further developed with input from audiences in Princeton before its New York City premiere in February. The performances are free and open to the public.
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Lewis Center will be first academic setting to host a staging of Tino Sehgal's This situation

November 5, 2013
The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities and the Program in Visual Arts at Princeton will host This situation by Tino Sehgal on November 18 through 22 in Room 301 of the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. In the words of Sehgal, This situation is a "constructed situation" akin to a contemporary salon in which live interpreters, drawing on quotations selected from 500 years of thought, discuss among themselves and with visitors such issues as the aesthetics of existence and the implications of moving from a society of lack to a society of abundance. This situation will be presented on November 18 through 20 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., November 21 from noon to 4:00 p.m., and November 22 from noon to 6:00 p.m. Art and School: A Symposium exploring This situation will be presented on November 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture. Both events are free and no tickets or reservations are necessary.
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Fiddler at 50: Anniversary symposium examining the beloved musical, "Fiddler on the Roof"

October 31, 2013
One of Broadway’s most successful and beloved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof, will be examined through “Fiddler at 50,” a symposium presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in American Studies at Princeton University. Opening on Broadway in 1964 the musical will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. A screening of the hit 1971 film version of the musical will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, followed by a brief discussion. On Friday, November 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. a series of lectures and discussions by scholars, theater artists, and Fiddler lyricist Sheldon Harnick will explore the work as an icon of musical theater and its place in Jewish-American cultural history. All symposium events will take place in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater and are free and open to the public.
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Musician and Filmmaker Philip King in Conversation with Lewis Center Chair Michael Cadden

October 29, 2013
Musician and filmmaker Philip King will discuss “The Irish Song Lyric from Tom Moore to Christy Moore,” on Friday, November 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street in a conversation with Lewis Center for the Arts Chair Michael Cadden. The event is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies and is free and open to the public.
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Program in Theater presents bold new interpretation of Shakespeare’'s "Much Ado About Nothing"

October 25, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on November 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Directed by Princeton Class of 2006 alumna Lileana Blain-Cruz, the production will explore the darker aspects of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved and most-produced comedies in celebration of the playwright’s 450th birthday in 2014. Special talk-back discussions are scheduled to follow the performances on November 9 and 14.
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Program in Visual Arts exhibition season includes shows of drawing, painting, and other media

October 25, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will continue its 2013-14 season of exhibitions with several showings of recent student work focusing on drawing, painting, and other media. The series of exhibitions in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street runs through February. The gallery is open on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; exhibitions are free and open to the public.
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Muscle/Memory: Multimedia performance artists Aki Sasamoto and Brian Rogers to give artist talks

October 24, 2013
The Program in Dance will welcome visiting artists Aki Sasamoto and Brian Rogers on Tuesday, November 5, as part of a Muscle/Memory lecture series. Sasamoto is a performance artist, sculptor, and dancer whose installations consist of careful arrangements of sculpturally altered objects. Rogers is a director, video and sound artist, and co-founder of The Chocolate Factory Theater, which supports the creation of theater, dance, music and multimedia performances. The two artists will present lectures on their artistic practices at 7:30 p.m. as part of Muscle/Memory, a fall course at the Lewis Center in which visual arts and dance students pursue the question of how nearly identical movements and objects can be considered dance in some contexts and art in others. The event will be held in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
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Writers Jamaica Kincaid and David Ferry read next in Althea Ward Clark W'’21 Reading Series

October 22, 2013
On Wednesday, November 13, National Book Award-winning poet David Ferry and critically acclaimed author Jamaica Kincaid 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. Princeton student Patience Haggin will also read from her recent translation work. The reading begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center and will be followed by a reception and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.
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Creative Writing Professor Jennifer Gilmore's Novel "The Mothers" to be Adapted for the Screen by Rachel Weisz

October 21, 2013

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Borrowed Structures: New collaborative dance piece by 2013-14 Hodder Fellow Pam Tanowitz and FLUX Quartet will be previewed before its NYC premiere

October 21, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present “Borrowed Structures: Pam Tanowitz and FLUX Quartet,” a new collaborative work created by 2013-14 Hodder Fellow Pam Tanowitz and the string ensemble, FLUX Quartet, on Monday, November 4, at 6:45 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street. The performance is a preview of this new work before its New York premiere at the Joyce Theater in February. Refreshments will be available prior to the performance beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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A.M. Homes to adapt Koethi Zan's bestseller "The Never List" for CBS Television Studios

October 18, 2013
Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center A.M. Homes will adapt Koethi Zan's bestselling novel, "The Never List," for CBS Television Studios. Homes will pen the script and executive produce the drama for CBS. Published in July 2013 by Penguin, Zan's novel revolves around four kidnapped young women.
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Filmmaker Robert Beavers to give 2013 John Sacret Young '69 Lecture

October 17, 2013
On Tuesday, October 22 the Film Studies Committee will present the 2013 John Sacret Young '69 Lecture. Celebrated American filmmaker Robert Beavers will show and discuss his films "Work Done," "The Hedge Theater," and "The Suppliant," along with his newest work "Listening to the Space in my Room," which received its World Premiere in September at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and will go to the 2013 Viennale immediately following the presentation at Princeton. The screening and lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.
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Alums Karron Graves '99 and David Bengali '04 receive accolades in NYT review for "Two Point Oh" at New York's 59E59 Theater

October 16, 2013
Princeton alums Karron Graves '99 and David Bengali '04 receive accolades for their respective roles in Jeffrey Jackson's "Two Point Oh," playing now through Sunday at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan.
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Program in Theater presents "Uncle Vanya," Chekhov's classic of the Russian stage

October 11, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, directed by faculty member R.N. Sandberg and featuring senior Zachary Salk as Vanya, on October 18, 19, 23, 24, and 25 at 8:00 p.m. Performances will take place in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio located at 185 Nassau Street. A talk-back discussion with Princeton theater professor Mark Nelson will be held following the October 24 performance.
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Irish Jazz Singer Christine Tobin to perform "Sailing to Byzantium"

October 11, 2013
Jazz singer and composer Christine Tobin will give a performance of “Sailing to Byzantium,” her award-winning musical settings of poems by W.B. Yeats, on Friday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Frist Theatre at the Frist Campus Center. The performance is part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Poet Richard Blanco and writer Geoff Dyer to read at Lewis Center

October 7, 2013
American poet Richard Blanco and award-winning British writer Geoff Dyer will read from their works on Wednesday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Princeton student Matthew Brailas ’14 will also read from his poetry. The reading is presented as part of the 2013-2014 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. A reception will follow the reading at which the writers will be available to sign copies of their books. The reading and reception are free and open to the public.
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A.M. Homes Elected Co-Chair of Yaddo Artists' Community

October 1, 2013

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Donald Margulies Visits Princeton - October 16th

October 1, 2013

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Author Kevin Barry Reads from his new short story collection, “Dark Lies the Island”

September 23, 2013

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A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar

September 18, 2013
A writer who lives in many worlds between East and West, Islam and Secularism, White and Asian talks with Lewis Center Chair Michael Cadden about faith, culture and identity.
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Documentaries on Kenya Wildlife Conservation to be Screened in Princeton

September 17, 2013
Films created this summer in Africa by Princeton and Kenyan students focus on a range of environmental issues
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Princeton Alumni in the Arts Cordially Invite you to... An Evening of Drinks, Live Music, and Mingling

September 13, 2013
This event aims to gauge interest in, and promote the formation of a formal association of Princeton Alumni in the Arts, with the hopes of organizing future events, programming, and an organized network of Princetonians who make art, manage, and support the arts.
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Welcome, Class of 2017! Information for Freshmen

September 10, 2013
The Lewis Center is your Pathway to the Arts! This page offers information for freshmen interested in pursuing the arts while at Princeton.
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Two Rising Writers Open 2013-14 Althea Ward Clark W'’21 Reading Series

September 9, 2013
Two writers selected as the Lewis Center for the Arts’ 2013-2014 Hodder Fellows will read on Wednesday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Poet Katy Didden and fiction writer Adam Ross will begin their ten-month residencies at the Lewis Center by opening the Program in Creative Writing’s 2013-2014 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, which is free and open to the public.
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Seuls en Scène - Princeton French Theater Festival runs September 21-29, 2013

September 6, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of French and Italian, and L’Avant-Scène present Princeton University’s second Seuls en Scène - French Theater Festival from September 21 through 29, at venues on the University’s campus. All performances will be in French. The event is free and open to the public. The Festival brings celebrated French actors and directors, as well as a new generation of artists, to the University and local community. This year’s festival includes a classic play by Marivaux, original works by up-and-coming directors and playwrights, and texts by Valère Novarina, Marguerite Duras, Molière, and Jean Vilar. Discussions with the artistic teams of the shows will follow a number of the performances.
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Lewis Center Announces Exciting 2013-14 Season

September 5, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present over 100 events during its sixth season, running September 2013 through May 2014, including theater and dance performances, readings by internationally-known writers, exhibitions, film screenings and lectures.
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Theater professor Brian Herrera performs his solo play "I Was the Voice of Democracy"

September 4, 2013
Princeton University theater professor Brian Herrera will perform his autobiographical solo show, I Was the Voice of Democracy, on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The show is presented as a part of the Lewis Center’s Performance Central series. In connection with the performances, a panel discussion on “The Peculiar Pleasures of Auto/Biography in Performance” will be held on Thursday, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio, also at 185 Nassau Street. The performances and panel are free and open to the public.
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Fund for Irish Studies presents Literary Historian Marilynn Richtarik Lecture on "Stewart Parker: The Playwright in His Place"

September 3, 2013
Professor and historian of British and Irish literature Marilynn Richtarik will present a lecture entitled, "Stewart Parker: The Playwright in his Place," on Friday, September 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Three Nonprofit theater companies cofounded and led by Princeton Alumni recognized with American Theatre Wing grants

September 3, 2013

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Tony Award-Winning Theater Director John Doyle joins Lewis Center Faculty

August 29, 2013
Tony Award-winning theater director John Doyle will join the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater faculty at Princeton University beginning this fall. Photo by Catherine Ashmore The Program in Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University announced that Tony Award-winning theater director John Doyle will join the faculty as a Class of 1932 Visiting Lecturer beginning September 2013. It is anticipated Doyle will teach during fall semesters through 2015.
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"Myself, I Think We Should Keep Collecting Titles" Opens at the Lewis Center

August 29, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present a unique exhibition of sculptures, photo-collages, and site-specific installations by Dean of the Faculty and professor of computer science David Dobkin, a self-identified amateur artist who collects and creatively repurposes a vast array of things from daily life. The exhibition is part of a graduate arts and humanities course, "Contemporary Art and the Amateur," and will open on Thursday, September 19 with a reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Preview of the 2013-14 Season at the Lewis Center

August 21, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present over 100 events running September 2013 through May 2014, including theater and dance performances, readings by internationally-known writers, exhibitions, screenings and lectures. Upcoming highlights for the season include...
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Princeton Named First of 25 Most Literary Colleges in America

August 21, 2013

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Art of Science 2013 celebrates the 'unpredictability of beauty'

July 30, 2013
The Art of Science 2013 exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus consists of 43 images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The works, part of a recurring show now in its sixth iteration, were chosen from 170 images submitted from 24 departments across the University. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Friend Center Atrium. All of the images can be viewed in an online gallery or a video featuring a cross-section of the artwork on display can be viewed on Princeton's YouTube channel.
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A.M. Homes'’ novel "May We Be Forgiven" wins Women’'s Fiction Prize

July 8, 2013
The novel "May We Be Forgiven," by A.M. Homes, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, has received the Women’s Fiction Prize, previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. The winner was announced at an awards ceremony at Royal Festival Hall in London on June 5.
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Award-winning photographer and educator Sarah Charlesworth dies

July 8, 2013
Sarah Charlesworth, a Princeton University professor in the Program in Visual Arts and an award-winning photographic artist, died suddenly at her home in Connecticut on June 26. She was 66.
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Dance faculty member Rebecca Lazier receives rave reviews for new piece, "Attica" in New York Times

July 8, 2013
Thanks largely to live music, but also to excellent dancers and a memorable use of space and lighting, Rebecca Lazier’s new 50-minute “Coming Together/Attica” has an exciting immediacy. Its structure gives it drama. So does its action, which comes extremely close to the audience.
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Dance faculty member Tina Fehlandt to stage Mark Morris' "Gong" at American Ballet Theatre this fall

June 27, 2013
American Ballet Theatre's 2013 Fall season will feature the Revival Premieres of Michel Fokine's "Les Sylphides," Twyla Tharp's "Bach Partita" and Mark Morris' "Gong" on Friday evening, November 1. "Gong," last performed by ABT in 2005, is to music by Colin McPhee (Tabuh-Tabuhan) and features costumes by Isaac Mizrahi and lighting by Michael Chybowski. It received its World Premiere by ABT in 2001. Staged for ABT by Lecturer in Dance at the Lewis Center Tina Fehlandt, "Gong" will be given four performances at the David H. Koch Theater. Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2013 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater go on sale Monday, July 22.
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Princeton Atelier course "How To Write A Song" featured in NYT Opinionator

June 24, 2013
Novelist and musician Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding) shares his experience as a guest artist collaborating with Professor of Creative Writing and poet Paul Muldoon to teach the Spring semester Princeton Atelier course called "How to Write A Song."
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Student artists exhibit works inspired by PPPL

June 21, 2013
Artist Josephine Halvorson and her Princeton University art class were a startling sight in the cavernous warehouse of a basement in the old motor generator site at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. This spring, in the bowels of a state-of-the-art scientific research institution, artist Halvorson and her Advanced Painting students spent many hours over several weeks painting stunningly beautiful works based on not-so-beautiful objects: metal beams and grates and even an old telephone booth. Some of the artwork that resulted from Halvorson's unusual partnership with PPPL is being displayed in a gallery at the laboratory over the summer. The exhibit also includes photos of the artists at work that were taken by Elle Starkman, PPPL's staff photographer.
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Interview: Eve Aschheim on "Recent Paintings" exhibition at New York Studio School

June 13, 2013
Interview by John Seed with Eve Aschheim, Lecturer in Visual Arts at the Lewis Center. Aschheim is an abstract painter whose recent works reflect a dialogue between intellect and instinct. A formalist who is attracted to geometry -- and who is sensitive to minute changes in position and line -- Aschheim is currently exhibiting her work in a two-person show at the New York Studio School alongside paintings by Ying Lee.
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A.M. Homes' novel "May We Be Forgiven" shortlisted for Women’s Fiction Prize

June 7, 2013
The novel May We Be Forgiven, by A.M. Homes, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, has been shortlisted for the Women’s Fiction Prize, previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction.
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Visiting Professor in Creative Writing Claire Vaye Watkins Wins New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award

June 7, 2013
The New York Public Library has announced Claire Vaye Watkins, author of "Battleborn" (Riverhead) and Visiting Professor in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center, as the winner of the thirteenth annual Young Lions Fiction Award. The award honors the works of dynamic, first time-authors and is given annually to an American writer age 35 or younger for either a novel or collection of short stories. Each year, five young fiction writers are selected as finalists by a reading committee of Young Lions members, writers, editors, and librarians. A panel of award judges, including Karen Russell, John Wray, and Peter Nathaniel Malae selected Watkins as the winner of the $10,000 prize.
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Pam Lins Selected as 2013-14 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

June 4, 2013
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected artist and Lecturer in the Program in Visual Arts Pamela Lins to be a Radcliffe Institute fellow for the 2013–2014 academic year. Pamela Lins is among 49 other artists and scholars who will have a year of discovery to write books, create art, pioneer research, and bring together theory and practice.
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Advanced Sculpture Students Install New Public Art at Princeton

May 30, 2013
A new public sculpture was recently installed on the Princeton campus, conceived and executed by eight students in the Lewis Center’s course in Advanced Sculpture taught by artist Martha Friedman in the Program in Visual Arts. Constructed of concrete and rubber and located behind the Friend Center off Olden Street, the piece will be on view through October.
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Announcement of 2013 American Academy Art Awards and Purchases-Eve Aschheim Awarded

May 28, 2013
Lecturer in the Program in Visual Arts Eve Aschheim was awarded the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds Purchase Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her artwork, entitled "XYZ (2011)," is currently featured in the Academy's Ceremonial Exhibition through June 9, 2013, after which point it will be donated to an American museum. In March, the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the eight artists who would receive its 2013 awards in art. The awards were presented in New York City at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. The art prizes, totaling $67,500, honor both established and emerging artists. The award winners were chosen from a group of 34 artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, which was on view from March 7-April 14, 2013 and featured over 120 paintings, sculptures, installations, video and works on paper.
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Inaugural Fellows in Creative and Performing Arts Announced: Danielle Aubert & Jason Treuting

May 24, 2013
Graphic designer Danielle Aubert and percussionist/composer Jason Treuting will come to Princeton University in the fall to begin two years of teaching and collaboration as the first Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts. The Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts program provides support for early-career artists who have demonstrated both extraordinary promise and a record of achievement in their fields with the opportunity to further their work while teaching within a liberal arts context. Open to artists in all disciplines, fellows are selected for a two-year residency to teach one course each semester or, in lieu of a course, to undertake an artistic assignment, such as directing a play, conducting a student music ensemble or choreographing a dance with students. Fellows will be active members of the University's intellectual and artistic community while in residence, with access to the resources and spaces necessary to their work.
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Four Lewis Center Students Among Those Receiving 2013 Fulbright Grants

May 23, 2013
Four members of the Class of 2013 graduating with certificates from Lewis Center programs were awarded Fulbright grants to study and teach abroad during the coming year. The recipients and the countries in which they will be studying and visiting are: Lily Akerman (Creative Writing and Theater) in Ireland; Courtney Crumpler (Dance) in Brazil; Audrey Hall (Creative Writing) in Argentina; and Eric Silberman (Creative Writing) in Poland. The Fulbright program was established in 1946 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides funding for more than 1,500 American students to study, teach or conduct research abroad.
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Theater Faculty Member John Rando Wins OBIE Award for Directing

May 22, 2013
On May 20, 2013, Lecturer in the Program in Theater John Rando won an OBIE award for Directing "All In The Timing" (Primary Stages).
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Lewis Center Student’'s Screenplay Receives Award in the International Beijing Screenwriting Competition

May 22, 2013
Cameron White '14, a certificate student in the Program in Creative Writing, was awarded one of the coveted production awards in the International Beijing Screenwriting Competition. White submitted his screenplay for a short film set in China, which he completed during a spring semester Screenwriting course taught by Lecturer in Creative Writing Christina Lazaridi.
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Rebecca Lazier to present US premiere of new choreography, "Coming Together/Attica," in June

May 22, 2013
Beginning on Thursday, June 13, choreographer and Senior Lecturer in Dance Rebecca Lazier will present, along with indie-classical ensemble Newspeak, the first US performances of "Coming Together/Attica." The performers include Princeton alumnus and former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Silas Riener, among others. Performances will be held June 13-15 at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, New York.
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Ballet feature written by Tara Thean '13 for LIFE.com quotes Lecturer in Dance Tina Fehlandt

May 14, 2013
Tara Thean '13 has written a ballet feature for LIFE.com which includes a statement from Lecturer in Dance and longtime member of the Mark Morris Dance Group Tina Fehlandt.
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Senior All-Star Art Show features the best of the best of graduating student work

May 8, 2013
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of work in a wide range of media by the Class of 2013 graduating seniors in the program.   The exhibition, entitled “Senior All-Star Show,” will feature recent work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view from May 16 through June 4  in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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Avoid Toetal Loss: An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Laura Preston

May 7, 2013
The Program in Visual Arts will present Avoid Toetal Loss, an exhibition of paintings and drawings that explore time and distortions of time by senior certificate student Laura Preston from Tuesday, May 7 through Friday, May 10 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Three Screenings from VIS264, Narrative Filmmaking

May 3, 2013
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present new work in a film screening on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ?32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Students from the spring course, entitled “Narrative Filmmaking,” will present three new short films completed during the past semester. The screening is free and open to the public and is followed by a public reception.
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Spring 2013 Student Video Showcase

May 3, 2013
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present new work in a video screening on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ?32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Students from spring courses in introductory and intermediate digital video production will present new short videos created over the past few months. The screening is free and open to the public and is followed by a public reception.
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Five Current and Former Lewis Center Faculty Receive 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships- Deana Lawson, David Rosenberg, Gary Schneider, Brenda Shaughnessy and Colson Whitehead honored

May 1, 2013
Lewis Center for the Arts’ Visual Arts faculty member Deana Lawson and Creative Writing faculty member Colson Whitehead, along with former faculty members David Rosenberg, Gary Schneider and Brenda Shaughnessy, have received 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships. They are among 175 artists, scientists and scholars chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants to receive awards in the 89th annual competition for the United States and Canada.
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Three Lewis Center for the Arts Students Win Alex Adam ’07 Award

May 1, 2013
Casey Brown ’'14, Sean Drohan ’'14, and Cara Michell ’'14 have been selected by Princeton University'’s Lewis Center for the Arts faculty as the 2013 recipients of the Alex Adam '’07 Award. Established in memory of Alexander Jay Adam ’'07 and made possible by a generous gift from his family, the award provides support to Princeton undergraduates who will spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of new artistic work.
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Head Has Name New text, readings and art in the tradition of appropriation and intertextuality by students from an Atelier course led by John O’Connor and Rick Moody

April 30, 2013
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ spring 2013 Princeton Atelier course, “Appropriation: The Politics of Intertextuality in Word and Image,” will present new text, readings and art created over the past semester on Wednesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Guggenheim Gallery at Whitman College on the Princeton campus. The course was led by author Rick Moody and painter John O’Connor. A reception will follow the presentation, both of which are free and open to the public.
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End of Semester Showings in Dance, May 2 & 6

April 26, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance will present a series of showings of new work created and repertory work learned during the past semester on May 2 and 6. All showings will be held in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The showings are free and open to the public.
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Sounding Boundaries New interdisciplinary music-performance works created by students from an Atelier course led by Steve Mackey and Mark DeChiazza

April 26, 2013
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' and Department of Music's spring 2013 Princeton Atelier course, "Sounding Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Alchemy in Music Theater," will present original music theater works works on Friday May 3 at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theater at Forbes College on the Princeton campus. The 10 students will perform these new works completed over the past semester under the guidance of composer, guitarist and Princeton Professor of Music Steve Mackey and director and filmmaker Mark DeChiazza. A reception will follow the May 3 performance. The performances and reception are free and open to the public.
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Readings of New Work by Students in the Creative Writing Program

April 23, 2013
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work in a series of readings. On May 1 at 5:15 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the University campus, students from spring workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and literary translation will read from their work completed during the past semester. On May 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Palmer House, 1 Bayard Lane, seniors completing a certificate in the Program will read from their senior thesis work, which they completed over the course of the past academic year. The readings, part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, are free and open to the public. Both events are followed by public receptions.
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Rebecca - A new film by senior Chris Dodds opens May 2

April 22, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts presents a screening of a new film by Chris Dodds, a senior in the program, on May 2 at 9:00 p.m., May 3 at 1:00 p.m., and May 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on May 2 at 9:30 p.m. following the screening. The screening and reception are free and open to the public.
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color ed - An exhibition of multi-media works by senior Ugo Udogwu opens April 30

April 21, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts presents color ed, an exhibition of multi-media works by Ugo Udogwu, a senior in the program, on April 30 through May 4 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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O Where Are You Going? A new play written and directed by Theater Program senior Daniel Rattner opens April 26th

April 17, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present O Where Are You Going?, an original play written and directed by Program in Theater senior Daniel Rattner, on April 26, 27, 30 and May 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street.
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Playwright/Actor Wallace Shawn to Read at Lewis Center for the Arts on Monday, April 22

April 16, 2013
On Monday, April 22, renowned playwright and actor Wallace Shawn will read from his 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 James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street, is free and open to the public.
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Authors D.T. Max and Jeffrey Eugenides: A Conversation about Award-winning Writer David Foster Wallace Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 PM

April 15, 2013
Biographer D.T. Max will discuss the lasting relevance of the life, work and philosophy of the late American writer David Foster Wallace in a public conversation with novelist Jeffrey Eugenides on Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Max, Wallace's biographer, will share his extensive knowledge about the late author. The event, co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts and Forbes College, and presented in collaboration with Labyrinth Books, is free and open to the public.
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gods of homer - A new film by senior Bodo Buetzler

April 12, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts presents a screening of a new film by Bodo Buetzler, a senior in the program, on April 25 and 26 at 8:00 p.m. and April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. A reception will be held on April 25 at 6:00 p.m. just prior to the start of the screening. The screening and reception are free and open to the public.
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Shell - An exhibition of multi-media sculptural work by senior Kathleen Brite

April 11, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts presents Shell, an exhibition of multi-media sculptural works by Kathleen Brite, a senior in the program, on April 18 through 28 in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Reverse the Tide - New choreography by seniors Katy Dammers and Stefanie Siller

April 9, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance presents Reverse the Tide, a performance of original choreography created by Katy Dammers and Stefanie Siller, seniors in the program, on Friday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The performances are free and open to the public.
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Screenwriting Courses offered for Fall 2013 through Program in Creative Writing

April 8, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing is offering two courses in screenwriting for the Fall 2013 semester taught by Christina Lazaridi.
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Lecture on "Making a Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1916" by acclaimed Irish Historian R. F. Foster

April 5, 2013
Bestselling scholar of Irish history R.F. Foster will present a lecture on "Making a Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1916," on Friday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Foster's lecture will cap a year-long series of events presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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EVENT CANCELED - Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran and Acclaimed British Actor Sir Antony Sher in Conversation

April 5, 2013
Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and award-winning actor Sir Antony Sher, partners in the theater and in life, will discuss their past and future collaborations on Shakespearean productions in a conversation to be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. Presented by the Lewis Center's Performance Central, “Gregory Doran in Conversation with Sir Antony Sher: On Looking Forward to Working Together Again, and Looking Back on Their Previous Shakespeare Collaborations ” is free and open to the public.
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Submissions for 2013 Art of Science Competition due April 7

April 3, 2013
Submissions for the 2013 Princeton University Art of Science Competition are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013. The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art and consists of images produced during the course of scientific research that have aesthetic merit. The competition is open to the entire Princeton community, including undergraduates, faculty, research staff, graduate students, and alumni. The theme for the 2013 exhibit is "Connections."
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"Sunday in the Park with George," Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical exploring relationships and the creative process opens April 12

April 1, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a production of Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking Broadway musical, Sunday in the Park with George, inspired by Georges Seurat's famous pointillist painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte-1884. Performances are on April 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. The production is directed by senior theater student Julia Bumke and features seniors Holly Linneman in the role of Dot and Brad Wilson as George.
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Traditional Irish Singers Len Graham and Brian Ó hAirt perform

April 1, 2013
Len Graham and Brian Ó hAirt, two award-winning proponents of Irish traditional arts, will give a performance of "In Two Minds: Songs, Music and Dance from the Irish Tradition," on Friday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The performance is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Altar, an Exhibition of Photographs by Isabel Flower

March 29, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of photographs exploring the display of personal photographs in material culture by Isabel Flower, a senior in the program, on April 16 through 20 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Julie Dash gives John Sacret Young '69 Lecture in Film

March 28, 2013
Award-winning filmmaker Julie Dash will give the John Sacret Young '69 Lecture in Film on Thursday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart Theater at 185 Nassau Street. In 1991, Dash's film Daughters of the Dust became the first film directed by an African American woman to be theatrically distributed in the United States. The story chronicles two days in the life of the Peazant family, descendants of slaves who reside on sea islands near South Carolina and Georgia. Since its release, Daughters of the Dust has been named one of the most important cinematic achievements of the twentieth century. Dash's lecture on her film career is free and open to the public.
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Exhibition of Sculpture and Collage by Samantha Ritter and Charlotte Krause

March 26, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts presents two exhibitions of collage and sculpture by Charlotte Krause and Samantha Ritter, seniors in the program, on April 4 through 10 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Palestinian hip-hop crew DAM in concert and conversation April 1 & 2

March 26, 2013
Palestine’s first hip-hop crew, Da Arabian MC’s (DAM), will perform a concert, screen a documentary about the group, and participate in a discussion about their music on April 1 and 2 on the Princeton University campus. The concert will take place on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Frist Campus Center, with the screening and discussion following the next day, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The events are presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Performance Central, the Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Princeton Committee on Palestine in collaboration with the the Davis International Center, the Program in Near Eastern Studies, the Persian Society of Princeton, the South Asian Students Association, the Muslim Students Association, and Ellipses. All events are free and open to the public, however tickets are required for the concert.
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Writers O'Neill and Dickman next in Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series on April 17

March 21, 2013
On Wednesday, April 17, award-winning fiction writer Joseph O’Neill and Honickman First Book Prize-winning poet Matthew Dickman 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. Princeton student Lillian Li will also read from her recent fiction work. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
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Playwright Joanne Pottlitzer lectures on "Symbols of Resistance: Artists under Pinochet" on April 17

March 21, 2013
Award-winning playwright Joanne Pottlitzer will present a multimedia lecture on “Symbols of Resistance: Artists under Pinochet” on Wednesday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 219 of Aaron Burr Hall on the Princeton University campus. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Princeton’s Program in Latin American Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
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Exhibitions of Paintings and Photography by Megan Karande and Eliot Gee

March 19, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of photographs by Eliot Gee and paintings by Megan Karande, both seniors in the program, on March 25 through 31 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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"It Takes a Village" A workshop of a new student-written musical opens March 28 at 8 PM

March 14, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a workshop production of It Takes a Village, a new musical written by Sandra Fong '13 and Emi Nakamura '13 about a traditional community questioning its beliefs regarding gender roles, sexuality and identity after a father and his son, raised gender-neutral, enter their midst. Performances will take place on March 28, 29, and 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street with a reception following the performance on Thursday, March 28. Fong, a senior theater certificate student, is the librettist and director of the production while senior theater certificate student Emi Nakamura provides musical direction and composition. This is a senior thesis project for both Fong and Nakamura, who co-wrote lyrics for the production.
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Award-winning musical theater improv comedy ensemble Baby Wants Candy performs at Princeton

March 12, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series presents Baby Wants Candy, the Chicago-based musical theater improvisational comedy ensemble, with performances on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
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"Prosthetic Gods," an exhibition by seniors Leana Hirschfeld-Kroen and John O'Neill

March 11, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts presents "Prosthetic Gods," an exhibition of prints, photography and assemblage by Leana Hirschfeld-Kroen and John O'Neill, seniors in the program, on March 12 through 19 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Faculty member Su Friedrich's film receives honors, Screening April 9 at 7 PM

March 8, 2013
Gut Renovation, a new film by Su Friedrich, faculty member in the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts, has been selected for inclusion at this year's Berlin International Film Festival and will receive a week-long run at the Film Forum in New York from March 6 through 12.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Names Hodder Fellows for 2013-14

March 7, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has announced the selection of four Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. F ilmmaker Chinonye Chukwu, poet Katy E. Didden, writer Adam Ross, and choreographer Pam Tanowitz were chosen from a pool of over 1,100 applicants to receive this award, created to provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their career a period of "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work.
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Writers Azar Nafisi and Nikky Finney Read next in Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series on March 13

March 1, 2013
On Wednesday, March 13, bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi and National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney 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. Princeton student Richard Gadsden will also read from his recent fiction work. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
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"Woman and Scarecrow" Marina Carr's powerful drama mixes bitter humor and brutal honesty while probing a dying woman's reflections on life and death

March 1, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a production of Marina Carr's 2006 drama, Woman and Scarecrow, in which a dying, contemplative woman reflects upon her life from her death bed and wonders what could have been. Performances are on March 8, 9, 13, 14, and 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The production is directed by Tim Vasen, the Director of the Program in Theater, and features senior theater certificate students Carolyn Vasko in the role of Woman and CC Kellogg as Scarecrow.
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Award-winning Playwright Amy Herzog discusses her most recent work, "The Great God Pan"

February 28, 2013
Award-winning playwright Amy Herzog will discuss her training, her creative process, and the cultural and historical aspects of her work at a public conversation with Princeton Prof. Jill Dolan on Tuesday, March 5. In addition to her career, Herzog will talk about her most recent play, the drama The Great God Pan, during the conversation, which will be held at 106 McCormick Hall on the Princeton University Campus. This event, co-sponsored by the Lewis Center, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of History, is free and open to the public.
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Winners of the 2012-13 Leonard Milberg '53 Secondary School Poetry Prize announced

February 22, 2013
Thank you to all students who have submitted an entry in this year's Leonard L. Milberg '53 Secondary School Poetry Prize.
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Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or the vibrator play" opens March 8

February 18, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a production of Sarah Ruhl's 2009 play, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, set in the late Victorian era at the dawn of the electrical age when a new medical device was invented to treat female "hysteria." Performances are on March 8, 9, 13, 14, and 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. The production is directed by senior theater student Sarah Hedgecock and features senior theater student Taylor Mallory in the lead role of Catherine Givings.
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Spring Dance Festival - Febraury 22 - 24

February 16, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance presents the 2013 Spring Dance Festival, a dance concert showcasing more than 50 students performing in repertory by distinguished, internationally renowned choreographers Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Karole Armitage, and Zvi Gotheiner, and in new dances by Raja Kelly and Laura Peterson. The Festival will be presented on Friday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
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Third biennial Princeton Poetry Festival on March 15 & 16 - Festival opens with New Jersey State Finals of Poetry Out Loud high school competition

February 15, 2013
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts announces the poets who will be featured in the 2013 Princeton Poetry Festival, a two-day biennial event presented through the Center's Performance Central Series. Poets from around the world will read from their work and hold panel discussions. The Festival will take place March 15 and 16 in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the Princeton campus. Organized by poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon, the Festival will open with the New Jersey State Finals of Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry performance competition for high school students.
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Details of Arts and Transit Project schedule discussed at campus meeting

February 12, 2013
Princeton University administrators shared updated plans for the design and phased construction of the Arts and Transit Project at a campus meeting Feb. 11.
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Spots Still Available for DAN 220!

February 12, 2013
Want to keep dancing? Took an intro dance course? Still learning? Returning to dance? DAN220 is for you! Taught by Asli Bulbul and Susan Marshal. Classes meet Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:30-4:20pm and Fridays 11am-12:50pm.
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Dance students prepare for two exciting, upcoming performances with guest artist/alumnus Silas Riener '06 – watch the video

February 7, 2013
Silas Riener, a 2006 Princeton alumnus and a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, has returned to campus to work with students in the dance program at the Lewis Center for the Arts on two performance projects that celebrate the mid-20th-century collaboration of dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham and artist Robert Rauschenberg.
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Writers A.S. Byatt and Alicia Ostriker Read next in Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series on February 13

January 31, 2013
On Wednesday, February 13, Booker Prize-winning fiction writer A.S. Byatt and National Book Award finalist and poet Alicia Ostriker 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. Princeton student Audrey H. Hall will also read from her recent translation work. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
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Exhibition and Screening of New Student Work

January 30, 2013
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition and screening of recent student work from fall 2012 courses. The exhibition showcases work in a variety of media including sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and installation and is on view in the Lucas Gallery through February 8. A reception will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on Tuesday, February 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A screening of new videos and films will be held in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater on Tuesday, February 5 at 5:00 p.m. The gallery and theater are located at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition, reception and screening are free and open to the public.
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Author John Kelly Lecture on "How the Irish Famine Invented the Modern World" next in Fund for Irish Studies Series

January 29, 2013
Author John Kelly will present a lecture entitled, "How the Irish Famine Invented the Modern World" on Friday, February 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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“Spheres of Influence” celebrates artistic collaborations of choreographer Merce Cunningham and artist Robert Rauschenberg

January 28, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance and the Princeton University Art Museum present an evening of dance and art inspired by the artistic collaborations between choreographer Merce Cunningham and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. An exhibition, performance, and panel discussion celebrating the partnership between these two legendary artists will be presented on Thursday, February 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Art Museum. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
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Office of the Dean for Research Spotlights the Lewis Center for the Arts

January 25, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts, now celebrating its fifth anniversary, was founded on the principle that exposure to the arts, and particularly to the experience of making art, is fundamental to understanding ourselves and the world around us. Like other areas of research at Princeton University, the making of art regularly requires students to demonstrate creativity, empathy, critical thinking, the articulation and execution of ideas, team work, and cross-cultural understanding . The center is the umbrella organization for Princeton's courses and certificate programs in the arts, specifically its programs in creative writing, dance, theater, and visual arts. The center also houses the Princeton Atelier, a unique seminar program that brings teams of professional artists to Princeton to work collaboratively with one another and with students to create new work and explore new artistic ground.
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The Tempest, Shakespeare's classic performed with actors and marionettes Feb 8-9, 14-16 at 8 PM

January 23, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a unique new production of William Shakespeare’s classic play, "The Tempest," performed with actors and marionettes, on February 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The production is directed by theater program faculty member Tracy Bersley and is the senior project of theater student Lily Akerman, who will be featured in the production, with marionettes created by senior visual arts student Samantha Ritter.
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Screening of Student Films: Three new films produced by student teams on a diversity of topics on Friday, January 18 at 7 PM

January 16, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present a screening of three new short documentaries created by students on Friday, January 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The screening is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
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Muscle/Memory, New Work Explores the Relationships between Sculpture and Dance

January 4, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Programs in Dance and Visual Arts will present new work created by students that explores the relationships between sculpture and dance. The showing of work, created last fall through courses in both disciplines, will take place on Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery and other spaces at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
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Dance Performance Lab 185 - New work created by students in the Program in Dance curated by faculty

January 3, 2013
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance will present Dance Performance Lab 185, performances showcasing new choreography created by ten students in the program, on Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio. The event is free and open to the public.
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Arts and Transit plans approved; construction to begin in 2013

December 19, 2012
The Regional Planning Board of Princeton approved Princeton University's proposed Arts and Transit neighborhood plan at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, by a vote of 9-1. The approval clears the way for the University to break ground in early 2013.
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Psychological crime drama "A Steady Rain" by Keith Huff January 10 - 13 at 8:00 PM

December 18, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present the gritty psychological crime drama, A Steady Rain, by Keith Huff on January 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. A Steady Rain is a senior thesis production directed by faculty member R.N. Sandberg and featuring Adam Stasiw and JT Glaze, certificate students in the Program in Theater.
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Theater faculty member Kate Whoriskey named one of 12 female directors reshaping American theater

December 7, 2012
Of the 39 productions that opened on Broadway in 2008, just three were directed by women. This season that number doubles to six. Off-Broadway, another eight productions will be helmed by women this year — a new record. Of course, it goes without saying that gender shouldn't be a factor when...
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Video feature: 'Devising Theater With Youth'

December 6, 2012
The Princeton University Program in Theater, in partnership with Community House and the Community-Based Learning Initiative, is offering the course "Devising Theater With Youth" this semester as part of a continuing effort to expose students to the broadest possible range of performance theory and practice. The class serves as an example of the Lewis Center for the Arts' commitment to encouraging undergraduates to think critically about the role of the arts in community and civic engagement.
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Faculty, guest choregraphers and students present recent work

December 6, 2012
The Program in Dance will present a series of showings of new work created and repertory work learned during the past semester on December 12 through December 14. These events will feature student work from a range of courses within the Program in Dance, guest choreographer work, and faculty choreography, much of which represents works-in-progress, including professional choreographers work that will be featured in the upcoming annual Spring Dance Festival. All showings will be held in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The showings are free and open to the public.
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Readings of New Work by Students in Creative Writing

December 3, 2012
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work at a reading on December 12 at 5:15 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the Princeton University campus. Students from fall workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting and literary translation will read from new work completed during the past semester. The reading, part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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Paul Muldoon Receives Honorary Degree

December 3, 2012
Outlining the career of poet Paul Muldoon, Professor Séan Ryder of NUI Galway said ‘it is not easy to find a poet with the confidence and craft to make poetry that is genuinely fresh, a poetry that extends the canon rather than simply replays it. Yet Paul Muldoon is certainly such a poet. In his 11 volumes of poetry over a period of 40 years his has been a striking and compelling voice for readers of poetry not just in Ireland but all over the English–speaking world. Muldoon’s most recent collections of poetry include Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), Horse Latitudes (2006) and Maggot (2010)
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"Kiss Me, Kate" A concert performance with the music of Cole Porter’s classic “play-within-a-play” performed December 6-8

November 29, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a concert version of Cole Porter's classic, "play-within-a-play" musical, Kiss Me, Kate, on Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7, at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be held in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton campus. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors.
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Irish Composer Donnacha Dennehy Lectures on “Grá Agus Bás: Love and Death”

November 28, 2012
Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy will present a lecture entitled, "Grá Agus Bás: Love and Death" on Friday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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FLEET - A Collaborative Senior Dance Thesis featuring choreography by certificate students and the performance of works by Christopher Wheeldon, Adam Barruch and Rebecca Lazier

November 27, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance will present FLEET, a collaborative senior thesis dance concert showcasing new choreography by certificate students along with repertory by professional guest choreographers and faculty, on Friday, November 30, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 1, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. The students will perform works by internationally acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, staged by Jeff Edwards, New York-based choreographer Adam Barruch, and faculty member Rebecca Lazier, in addition to new dances by seniors Alta du Pont, Christina Campodonico, Emily Francis, and Lindsey Rose Augero-Sinclair with excerpts of works-in-progress by seniors AJ Brannum and Lisa Einstein.
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Audition for "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play!"

November 27, 2012
The Program in Theatre announces auditions for an upcoming senior thesis production: "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play." Written by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Sarah M. Hedgecock '13 Featuring Taylor Mallory '13 as Catherine Givings. *The Auditions* November 28th - December 1st. Signup sheets are posted in the lobbies of the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau and Theatre Intime.
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James Richardson receives NEA fellowship

November 27, 2012
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA will award 832 grants totaling $23.3 million through its Art Works funding category. Not-for-profit arts organizations in 47 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive funding. The supported projects span 13 artistic disciplines and fields and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. In addition, the NEA will award Creative Writing Fellowships to 40 outstanding poets for a total of $1 million. This grant announcement is the first of several for fiscal year 2013.
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Joan Breton Connelly - MacArthur Award-Winning Archeologist to Lecture on November 20

November 13, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series will present a talk by archeologist Joan Breton Connelly entitled, "Recovering the Ephemeral: Archaeologies of Performance in the Ancient Mediterranean World," on Tuesday, November 20, at 5:00 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Frist Campus Center's Film and Performance Theater on the Princeton University campus.
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Must-take courses for Spring 2013

November 7, 2012
In the chaos that is course selection at Princeton, it’s difficult to get a good look at all the classes our wonderful University has to offer. From building motorcycles to Integration Topics in the French Middle Ages Renaissance: Censorship, Controversy and Literary Debate in the Middle Ages, Princeton’s got it all. The following are a few courses that struck me as particularly interesting:
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MacArthur Award-Winning Performance Artist Janine Antoni - Muscle Memory Lecture on November 14

November 3, 2012
Janine Antoni, a performance artist and renowned maker of highly crafted sculptures, will discuss the intersections of artworks and the human body as part of an interdisciplinary series of lectures entitled "Muscle Memory" at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the Lewis Center’s Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Cosponsored by the Programs in Dance and Visual Arts, the talk is free and open to the public.
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Open Studios November 20

November 2, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts will open the studios of junior and senior certificate students on November 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street. Also on view starting November 13 and running through November 21 is an exhibition, Glazed and Confused, presenting new student work in painting and ceramics in the Center’s Lucas Gallery. The exhibition and studio visit are free and open to the public.
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Hodder Fellowship Deadline Extended to Friday, November 9

November 1, 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy we have extended the Hodder Fellowship deadline to Friday, November 9.
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Screening and Talk by German Filmmaker Ute Aurand

November 1, 2012
Princeton University's Film Studies Committee and the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will screen Ute Aurand's recent film, Junge Kiefern (Young Pines), and present a talk by the German filmmaker on Wednesday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The presentation, the 2012 John Sacret Young '69 Lecture, is free and open to the public.
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Lecture by Irish Historian Judith Hill

October 22, 2012
Irish historian and biographer Judith Hill will present a lecture entitled, "Brickbats and Love: Lady Gregory's Encounter with America on the Abbey Theatre Tour of 1911-12" on Friday, November 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Moya Brennan, lead singer from the Grammy Award-winning Irish band Clannad, in concert November 5

October 18, 2012
Moya Brennan, a Grammy-Award winning musician, singer, and songwriter, will give a concert at the Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall at Princeton University on November 5 at 5:00 p.m. Brennan is the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning Irish band Clannad, known around the world for its blend of musical styles with traditional Irish music. "Moya Brennan - the Voice of Clannad - with Family and Friends," is co-presented by the University’s Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central Series, the Index of Christian Art, and the Fund for Irish Studies, is free and open to the public, however advance ticket reservations are recommended.
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Alumni Wallace Brothers Fund New Dance Building and Theater

October 17, 2012
Princeton alumni brothers Monte J. Wallace and Neil W. Wallace have contributed $15 million for the first individual building named in the University's planned arts complex.
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World Premiere of "Der Bourgeois Bigwig" presented by Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts and Department of Music

October 16, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater in collaboration with the Department of Music will present the world premiere of "Der Bourgeois Bigwig" on November 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Der Bourgeois Bigwig is a new adaptation by James Magruder of the Molière comedy Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme written to complement Richard Strauss' well-known orchestral suite and incidental music from 1912. The production is directed by Tim Vasen, Director of the Program in Theater, with the Department of Music's Michael Pratt conducting the Princeton University Orchestra. The project is made possible in part through the university's Arts Initiative program.
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Lecture on "Art in Ireland Since 1910" Art Historian Fionna Barber

October 11, 2012
Irish art historian Fionna Barber will present a lecture entitled, "Art in Ireland Since 1910," on Friday, October 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Lewis Center for the Arts presents Visual Arts Fall Lecture Series

October 5, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present the Visual Arts Fall Lecture Series, featuring faculty members in the Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University. Photographer Sarah Charlesworth will open the series on October 10, followed by sculptor Pam Lins on October 24, painter Josephine Halvorson on November 7, and concluded by filmmaker Su Friedrich on December 5. The lectures will take place in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
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Irish Scholar Poses Question: "The End of Ulster Loyalism?" in Lecture

September 21, 2012
Irish scholar Pete Shirlow will present a lecture posing the question: "The End of Ulster Loyalism?" on Friday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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OBIE Award-Winning Playwright and 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner next in Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series

September 18, 2012
On Wednesday October 3, renowned poet Laura Kasischke and playwright and actor Wallace Shawn 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.
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French Theater Festival Opens a Fall of French Theater at Princeton

September 14, 2012
French theater will take center stage this fall at Princeton University, launching with a five-day French Theater Festival, Seuls en Scène, from September 25 through 29. The university's French student theater workshop, L’Avant-Scène, will present the Molière comedies L’Ecole des Femmes (School for Wives) in October and Les Femmes savants (The Learned Ladies) in December. In November the Lewis Center's Program in Theater will present a new version by James Magruder of Molière's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, entitled Der Bourgeois Bigwig. Also in November well-known French actor Guillaume Gallienne will be in residence at Princeton.
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Creative Writing Faculty Read at Labyrinth Books along with winners of the Leonard Milberg ’53 Secondary School Poetry Prize

September 12, 2012
Three members of the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing faculty, James Richardson, Tracy K. Smith, and Susan Wheeler, will read on Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Labyrinth Bookstore, 122 Nassau Street in Princeton, along with four winners of the 2012 Leonard Milberg '53 Secondary School Poetry Prize. The reading is free and open to the public.
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Performing Australia: New Course for Fall 2012 - See the video

September 11, 2012
Watch Michael Cadden talk about his new fall course - Performing Australia.
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Four Emerging Writers Open Lewis Center for the Arts' 2012-13 Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series

September 11, 2012
Four writers selected as the Lewis Center for the Arts’ 2012-13 Hodder Fellows will read on Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Poet James Arthur, fiction writer Melinda Moustakis, non-fiction writer Yasmine El Rashidi, and playwright A. Rey Pamatmat will begin their ten-month residencies at the Lewis Center by opening the 2012-13 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, which is free and open to the public.
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Irish Literary Scholar Eve Patten Opens 2012-13 Fund for Irish Studies Lecture Series

September 10, 2012
Irish scholar Eve Patten will present a lecture entitled, "A Feverish Place: Ireland and the English Literati, 1920-1945," on Friday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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A Conversation on Women and the Revolution in Egypt

September 7, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present A Conversation on Women and the Revolution in Egypt featuring Cairo-based writer Yasmine El Rashidi and historian Margot Badran on Friday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. The event is part of The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society showcasing women artists of the Middle East and the Middle East diaspora.
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Mellon Foundation grant supports Princeton's Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts at Lewis Center for the Arts

September 4, 2012
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Princeton a $3.3 million challenge grant to support the University's creation of the Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts program, which will bring innovative early- to mid-career artists to campus. The program is part of an initiative to make the arts central to the Princeton undergraduate experience.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Announces 2012-13 Season

September 1, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present over 100 events during its fifth anniversary season, running September 2012 through May 2013, including theater and dance performances, readings by internationally-known writers, exhibitions, screenings and lectures.
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Lewis Center for the Arts joins with Rutgers Institute for Women and Art and over 40 other Partners for The Fertile Crescent Project

July 31, 2012

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Global Seminar brings ancient Greek plays to life

July 30, 2012
Just up on the University's homepage is a feature story on a summer Global Seminar, "Re-Staging the Greeks," led by Michael Cadden and Tim Vasen, which immersed 15 Princeton undergraduates in experiential learning to explore how Greece's rich culture, history and landscape inspired the ancient playwrights. The students also created and performed their own interpretations of scenes from the plays.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Announces Recipient of the Holmes National Poetry Prize

June 21, 2012
Poet Evie Shockley has been selected as the 2012 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.
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Actress Shields '87, artists note impact of U. on careers

June 1, 2012
Brooke Shields '87 and four other University graduates spoke about their professional experiences in theater and music in a panel on Friday morning as part of the University’s effort on Reunions weekend to open up new career paths to graduating seniors and young alumni.
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Joyce Carol Oates Wins 2012 Blue Metropolis Literary Grand Prix Award

May 22, 2012
Writer Joyce Carol Oates, Princeton University's Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Blue Metropolis Literary Grand Prix Award. Previous recipients have included Carlos Fuentes, Mavis Gallant, Norman Mailer, and Margaret Atwood.
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Three Lewis Center Students Win Alex Adam '07 Award

May 15, 2012
Daisy Radevsky '13, Tanyaradzwa Ashleigh Tawengwa '14, and Ava Geyer '15 have been selected by Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts faculty as the 2012 recipients of the Alex Adam '07 Award. Established in memory of Alexander Jay Adam '07 and made possible by a generous gift from his family, the award provides support to Princeton undergraduates who want to spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of new artistic work.
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"The Birds," a new adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy opens May 31

May 14, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present The Birds, a new adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, directed by Tim Vasen, Acting Director of the Program in Theater. The new script and new music were created by seniors Sea Bass Franco and Clayton Raithel. Performances will be held on May 31, June 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.
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"Senior All-Star Art Show" Opens Thursday, May 17

May 10, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of work in a wide range of media by the Class of ’12 graduating seniors in the program. The exhibition, entitled “Senior All-Stars Art Show,” will feature recent work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view from May 17 through June 5 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception, where visitors will be able to meet the artists, will be held on May 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
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"tsok" an interactive fusion of movement, music, and text give rise to a mystical new world in Chancellor Green Rotunda

May 7, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present tsok, a senior thesis dance project created by Elizabeth Cooper. Performances will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 8 p.m. in the Chancellor Green Rotunda on the University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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Oates and Pagels receive Behrman Award

May 7, 2012
Princeton professors Joyce Carol Oates and Elaine Pagels have received the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.
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Readings of New Work by Students in the Creative Writing Program on May 2

April 27, 2012
Students in Princeton University's world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work in a series of readings. On May 2 at 5:15 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the campus students from spring workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting and literary translation will read from their work. On May 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Nassau Club at 6 Mercer Street, seniors completing a certificate in the Program will read from their work in poetry, and on May 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Palmer House at 1 Bayard Lane, graduating fiction writers will read from their work. The readings, part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, are free and open to the public. All three events are followed by public receptions.
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Princeton Atelier Founder Toni Morrison to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

April 26, 2012
President Obama has announced 13 new recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, astronaut John Glenn, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and writer Toni Morrison.
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"Wanderland" a new play written and performed by 2010 alumnae, fresh from its New York City premiere

April 26, 2012
Wanderland, a new play written and performed by Lewis Center for the Arts' 2010 alumnae and directed by Program in Theater Acting Director Tim Vasen, will be presented on May 3 through 6 at the Hamilton Murray Theater on the Princeton campus. The play, by Veronica Siverd, is premiered on April 25 at the Little Times Square Theatre at Roy Arias Theatre Center in New York before its Princeton run.
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Screening of Two Student Films: Out of the Mellah by Oren Samet-Marram and Re-membering by Luciana Chamorro

April 25, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present a screening of two student film documentaries, "Out of the Mellah" by Oren Samet-Marram and "Re-membering" by Luciana Chamorro on Thursday, May 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. The screening is free and open to the public and coincides with the next Princeton ArtWalk. Repeat screenings will be held May 12 at 7:00 p.m. and May 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the Class of 1970 Theatre at Whitman College on the University campus.
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"Inside that thing that is and is and isn't" - Senior Art Show by Lex Brown May 1

April 23, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present a multimedia installation by Lex Brown, a senior in the Visual Arts Certificate Program. Entitled "Inside that thing that is and is and isn't," the installation will be on view from May 1 through 12 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The artist will present a performance in front of the building as part of the installation on Tuesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. An opening reception, where visitors can meet the artist, will be held Thursday, May 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., coinciding with the next Princeton ArtWalk. The reception and performance are free and open to the public.
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Professor Jill Dolan Receives the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, Award presentation and Discussion April 28

April 20, 2012
A panel discussion about gender and theatre criticism will be held on April 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Room of Prospect House at Princeton University with a reception following. "Theatre Criticism, Gender, and Blogging" will address gender and race imbalances in contemporary drama criticism, and discuss alternative venues for publishing in-depth writing on current performance and theatre. The panel will stress the continuing importance of arts criticism and commentary in the 21st Century. The discussion, presented by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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Two Faculty Members Receive Guggenheim Awards Artist Eve Aschheim and Poet Timothy Donnelly Honored

April 19, 2012
Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts Eve Aschheim and Visiting Associate Professor in Creative Writing Timothy Donnelly, both current members of Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts faculty, have received Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. They are among 181 artists, scientists and scholars announced on April 12 to receive fellowship awards.
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"Roll!" A new play inspired by Albert Camus' famous absurdist essay, "The Myth of Sisyphus" premieres April 27

April 18, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present, "Roll!", a new play written and directed by Program in Theater senior Jeff Kuperman. Performances will be held on April 27 through 29 and May 1 through 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street.
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"Moan: The Monstrous Sublime" a Photographic Installation by Senior Jun Koh opens April 26

April 18, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will present a photographic installation by senior Jun Koh. The installation, entitled "Moan: The Monstrous Sublime," will be on view Mondays through Fridays in the Chancellor Green Rotunda, April 26 through May 9. The exhibition will also be on view the afternoon of Saturday, April 28, during the local Communiversity Festival of the Arts. Some of the photographs can also be viewed in various public places on the Princeton campus. An opening reception, where visitors can meet the artist, will be held Thursday, April 26, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
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Learn more about the Princeton Student Colony

April 16, 2012
A platform and a tent in a very public place - near the Dinky station - make up the Princeton Student Colony, which has grown out of a class being team-taught by artist and ecologist Fritz Haeg and architect Daniel Wood, who are both visiting lecturers in the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Princeton Atelier. The site is "colonized" by the nine students who are making decisions about daily living as a group for the duration of the spring semester.
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Tracy K. Smith, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

April 16, 2012
Tracy K. Smith, an assistant professor of creative writing in Princeton University's Lewis Center for Arts, today won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Life on Mars," which the prize committee calls "a collection of bold, skillful poems, taking readers into the universe and moving them to an authentic mix of joy and pain."
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Video of Jaewon Choi's visual arts senior thesis exhibition, "Frogs & Forms"

April 12, 2012
Jaewon Choi's visual arts senior thesis project explores the boundaries of painting on a very large scale. Meanwhile, her physics thesis project examines the origins of light on the largest scale imaginable.
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Tony Award-nominated Actress for hit musical "Memphis" in Conversation on Monday, April 16

April 9, 2012
Tony Award-nominated actress Montego Glover is the final speaker in a series on contemporary musical theater at Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts. Glover, who originated the role of Felicia Farrell in the current Broadway hit Memphis, will speak about her career on stage on Monday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Class of 1970 Theatre in Whitman College on the Princeton University campus. The series of talks will lead to a Musical Theater Symposium, "Making Broadway Musicals: Artists and Scholars in Conversation," on Saturday, April 21. The talks and the symposium are free and open to the public.
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"Selected Works," a Photography Exhibition by Senior Alex Knoepflmacher opens April 9

April 6, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of photographic portraits by senior Alex Knoepflmacher. The exhibition, entitled "Selected Works," will be on view daily in the Guggenheim Gallery of Whitman College, April 9 through 18. An opening reception, where visitors can meet the artist, will be held Thursday, April 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
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"The Quinoa Quandary: A Deconstruction of a Documentary," First Solo Show by Senior James Cole

April 4, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of photographs and video by senior James Cole. The exhibition, entitled "The Quinoa Quandary: A Deconstruction of a Documentary," will be on view daily in The James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery of Butler College, April 9 through 20. An opening reception, where visitors can meet the artist, will be held Thursday, April 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
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Irish Theater Scholar Patrick Lonergan to Lecture on "Irish Drama After the Celtic Tiger"

April 3, 2012
Irish theater scholar Patrick Lonergan will present a lecture entitled, "Irish Drama After the Celtic Tiger," on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Musical Theater Symposium "Making Broadway Musicals: Artists and Scholars in Conversation" - Saturday, April 21

April 2, 2012
A symposium on creating Broadway musicals will be held on April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. "Making Broadway Musicals: Artists and Scholars in Conversation" will feature interviews and roundtables with some of the leading artists currently working today. Composers, lyricists, orchestrators, designers, directors, and choreographers will discuss their work on musicals including Jersey Boys, Company, Lysistrata Jones, Urinetown, Sondheim on Sondheim, The Drowsy Chaperone, and In the Heights. The symposium, presented by the Lewis Center's Music Theater Lab, will be held in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton and is free and open to the public.
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Readings by Mary Ruefle and Jane Smiley on Wednesday, April 11

April 2, 2012
Poet Mary Ruefle and novelist Jane Smiley will read from their works in McCosh Hall 50 on the Princeton campus on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. Cara Liuzzi, a senior thesis student, will also read from her poetry. The reading, part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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New interpretation of "Pippin," Stephen Schwartz's 1972 musical is darkly reimagined but with a hopeful twist

March 30, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present the musical "Pippin," a senior thesis theater project featuring senior Adam Hyndman and directed by Program in Theater faculty member Tracy Bersley. Performances will be held on April 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
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Operation Opera - A sit-down with James Chu '13 and Lily Akerman '13

March 29, 2012
It's not every day that Princeton undergraduates write operas, and it's even rarer that they get to have their works performed full-scale at the Berlind Theatre. But this weekend, the Lewis Center for the Arts and Department of Music present "Off Court," an original one-act opera written and composed by James Chu '13 and librettist Lily Akerman '13.
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"Imprint" by Senior Kaitlin Henderson Opens Wednesday, April 4

March 27, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present "Imprint" a show of photographs by Kaitlin Henderson a senior in the Visual Arts Certificate Program. The exhibition will be on view weekdays in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, on April 4 through 11. An opening reception, where visitors will be able to meet the artist, will be held Thursday, April 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
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"Selections from The Museum of Contemporary Culture," an Installation at Butler College Gallery by Maria Cury

March 19, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will present a multi-media installation by senior Maria Cury. The exhibition, entitled Selections from The Museum of Contemporary Culture, will be on view daily in The James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery of Butler College, March 28 through April 6. An opening reception, where visitors can meet the artist, will be held Wednesday, March 28, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
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Reading by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet James Tate and Acclaimed British Novelist Zadie Smith

March 14, 2012
Poet James Tate and novelist Zadie Smith will read from their works in McCosh Hall 50 on the Princeton University campus on Wednesday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. Jenna Devine, a thesis student of Joyce Carol Oates, will also read from her fiction. The reading, part of the Program in Creative Writing’s Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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Princeton Atelier Artists Open New, Experimental Performance in NYC

March 13, 2012
More than a dozen ordinary-looking white-collar types walk into the theater, chatting with one another in quiet voices. For a second, they seem as if they were part of the audience. But they’re actually the actors, and after much mingling, they sit down in rows of chairs on the stage, and an initiation begins.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Names Hodder Fellows for 2012-13

March 13, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has announced selection of the Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2012-13 academic year. Poet James Arthur, fiction writer Melinda Moustakis, non-fiction writer Yasmine El Rashidi, and playwright A. Rey Pamatmat are recipients of the award created to provide artists in the early stages of their career time to undertake significant new work.
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"Medium Rare" Painting Exhibition by Seniors Joanne Chong and Dao Mi Opens March 12

March 2, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present, Medium Rare, an exhibition of paintings by Joanne Chong and Dao Mi, seniors in the Visual Arts Certificate Program. The exhibition will be on view weekdays in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, on March 12 through 16. An opening reception, where visitors will be able to meet the artists, will be held Thursday, March 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
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New Adaptation of German Classic Play WOYZECK Opens March 9

March 1, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present WOYZECK, a new adaptation of the Georg Büchner classic play. One of the most performed and influential in the German theater repertory, this new rendering has been adapted and directed by Princeton senior Cara Tucker. Performances will be held on March 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16 at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
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Four Diverse Dance Artists Conduct Master Classes at Lewis Center for the Arts

February 24, 2012
Four diverse dance artists will conduct master classes in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street: Tuesday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m. Mustafa Kaplan and Filiz Sizanli of the dance company Taldans from Istanbul, Turkey; Friday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. Ron K. Brown, founder of the dance company Evidence; and on Tuesday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. Kyle Abraham, choreographer and dancer with a number of companies. The classes, in which Princeton dance students will participate, are free and open to the public to observe.
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New One-Act Operas to Open on March 30 & 31 including works by Anthony Davis, Allan Havis, and Princeton's Barbara White

February 22, 2012
The Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts presents The Princeton One-Act Opera Project, an evening of three original one-act operas on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the Roger S. Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton. The unique new works, each redefining what opera might be, are by composer Anthony Davis with playwright Allan Havis, composer and librettist and Princeton University Professor Barbara White with choreographer Kate Weare, and Princeton undergraduates James Chu '13 (composer) and Lily Akerman '13 (librettist). The disparate operas are unified by the vision of director Mark DeChiazza with Princeton's Michael Pratt conducting. Sopranos Susan Narucki and Sarah Davis will be featured, and the casts include a range of professional singers and musicians and undergraduate student performers. Both performances will be preceded by a conversation with the artists, moderated by Atelier Director and Princeton Professor of Theater, Stacy Wolf, from 7:15-7:45 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre.
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"Inhabited" Painting Exhibition by Senior Genevieve Irwin Opens March 1

February 21, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of oil paintings by Genevieve Irwin, a senior in the Visual Arts Certificate Program. An opening reception with the artist will be held March 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., coinciding with the spring Princeton ArtWalk. The reception is free and open to the public. The Lucas Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
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The Fund for Irish Studies welcomes Irish Scholar Angela Bourke on March 9

February 21, 2012
Irish Scholar Angela Bourke will present a lecture entitled, "Stories for a New Ireland: Patrick Pearse's Short Fiction," on Friday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Writer Joyce Carol Oates Inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame

February 20, 2012
Writer Joyce Carol Oates, Princeton University's Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the state and beyond. Oates is among 11 inductees recently announced by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
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2012 Spring Dance Festival offers exciting repertory by guest artists and premieres of new works

February 18, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts is proud to present the 2012 Spring Dance Festival, a dance concert showcasing more than 50 students from the Program in Dance performing distinguished repertory works of internationally renowned choreographers and the premiere of four dances created by faculty and guest artists. The Festival will be presented on Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
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The Fund for Irish Studies welcomes Hugo Hamilton on February 24

February 14, 2012
Hugo Hamilton is the best-selling author of The Speckled People (2003), a memoir of growing up in Dublin during the 1950s and '60s with a fervent, Irish, nationalist father and a German mother who came to Ireland in the aftermath of World War II. The lecture takes place on Friday, February 24 at 4:30 PM in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
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"Frogs & Forms" Painting Exhibition by Senior Jaewon Choi Opens February 23

February 13, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of paintings by Jaewon Choi, a senior in the Visual Arts Certificate Program. The exhibition will be on view weekdays in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, February 23 through 28; an opening reception, where visitors can meet the artist, will be held February 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
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Prokofiev Version of 'Eugene Onegin' in a Russian Weekend at Princeton - NY Times

February 12, 2012
Eugene Onegin, the overweening antihero who spurns the infatuated Tatiana in the 1833 Pushkin novel in verse that bears his name, only to be spurned himself in the end, loomed large in musical precincts of the Princeton University campus over the weekend.
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Jill Dolan Wins George Jean Nathan Award for her Blog, "The Feminist Spectator"

February 8, 2012
Jill Dolan, Annan Professor in English, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University has received the prestigious George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her blog, "The Feminist Spectator".
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Glenn Edgerton Leads Dance Master Class on Friday, February 10

February 6, 2012
Glenn Edgerton, Artistic Director of acclaimed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will present a repertory and ballet master class on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 to 6:20 p.m. in the Patricia Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. The class in which Princeton dance students will participate is free and open to the public to observe. Edgerton's class opens a series of dance master classes to be held through March.
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Arts and Transit plan being prepared for Planning Board review; station architect named

February 2, 2012
As Princeton University officials prepare to submit plans for the proposed Arts and Transit project to the Regional Planning Board of Princeton for site plan approval, they have selected an architect to design the new Dinky station building and Wawa and to renovate the existing station buildings for use as a restaurant and café.
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Theodore H. Holmes '51 and Bernice Holmes Visiting Associate Professor Timothy Donnelly named recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

February 1, 2012
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is pleased to announce that Timothy Donnelly of Brooklyn, New York, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book The Cloud Corporation (Wave, Picador). The award, given annually to a mid-career poet, is one of the largest monetary poetry prizes in the United States.
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Visual Arts Program Opens Spring Season of Exhibitions

January 31, 2012
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University announces a series of campus-wide exhibitions of ambitious student work running through early June. Venues will include the Lucas Gallery and the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street; The Guggenheim Gallery of Whitman College; and the James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery of Butler College. Each exhibition is accompanied by a reception where visitors can meet the artists.
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Irish Chamber Music Performance of Ross Lee Finney's Setting of Poems by James Joyce

January 30, 2012
(Princeton, NJ) Soprano Judith Kellock, pianist Janice Weber and theater critic Fintan O'Toole will present a chamber music performance of Ross Lee Finney's setting of poems by James Joyce on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 PM at the Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. The performance is part of a series presented by Princeton's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Broadway and Television Writer Winnie Holzman Kicks Off Musical Theater Conversation Series

January 23, 2012
Winnie Holzman, dramatist, screenwriter, actress, and librettist for the hit Broadway musical Wicked, will speak about her career at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts on February 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. This conversation is the first of a series of talks with prominent artists currently working in the musical theater field. The talks will lead to a Musical Theater Symposium, "Making Broadway Musicals: Artists and Scholars in Conversation," on April 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. The series of talks and the symposium are free and open to the public.
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Hodder Fellow Danai Gurira's play, "The Convert," receives Rave Reviews

January 22, 2012
A contempt-filled word: Bafu means traitor in Shona, the indigenous language in the African land that would become Zimbabwe, and The Convert is about betrayal. This world premiere at Princeton's McCarter Theatre, written by Danai Gurira and directed by Emily Mann, boasts a cast that is beyond outstanding. The performances are so riveting that the play's three hours fly by.
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Reading by Novelist/Essayist Jonathan Franzen and Poet James Richardson

January 20, 2012
Poet James Richardson and novelist/essayist Jonathan Franzen will read from their works in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton on Wednesday, February 8 at 4:30 p.m. Princeton student Nina Bahadur will also read from her work. The reading, part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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International Music Conference "After the End of Music History" to feature world premieres of banned 1936 Eugene Onegin

January 16, 2012
From February 9-18, Princeton University will be the site of three major events centered on the banned dramatization of Alexander Pushkin's literary masterpiece Eugene Onegin. The "Onegin Project" will include two productions of the Prokofiev/Krzhizhanovsky adaptation banned by the Stalinist regime in 1936 beginning with a world premiere musical and balletic dramatization featuring the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on February 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. and continuing with the world premiere of the theatrical production with performance of the full script and music presented by the Program in Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts from February 10 to 18, 2012. The two productions are presented under the auspices of an international conference, "After the End of Music History," in honor of the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin.
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"Muscle/Memory," New Work Explores the Relationships between Sculpture and Dance

January 11, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Programs in Dance and Visual Arts will present new work produced by students last fall through courses in both disciplines that explores the relationships between sculpture and dance. The showing of work will take place on Friday, January 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
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"Elephant's Graveyard" with Playwright George Brant for a Post-Performance Talk-Back on Friday, January 13

January 5, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present Elephant's Graveyard by award-winning playwright George Brant, a senior thesis production directed by Christopher Ghaffari '12. Performances will be held on January 11 through 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street at Princeton University.
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Moving Musicians Stand Classical Music Performance on Its Head "Moved by Music" explores the way sound may be illuminated by the motions of the body

January 3, 2012
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Princeton Atelier in collaboration with the Department of Music will present Moved by Music, a performance that explores how sound may be illuminated by the movement of the musician's body. The concert will take place on Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium of Princeton University's Fine Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
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Alum Silas Riener '06 Draws Raves in Merce Cunningham Dance Company

December 11, 2011
In its final week of repertory in America, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, dancing six works in three programs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from Wednesday to Saturday, kept hitting high after high. The highs kept extending our sense both of these dancers, an exceptionally attractive, diverse and skilled group, and of Cunningham himself.
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Richard Schechner, Keynote Speaker at Performance Studies Symposium on December 9 & 10

December 9, 2011
A symposium that will examine a range of currently relevant issues within the context of the interdisciplinary field of performance studies, and include a re-enactment of the legendary 1968 performance of "Dionysus in 69", will be held on December 9 and 10 at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. The symposium, "Performance Studies: Memories and Futures," will feature keynote speaker Richard Schechner from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and present panel discussions on critical race studies, dance, performance ethnography, popular culture, queer identity, reception studies, and visual culture. The symposium will begin on Friday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m. and conclude Saturday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. The symposium is free and open to the public, however prior registration is required.
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Borough approves Arts and Transit zoning

December 7, 2011
The University can now move forward with its plans to build its long-planned Arts and Transit Neighborhood. On Tuesday evening the Borough Council approved a zoning ordinance granting the University the right to build its $300 million developments, ending a contentious six-year process.
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Heather Watts talks Balanchine in Princeton - NJ.com

December 5, 2011
Petite Heather Watts, a giant in ballet circles, weaves between the 18 Princeton University students working at the barre in a first-floor dance studio looking out on busy Nassau Street. As the former star of the New York City Ballet leads the class in a series of warm-up exercises, she asks them to think of the dances they're learning - masterpieces from George Balanchine including "Agon" and "Western Symphony" - as they work.
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Hamlet, William Shakespeare's tragic tale of revenge, ambition and majesty in the Roger S. Berlind Rehearsal Room at McCarter Theatre Center

November 30, 2011
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present Hamlet, William Shakespeare's tragic tale of revenge, ambition and majesty on December 2 and 3 at 8:15 p.m., December 4 at 2:00 p.m., December 7 through 9 at 8:00 p.m. and December 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the Roger S. Berlind Rehearsal Room at McCarter Theatre Center. Hamlet is a senior thesis production directed by Julia Keimach '12, a certificate student in the Program in Theater. All performances are free and open to the public.
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MacArthur Award-Winning Performance Artist Janine Antoni to talk on December 6

November 29, 2011
Janine Antoni, a renowned performance artist, will discuss the intersections of visual art and movement as part of a semester-long interdisciplinary series of lectures entitled "Muscle Memory" at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewis Center’s Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. Cosponsored by the Programs in Dance and Visual Arts, the talk is free and open to the public.
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Writing for Television: The Road to "Homeland" - A Conversation with Alex Gansa on December 6

November 22, 2011
Alex Gansa, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Showtime's current hit series "Homeland", will speak about his career as a television writer at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater of Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts on December 6th at 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
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Excerpts of Masterpieces by George Balanchine on December 5

November 18, 2011
(Princeton, NJ) As part of the Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series, Princeton University's Program in Dance will present Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel, former stars of the New York City Ballet on Monday, December 5 for "Genius UpClose: George Balanchine." Watts, a Visiting Lecturer at the university, and Woetzel will discuss the origin and evolution of works by the renowned ballet choreographer including Apollo*, Agon*, Prodigal Son*, and Jewels* among other works. Excerpts of these ballets will be performed rehearsal-style by leading dancers from the New York City Ballet. The lecture/performance will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Roger S. Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public.
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Open Studios / "Color and Mud" Exhibition Reception November 22

November 17, 2011
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts invites everyone to attend an evening of open studios featuring work by junior and senior certificate students on November 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. Coinciding with the open studios is a reception at 4:30 p.m. marking the opening of a new exhibition, "Color and Mud," presenting student works in painting and ceramics in the Center's Lucas Gallery. The exhibition, reception and studio visit are free and open to the public.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Rae Armantrout and Academy Award-Winning Writer John Irving read at Lewis Center for the Arts

November 11, 2011
Poet Rae Armantrout and novelist/screenwriter John Irving will read from their works in McCosh Hall 50 at Princeton University on Wednesday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m. Student John Shakespear will also read from his work. The reading, part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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GROOVE, An Evening of Original Choreography and Work by the Renowned Bill T. Jones

November 10, 2011
The Lewis Center for the Arts is proud to present "GROOVE", a dance concert showcasing choreography and performance by six senior certificate students in Princeton's Program in Dance. The students will perform work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones, as well as their own original works and a solo choreographed by Susan Marshall, Director of the Program in Dance at the Lewis Center. GROOVE will premiere at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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Join the Revolution! Watch the trailer for Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation

November 8, 2011
The Program in Theater presents Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation by Cusi Cram inspired by Lope de Vega's play and directed by Suzanne Agins. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 11-12 and Thursday to Saturday, November 17-19. All performances are at 8 PM in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.
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British Poetry Scholar Matthew Campbell at Lewis Center for the Arts. Lecture on 'The Ruptured Ear - English Poem, Irish Accent'

November 4, 2011
Poetry scholar Matthew Campbell will present a lecture entitled, "The Ruptured Ear - English Poem, Irish Accent," on Friday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts' James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
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Lucas Gallery at Lewis Center for the Arts Reopens

October 31, 2011
The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Visual Arts announced the reopening of the Lucas Gallery on October 25 following an extensive renovation. The Gallery, located at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton, is one of several venues and programs that make up the Lewis Center. Coinciding with the reopening of the Gallery is an exhibition of new work by over 30 students currently enrolled in drawing courses. The Gallery and the drawing show will be featured on the inaugural Princeton ArtWalk being held throughout the town on November 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Lewis Center for the Arts presents Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation

October 21, 2011
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation by Cusi Cram, inspired by Lope de Vega’s play, and directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins with original music composed by Princeton senior Clayton Raithel. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 and Thursday through Saturday, November 17, 18 and 19. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. The play will be performed in English.
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Steve Runk Joins Lewis Center for the Arts

October 10, 2011
Michael Cadden, Acting Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, announced the appointment of Steve Runk as the Center's new Director of Communications.
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Stephen Mitchell reads from new translation of The Iliad

October 10, 2011
Stephen Mitchell, noted poet, translator and scholar, will read from and discuss his new translation of the Greek epic "The Iliad" on Wednesday, October 12, 4:30 p.m. in at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton.
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Rita Dove and James Salter read at Berlind Theatre

October 7, 2011
Poet Rita Dove and novelist James Salter will read from their works at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, on Wednesday, October 19 at 4:30 p.m The reading, part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing of the Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
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Updates on the Arts and Transit Neighborhood

October 4, 2011
Increasing the local community's access to cultural attractions is one of the objectives of Princeton University's proposal for a newly zoned Arts and Transit neighborhood. Just how much access the local community will have was among the topics under discussion at Borough Council's meeting last week.
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FACULTY AWARD: Chang-rae Lee receives Dayton Literary Peace Prize

September 27, 2011
Chang-rae Lee, a Princeton professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been selected to receive the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for his novel "The Surrendered." Lee will receive the award, which celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, nonviolent conflict resolution, and global understanding and is accompanied by a $10,000 prize, at a ceremony on Nov. 13, 2011.
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Township candidates praise arts neighborhood

September 26, 2011
All of the four candidates for the Princeton Township Committee this fall support the University's proposed Arts and Transit Neighborhood, as they explained in last night's debate. All but one of the candidates supports municipal consolidation.
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Reading series begins at Lewis Center for the Arts; new locations this year

September 13, 2011
Princeton's internationally renowned Program in Creative Writing, a part of the University's Lewis Center for the Arts, will open its fall reading series on Wednesday, September 28 with readings by Hodder Fellows Anthony Carelli and Danai Gurira. In addition, Julia Rose, a senior thesis student of Joyce Carol Oates in the Program in Creative Writing will read briefly from her work. The readings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center; note the change from the longstanding location at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
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Highlights of the 2010-2011 season of events at the Lewis Center

July 26, 2011
The Lewis Center for the Arts sponsored a total of 124 individual events during the 2010-2011 academic year. Many of these events spanned multiple days, for the equivalent of 390 days of art programming from mid-September to mid-May. All of these events were open to the public and most were free. Here is a video that highlights the 2010-2011 season of events.
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Alumna Chenxin Jiang '09 awarded the 2011 Susan Sontag Prize for Translation

July 21, 2011
Alumna Chenxin Jiang '09 has been awarded the 2011 Susan Sontag Prize for her translation proposal: "Destino Coatto" prose vignettes by Goliarda Sapienza. Chenxin Jiang was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied comparative literature with a focus on German and Italian. Chenxin spent two years in Duino, Italy, at the United World College of the Adriatic. She began to work on translating in a creative writing seminar taught by C. K. Williams; Prof. Williams eventually supported her proposal to translate Goliarda Sapienza for this prize. In London, where Chenxin presently lives and works, she has led workshops on translating Chinese poetry for the Poetry Translation Centre. Her translations have appeared in Poetry London and World Literature Today. Jiang will receive a $3000 grant toward the completion of her work.
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Alumni and Current Students Perform in Ensemble Dance Choreography Showing this Friday, July 22

July 18, 2011
Ensemble Dance will perform choreography by Artistic Director Pilar Castro Kiltz '10 with original music compositions by Musical Artistic Director Max Mamon '10. A collaborative process created the work and all the artists involved in Ensemble Dance are an integral part of the process as creators and interpreters of the work. Ensemble Dance Choreography Showing - two performances only. Friday, July 22, 2011 at 7:30pm and 9pm
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'Life on Mars' Author Explores Humans' Relationship With Universe Through Poetry

July 5, 2011
"Life on Mars," Tracy K. Smith's third book, explores the cosmos through words. The Princeton creative writing professor and poet reflects on the relationship between our lives and the universe at her Brooklyn home.
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Intimate dances worth their revival: Susan Marshall and Company

June 15, 2011
Susan Marshall's dancers feel the earth and sky press against them. Whatever medium the choreographer plants them in — whether as fine as a cloud of smoke, or as gritty as sand — it clings to them. So sensitive they even seem to feel the touch of light and shadow, the dancers wriggle, turn and haul themselves along. Apparently gifted with radar, they detect the outline of solid objects in the dark.
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To the Editor: Impact of the Arts

June 15, 2011
The Arts Council of Princeton is most grateful to the organizations who have graciously surveyed recent events for the Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study. The Arts Council of Princeton, Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium, McCarter Theater, the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton University Art Museum, Westminster Choir College, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and Lewis Center for the Arts, have completed close to 400 surveys.
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NY Times Dance Review: A Choreographer's 2 Sides, Cut From the Same Cloth

June 14, 2011
To celebrate her company's 25 years, the choreographer Susan Marshall has taken over two spaces at the Baryshnikov Arts Center to show, essentially, two sides of her artistic self. But on Thursday evening, watching "Frame Dances," a gallery-friendly piece performed at the Howard Gilman Performance Space, back-to-back with "Adamantine," a proscenium work for the Jerome Robbins Theater, was to see remnants of the same fabric. The material is respectable and deliberate, yet it's stretched a little thin.
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Tonys 2011: Where Are the Women? Jill Dolan questions why no women playwrights were nominated in the Best Play category in this year's Tony Award Ceremony

June 13, 2011
The Tony Awards season confirms what anyone concerned about the status of women in theater has long come to expect: plays by women are excluded from the nominations once again. When will power brokers and critics realize that until work by women is produced and recognized, Americans will continue to hear only one side of the stories of our lives?
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Susan Marshall & Co performs at The Baryshnikov Arts Center June 9 - 12

June 10, 2011
Susan Marshall & Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a special two-in-one evening, featuring performances of Adamantine (N.Y. Premiere) and Frame Dances.
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'Widow's Story' author Joyce Carol Oates still has more to say about grief

June 8, 2011
American writer Joyce Carol Oates says she's been touched by the reaction to her harrowing grief memoir "A Widow's Story." "The response has been very personal and often emotional," says the prolific author, who is set to sit down for a chat with Canadian novelist Jane Urquhart at the Luminato arts festival next week.
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Lewis Center Announces Student Awards

June 7, 2011
Each year, the Lewis Center for the Arts gives its students the opportunity to spend the summer pursuing a project in the creative and performing arts. Students submit applications for course, travel and research related costs related to their studies. Award winners and amounts are determined by a committee of Lewis Center faculty members.
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Students get hands-on with mural project in Trenton

June 6, 2011
Covering a square block of a wall in Trenton with "Blue No. 4" paint, as simple as it may sound, was the moment when 15 Princeton students saw an ambitious public art project come alive. "People passing by on the street would stop and say, 'Keep it up!' and 'It looks great!'" said Kate O'Dea, a member of the class of 2013, describing the reaction to the students' work at the Home Rubber Company. "It was inspiring and uplifting -- and totally different from any other class."
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The New York Review of Books - "The Triumph of Paul Muldoon"

June 5, 2011
In Nicholson Baker's novel The Anthologist (2009), the eponymous hero attends a poetry festival in Switzerland. Suddenly word flew through the room like wildfire—Paul Muldoon was here! Paul Muldoon! Paul Muldoon! He was besieged. Muldoon is a fabled beast—or a rara avis, as his teacher Jerry Hicks termed him when introducing his charge to Seamus Heaney. Later the schoolboy sent his poems to the older poet, asking what he was doing wrong; the reply came "Nothing," or so the story goes.
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Former Princeton Atelier guest artist Steve Cuiffo appears in Theater for One

June 1, 2011
Theatre for One is a portable performing arts space for one performer and one audience member, that turns public events into private acts, making each performance a singularly intimate exchange.
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Tracy K. Smith's poem, "My God, It's Full of Stars," featured on PBS NewsHour

May 17, 2011
In those last scenes of Kubrick's 2001 When Dave is whisked into the center of space, Which unfurls in an aurora of orgasmic light Before opening wide, like a jungle orchid For a love-struck bee, then goes liquid, Paint-in-water, and then gauze wafting out and off, Before, finally, the night tide, luminescent And vague, swirls in, and on and on....
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Vice President and Secretary Robert Durkee responds to questions about relocating the Dinky terminus

May 11, 2011
VIce President and Secretary Robert Durkee responds to a question raised at the May 10, 2011, Princeton Borough Council meeting on whether the University would consider developing the Arts and Transit Neighborhood without relocating the Dinky terminus
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Su Friedrich's "re:working" at Microscope Gallery, May 14 - June 6

May 9, 2011
MICROSCOPE Gallery is honored to present the gallery debut of independent filmmaker Su Friedrich. With works spanning 37 years, re:working offers a first look at the hidden influences and art of Friedrich's filmmaking. Su Friedrich will also present a screening program of her films and a curated night of works by filmmakers that inspired her on May 21st and June 2 respectively.
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Princeton's Tilghman Calls U's Crucial to the Arts

May 5, 2011
In a speech Wednesday night at the beginning of a three-day conference here, Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman urged universities to work "in the service of the imagination" and to "make our campuses artistic crucibles."
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Lisa Tom, certificate student in Creative Writing, wins Martin Dale Fellowship

May 4, 2011
Over the next year, senior Lisa Tom will combine her two academic passions at Princeton -- anthropology and creative writing -- by transforming fieldwork into fiction. Tom spent last summer in Guatemala City interviewing patients at a medical clinic as her fieldwork for her anthropology major. The experience became the inspiration for her creative thesis, a novel about an epidemiologist working at a Guatemalan HIV/AIDS clinic. Next year, as the 2011 winner of Princeton's Martin Dale Fellowship, she will immerse herself in a community closer to home -- Chinese Americans living in her native Baltimore -- to write a collection of short stories or a novel about that immigrant community.
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A novel in 12 weeks? No sweat!

May 3, 2011
As any senior staring down the last chapter of his or her thesis knows, the ultimate inspiration is the deadline. For the students in novelist Susan Choi's creative writing class, a deadline looms at the end of every weekday night.
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P. Adams Sitney & Mario Vargas Llosa inducted to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 22, 2011
Eight members of the University faculty were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced Tuesday. A total of 212 new members were inducted this year. Members of the Academy, which is one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the nation, are selected based on their accomplishments as leaders in academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.
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Poet Cathy Park Hong and Pultizer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri read on Wednesday, April 27

April 21, 2011
Poet Cathy Park Hong and novelist Jhumpa Lahiri will read at the Lewis Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 27. Senior Abigail Bowman will read a translation. The readings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street, Princeton. The readings are free and open to the public.
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'Wildly creative' poetry program thrives at Princeton; festival planned

April 14, 2011
A poetry class at Princeton usually starts with a small group of students sitting around a table, talking about rhythm and images and language. If the professor is Brenda Shaughnessy, she may offer one of her quirky rules: You may only use the word "soul" in a poem once in your lifetime, and never the word "shards." Susan Wheeler has asked students to write a poem in which they approach their subject from the point of view of an inanimate object. And Paul Muldoon likes to give these instructions at the end of a class: "Don't come back here please without a poem that's going to change my life."
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Internationally renowned poets read at Richardson Auditorium

April 12, 2011
To celebrate poetry's vital place in our culture, Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts is honored to present the biennial Princeton Poetry Festival. Poets from around the world will read and share their work during the two-day event on April 29 and 30 at Richardson Auditorium. Advance tickets are available through University Ticketing.
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James Richardson Wins Jackson Poetry Prize

April 6, 2011
April 6, 2011 – Poets & Writers, Inc. announced today that James Richardson is the fifth winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize. The $50,000 prize is given annually to honor an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. The award is designed to provide what all poets need: time and the encouragement to write.
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The Lewis Center presents Dusk to Dusk, featuring choreography by New Jersey residents Alexis Branagan and Eva Wash

April 6, 2011
Princeton University's Program in Dance presents Dusk to Dusk, a senior thesis production featuring choreography by Alexis DeWan Branagan and Eva Marie Wash. Performances run April 14-16 at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
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Major Jackson and Norman Rush read at the Lewis Center

March 26, 2011
(Princeton, NJ) Poet Major Jackson and novelist Norman Rush will read at the Lewis Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 6. The readings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street, Princeton. The readings are free and open to the public.
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NJ premiere of THE SELECT (The Sun Also Rises) by Elevator Repair Service

March 25, 2011
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central program presents the New Jersey premiere of "The Select (The Sun Also Rises)", Elevator Repair Service's adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel. Two performances only at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center on Friday, April 15 at 7 PM and Saturday, April 16 at 2 PM. Running time is three hours, 25 minutes with one pause and one intermission. Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens; $15 for general admission and on sale now at the Berlind Box Office at 609.258.2787 and University Ticketing at 609.258.9220.
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The Lewis Center presents Strange Faces: the story of Asperger's syndrome set to music

March 24, 2011
The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and the Department of Music present Strange Faces, an original musical production by senior Andrea Grody about families dealing with Asperger's syndrome. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2 and Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9 in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.
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Trenton Mural Arts Project unveils final design

March 23, 2011
(Trenton, NJ) – The Trenton Mural Arts Project (TMAP) will unveil the design for its first mural on several buildings owned by the Home Rubber Company on Route 129 on Monday, March 28. The design unveiling follows a series of community conversations held throughout the city to introduce the project and garner ideas for the mural from city residents. Residents who attended these conversations were asked what central themes about the past, present and future of Trenton should be reflected in the mural. Artist Philip Adams will explain his vision and unveil his design, which was inspired by the themes and ideas exchanged during these conversations. TMAP is a volunteer-based organization working to establish a vibrant mural arts program in Trenton. The project is being led by Artworks and the Trenton Downtown Association (TDA), with the assistance of Princeton University and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (MAP). Monday, March 28, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ
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Creative writing eliminates applications for select introductory courses

March 21, 2011
Beginning this fall, enrollment in creative writing workshops in poetry, translation and screenwriting will no longer require applications for courses at the 201 level and below. Fiction courses will still be assigned through an application process.
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John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves" coming to the Berlind Theatre

March 18, 2011
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, a senior thesis production directed by Tracy Bersley featuring Brad Baron '11 and Olivia Stoker '11. Performances will be held on March 25-26 and 31, and April 1-2 at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.
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New York Times review of "Cracks" a screen adaptation of the novel by Sheila Kohler

March 18, 2011
Mean girls will be mean girls. And under pressure, in the cloistered atmosphere of the gothically moody girls' school drama "Cracks," meanness can be lethal. The many echoes that crowd through the film - the flashy directorial debut of Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley) - include "Lord of the Flies," "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," "Heavenly Creatures" and "The Children's Hour."
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Mark Morris and Simon Morrison in Conversation at Princeton University

March 17, 2011
Princeton University's Program in Dance and the Department of Music will co-sponsor "A Conversation with Mark Morris and Simon Morrison" on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. in McCosh Hall, room 50. This event, part of the Masters of Dance series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is presented in conjunction with an 8:00 p.m. performance of the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Matthews Theater, McCarter Theatre Center.
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Chang-rae Lee featured in Princeton Magazine

March 11, 2011
Novelist Chang-rae Lee evinces equal parts erudition and honesty when talking about the writing comes into being. It's a necessarily mysterious process, full of twists and turns, both derived from his intentions, but somehow beyond them too. A professor in Princeton University's Creative Writing Department, Lee urges his students to read widely, challenging them to deconstruct a piece of good fiction to find out what it is that moves them.
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Famed artist and former Visual Arts professor Toshiko Takaezu dies

March 10, 2011
Toshiko Takaezu, who served on the faculty of Princeton's Program in Visual Arts from 1968 until her retirement in 1992, died on March 9 in Hawaii. She was 88.
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Katz, Oates awarded National Humanities Medal

March 2, 2011
Princeton University professors Stanley Katz, a well-known scholar of American legal history and educational institutions, and Joyce Carol Oates, one of the country's most influential authors of fiction and essays, have been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.
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Joyce Carol Oates to Receive National Humanities Medal

March 1, 2011
Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates are among the 2010 winners of the National Humanities Medal, and Harper Lee, Meryl Streep, James Taylor and Quincy Jones are among the winners of the National Medal of Arts, the White House announced on Tuesday.
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'Cracks', an adaptation of a popular novel by Sheila Kohler to debut in New York on March 18

February 19, 2011
The director is Jordan Scott, and Ridley and Tony Scott are the executive producers on the film. Rosalie Swedlin, Christine Vachan, Julie Payne, Kwesi Dickson and Andrew Lowe are also producers. The film adaptation, loosely based on Sheila Kohler's 1999 novel, is done by Ben Court & Caroline Ip and Jordan Scott. The actress is Eva Green who plays Miss G.
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Lewis Center Announces Opportunities for Summer Research Funding

February 18, 2011
Each year, the Lewis Center for the Arts gives its students the opportunity to spend the summer pursuing a project in the creative and performing arts. Students submit applications for course, travel and research related costs related to their studies. Award winners and amounts are determined by a committee of Lewis Center faculty members.
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New South dance studio location gets mixed reviews

February 18, 2011
The future location of the University's dance community remains uncertain following the recent abandonment of the University's proposed Arts and Transit Neighborhood.
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'The Skriker' A continuously fascinating hour and a half of theater pulled off with brilliance from students in the Program in Theater

February 18, 2011
AND now for something completely different. Caryl Churchill’s 1994 play The Skriker is alternately a narrative and a free-floating performance piece. Staged by students in Princeton's Program in Theater, this production is the senior project of director Molly Silberberg, who has thrust upon her cast and crew some very challenging material. They pull it off with brilliance in what is a continuously fascinating hour and a half of theater.
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Students across disciplines dance in 2011 spring festival

February 14, 2011
In the culmination of months of rehearsal -- highlighted by a unique opportunity to engage with an internationally celebrated choreographer -- more than 50 Princeton students from a range of academic departments will perform this month in the 2011 Spring Dance Festival presented by the University's Lewis Center for the Arts.
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The choreography of Bill T. Jones featured in the Spring Dance Festival

February 12, 2011
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts presents the 2011 Spring Dance Festival on February 18 through February 20 at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. This year's dance festival marks the first time Princeton students will perform the work of the distinguished 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient, the internationally acclaimed director and choreographer Bill T. Jones.
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Irish prose through a cracked lookingglass

February 12, 2011
Our literary luminaries gathered at Princetown to reflect on the past, the future and to launch a celebration of Irish culture, writes Frieda Klotz.
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"The Skriker" by one of Britain's foremost playwrights opens at Lewis Center for the Arts

February 11, 2011
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University's Program in Theater presents "The Skriker" on February 11-12 and 17-19. All performances will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. Caryl Churchill, one of Britain's foremost contemporary playwrights, has created a magical, malevolent, and mad world in her daring theatrical work "The Skriker". Based in English folklore, "The Skriker" takes childhood stories and manipulates them, placing control within the hands of a frightening, shape-shifting creature on the lookout for love and revenge. "The Skriker" pursues two teenagers, Lily and Josie, bringing them into a world where the rules are made to be broken and where wishes are too good to be true.
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Reviews of Joyce Carol Oates' new book "A Widow's Story"

February 11, 2011
See the "Links" section of Joyce Carol Oates' faculty bio for recent reviews of her latest work.
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Aspiring Singer Finds Mentors Behind Ivy League Walls

January 22, 2011
SOME aspiring singer/songwriters trying to jump-start their careers send demos to record label executives. Anthony D'Amato followed a more original script: As a student at Princeton University, he slipped a hand-burned CD of his music under the office door of the poet Paul Muldoon, who teaches at the university.
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Milberg donates leading collection of Irish prose

January 20, 2011
The handwritten correspondence of the early 19th-century writer Maria Edgeworth, often considered the "Irish Jane Austen," is among the many extraordinary literary treasures in a collection of prose by Irish writers recently donated to Princeton University by 1953 alumnus Leonard Milberg.
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Video: 'Bill T. Jones' "Continuous Creation"'

January 17, 2011
Princeton University's Program in Dance is honored to welcome the internationally acclaimed director and choreographer of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipient Bill T. Jones to the Lewis Center for the Arts on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Jones will discuss the origin and evolution of Continuous Replay (1978), a seminal dance work that will be performed by Princeton students in February 2011. The lecture and screening will be from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
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Conversation with Paul Muldoon and Paul Simon to be hosted by PEN New England & the JFK Library on February 11

January 13, 2011
PEN New England & the JFK Library cordially invite you to "Lyrics As Literature." A special conversation with Paul Muldoon and Paul Simon moderated by Bill Flanagan.
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Leading collection of Irish prose writers given to Princeton University; Exhibition and symposium this winter

January 12, 2011
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University now has one of the greatest collections of Irish literature, in all its forms, in the world thanks to the generosity of New York collector Leonard L. Milberg. Milberg recently donated the Irish prose collection that contains over 1,700 books, manuscripts, portraits, audio visual materials and other items that illustrate the richness and vitality of Irish writing from 1798 to the present. The Irish prose collection follows two similar collections of Irish poetry and Irish theater previously donated by Milberg to the University.
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Bill T. Jones, internationally acclaimed director, choreographer and 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, at Lewis Center on January 18

January 4, 2011
Princeton University's Program in Dance is honored to welcome the internationally acclaimed director and choreographer of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipient Bill T. Jones to the Lewis Center for the Arts on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Jones will discuss the origin and evolution of "Continuous Replay" (1978), a seminal dance work that will be performed by Princeton students in February 2011. The lecture and screening will be from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
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Kelsey Halliday Johnson '08 awarded the Lugo Land Residency in Italy

January 3, 2011
Kelsey Halliday Johnson is an MFA Candidate in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Art and Archaeology where she concentrated in fine art photography and European cultural studies. She is the first MFA recipient of the Lugo Land Residency in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. Past residents have included such esteemed photographers as Tim Davis, Graciela Iturbide and Guido Guidi.
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"A Broad Abroad": The episodes of a student studying in Europe come to the stage at Princeton

December 22, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents "A Broad Abroad", a senior thesis production written and featuring Olivia Stoker and directed by R.N. Sandberg. Performances will be held at the Whitman Class of 1970 Theater at Princeton University on January 7 - 9 at 8:00 p.m. with an additional 10:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, January 8, 2011.
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"Wakefield Mystery Plays" at Princeton University

December 22, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents the "Wakefield Mystery Plays", a senior thesis production directed by Phoenix Gonzalez '11. In this production, "The Second Shepherd's Play" and "Buffeting", two mystery plays written by one of the most famous playwrights of the time, come to life both inside and outside the Princeton University Chapel. Performances will be held on Friday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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New Decade, New Campus; The Arts and Transit Neighborhood

December 17, 2010
At a 2008 open house, the University depicted its proposed Arts and Transit Neighborhood, part of the 10-year campus development plan, as a way to connect campus to the surrounding community. But disputes with area authorities, particularly over the location of the Dinky, have interfered with the project.
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'Floyd Collins': Stuck in the middle with you

December 9, 2010
Following the success of last fall's sold-out hit "My Fair Lady," the Program in Theater has kicked off this season's group of senior thesis productions with two musicals, October's "[title of show]" and now "Floyd Collins," which opened last weekend in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street and runs through Saturday.
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Kelley '79: TV writing 'the most fun part of the job'

December 8, 2010
As a writer and producer, David E. Kelley '79 has developed a distinctive brand of television that often straddles the line between comedy and drama. He’s won the Emmys for best comedy series and best drama series in the same year (Ally McBeal and The Practice, in 1999), and his newest show, Harry's Law, is set to debut in January. On Nov. 17, Kelley returned to campus to share his thoughts about writing and entertainment in a public conversation with Broadway producer Jordan Roth '97 at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater.
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Exhibit of Lewis Students' Work Reflects Life's Contradictions

December 8, 2010
The Bauhaus artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's observation that "the new typography is a simultaneous experience of vision and communication" is aptly quoted in the exhibit "New Student Work: Photography, Sculpture, Graphic Design" in the Lucas Gallery at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. This eye-catching, thought-provoking show which is free and open to the public has, unfortunately, a short run; it opened on December 1 and closes on December 9.
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Atelier course hosts human flocking performance

December 7, 2010
Students walking through the Rockefeller College common room Monday night were greeted with an unfamiliar scene: A flash mob of roughly 40 students, accompanied by live rhythmic drumming and recorded music, swirled and swarmed around the room for 20 minutes. Moving around the room, the students’ motion mimicked waves of movement characteristic of flocks of birds and schools of fish.
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Work from Spring 2010 Atelier Opens in New York to Rave Reviews

December 6, 2010
In "Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey," Earth is a beat-up old floozy who wistfully recalls her more verdant, hydrated days: "So much life. I was pretty then." Mostly, however, she's just tired and jaded: "I don't care about my people. I've been trying to kill them for years."
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Dance students present their choreography and perform the work of Mark Morris

November 30, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts is proud to present "GO", a creative thesis production showcasing choreography and performance by the eight certificate students in Princeton's Program in Dance. While completion of modern technique and composition classes and performance in the Spring Dance Festival are among the requirements for receiving a certificate in dance, the creative thesis is an optional endeavor. Of the eight senior certificate students collaborating to produce "GO", five have chosen to present original choreography. “Goâ€Â? will premiere at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on Friday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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Landau and Guettel's Floyd Collins Opens

November 23, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents a senior thesis production of Tina Landau and Adam Guettel's Floyd Collins, a musical based on the true story of a man, who became a media sensation after he was trapped in a Kentucky cave in 1925. Performances will be held on December 3-4 and December 9-11 at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Mural project will give artists a giant canvas

November 21, 2010
The barren, brick walls of the Home Rubber Co., adjacent to the tracks of the Cass Street train station, will soon be transformed. Members of the Trenton Mural Arts Project, a volunteer-based organization, held a press conference yesterday to introduce the major partners in the production of what is hoped to be the first of many murals in the city.
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University programs participate in launch of Trenton Mural Arts Project

November 19, 2010
This spring, a group of Princeton students will use paint to learn how art can bring about social change. To lay the foundation for this work, another group of students will fan out across Trenton to engage communities with a message about art and transformation. Their work is the realization of a multidisciplinary social justice project that has been two years in the making.
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Listen to what recent students have to say about their experience at the Lewis Center for the Arts

November 17, 2010

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Conversation with Mario Vargas Llosa and Paul Muldoon

November 12, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in Latin American Studies present "Roger Casement, The Congo, Ireland and Latin America: A Conversation between Mario Vargas Llosa and Paul Muldoon." The event will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM in 50 McCosh Hall, Princeton University. The event is free and open to the public. No photographs will be allowed.
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Emmy Award-winning screenwriter at Lewis Center

November 3, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central presents Emmy Award-winning screenwriter David E. Kelley in conversation with Broadway producer Jordan Roth. Kelley will talk about his life and work. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street, Princeton. The event is free and open to the public. No photographs will be allowed.
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Prize in Hand, He Keeps His Eye on Teaching

October 29, 2010
Five days after the Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature, he walked into a Princeton classroom where 25 students awaited their weekly seminar on the magical realism of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
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The Program in Theater presents Brecht's "The Good Person of Setzuan" at McCarter's Berlind Theatre

October 28, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents The Good Person of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Tony Kushner and directed by Mark Nelson with original live music by Princeton graduate student Gilad Cohen. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 12-13 and Thursday to Saturday, November 18, 19 and 20. All performances are at 8 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.
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National Book Award Finalists Announced; Books by James Richardson, Kathleen Graber, and alum Monica Youn '93 are among the poetry finalists

October 13, 2010
Books by Lewis Center for the Arts faculty, student and Hodder Fellow are on the list of finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards. By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press) by James Richardson, Professor of Creative Writing, Ignatz (Four Way Books) by alum Monica Youn '93, a former student of Professor Richardson, and The Eternal City (Princeton University Press) by former Lewis Center Hodder Fellow Kathleen Graber are among the five poetry finalists. All of the poetry finalists are first-time nominees for the Award. By the Numbers is James Richardson's seventh book of poetry, in addition to his two criitical works. The Eternal City by Kathleen Graber and Igantz by attorney and Princeton alum Monica Youn '93 are second collections.
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A poet and nothing but a poet

October 13, 2010
In his writing and his life, poet laureate W.S. Merwin '48 refuses to compromise. In 1976, the poet W.S. Merwin '48 bought a 20-acre patch of dirt, weeds, and ferns in Maui and decided to turn it into a palm ­forest. It was "exactly that simple," says his wife, Paula, though even she can see how others might think it was absurd. Merwin had moved to...
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Grammy Award Winner Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, to perform at Princeton Nov. 11th

October 12, 2010
Moya Brennan, internationally acclaimed singer and voice of the Irish group Clannad, will present a speech and performance with Cormac de Barra, Clannad's harpist, and scholar Edel Bhreathnach, from the University College Dublin, at Princeton University at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The event, part of an event sponsored by The Index of Christian Art and The Fund for Irish Studies, is free and open to the public.
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Artists explore concept of 'free time' in lecture series

October 11, 2010
What is "free time"? Joe Scanlan, director of the Program in Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, found himself pondering this question during the recent recession, when discussion about free time was particularly prevalent.
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Princeton Distinguished Visitor Vargas Llosa wins Nobel in literature

October 7, 2010
Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who is spending this semester as the 2010 Distinguished Visitor in Princeton University's Program in Latin American Studies, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. He also is a visiting lecturer in Princeton's Program in Creative Writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Novelist Vargas Llosa imparts writing insights to students

October 6, 2010
Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa will spend this semester introducing Princeton students to his philosophy of writing, offering an intimate opportunity to gain insights into the thinking of an internationally celebrated author.
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Lewis Center expands its footprint across campus

October 4, 2010

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Susan Choi wins PEN/W.G. Sebald Award for a fiction writer in mid-career

September 22, 2010
The inaugural award goes to Susan Choi, author of the books The Foreign Student, American Woman, and A Person of Interest.
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Shared Homeland, Different Worldview

September 16, 2010
The Northern Ireland-born poets Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon published their first books in 1966 and 1971, and ever since, their verse has been compared and contrasted, often in facile ways, as if they were Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
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Between Robert Frost and Bon Jovi: The Many Contradictions of Paul Muldoon

September 14, 2010
The poet Paul Muldoon cupped his hands around his mouth and set his eyes on the ground. He let out a big coyote howl as he walked up the path to Robert Frost's summer cabin, now his. He wanted to let the bears know he was coming. The cabin is buried behind trees and made of dull brown wood, fading to gray. On the porch, Mr. Muldoon ...
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Performance Opportunity - Dance Auditions

September 14, 2010
Performance Opportunities are available with Guest Artists and Choreographers Deganit Shemy, Graham Lustig and Leah Cox.
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Call for Auditions - The Good Person of Setzuan

September 11, 2010
The Program in Theater announces the Fall Show - "The Good Person of Setzuan." We are looking for 12 versatile, spirited performers of all types and ethnicities. Especially looking for actor-singers and actor- musicians, since much of the play will be underscored by live music and song. If you have any questions about the project or the auditions, please email Mark Nelson at msnelson@princeton.edu.
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Fall reading series begins with 2010 Hodder Fellows

September 9, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's internationally renowned Program in Creative Writing, a part of the University's Lewis Center for the Arts, will open its reading series on Wednesday, October 6 with readings by Hodder Fellows Cynthia Cruz, EM Lewis and ZZ Packer. The readings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. All readings are free and open to the public.
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Fall into Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass,' and let poet C.K. Williams accompany you

July 25, 2010
A few days ago, I unfurrowed my brow and abandoned my desk. I bought a $3 copy of "Leaves of Grass" and headed outdoors...
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Paul Muldoon and Katherine Graber at Princeton Public Library

July 23, 2010
Pulitzer-prize winner Paul Muldoon will relaunch the prestigious Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets at this event featuring Kathleen Graber reading from her new collection of verse, "The Eternal City." Tuesday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.
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Alum Silas Riener '06 performs in "Nox" by Anne Carson and Rashuan Mitchell

July 21, 2010
Since the poet and critic Anne Carson and the dancer-choreographer Rashaun Mitchell are each exceptional artists, their occasional collaborations - which began in 2004 - would be historically remarkable even if they were artistically barren. But "Bracko" and "Nox," the two main works in which they have come together, are events where different kinds of poetry become layered upon one another with extraordinary eloquence. Words, dance, translation, cultural commentary, lighting, music - all add discrete but overlapping zones of beauty, meaning, drama.
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Paul Muldoon reads in fall poetry series at Highland Park Public Library

July 20, 2010
The Highland Park Public Library announced the poets that will read at the Fall Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series and they include Internationally distinguished poet and scholar Paul Muldoon, Alicia Ostriker and BJ Ward.. Each reading will be followed by an open reading. The library is located at 31 North Fifth Avenue and for more information about the series go to the website at www.hpplnj.org or call 732-572-2750.
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Joyce Carol Oates explains why she has found a renewed joy in writing fiction

July 12, 2010
There is something "gnarly, with lots of prickles" growing in the three-acre garden surrounding Joyce Carol Oates's sequestered home in the New Jersey countryside. "Is it a weed? Or some rare species perhaps," she muses, asking if I'll step out into the soupy summer heat and give her my opinion on this vexed question. At that moment, though, a torrential rainstorm saturates the lavish flowerbed and the rolling lawn beyond the vast picture windows. "Such a pity," sighs Oates, "I so wanted your opinion on this strange, thorny thing which I've only just discovered out there."
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The senior thesis as a work of art

July 7, 2010
This year, Princeton seniors earned 68 certificates from the Lewis Center for the Arts — in creative writing, dance, theater, and visual arts — and completed dozens of creative thesis projects. PAW spoke with a handful of these artistic graduates.
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Susan Marshall is One of Five Choreographers to Honor Cunningham at River to River Festival

July 1, 2010
Just a few days after the death of their company's namesake choreographer, dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave a memorable performance as part of the 2009 River to River Festival, which drew more than 3,000 people to Battery Park City in Manhattan. Now, almost a year later, five choreographers will pay their respects to Cunningham in a program titled "We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce," on the Esplanade Plaza at Battery Park City on July 26 at 6 p.m.
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William S. Merwin Named 17th US Poet Laureate

July 1, 2010
A writer who stopped using punctuation in the 1960s and spent much of the last 30 years secluded in Hawaii will become the nation's next chief poet. The Library of Congress is announcing Thursday that William S. Merwin will become the 17th U.S. poet laureate this fall. He succeeds Kay Ryan, who has held the post since 2008.
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Tracy K. Smith selected for Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative

June 30, 2010
Tracy K. Smith, poet and assistant professor in creative writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts, was one of six international artists selected for the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. The Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative is an international philanthropic program that seeks out rising artists from around the world and brings them together with great masters for a year of individual mentoring and creative collaboration. Smith, the only artist selected from the United States, was chosen by mentor Hans Magnus Enzensberger, a provocative essayist also regarded as Germany's most important contemporary poet.
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Lewis Center students win prizes in the New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers Festival

June 8, 2010
Oren Samet-Marram '12 took the first prize award in the College/Independent Category of the 36th Annual New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers Festival for his film "A Cautionary Tale." Jeffrey Kuperman '12 and Jacqueline ("Jack") Thornton '13 each received a Jury’s Citation – Honorable Mention in the College/Independent Category for "Blind Date" and "Sides" respectively. All students were in the spring Intermediate Film and Video Production course taught by Su Friedrich, Professor of Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts. Samet-Marram is also pursuing a Certificate in Visual Arts. The Award Ceremony and Screening will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at New Jersey City University.
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Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

June 1, 2010
Four Princeton faculty members received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, June 1. They are: Erhan Cinlar, the Norman J. Sollenberger Professor in Engineering and professor of operations research and financial engineering; Arcadio Diaz-Quinones, the Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish; P. Adams Sitney, professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts; and Jeffrey Stout, professor of religion.
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Authors: Chapter and verse with C.K. Williams

May 23, 2010
The poet, who has a fresh book of poetry out as well as a book on Walt Whitman, ponders life, darkness, 9/11 and Monet.
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Gary Schneider 'NUDES' Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland. May 15-August 29, 2010

May 18, 2010
The exhibition Nudes, consists of 30 life-size portraits of nude men and women that Schneider has photographed using an unusual technique. All the figures lie in the same position, seemingly imposed, while Schneider moves flashlight beams slowly across the bodies, accentuating their characteristics with light and shadows. The exhibition is a part of Reykjavik Arts Festival 2010.
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Art of Science 2010 online gallery launches

May 17, 2010
Princeton University's fourth "Art of Science" exhibition -- featuring beautiful or otherwise interesting images created during the course of scientific research -- is now viewable online: http://www.princeton.edu/artofscience/
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Su Friedrich at MoMA, "Maya Deren's Legacy: Women and Experimental Film" Exhibition, Opening May 15

May 13, 2010
This exhibition, which consists of a video installation in the Theater Galleries and short-film programs in the theaters, examines Deren's legacy through both her own work and that of a trio of women directors upon whom she had an indelible influence: Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Hammer, and Su Friedrich.
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Art to empower: Dale winner to create murals in shelters and hospitals

April 29, 2010
When Julie Dickerson's 93-year-old grandfather had to leave his ailing wife in a hospital room several months ago, he seemed to handle the difficult decision well, except for one problem: the bleakness of his wife's new surroundings.
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Finding women's voices in supernatural fiction

April 29, 2010
Senior Emily Silk's thesis sprung from a 19th-century short story that is a staple of high school and college English courses. Her project ended up taking an out-of-this-world turn.
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Acclaimed novelist Lee shares meticulous writing approach in classroom

April 26, 2010
Princeton Professor Chang-rae Lee -- regarded as one of the most talented novelists of his generation -- painstakingly composes every sentence of his works, revising each one 10 or 20 times, not moving on until he is satisfied.
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Joe Scanlan Speaks on "Art Work" in the 2010 Maclean House Lecture Series

April 24, 2010
The Maclean House Lecture Series was created in 2004. The success of the Alumni Association's Russian Winterfest and Great Authors on Great Authors lecture series in 2003 and 2004 inspired us to add a themed lecture series to our annual program. We are working to develop topics of interest to a broad, non-specialist audience, and to feature a dynamic mixture of junior and senior faculty.
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Lewis Center for the Arts premieres Context Preconstructed

April 23, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University senior Sydney Schiff, one of the mainstays of the Princeton dance community over the past four years, will present a senior creative thesis performance titled Context Preconstructed. The program will feature Schiff's epic choreographic collaboration with composer Vince di Mura and Schiff performing a solo commissioned by New York City based choreographer Lindsey Dietz Marchant. Context Preconstructed opens Thursday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. Additional performances will be held on May 7 at 8:00 p.m. and May 8 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
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Eve Aschheim at Galleri Magnus Aklundh until May 29
April 23, 2010
Eve Aschheim, Paintings and Drawings, on exhibit at Galleri Magnus Aklundh, Lund, Sweden from April 23 - May 29, 2010.
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Daniel Heyman receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 16, 2010
Daniel Heyman, artist and Lecturer in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts has been awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Heyman is among 180 artists, scientists and scholars chosen from a more than 3,000 applicants from the United States and Canada this year.
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Performing professionally

April 14, 2010
When Pilar Castro Kiltz '10 needed career advice, standard campus resources like the Office of Career Services could offer her little help. Castro Kiltz is part of a growing segment of University students who intend to pursue the performing arts professionally.
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Art and science collaboration produces work-in-progress on climate change

April 12, 2010
In a collaboration melding art with science, climate researchers and other members of the Princeton University community have joined forces with The Civilians, an acclaimed investigative theater company, to help create a work-in-progress about global climate change that will be unveiled on campus Saturday, April 17.
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Edmund White awarded the Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello

April 10, 2010
Edmund White, author and Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello, one of Italy’s most prestigious international literary prizes. White won the award for Best Foreign Author for his biography, Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel.
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'Enchanting' triple world premiere set for April 8-10

April 5, 2010
"An Evening of Enchantment," featuring world premieres of three dance pieces made possible by the collaboration of students and faculty members from Princeton University's Department of Music and Lewis Center for the Arts, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center.
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New South to house creative writing, arts studios

April 1, 2010
Creative writing faculty will head to the area adjacent to the proposed site of the arts and transit neighborhood on the western edge of the campus in July, when they are scheduled to move into New South.
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Kerry Washington in Conversation: On Being an Artist and an Arts Advocate, Monday, April 5th at 4:30

March 30, 2010
Performance Central presents a conversation with actress Kerry Washington. Washington has been seen in films such as Ray, Lift, The Last King of Scotland, The Dead Girl, She Hate Me, Fantastic Four, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and on Broadway in David Mamet's new play Race. This event takes place on Monday, April 5 at 4:30 PM in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
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Jeffrey Eugenides and Mona Simpson Read at Princeton on Wednesday, April 7 at 4:30

March 29, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's Program in Creative Writing continues its 70th Anniversary Reading Series on Wednesday, April 7th with readings by Jeffrey Eugenides and Mona Simpson. The readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart Theater '32 located in the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will be held after the readings.
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Fritz Haeg and Will Allen Lecture, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM

March 27, 2010
Fritz Haeg, artist, designer, radical gardener and author of Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, and Will Allen, a contributor to the book's second edition and MacArthur fellowship winning founder and CEO of Milwaukee-based Growing Power, will discuss their innovative gardening methods and community collaborations at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. They will discuss the possibilities of growing food in the most unlikely places - on the streets where we live and in the middle of our cities. There will be a book signing and reception immediately following the event.
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Award-winning Will Power and DJ Reborn perform at the Lewis Center

March 19, 2010
Award-winning playwright, rapper, actor and educator Will Power and DJ Reborn will perform an evening of Hip Hop Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The one-time only event is presented by the Lewis Center's Performance Central program and is free and open to the public but tickets are required.
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TIME CAPSULE: A Century of Dance Utah's Repertory Dance Theater

March 18, 2010
The Lewis Center's Performance Central program presents a one-time only performance by the legendary Repertory Dance Theater on Thursday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Led by Executive/Artistic Director Linda C. Smith, Utah's Repertory Dance Theater is internationally known for their historical and classical repertory in modern dance. They will be performing a range of 20th-century masterpieces including excerpts from Isadora Duncan's Valse Brilliante, Doris Humphrey's Soaring, Daniel Nagrin's Strange Hero, Jose Limon's There Is A Time, Anna Sokolow's Lyric Suite and Shapiro & Smith's Dance for Two Army Blankets. For tickets please call University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 or the Berlind Box Office at 609.258.2787.
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Book Critics Honor Oates for Lifetime Achievement

March 12, 2010
Author and Princeton professor Joyce Carol Oates has been awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. The prize, which recognizes the winner's dedication to book culture, was presented to Oates at a ceremony held in New York City on March 11.
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Daniel Heyman at List Gallery, Swarthmore College, "ARTISTS IN WARTIME Bearing Witness / Shaping a Response"

March 11, 2010
For the past four years, Daniel Heyman, has traveled to Jordan and Turkey to meet with former Iraqi detainees, paint their portraits, and record their testimony. His exhibition will feature a selection of his portraits of survivors of torture at Abu Grahib prison as well as portraits of African American men from the Philadelphia area who have endured extreme poverty and repeated incarceration.
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NYT Review of Chang-rae Lee's "The Surrendered"

March 10, 2010
Horrifying things have happened to the three main characters in Chang-rae Lee's searing new novel, "The Surrendered" — things, much like the decision forced upon the heroine of William Styron's "Sophie's Choice," that will burn their souls and forever warp the course of their lives.
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Louis Cameron at I-20 until May 1

March 9, 2010
I-20 is pleased to present the fourth exhibition of Louis Cameron. For this show, Cameron will exhibit a suite of thirteen acrylic paintings entitled The African-American Flag Project. These paintings depict flags that were created to symbolically represent the African-American experience. Works from this series will also be presented by the artist as a solo project at the Armory Show, with three different flags shown on each day of the fair.
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Literary alchemy: Kohler mines truth to inspire fiction

March 1, 2010
In a Manchester, England, lodging house in 1846, a young woman is caring for her father after an operation. As he sleeps, her pencil furiously scratches against a page. The young woman is Charlotte Brontë, and she is writing her masterpiece, "Jane Eyre."
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Anna Deavere Smith's documentary investigation of race, class and religion performed at Princeton

February 26, 2010
Princeton University's Program in Theater presents Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities. Performances are March 4 - 7 at 8:00 p.m. and March 6 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. Tickets are $10 for the public and $8 for students. For advance tickets, please call University Ticketing 609.258.9220. Seating is limited.
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Lewis Center presents ALICE: A New Play that explores life between childhood and adulthood in the 21st century

February 25, 2010
The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater will present ALICE: A New Play by Veronica Siverd, a leading figure in the Princeton theatrical community over the past four years. Performances of ALICE are Friday and Saturday March 5-6 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 9-11, 2010 at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.
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President Tilghman recognizes the 70th anniversary of Creative Writing at Princeton

February 25, 2010
Long before the Lewis Center for the Arts provided the creative and performing arts at Princeton with a new vitality, students had an opportunity to pursue their "interest and proficiency in various forms of literary art" under the guidance of writers. Beginning with poet laureate of the United States Allen Tate in 1939, our students have worked closely with some of the finest writers in the world, including...
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Joyce Carol Oates Goes Home Again - Smithsonian Magazine

February 24, 2010
The celebrated writer returns to the town of her birth to revisit the places that haunt her memory and her extraordinary fiction.
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Chang-rae Lee discuss his new novel, "The Surrendered"

February 24, 2010
One image in particular has stood out. As a boy of 12, his father was among the throngs of North Korean refugees heading south to meet up with American forces sent in 1950 to protect Korea from the communists. To escape, his father's family boarded boxcars, and when there was no more room inside, Lee's father and an 8-year-old brother rode on top. But one night...
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Dawn Clements is one of 55 artists chosen to participate in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, February 25-May 30, 2010

February 23, 2010
Dawn Clements is one of 55 artists chosen to participate in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, an annual show that is generally regarded as one of the leading art exhibitions in the art world, often setting or leading trends in contemporary art.
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Princeton University envisions 'academic neighborhoods'; updates on the arts and transit plans

February 23, 2010
As Princeton University moves forward with a number of substantial construction projects in the coming months, it is emphasizing a neighborhood initiative that will create a more pedestrian-oriented, community-based campus.
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Students perform in Spring Dance Festival

February 15, 2010
More than 50 students from a range of academic departments will perform in Princeton's annual Spring Dance Festival Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at the Berlind Theatre.
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Joe Scanlan receives Tiffany Foundation Award

February 9, 2010
Joe Scanlan, Director of the Program in Visual Arts, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, one of the largest single sources of unrestricted monetary awards to artists.
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"Palestine," by playwright and alum Najla Said '96, opens in New York

February 8, 2010
Najla Said's "Palestine," a one-woman Off Broadway show that began previews on Saturday, is a coming-of-age story about Ms. Said’s journey to become an Arab-American on her own terms.
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2010 Spring Dance Festival Opens at the Berlind Theatre

February 4, 2010
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts presents the 2010 Spring Dance Festival on February 19 through February 21 at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. This year’s dance festival marks internationally renowned choreographer Susan Marshall's first season at Princeton as director of the recently established independent Program in Dance.
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"Neighbors" by playwright and alum Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins '06, opens at the Public Theater

February 2, 2010
The first image in the new play "Neighbors," which opens at the Public Theater on Feb. 16, is a family of five "hooting, hollering, joking" as they carry boxes into their new home, according to the stage directions. What makes this unlike a usual move-in day is that the family, the Crows, is made up of black actors in blackface.
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A staged reading "The Rose Gardener" by Sara-Ashley Bischoff '09 at The Tank Theater NYC

February 1, 2010
The Rose Gardener was written by Sara-Ashley Bischoff at Princeton University under the guidance of playwrights Chuck Mee and Marina Carr.
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New South to be renovated for inclusion of arts programs

January 28, 2010
New South, the location of administrative offices over the past 40 years, will be renovated in 2010 to also become the home of some academic functions associated with the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Other People's Houses (and the Stuff Inside)

January 19, 2010
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University's Program in Theater presents Other People's Houses (and the Stuff Inside), a senior creative thesis production written and directed by Shawn Fennell, opening Friday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Relationship Between Art and Money Subject of Latest Arts Council Exhibit

January 13, 2010
A formidable collection of works by Andy Warhol is the centerpiece of "Consumed," an exhibition about art, money, and consumption at the Arts Council of Princeton. Its opening last Saturday saw a frenzy of activity, with artists and patrons gathering to engage with the material.
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Joe Scanlan at the Arts Council of Princeton in "Consumed: An Exhibition about Art, Money and Consumption"

January 7, 2010
CONSUMED: An Exhibition about Art, Money and Consumption, January 9, 2010 – February 27, 2010. Opening Reception: Saturday, January 9, 2010
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Paul Muldoon speaks about his leadership of the Lewis Center for the Arts

January 6, 2010
As Princeton University evolves in the next decade, the arts are likely to play a highly visible role. The new Lewis Center for the Arts, headed by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, will anchor a major redevelopment of the area near McCarter Theater and the Dinky train station.
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Colm Toibin wins Costa Novel Award for "Brooklyn"

January 5, 2010
LONDON (AP) -- Irish writer Colm Toibin was named novelist of the year Monday in Britain's lucrative Costa Book Awards for his emigrant saga "Brooklyn." The judges praised Toibin's "poised, quiet and incrementally shattering" story about a young Irishwoman in the 1950s caught between a new life in New York and the pull of her homeland.
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Sheila Kohler reads at Labyrinth Books; introduced by Joyce Carol Oates

January 5, 2010
Join us for a reading from this beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre. The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.
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The Princeton Atelier presents new work by New Paradise Laboratories in collaboration with The Riot Group

December 23, 2009
The Princeton Atelier will present staged readings of new work by New Paradise Laboratories in collaboration with The Riot Group on January 8 and 9 at the Frist Theater at the Frist Campus Center on the University campus. The events are free and open to the public.
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Zach & Willie: A night of long-form improv at Princeton University

December 21, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater presents a senior thesis production of Zach & Willie, a night of long-form improv featuring Zach Zimmerman '10 and Willie Myers '11. Performances will be held on Thursday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday January 8 and 9 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in the Whitman Class of 1970 Theater at Princeton University. The event is open to the public and tickets are $5.00.
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Valuing the arts in a time of crisis

December 9, 2009
One day last spring Paul Muldoon was struck by the realization that every story in the "Arts, Briefly" column of The New York Times reflected the difficult financial situation facing arts organizations — from a museum making program cuts to an orchestra canceling concerts. Muldoon, a poet and professor who is chairman of the Lewis Center for the Arts, read those headlines to open the center's Nov. 14 symposium "The Arts and the Economic Crisis," a gathering of arts advocates, artistic directors of various organizations, scholars, and artists.
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New visual arts head overhauls program

December 9, 2009
This spring, the Program in Visual Arts will lose seven of the 14 instructors currently teaching fall courses following the hiring of Joseph Scanlan, who is due to begin as the program's director in February.
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Internationally renowned artists appointed to head Lewis Center programs; Princeton deepens its commitment to dance, visual arts

December 5, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) -- Susan Marshall has been named the first director of the Program in Dance and Joe Scanlan has been selected as the new director of the Program in Visual Arts in the University's Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Cartoonist Feiffer discusses his work

December 4, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer entertained a standing-room-only crowd by reading aloud from many of his cartoon panels - complete with imitations of the accents of various political figures - during a discussion of his life and work at the James Stewart Film Theater Dec. 2.
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John O'Connor lectures at the New Museum on December 12

December 4, 2009
SkowheganTALKS, a lecture series organized by the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, features conversations between some of the most influential visual artists working today. This month SkowheganTALKS presents a conversation between Fred Tomaselli and John O'Connor.
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Sarah Arvio's poem "Wood" published in the New Yorker

December 4, 2009
The last thing I ever wanted was to write again about grief did you think I would your grief this time not mine oh good
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Writing with the stars

December 3, 2009
Around 8 a.m. on a weekday morning last spring, when most students were still fast asleep or groggily pounding their snooze buttons, a line had already begun to form inside 185 Nassau St. Some students in the line had been holding their spot for over an hour, armed with textbooks and laptops and ready for the long haul. These undergraduates weren't waiting for tickets to a concert or a boat trip, but to sign up for their preferred sections of creative writing courses in poetry and fiction.
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'God's Country' opens at Princeton University; Q&A with playwright Steven Dietz on opening night

December 1, 2009
The Program in Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts presents a senior thesis production of Steven Dietz's God's Country, based on the true story of the white supremacist group known as The Order, whose members were held responsible for the 1984 murder of Denver-based Jewish radio talk show host Alan Berg. Performances will be held on December 11 - 13 and December 15 - 17 at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Jules Feiffer discusses his work at Princeton's Lewis Center

November 23, 2009
Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist, playwright, children's book author, illustrator and teacher will discuss his work at the Lewis Center for the Arts on Wednesday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is presented by the Lewis Center's Performance Central program and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
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Princeton dance students present 'Intent' at the Berlind Theatre

November 20, 2009
The Lewis Center for the Arts is excited to present "Intent," a creative thesis production comprising choreography and performance by the ten certificate students in Princeton's Program in Dance. Concluding an intensive program of modern technique and composition courses as well as performance in the annual Spring Dance Festival, the creative thesis is a culminating statement - and an optional endeavor. This fond farewell concert will be performed at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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'My Fair Lady' What a luxury to have the expanse of the Berlind Theatre for this lavish production

November 18, 2009
FIFTY-ODD years after its smash debut on Broadway, My Fair Lady shows no signs of flagging. It's a perennial favorite among regional theaters, where it retains a capacity to charm and delight audiences, regardless of their acquaintance with its Shavian underpinnings. We need not know how much George Bernard Shaw really believed that proper elocution was the key to success. The indelible characters and the immortal tunes are sufficient for full satisfaction.
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Arts advocates look to each other for ideas, hope in difficult economy

November 16, 2009
Participants in "The Arts and the Economic Crisis" symposium Nov. 14 were asked to consider a sobering statistic -- that the $59 billion the federal government spent on elementary and secondary education is only marginally greater than the $50 billion that commercial firms spent in 2008 on junk mail.
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The Arts and the Economic Crisis Symposium - UPDATED

November 13, 2009
UPDATE: Due to a last-minute change in schedule, Rocco Landesman no longer can attend. Marjorie Garber, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, where she is also chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, will now join the morning panel. This symposium will feature panels and discussions with artists, representatives from national arts organizations and advocacy groups, and scholars.
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Robert Stone and C.K. Williams Read at Princeton

November 10, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's Program in Creative Writing continues its 70th Anniversary Reading Series on Wednesday, November 18th with readings by Robert Stone and C.K. Williams. The readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart Theater '32 located in the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will be held after the readings.
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Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady Opens at the Berlind Theatre

November 2, 2009
The Program in Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University presents its Fall Show, Lerner and Loewe's musical classic My Fair Lady, in the Berlind Theatre November 13-14 and 19-21. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins '97 and stars Laura Hankin '10 in a production which is also serving as her senior creative thesis.
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Legendary Photographer Emmet Gowin Celebrated in New Exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum

October 13, 2009
After thirty-six years of teaching at Princeton University, photographer Emmet Gowin retires at the end of 2010. To mark the occasion, to honor Gowin's generosity as a teacher and perpetual student, and to celebrate his artistic legacy, the Princeton University Art Museum will present Emmet Gowin: A Collective Portrait, on view October 24, 2009, through February 21, 2010.
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Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

October 8, 2009
Princeton University senior Becca Foresman, one of the mainstays of the Princeton theatrical community over the past four years, stars in a senior creative thesis production of Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days, opening Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center at 185 Nassau Street. Directed by Program faculty member Tim Vasen, Happy Day features Foresman as Winnie, an eternal optimist who, though buried up to her waist in sand and rubble, faces her harsh existence with an enduring cheerfulness and endless chatter. Handbag at her side and husband Willie (Zack Wieder '10) nearby, she never allows a day to pass without looking her best and hoping for better.
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Lewis Center for the Arts and McCarter Theatre Center will co-host a reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue, on Monday, October 12 at 8 PM

October 7, 2009
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts and McCarter Theatre Center will co-host a reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue, on Monday, October 12 at 8pm in the James M. Stewart '32 Theatre at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton. Staged by Michael Cadden, Director of Program in Theater at Princeton University and Mara Isaacs, Producing Director at McCarter Theatre, the reading will feature a cast of Princeton University students. This special event is free and open to the public.
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Celebrating 70 Years of Creative Writing at Princeton

September 30, 2009
Princeton's internationally renowned Program in Creative Writing, now a part of the University's Lewis Center for the Arts, will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of creative writing at Princeton this year with a special reading series featuring distinguished writers from its current and emeritus faculty, alumni, fellows and students.
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David Hykes and The Harmonic Choir

September 25, 2009
Award-winning composer/singer David Hykes is one of the pioneers in the sacred sounds revival of harmonic chant. Winner of three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Hykes founded The Harmonic Choir in 1975, the western world's oldest and pre-eminent overtone ensemble.
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Women in Theatre: Issues for the 21st Century Conference

September 1, 2009
Women artists continue to be excluded from positions of power and visibility in the American theatre industry. Recent research, including a provocative study by Princeton alumni Emily Sands, indicates that plays by women are less frequently produced now than they were at the turn of the 20th century. More women have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in recent years, including Suzan-Lori Parks (Top Dog/Underdog) Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) and this year...
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Princeton partnership brings chamber opera to stage

August 29, 2009
A collaboration between two longtime members of the Princeton community has produced a chamber opera based on a true story of love and courtship featuring singing, poetry and dance.
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Poets Simon Armitage and Tony Hoagland Read

August 27, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing will open its Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series on Wednesday, September 23 with readings by poets Simon Armitage and Tony Hoagland. The readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart Theater '32 located in the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will be held after the readings.
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Lewis Center taps internationally renowned artists

July 20, 2009
The Lewis Center for the Arts has tapped two internationally renowned artists to lead Princeton's dance and visual arts programs. Susan Marshall, a leading choreographer and 2000 winner of a MacArthur "genius" fellowship, will become the first director of the dance program, which next fall will become distinct from the theater program. Joe Scanlan, a sculptor and installation artist who was an associate professor at the Yale University School of Art, is the new head of the visual arts program.
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W. S. Merwin, distinguished poet and alum, talks about his writing and career with Bill Moyer

July 19, 2009
Poet W.S. Merwin joins Bill Moyers for a wide-ranging conversation about language, his writing process, the natural world, and the insights gleaned from a much-lauded career of more than 50 years.
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Prokofiev's 'Music for Athletes' premieres at Princeton

July 16, 2009
A world premiere production of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev's "Music for Athletes," recently restored by Princeton music scholar Simon Morrison, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
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Alum Carlos Jiménez Cahua opens his first solo exhibition in New York City at Anastasia Photo

June 26, 2009
In his first solo show in New York, Carlos Jiménez Cahua's new series, 'Lima', focuses on his native Peru and the young towns springing up in and around the vast, almost endless desert landscape. Born in 1986 in Lima, Peru, Mr. Jiménez Cahua has studied Visual Arts at Princeton University and is the recipient of the Lucas Award in Visual Arts.
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Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater

June 24, 2009
When more than 160 playwrights and producers, most of them female, filed into a Midtown Manhattan theater Monday night, they expected to hear some concrete evidence that women who are authors have a tougher time getting their work staged than men.
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Ten Minute Play Contest Winners Announced

June 23, 2009
Thank you to all students who have submitted an entry in this year's Ten Minute Play contest for the best ten-minute play written by a high school junior.
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Princeton Alum Jodi Picoult and the Anxious Parent

June 19, 2009
IN THE NOVELS of Jodi Picoult, terrible things happen to children of middle-class parentage: they become terminally ill, or are maimed, gunned down, killed in accidents, molested, abducted, bullied, traumatized, stirred to violence. The assault on any individual family is typically mounted from angles multiple and unforeseen.
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Paul Muldoon talks about Poetry with Steven Colbert

June 18, 2009
Paul Muldoon was a guest of Steven Colbert on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report Thursday, June 18, 2009. Listen to Paul's comments on his experiences as a poet and how poetry helps each of us to make sense of our life and the lives of our neighbors.
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Arts and Transit Briefing to Princeton Township

June 12, 2009
Following a presentation by Princeton University on its proposed arts and transit neighborhood along Alexander Road south of McCarter Theatre, Princeton Township Committee members questioned whether the retail side of the project might siphon business from downtown Princeton. The committee did not touch on the issue of moving the Dinky station 460 feet farther away from Nassau Street, an aspect of the university's proposal which has generated opposition within the borough.
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Durkee Gives Township Arts and Transit Update

June 11, 2009
University Vice President and Secretary Bob Durkee made the case for the University's proposed "arts and transit district" at a Township Committee work session Monday evening. The presentation was essentially a reprise (about 25 slides and a dozen other images) of the one Mr. Durkee gave to Borough Council last month, and reiterated many of the points discussed at the numerous open houses and community meetings that have been held over the past three years: the hope of the University is to create an arts hub that would include an experimental media studio and performance hall; reduced peak hour traffic flow at Alexander Road and University Place; a relocated, upscale Dinky station; and the development of a neighborhood "that is a model of sustainability."
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Princeton Alum, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi '00 screens "Youssou Ndour: I Bring What i Love" in NYC cinemas

June 11, 2009
"Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love" opens in NYC on June 12th at The Paris Theater, IFC Center, and BAM Rose Cinemas. It opens in Los Angeles on July 3 at the Laemmle Sunset Theater. And then, many other cities. For more information about the film and how you can see it, please visit our website at www.ibringwhatilove.com you can also watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj6cIBtxZIo
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Christian Tomaszewski at the 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN - June 13 - October 4, 2009

June 10, 2009
The 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN is conceived as a multifaceted contemporary art festival that extends along the coastline of Athens, on the beaches of Palaio Faliro and Kallithea, from the Faliron Olympic Complex to Flisvos and Batis. The organization aims to meet with even greater success than the 1st Biennale in 2007, which was visited by more than 50,000 people.
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President Tilghman stresses the importance of the arts in her Commencement address

June 2, 2009
With today's Princeton graduates stepping out of FitzRandolph Gates and into the nation's economic downturn, President Shirley M. Tilghman implored them to use their education to solve some of the world's most challenging problems.
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Lewis Center Announces Senior Awards and Prizes

June 1, 2009
The 2009 Senior Awards were presented at Class Day on Monday, June 1, 2009.
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Wide Range of Student Talent Displayed at Lewis Center's Spring Group Art Exhibit

May 28, 2009
The "Spring 2009 Student Group Show" up at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University features a variety of projects in media ranging from photography to painting to sculpture displayed on three floors of the building.
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Lewis Center Visual Arts Faculty Work Exhibited

May 26, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) On Thursday May 21, 2009, from 5-7 pm, the Arts Council of Princeton celebrates the opening of the new exhibition Selections From Lewis Center Visual Arts Faculty. The exhibition features instructors from Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts including: Ann Agee, Kip Deeds, Su Friedrich, John O'Connor, Gary Schneider, and James Seawright. The exhibition will be on display in the Peg and Frank Taplin Gallery from May 14 through July 3, 2009. The Taplin Gallery is located in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
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Lewis Center Announces Underclassmen Awards and Prizes

May 25, 2009
The 2009 Underclassmen Awards were presented at the Lewis Center Picnic on May 21, 2009.
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Poet Sarah Arvio publishes "Sono with Visits from the Seventh" (Bloodaxe 2009)

May 21, 2009
Sarah Arvio is a highly original American poet. This book includes the whole of her second collection Sono and selections from her first book Visits from the Seventh, with an audio CD of her reading all of Sono.
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At hometown theater, Dale winner will mount a season of accessible drama

May 18, 2009
The summer after his freshman year at Princeton, Christopher Simpson returned home to South Kingstown, R.I., where he had lined up a part-time job at a hotel. But when he learned that a local art center was going to sit vacant all summer, he gathered some high school friends and, in a moment of impetuosity, said to them, "Let's do a play!"
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Liam Neeson quotes Paul Muldoon as he speaks on how art helps heal the heart

May 7, 2009
In his first public speaking appearance since his wife Natasha Richardson's tragic death, Liam Neeson quoted poet Paul Muldoon to describe how art helps heal the heart.
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Jill Dolan Invested in the College of Fellows of the American Theatre

May 5, 2009
Seven outstanding leaders of the American theatre were invested into the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Theatre during ceremonies at Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 19. Membership in the College is one of the highest honors theatre professionals and educators can confer on their peers.
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The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), with special guests Matmos, So Percussion and Riley Lee: May 16

May 4, 2009
On Saturday, May 16, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra will present a program of all new works, in collaboration with renowned sound art duo Matmos, the Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion and shakuhachi master Riley Lee.
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Musical Performance Certificate Student, Holger Staude, Selected as 2009 Valedictorian

April 27, 2009
Holger Staude, an economics major from Frankfurt, Germany, will be the valedictorian for Princeton's class of 2009, and Stephen Hammer, a classics major from Carrollton, Texas, will be the Latin salutatorian.
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Following his Muse to Create an Unconventional Clown

April 22, 2009
Senior Sam Zetumer likes to work in opposing realms. He is a math major who is earning a certificate in theater and dance. He scribbles math equations on the chalkboard while waiting for rehearsals to begin. He currently is completing two senior theses: one on set theory, and one on clowning.
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A Celebrated Princeton Poet Organizes a Festival of His Peers

April 17, 2009
POETRY is not everyone's daily bread, but even those who would be hard pressed to name three great living poets understand its power, says Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
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Angels in America Descends on Lewis Center

March 30, 2009
Beginning April 2, Princeton University's Program in Theater and Dance presents a senior thesis production of both parts of Tony Kushner's celebrated theatrical epic, Angels in America, directed by Sara-Ashley Bischoff '09 and featuring Lovell Holder '09 in the role of Prior Walter and Jordan Kisner '09 as Harper Pitt. Millennium Approaches (Part One) and Perestroika (Part Two), the two halves of the famously massive play, will perform in rotating repertory at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street to combine for a six-hour theatrical experience.
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Princeton Hosts Inaugural Poetry Festival - Internationally Renowned Poets Read at Richardson Auditorium

March 30, 2009
To celebrate poetry's vital place in our culture, Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central program is honored to present the inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival. Poets from around the world will read and share their work during the two-day event on April 27 - 28 at Richardson Auditorium. The event is free but pre-registration is required.
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Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Returns to Princeton for University Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Mindlin Concerts

March 30, 2009
The Princeton University Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Pratt, will present its final performances of the season in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25 at 8:00 p.m. The concerts are this year's Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial, named after a Princeton resident who was a member of the Orchestra's percussion section for many years, and whose name is also on the Orchestra’s endowment fund. These concerts mark the 20th Anniversary of the Mindlin Concerts.
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Internationally Renowned Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at the Berlind Theatre

March 29, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central program will present the internationally renowned experimental dance company Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group on Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.
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C.K. Williams featured on America Public Media's Performance Today

March 28, 2009

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Ellen Adams '10 receives 2009 Mary Quaintance '84 Fund for the Creative Arts Award

March 27, 2009
The Lewis Center for the Arts faculty has selected Ellen Adams '10 as the recipient of the Mary Quaintance '84 Fund for the Creative Arts Award.
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Former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky Reads at the Lewis Center for the Arts

March 26, 2009
On April 1st, the Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series will present a reading by the former United States Poet Laureate and acclaimed essayist Robert Pinsky. Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, chair of the Lewis Center and the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities; professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts; director of the Princeton Atelier; and chair of the Fund for Irish Studies, will introduce Pinsky. The reading will take place at 4:30 p.m. in James M. Stewart '32 Theater located at 185 Nassau Street.
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Three Students Win Alex Adam '07 Award

March 23, 2009
Sydney Schiff '10, Talia Nussbaum '10 and Dominique Salerno '10 have been selected by the Lewis Center for the Arts faculty to be the recipients of the Alex Adam '07 Award. The award, established in memory of Alexander Jay Adam '07 and made possible by a generous gift from his family, provides $7000. in support to each of three undergraduates who want to spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of an original work of art.
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Pleiades, a Senior Thesis Dance Performance by Seven Princeton University Students

March 20, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts is proud to present Pleiades, a dance concert featuring choreography and performance by seven senior certificate students in the Program in Theater and Dance. The concert will also feature the company repertoire of the New York based dance company Terrain, accompanied by music by the internationally acclaimed Brentano String Quartet. Pleiades will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on Friday and Saturday, March 27 - 28.
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Steven Holl, architect for the arts & transit neighborhood, wins prestigious prize

March 18, 2009
The first edition of the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Prize in the Arts, sponsored by the Spanish bank BBVA, has been awarded to American architect Steven Holl. The 400,000 euro prize (roughly US $500,000), whose announcement surprised even Holl, is a another sign of the apparent good health of the Spanish banking system, following the BBVA's recent announcement of a new headquarters building by Herzog and De Meuron.
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Paul Muldoon is among the 400 Irish guests invited to the White House to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon from Northern Ireland was expected to attend the gala and Maggie McCarthy, a traditional Irish dancer and musician from Cork, and vocal group Celtic Thunder were also invited.
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Moore, a graceful novelist, pushes students to be daring

March 9, 2009
When creative writing professor Susanna Moore begins a writing class, she usually starts with this assignment: Write about yourself. "Young writers reasonably say, 'I don't know what to write about,' so writing about yourself is a very literal way to begin," said Moore, who spent 20 years teaching at various institutions before coming to Princeton in 2007. "The point always is to be writing something — it leads to more writing."
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Anthony Roth Costanzo '04, Named in Met's National Council Auditions

March 7, 2009
This singing competition is too venerable to be called "Metropolitan Idol," but the consequences for young careers are just as great as with "American Idol": On Sunday, four winners of the National Council Auditions, sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera, were announced after the final performance round with the Met orchestra.
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Barbara White Wins Academy Award in Music

March 6, 2009
Four composers will each receive a $7500 Academy Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice. Each will receive an additional $7500 toward the recording of one work. The winners are David Gompper, David Lang, Andrew Waggoner, and Barbara White.
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Brenda Shaughnessy reads from her work at Washington University, St. Louis

March 4, 2009
Poet Brenda Shaughnessy will read from her work at 8 p.m. March 5, in Duncker Hall, Room 201, Hurst Lounge for the Writing Program Reading Series.
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A new sightline at the theater: Dolan and Wolf bring fresh view of performance studies

February 26, 2009
As undergraduates, Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf, who recently joined the faculty of the Lewis Center for the Arts, both loved theater. They performed in college productions and sang with a cappella groups. But what each of them ultimately wanted to do was turn the study of theater on its head.
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Joyce Carol Oates discusses the stage adaptation of "Zombie" in the New York Times

February 25, 2009
Joyce Carol Oates talks about the stage adaptation of her novella, "Zombie."
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Nicholson Baker and Karen Russell Open Spring Reading Series

February 24, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing, will open the spring Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series on Wednesday, February 25 with readings by Nicholson Baker and Karen Russell. The readings will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, located at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire Opens at the Berlind Theatre

February 24, 2009
Tennessee Williams' landmark play, A Streetcar Named Desire, will be presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theatre and Dance as a creative senior thesis production by Princeton University senior Shannon Lee Clair, under the direction of Tracy Bersley, who helmed the Program’s acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale in 2007.
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A Conversation with Mark Morris and Simon Morrison

February 22, 2009
(Princeton, NJ) The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and Dance and the Department of Music will co-sponsor A Conversation with Mark Morris and Simon Morrison on Tuesday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. in 50 McCosh Hall. This event is presented in conjunction with an 8:00 p.m. performance of the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Matthews Theater at McCarter Theatre Centre.
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Christian Tomaszewski at the Bureau for Open Culture until April 25

February 20, 2009
Of Other Spaces explores how space affects human behavior and experience.
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Spring into Dance: 2009 Spring Dance Festival

February 19, 2009
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and Dance presents Spring into Dance, the 2009 Spring Dance Festival. This year's concert features students performing works form the company repertory of Zvi Gotheiner and Takehiro Ueyama and premieres by Rebecca Lazier, Cherylyn Lavagnino and Edisa Weeks, alongside seven dances choreographed by advanced Princeton University students.
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Wakka Wakka Productions - New Performance

February 18, 2009
With original puppets, masks, and music, Fabrik chronicles the life of the real Moritz Rabinowitz. A Polish Jew who immigrated to Norway to escape the pogroms, Rabinowitz became a businessman who used his position to raise awareness about anti-Semitism, resulting in the unwanted attention of the Nazis. Full of artistry and sensitivity, Fabrik has been performed to great acclaim around the world.
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Emmet Gowin at Pace/MacGill Gallery

February 11, 2009
Pace/MacGill Gallery is pleased to present "Emmet Gowin: Photographs." The exhibition commemorates the reprinting of Gowin's first monograph, Emmet Gowin: Photographs (Alfred A. Knopf, 1976), by exhibiting over 40 gelatin silver prints reproduced in the book. The photographs on view represent the first body of work in Gowin's long, varied, and distinguished career.
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'Othello' In this ageless work, the audience still has a lot to chew on, because the answers aren't simple

February 10, 2009
IN this staging of Shakespeare's play, Princeton University student Jackie Bello presents her senior creative thesis production for the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance. The play has fascinated her since she first saw it as a child.
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Brenda Shaughnessy's, Human Dark with Sugar, named a finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award

February 9, 2009
Brenda Shaughnessy's, recent book of poetry, Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press, 2008) named a finalist for this year's National Book Critics Circle Award. The winner will be announced on March 12, 2009.
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Visual Arts Exhibition and Film Screening

January 31, 2009
The Program in Visual Arts will present Work from the Fall Semester, a group show featuring ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture. The Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.
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Rebecca Lazier's new "Terminal"

January 30, 2009
Rebecca Lazier's new "Terminal," performed by her company, Terrain, at the Joyce SoHo on Thursday night, isn't so much a place as a state of mind.
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Shakespeare's Othello Opens at the Lewis Center for the Arts

January 29, 2009
Princeton University senior Jackie Bello presents Othello, Shakespeare's play of love undone by unfounded jealousy, her senior creative thesis production for the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance. Othello, featuring Kelvin Dinkins as Othello and Laura Hankin as Desdemona, will open on Friday, February 6th at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio.
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Jocelyn Lee exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

January 27, 2009
Six photographers who, by working on assignment for publications such as the New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, bring their distinctive "take" on contemporary portraiture to a broad audience.
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Dan Trueman CD Release - Unpacking the Trailer

January 13, 2009
New Amsterdam Records, launched in January 2008 with a showcase at Joe's Pub, returns on Friday, January 30 to celebrate its first anniversary and the release of two new CDs: Gravity and Air by composer/guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee, and Unpacking the Trailer by avant-folk quartet QQQ.
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Steve Keister exhibited at 303 Gallery in Chelsea until February 21st

January 5, 2009
The artists included in the show are Paul Gabrielli, Paul Lee, Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager, Steve Keister, Jill Levine, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Xi Le, Craig Hein, Mark Magill, and Julie Ryan. The show also includes work from the Flying Saucer Project, a collaborative enterprise with Steve Keister and Rachel Bleiweiss-Sande.
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Opera, Conference to Focus on Homer

December 23, 2008
Princeton University students will present "The Return of Ulysses," Claudio Monteverdi's opera about desire, greed and marital fidelity, with a 20th-century twist at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.
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An Imagined Encounter Between Langston Hughes and Federico Garcia Lorca

December 22, 2008
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University student Lauren Whitehead '09 presents her senior creative thesis production for the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance, The Beat is Sweet: Memory of a Broken Dream, at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio on January 9 through January 11. Featuring theater, music and dance, The Beat is Sweet stages an imagined encounter between Langston Hughes, the famed Harlem Renaissance poet, and Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca.
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Lawrence Venuti has been Awarded the 2008 Robert Fagles Translation Prize

December 12, 2008
The National Poetry Series is pleased to announce that Lawrence Venuti has been awarded the 2008 Robert Fagles Translation Prize. Mr. Venuti's project, Edward Hopper, is a translation of Catalan poet Ernest Farres, and will be published in 2009 by Graywolf Press. Acclaimed poet Richard Howard served as judge for this year's award.
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Eve Aschheim Receives Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

December 11, 2008
Eve Aschheim, senior lecturer in visual arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Aschheim is one of 25 contemporary artists to receive the $25,000 award, which is granted annually to acknowledge painters and sculptors nationwide creating work of exceptional quality.
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Princeton Atelier Students and Guest Artists Perform Pieces of Strange, a Collaborative Work

December 8, 2008
An event featuring the collaborative work created by students in their Princeton Atelier course with an actor/magician and theater artists is set for Wednesday, Dec. 10.
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1930s German 'Kabarett' Takes the Stage at Lewis Center

December 4, 2008
"Flammentangel Kabarett," a senior thesis production that explores the atmosphere of creativity and freedom, decadence and fear that characterized Weimar Germany in the 1930s, will be presented Friday through Monday, Dec. 5-8, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.
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Choreography Outside the Classroom

December 3, 2008
When most professors head to the library or a laboratory to conduct research, instructors in the University's dance program catch the train to New York and take to the stage to direct, choreograph or perform.
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Music, Dance and Theater of Berlin in 1933 Comes to Stage: Flammentangel Kabarett at the Lewis Center for the Arts

November 26, 2008
The Program in Theater and Dance of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University announces a senior thesis production of a new play, Flammentangel Kabarett, devised by Sarah Outhwaite '09 and Jon Feyer '09. Set in Berlin in 1933, the show explores the atmosphere of creativity and freedom, decadence and fear that characterized Weimar Germany. Flammentangel Kabarett will be performed at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street on December 5-8th.
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L'Atelier becomes L'Avant-Scene

November 25, 2008
L'Atelier, the French Theater Workshop, of the Department of French and Italian has been renamed L'Avant-Scene, the French Theater Workshop at Princeton.
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Hodder Fellow - Tarell Alvin McCraney takes the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

November 24, 2008
The Young Vic also saw American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney take the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright for The Brothers Size and In the Red and Brown Water that both received their British premieres there; the playwright is also about to be represented in London by the Royal Court premiere of his play Wig Out!
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Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Member, Stephen Hammer, named a Rhodes Scholar

November 23, 2008
Princeton senior Stephen Hammer and two 2008 graduates, Scott Moore and Timothy Nunan, have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.
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Jocelyn Lee at the USM Area Gallery through December 19, 2009

November 22, 2008
While you were dying is a challenging exhibit by Jocelyn Lee currently on view at the USM Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland. This photographic installation of prints about the recent death of Lee's mother includes images of family and friends in her mother's home, portraits of her mother, her mother's garden, and the wider landscape Lee traveled through to get to her.
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Steve Keister at the New Museum through January 26, 2009

November 20, 2008
The New Museum (reopened December 2007) still feels new in its vanguard boxy Bowery reincarnation-the lobby all steel and concrete and plate glass-crowded with industrially-clad European tourists and waifish art students. This ground-floor space is employed to intentionally discordant effect to introduce...
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'Now Dance' - Fehlandt Celebrates with a Signature Solo

November 19, 2008
When Tina Fehlandt e-mailed renowned choreographer Mark Morris, with whom she had danced for 20 years, about a piece of his she could perform at Princeton's bi-annual faculty dance concert, he suggested Peccadillos...
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Steve Keister work and studio included in "Herb and Dorothy"

November 18, 2008
a documentary film about the Vogels and their collection.
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Tim Vasen on "Troy: After and Before" - Podcast

November 17, 2008
At McCarter's Berlind Theatre, two ancient Greek plays explore a bloody story tying family values to international politics. In "Iphigenia at Aulis" by Euripides, Iphigenia is sacrificed by her father for the cause of war; in "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus, his life is taken in turn. Susan Wallner talks to Princeton University director Tim Vasen about the production and its relevance to today's headlines.
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Christian Tomaszewski "Hunting for Pheasants" Exhibition at Galerie Michael Wiesehofer through January 10, 2009

November 11, 2008
In his new exhibition "Hunting for Pheasants," Christian Tomaszewski (*1971, Gdansk/Poland) presents 40 unique posters commemorating victims of assassination as well as a single-channel video of appropriated video footage.
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Princeton's Fall Show Restages the Trojan War

November 10, 2008
Troy: After and Before, the annual Fall Show sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance, will be performed at the Berlind Theatre November 14-15 and November 20-22. This monumental event will be comprised of two very different takes on the Trojan War: Aeschylus' Agamemnon, as translated by the late Robert Fagles, an honored member of the Princeton University community, and Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis, as translated by Lucas Barron, a Comparative Literature major in the Class of 2009.
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Now Dance at the Lewis Center for the Arts

November 8, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance presents Now Dance, a repertory concert that includes dance choreographed and/or performed by faculty and guests including Ze'eva Cohen, Tina Fehlandt, Zvi Gotheiner, Dyane Harvey, Patricia Hoffbauer, Mark Morris, Yvonne Rainer, Rebecca Lazier and her New York dance company Terrain. The event will be held at the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22.
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Hodder Fellow - Tarell Alvin McCraney shortlisted as Most Promising Playwright for London's Evening Standard Awards

November 7, 2008
The short list of nominees for this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards has now been announced.
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Eve Aschheim at the New-York Historical Society until Jan 7, 2009

November 7, 2008
Although the Society harbors one of the earliest assembled public collections of drawings in the United States, the aesthetic richness and historical value of these assets are surprisingly little known. Attempting to share this vast trove with the public, the exhibition and its catalogue will feature highlights from the N-YHS collection—over 190 watercolors and drawings out of approximately 8,000 works, including rare sketchbooks and albums.
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Hodder Fellow - Tarell Alvin McCraney new playwright in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company

November 7, 2008
Shakespeare's genius continues to astound, as much for the resonance of his themes as the brilliance and beauty of his words. These works are also an inexhaustible source of inspiration for contemporary writers. The RSC is bringing writers back into the rehearsal room to develop works with companies of actors as Shakespeare did. New works from some of the most exciting new playwrights across the world are currently under commission. The RSC's writer in residence for 2006-2008 was American Adriano Shaplin and from 2008-2010 will be another young American, Tarrell Alvin McCraney.
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Lauren Cornell, Rhizome and New Museum of Contemporary Art, lecture on November 11

November 5, 2008
Executive Director of Rhizome and Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art will lecture on "New Media Art: History & Current Directions"
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John O'Connor "All of a Sudden" Exhibition at Martin Asbek Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

October 30, 2008
John O'Connor's exhibit "All of a Sudden" will be at Martin Asbek Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark from November 7, 2008 to December 6, 2008.
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Department of Music Presents Cello Recital November 11, 2008

October 27, 2008
Cellist Thomas Kraines will be giving a recital at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in Fine Hall's Taplin Auditorium off Washington Road. It is free and open to the public.
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Allan MacIntyre Included in Aperture Monograph Series "Tinyvices: Vol. 1-5"

October 13, 2008
Tinyvices (Aperture), is an eclectic new series of monographs featuring five of the most promising photographers featured on the wildly popular website tinyvices.com, an online photography gallery founded by independent curator and photographer Tim Barber.
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Eve Aschheim Exhibition at Weathersoon Art Museum

October 9, 2008
September 21, 2008 - December 14, 2008
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John J. O'Connor "Flannel Tongue" Exhibition at Pierogi Gallery

October 9, 2008
Pierogi is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by John O'Connor.
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Kenyan Play has its American Debut in Princeton

October 7, 2008
Amezidi, a new translation of the work by Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright Said Ahmed Mohamed, will open this weekend at the Lewis Center for the Arts. Translated and directed by Christopher J. Simpson '09, the tragicomic two-hander will be...
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Tommy White "Sculpture" Exhibition at Harris Lieberman Gallery

September 25, 2008
Harris Lieberman is pleased to announce the first exhibition of Tommy White's sculptures. Initially conceived of as three-dimensional tools for rendering form and space in his paintings, the sculptures have become an important and distinct part of his work in the past several years.
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John O'Connor interview with Eve Aschheim in The Brooklyn Rail

September 24, 2008
On the occasion of the artist's new exhibit, Flannel Tongue, which will be on view at Pierogi 2000 from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6, 2008, the painter Eve Aschheim talked with John O'Connor in his apartment/studio in Queens about his life and work.
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Arts Complex Design Intended to Embrace Campus and Community

September 17, 2008
A major entry to the Princeton campus and community is being redesigned as a 21st-century portal with the door lodged firmly open.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing Opens Fall Reading Series with Internationally Acclaimed Authors Breyten Breytenbach and Uzodinma Iweala

September 16, 2008
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing, announces the fall Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series. The popular series...
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Performance Studies Takes Center Stage at the Lewis Center

September 15, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the expansion of its faculty with two of the most highly regarded leaders in the field of theater and performance studies.
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Catching the Poem

September 10, 2008
WHEN renowned poet, essayist, visual artist and playwright Breyten Breytenbach was imprisoned for high treason in South Africa in 1975, the guards confiscated his pens and paper daily. Without the previous...
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Open House Planned on Arts and Transit Neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 17

September 9, 2008
An open house on the University's proposed arts and transit neighborhood is set for 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. in Princeton.
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A Computer-Music Man Unplugs

August 3, 2008
AFTER 35 years immersed in the world of computer music, the composer Paul Lansky talks with wonder about the enormous capacities of primitive objects carved from trees or stamped from metal sheets: violins, cellos, trumpets, pianos.
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PU Selected As One of Top 200 in Nation Latest Edition of Book Names Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing

July 16, 2008
The second edition of Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers has named the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing as one of the top 200 programs in...
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'Bus Stops' in Princeton 50 years later

June 26, 2008
William Inge's "Bus Stop," which had its world premiere in Princeton in the 1950s, will return to town June 26-July 6 as part of Princeton Summer Theater's 40th anniversary season.
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Outside the Cubicle

June 18, 2008
WE all wear masks. We may be completely different people outside of work than when on the clock — someone our office colleagues might not recognize.
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Visual Arts Exhibition Highlights Student Work

May 19, 2008
A sprawling exhibition of artwork by students in the Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts will be on view from May 19 through June 4 at 185 Nassau St.
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Lewis Center Collaborates Across Campus

May 14, 2008
The University may not begin building the new Arts Neighborhood for two years, but the $101 million gift of Peter B. Lewis '55 is already allowing the academic program at the Lewis Center for the Arts to grow.
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Three Princetonians Elected to Arts and Letters Academy

May 13, 2008
Two Princeton faculty members and one alumnus are among the eight new members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. They were selected for reaching the "highest level of artistic achievement."
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Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild Opens at the Lewis Center for the Arts

May 8, 2008
(Princeton, NJ) Christopher Durang's madcap 1987 comedy Laughing Wild brings to a close the 2007-2008 season of Princeton University’s Program in Theater and Dance of the Lewis Center for the Arts. The show will run Friday - Saturday, May 23 - 24, 2008 and Friday - Sunday, May 30 - June 1, 2008. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton.
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Harvey Brings Lively Beat of African Dance to Princeton

May 5, 2008
Princeton NJ — An African drumbeat filled the Hagan Dance Studio. "Reach up! Reach up!" instructor Dyane Harvey announced. Twenty-two students arrayed in rows before the mirrors stretched their arms to the ceiling to warm up.
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Muldoon and Rodgers Receive Behrman Award

May 3, 2008
Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, and Daniel Rodgers, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, have received Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities. They were honored at a May 3 dinner.
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Performance Central Presents a One-Man Theatrical Score

April 29, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central presents "Scenario for a Non-Existing, But Possible Instrumental Actor," a one-man performance of a theatrical score written by Bocuslaw Shaeffer and featuring German actor and director Andre Erlen. The show will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton.
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Orchestra Rises to the Challenge of Performing Mahler Ninth for Final Concerts

April 24, 2008
The 17 seniors in the Princeton University Orchestra will conclude their tenure with the group by tackling one of the most difficult pieces they've ever played in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
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Going Solo

April 23, 2008
Choosing his own path, David Carpenter ’08 hopes to bring greater luster to the humble viola
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Arts Professionals, Students Collaborate in New Work

April 21, 2008
Two professional directors from Philadelphia, a scenographer from New York, an ensemble of seasoned performers and a group of Princeton students are joining forces to bring a new work to the stage Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Not Your Father's Major

April 17, 2008
Kelsey Johnson '08 decided during her junior year that her experience in the visual arts program would not be complete without a summer in Iceland. So, with the help of Lewis Center funding, Princeton sent Johnson backpacking around volcanoes.
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Researchers Map the Math in Music

April 17, 2008
The connection between music and mathematics has fascinated scholars for centuries. More than 2000 years ago Pythagoras reportedly discovered that pleasing musical intervals could be described using simple ratios.
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Princeton Atelier Presents New Collaborative Work by Headlong Dance Theater and Pig Iron Theatre Company

April 15, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Art's Princeton Atelier presents "WIND-UP", a dance theater performance showcasing the collaborative work of David Brick and Dan Rothenberg, co-directors of Headlong Dance Theater and Pig Iron Theatre Company and award-winning scenographer Mimi Lien.
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Seniors Perform a Thesis Production of 'Dance Quanta'

April 14, 2008
Among the first graduating class of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts are four gutsy senior certificate students in the Program in Theater and Dance. They are among the few Princeton undergraduates who take on a second thesis that involves choreographing, performing and producing an evening of dance. Jessica Baylan, Jillian Olsen, Hans Rinderknecht and Francine Saunders will present "Dance Quanta" on Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th at 8 p.m.
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Six Professors Chosen for Guggenheim Fellowships

April 9, 2008
One oversees a vast collection of ancient coins. Another studies the end of the world according to the Old Testament. Another is documenting through photography and writing the violent strife among German immigrants in Brazil. The other three include an economist, a painter and a scholar of poetry.
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Creative Thesis Slots Highly Prized by '09s

April 8, 2008
While the 1,976 students recently admitted to the Class of 2012 may be getting ready to bask in the summer sun and celebrate the completion of their last academic application for the next few years, they may be surprised to learn that selectivity doesn't end at the Admission Office. In fact, it may be lurking in one of the last places students would look: 185 Nassau St.
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Bringing History and Imagination to the Stage

April 4, 2008
Two years ago, in a class called "Beginning Studies in Acting," Roger Q. Mason found himself intrigued by lecturer Tim Vasen's description of a group of women who gathered at performances of William Shakespeare's plays.
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Two Students Win Alex Adam '07 Award

April 1, 2008
Samuel Zetumer '09 and Halcyon Person '10 have been selected by the Lewis Center for the Arts faculty to be the first recipients of the newly created Alex Adam '07 Award. The award, established in memory of Alexander Jay Adam '07 and made possible by a generous gift from his family, provides support to undergraduates who want to spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of an original work of art.
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Acclaimed Writer Encourages Students to Take Creative Risks in Their Work

March 31, 2008
Like many of her students, Tracy K. Smith started writing poetry in earnest as an undergraduate. Now a fast-rising star in American poetry, she is leading intensive workshops at Princeton - knowing from her own experience how important it is to inspire students as they develop as writers.
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Princeton's Sonic Fragments Festival to Explore Sound Art

March 17, 2008
For two days in March, Princeton University graduate students will play host to an international group of scholars and practitioners who are gathering to explore the roles of narrative and mediation in art practices that engage sound as a material. The symposium will consist of three panel discussions as well as an exhibition of audio-works for portable music players made expressly for the geography, architecture, and social spaces of the Princeton University campus.
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Tilghman trip to Asia ends on a high note

March 17, 2008
President Shirley M. Tilghman completed her weeklong trip to Asia with a visit to Hong Kong Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16, that featured a conference with prominent alumni from the region who are influential in shaping commerce and finance around the world as well as a campaign kickoff event.
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'Eurydice' Princeton University tells a modern version of the ancient tale

March 11, 2008
Any student of the classics would, one supposes, recall the tale of Orpheus and his bride Eurydice. There have been at least three operas, a ballet or two and numerous plays on the subject, but most dwell on Orpheus and his great loss and his subsequent visit to the underworld to reclaim his loved one. It's the stuff of classic legends.
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Dance Listings - New York Times

March 7, 2008
Young choreographers from three Ivy League colleges - Barnard, Harvard and Princeton - will show their work.
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Senior Vander Ploeg Wins Marshall Scholarship

March 6, 2008
Princeton senior Sarah Vander Ploeg -- a Woodrow Wilson School major who also is an accomplished lyric soprano and violist -- is one of 37 American college students awarded 2008 Marshall Scholarships.
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Short Stories, The Black Maria Film Festival, a grab bag of short films, comes to Princeton.

February 28, 2008
Now that "independent" films often cost nearly as much, feel nearly as slick, and grab nearly as many headlines as their mainstream cousins, it can take a little looking to find a movie that reflects one artist's sensibility - or explores the medium in creative ways. A good place to start looking is with the Black Maria Film Festival, a grab bag of some of the best short films released last year.
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$4 Million Gift Will Strengthen Jazz Program

February 25, 2008
A $4 million gift from Anthony H.P. Lee, a member of the class of 1979, will enhance the study and performance of jazz at Princeton, significantly expanding the University's ability to support performances and develop innovative research and teaching in this uniquely American and broadly influential art form.
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Devoted to the Arts: Students Combine Creative, Academic Pursuits in Many Ways

February 25, 2008
Senior Carlos Jimenez Cahua can be found most evenings at the digital photography lab at 185 Nassau St., scanning his pictures into the computer, editing them in Photoshop and printing them out as 8-by-10 images. Jimenez Cahua's passion for photography has taken him to Lima, Peru, on a Princeton fellowship to photograph landscapes and cityscapes, and to Florence, Italy, where he spent a semester studying at the Studio Art Centers International. He has done all of this while majoring in chemistry.
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MacArthur Grant Supports Princeton Laptop Orchestra Initiatives

February 21, 2008
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Princeton Laptop Orchestra is one of 17 winners of the Digital Media and Learning Competition, which awards funds to projects that use digital media in an innovative way for formal and informal learning. The contest, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, awarded $238,000 to the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk for short) to support a mobile musical laboratory that students will use to explore new ways of making music with laptops and local area networks.
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Taking Creative Risks with Matter, Materials and Ideas

February 13, 2008
The Program in Visual Arts is presenting "Student Art: Work From the Fall 2007 Semester," a group show featuring ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography, through Friday, Feb. 15, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.
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Spring Dance Festival at the Berlind Theatre Features Dances by Faculty and Renowned Choreographers

February 8, 2008
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Theater and Dance, presents the 2008 Spring Dance Festival, featuring dances by Mark Morris and Susan Marshall, performed alongside choreography by Ze'eva Cohen, the Head of Dance at Princeton, Faculty Member Edisa Weeks and guest choreographer Marianela Boan, a prominent artist of Cuban origin.
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Program in Creative Writing Announces Spring Reading Series

February 5, 2008
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing, announces the spring Althea Ward Clark W '21 Reading Series. The popular series, which has featured such esteemed writers as Richard Ford, Anne Beattie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dave Eggers and Charles Wright, will continue its tradition of bringing a dazzling and diverse array of established and emerging novelists, short story writers, memoirists and poets to Princeton.
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Lecture and Talkback with Fiona Shaw, CBE

February 3, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a lecture and talk back with Fiona Shaw, CBE, on Monday, February 4th at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
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U.S. Premiere of the 7th Public Television Special by Princeton University Alumnus Sir Gilbert Levine '71

January 30, 2008
The video 'From Heart to Heart: Beethoven's Plea for Peace' featuring Maestro Gilbert Levine's performance of the complete Beethoven Missa Solemnis (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & London Philharmonic Choir both specially flown to Cologne for this concert) will occur Tuesday, February 26th. The free 8:00 p.m. screening will be in the Frank E. Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. The international quartet of soloists is the Polish soprano Bozena Harasimowicz, the Finnish mezzo Monica Groop, the great, late and dearly missed, American tenor Jerry Hadley, and German basso Franz-Josef Selig.
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Brentano String Quartet To Perform in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University February 21, 2008

January 26, 2008
Princeton University's Quartet-in-residence, the Brentano String Quartet, will perform on Thursday, February 21st , at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium on campus. Sponsored by the Department of Music, the ensemble's program will be Claudio Monteverdi: Four Madrigals from Book VI; Gabriela Lena Frank: Quijotadas; Elliott Carter: Quintet for Piano and String Quartet; and W. A. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K589.
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Tracy K. Smith Nominated for an Essence Award and an NAACP Image Award

January 25, 2008
Tracy K. Smith's second collection of poetry, DUENDE, has been named a finalist in the poetry category of the first annual Essence Literary Awards.The other finalists are Acolytes by Nikki Giovanni and Totem by Gregory Pardlo. The winner will be selected by a panel of publishing experts and announced at an awards ceremony in New York City on February 7, 2008.
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Poetry in Motion

January 20, 2008
Paul Muldoon is a busy man. The humanities professor at Princeton University is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of 10 volumes of verse. He's also a rhythm guitarist in a rock band, a songwriter, an amateur actor and poetry editor for the New Yorker.
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Steven Holl Architects Chosen to Design Arts Buildings

January 17, 2008
Steven Holl Architects, an award-winning firm with extensive experience in the arts, has been selected to design the initial academic buildings for Princeton University's new arts and transit neighborhood.
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Brochure Provides Highlights of 10-year Campus Plan

January 17, 2008
Members of the University community now can get a look at highlights of the final version of the Campus Plan. The comprehensive strategy to guide development through 2016 and beyond was produced over the last two years following thorough analysis of the 380-acre campus by a team of experts and significant involvement by stakeholders.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Announces a New Award, Established in Memory of Alexander Jay Adam '07

January 16, 2008
The Alex Adam '07 Award, made possible by a generous gift from his family, will provide support to undergraduates who want to spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of an original work of art.
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Students fully engaged in presenting Mozart opera

January 11, 2008
The Princeton University Department of Music will present a production of Mozart's renowned opera, "The Marriage of Figaro," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
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Princeton Students Exhibit their Work with Professional Artists

January 2, 2008
"The Collotype and the Artist's Book," a visually stunning artist's book exhibition showcasing the collaborative work of guest artists and students in the Princeton Atelier, will open on...
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Married, With Camera

December 31, 2007
HE WASN'T LIKE the other Danville boys, Edith recalls. He looked sharp that night in 1961,clad entirely in black for the dance at the Y; later, she learned that he listened to...
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Jazz Pianist Julia Brav '08 Wins International Jazz Recognition

December 18, 2007
Senior Julia Brav '08 has been selected to the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Star Quintet. The group will perform at the IAJE 35th Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada from January 9-13, 2008 for one of the world's largest jazz gatherings, with more than 7000 educators, musicians, and industry representatives from over 35 countries expected to attend. Julia is...
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Lessons from a legend: Theater course offers 'eye-opening' insights on Albee from Albee

December 17, 2007
Eight Princeton undergraduates are spending the fall semester examining the plays of theater legend Edward Albee with a guest lecturer who is uniquely qualified to provide insights into the award-winning writer: Albee himself.
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New program will allow Princeton students to study at Royal College of Music

December 13, 2007
Princeton University and the Royal College of Music in London have initiated a unique collaboration that will offer Princeton students the opportunity to spend the fall of their junior year at the Royal College of Music and the chance to return to London after graduation to complete a performance-oriented master's degree in one to two...
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Expressing identity through movement

December 10, 2007
The afternoon began with each student revealing a distinctive physical trait: a birthmark on an arm, a bald spot caused by a childhood accident, a chicken pox scar. A few hours later, the class moved into the Wilson College dance studio, where the students and the professor took turns striding across the floor as if walking a catwalk.
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Paris Flocks to a Cunningham Revival: Works That Remain Fresh

December 10, 2007
PARIS, Dec. 10 - Among the American cultural phenomena that the French have taken to their collective heart (le jazz hot, le film noir, etc.), surely nothing is more surprising than the success of the choreographer Merce Cunningham over several...
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'Theatrical Design' takes class from script to center stage

December 6, 2007
In some classrooms around campus, students are analyzing Euripedes' Greek tragedy "Bacchae" from a literary perspective. In Robert Brill's "Theatrical Design" class, 10 students are physically translating it to the stage. The theater course pushes the boundaries of...
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What's Going On? Theater and Dialogue

December 2, 2007
Political theater will be the topic for a panel discussion and theatrical performance scheduled for Saturday, December 8th at Princeton University. The event, which is co-sponsored by the University's Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater and Dance, and McCarter Theatre Center, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a reading of Joshua Casteel's Returns, based on his own experiences as an Abu Ghraib interrogator.
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Students perform Dorfman play, Dec. 7-15

November 29, 2007
A student production of "Death and the Maiden," a play by Ariel Dorfman about Chile's transition to democracy, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 13-15, in the Matthews Acting Studio...
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Princeton Names Center for the Arts After Donor Lewis

November 9, 2007
Princeton University on Thursday, Nov. 8, named its new arts center the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts in recognition of the $101 million gift Lewis pledged last year to support the University's major arts initiative.
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Shakespeare Tackles Jealousy at Princeton's Berlind Theatre

October 30, 2007
"A sad tale's best for winter; I have one of sprites and goblins." So says the boy Mamillius in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, the annual Fall Show of Princeton University's Program in Theater and Dance, a division of the University's Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The Winter's Tale shows Shakespeare, in the final stage of his theatrical career, stretching the boundaries of both tragedy and comedy to create a play unique in its form and lacerating in its exploration of the havoc that the sprites and goblins of a jealous imagination can wreak.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Jeffrey Eugenides Joins Princeton Faculty

September 18, 2007
In another sign of Princeton University's expanding commitment to the arts, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jeffrey Eugenides has been named professor of creative writing in the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
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Music of Michael Friedman Featured at Princeton University

September 10, 2007
The music of Michael Friedman, an incoming Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, will be featured in Gone Missing: the Concert Version on Sunday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the University Center for Creative & Performing Arts.
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d'Aprile-Smith Joins Arts Center Staff

August 20, 2007
d'Aprile-Smith has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, outreach, community development and research for a variety of arts and cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations. Since 2004, she has worked for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, serving for the last two years as director of external affairs. She implemented a communications plan for the council that demonstrated the public value of the arts.
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King of the Road: Dale Winner to Take Musical Journey Across America

May 21, 2007
From the hum of a massive incinerator in Harrisburg, Pa., to the tonal distinctions of Chinese languages, Daniel Hawkins has found musical inspiration in atypical places. Now the Princeton senior plans to spend the next year traversing America's highways, taking his search for muses onto the open road.
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Writing the Melody of a Novel

May 7, 2007
A few weeks ago Dmitri Tymoczko, the departmental representative in music, sent out an e-mail that listed the name of every senior in the department and the type of thesis each student was pursuing. Some students were listed under musicology, and some under composition. Scott Elmegreen was listed under "other."
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Assembling the Written Word: McPhee Reveals How the Pieces Go Together

April 30, 2007
For John McPhee, the most significant element of putting together one of his famed New Yorker magazine articles is figuring out the structure.
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Revised Plan Unveiled for Arts Neighborhood

April 23, 2007
The University has unveiled a revised plan for the Alexander Street/University Place neighborhood that features a realigned intersection and an improved design that supports both the arts and the transit goals for the area.
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University Will Host 2007 American Handel Festival

April 16, 2007
International scholars and performers dedicated to honoring the life and works of Baroque composer George Frideric Handel will gather at the University for the American Handel Festival and Meeting on Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21. This is the first time the American Handel Society will hold its biennial festival at Princeton.
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'Boris Godunov' Premiere Takes Center Stage

April 6, 2007
After months of inspired collaborations between Princeton scholars, students and artists, the curtain will rise on the University's world premiere production of "Boris Godunov" Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, at the Berlind Theatre.
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Wheeler Guides Students Into New Creative Waters

March 26, 2007
For poet Susan Wheeler, the key to teaching writing is presenting students with all the possible ways to express themselves.
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Exhibition to Showcase History, Labors of Godunov Production

March 26, 2007
An aged woodcut map showing the boundaries of 16th-century Russia will be featured alongside innovative stage models and lavish costume designs in a special exhibition opening Sunday, April 1, to document Princeton's efforts to mount a world-premiere production of "Boris Godunov."
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Film About Senior Thesis Performance Wins Award

March 14, 2007
A documentary film that tells the behind-the-scenes story of a senior thesis performance by Anthony Roth Costanzo, a 2004 Princeton graduate, has won a 2007 director's choice award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival.
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Hudson named one of best young novelists

March 2, 2007
Gabe Hudson, a 2006-07 Hodder Fellow in the Council of the Humanities and lecturer in the Program in Creative Writing, has been named to Granta's "Best of Young American Novelists" list.
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Dance Festival to Feature Work by Faculty, Students, Guest Choreographers

February 19, 2007
The University's 2007 Spring Dance Festival on Feb. 23-25 will feature advanced student performers in new work by New York-based guest choreographers James Martin and Christopher Williams, dances by three faculty members and pieces by student choreographers.
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Mix of Interests Opens Doors for Student on Campus and Abroad

February 12, 2007
Hans Rinderknecht refuses to be pigeonholed. A physics major with an interest in cosmology, the Princeton junior also is fascinated with the study of dance, theater, music and languages. And he's found a way to combine these divergent pursuits into an extraordinary educational experience.
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Trustees hold the line on tuition, approve funding for key initiatives

February 5, 2007
At their Jan. 21 meeting, the University's trustees adopted a 2007-08 operating budget that holds tuition at its current level but raises undergraduate room and board rates for an overall fee increase of 4.2 percent.
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Jan. 15 King Day celebration centers on music

January 8, 2007
The University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. This year's event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the music of human rights movements.
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Branker hits high note in leading jazz program

December 11, 2006
Anthony D.J. Branker, director of Princeton's jazz program, spent the fall 2005 semester helping the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre develop its jazz studies curriculum. For Branker, a 1980 Princeton graduate, the challenge hearkened back to his own return to campus in 1989.
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Companies Present Work of Dance Faculty

December 6, 2006
Professional companies from New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will perform recently choreographed work by the University's dance faculty in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9.
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Meryl Streep Talks About the 'Mysterious' Art of Acting

December 1, 2006
"I'm here under false pretenses," actress Meryl Streep told a packed crowd at Princeton University on Nov. 30. "My achievement, if you can call it that, is that I've basically pretended to be extraordinary people my entire life, and now I'm being mistaken for one."
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Cultivating a Critical Eye Through Art and Science

November 22, 2006
George Washington loomed above them. Drawn from life by the American artist Charles Wilson Peale in 1784, he was withstanding scrutiny from a group of 14 freshmen and their professor, Rachael DeLue.
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Architecture students helping bring classic Russian play to life

November 20, 2006
Graduate students in the School of Architecture will see their work in a new seminar come to life on the Berlind Theatre stage this spring.
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Actors, scholars, playwrights here for Irish theater symposium

October 9, 2006
Distinguished Irish actors, theater directors and other luminaries well known for their award-winning roles on stage and screen will gather at the University Oct. 13-15 for discussions, readings and performances highlighting the "Players & Painted Stage" symposium.
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Aschheim Teaches Visual Arts Students to Trust Their Instincts

September 14, 2006
When Eve Aschheim enters a classroom at the beginning of the semester, she wants to get her students thinking about the relationship of ideas to paper. They may be accustomed to putting their thoughts on paper in the form of an essay or a poem. She wants them to express those thoughts not with words, but with the tip of a pencil or a paintbrush.
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Leonard L. Milberg '53 gives leading Irish theater collection honoring Paul Muldoon

August 29, 2006
An aged manuscript of a classic Irish play, long thought lost even by the renowned playwright who wrote it, has made its way to Princeton University as the gem of a momentous collection of Irish theater donated by 1953 alumnus Leonard L. Milberg.
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Top of the Charts

June 5, 2006
Chris Douthitt, 2006 valedictorian, composes impressive record of achievement.
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Art of Science Exhibition Bridges Disciplines

May 22, 2006
The University's second annual 'Art of Science' exhibition, highlighted by three winning student entries, is now on display in the hallway of the Friend Center's main floor.
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Morrison's 'Beloved' named best fiction in the last 25 years

May 12, 2006
The New York Times Book Review has named "Beloved," a 1987 novel by Princeton Professor Toni Morrison, the best work of American fiction published in the past quarter century.
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Through images and words, Dale winner will explore Old West

May 8, 2006
Although it was the mid-1990s when Mimi Chubb's family moved from Brooklyn to California's Orange County, the pioneer spirit of the Old West was still alive and well.
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Tracing Jazz's Evolution From the Club to the Classroom

April 24, 2006
In 1975, legendary trumpeter Miles Davis famously declared, 'Jazz is dead.' For Princeton senior Megan Summers, a budding jazz historian, Davis' pronouncement helped inspire her thesis research into the development of jazz education in America.
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Challenging Issues of Identity in the Art World

April 17, 2006
As an artist and a student of art history, senior Temitayo (Tayo) Ogunbiyi is drawn to works that challenge conventional notions of categorizing people by appearance, gender, nationality or other easily accessible characteristics.
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Playwright Edward Albee named first recipient of Princeton/McCarter fellowship

April 6, 2006
Award-winning playwright Edward Albee has been named the first recipient of the Princeton University/McCarter Theatre Playwriting Fellowship.
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White shares skill with words in new book and in the classroom

April 3, 2006
In his latest work, professor of creative writing Edmund White transports us to his childhood in Illinois in the 1950s - and to a world in which being gay was commonly viewed as something reproachful.
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1,200 expected for comparative literature conference, March 23-26, 2006

March 9, 2006
Some 1,200 scholars from across the nation and abroad will gather on campus Thursday through Sunday, March 23-26, for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association.
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Muldoon to lead new creative and performing arts center

March 2, 2006
Paul Muldoon, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a Princeton faculty member since 1990, has been selected as the founding chair of the new University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
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Dance Festival to Feature Legendary French Ballet

February 20, 2006
A legendary French ballet by Vaslav Nijinsky - the choreography of which was lost for decades - will be performed by Princeton students Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26, at the Berlind Theatre.
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Peter Lewis donates $101 million for the arts

January 21, 2006
Peter B. Lewis, a 1955 graduate and trustee of Princeton University, will contribute $101 million to support a major new initiative to enhance the role of the creative and performing arts in the life of the University and its community. The gift was announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman following Jan. 20 meetings of the University's Board of Trustees.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oates chooses fresh identity

October 11, 2004
A fellow at a research institute in Princeton receives a cream-colored envelope in her mailbox. Inside is a ticket for a concert of chamber music at the University's Richardson Auditorium. There is no note and no explanation for this gift.
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Martin Dale Fellowship allows senior to immerse herself in music for a year

May 17, 2004
When senior Kathleen Bader thought seriously about her most advantageous career move after graduation, she came up with a surprising answer: spending a year alone in a desert.
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Behrman Award presented to Cooper and Seawright

May 17, 2004
John Cooper, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, and James Seawright, professor of the Council of the Humanities and visual arts, have been honored with Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.
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Friedrich Challenges Students to Push Beyond Barriers

April 26, 2004
Su Friedrich's evocative and experimental films challenge audiences to think in a different way about topics ranging from sexual identity to American health care.
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Performer takes on the role of a lifetime

April 19, 2004
Anthony Roth Costanzo began singing professionally at the age of 11 -- he has appeared on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall -- but the performance he will give on May 5 in Richardson Auditorium could be described as the role of a lifetime.
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Playwright puts new twist on minstrel comedy

April 19, 2004
Khalil Sullivan has revived an old theatrical form in his senior thesis, a "multi-media minstrel dramedy" titled "Playing in the Dark" that will be performed at the Berlind Theatre this month.
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New venue, new vistas for dancers

February 16, 2004
The Program in Theater and Dance will present its inaugural dance performance, "Spring Dance Festival 2004," in the new Roger S. Berlind Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. It will be the first time in the 35-year history of formal dance instruction at Princeton that students will perform in a space especially designed for theater and dance. The University shares the facility, which opened last fall, with McCarter Theatre.
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Sainsbury awarded Rhodes Scholarship

December 8, 2003
Willow Sainsbury, a Princeton senior from Auckland, New Zealand, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, which will fund two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.
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In new novel and in the classroom, Morrison speaks of love and language

November 3, 2003
Toni Morrison says there are two ripe features that aggrandize humans: love and language. So it is no wonder that her eighth novel, "Love," speaks to the human condition in search of its own voice.
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McCarter raises curtain on Roger S. Berlind Theatre

September 15, 2003
The McCarter Theatre Center dedicated its new Roger S. Berlind Theatre, a 360-seat performance space, on Sept. 8.
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Weiss was an award-winning poet, editor and literary critic

April 23, 2003
Theodore Weiss, an award-winning poet, editor, literary critic and emeritus professor at Princeton, died April 15 at age 86 after a battle with Parkinson's disease. A celebration of his life and work will be held at a later date.
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Paul Muldoon honored with Pulitzer Prize for poetry

April 14, 2003
Paul Muldoon, the Howard Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities at Princeton, has won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his latest collection, "Moy Sand and Gravel." The award was announced April 7.
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Top seniors, graduate students earn University's highest honors

March 3, 2003
Seniors Daniel Hantman and Christopher Wendell received the University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students Sarah-Jane Murray and Joshua Plotkin were recognized as co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship at Alumni Day ceremonies Feb. 22. These are the highest honors Princeton awards to students.
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Toni Morrison's Atelier

September 10, 1997
Last spring, two novel events took place on the Princeton campus. On the fifth of May, 29 students assembled on the stage of Taplin Auditorium, then one by one stepped forward to sing unaccompanied, their mouths shaping the rounded, majestical notes of African-American congregational songs.
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Princeton Poetry Festival - Update

November 30, -001
The Princeton Poetry Festival has sold out. Anyone can join the wait line prior to the start of the event. All un-claimed tickets will be made available to patrons in the wait line. Please know there are no guaranteed seats.
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Exhibition of Sculpture and Collage by Samantha Ritter and Charlotte Krause

November 30, -001
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts presents two exhibitions of collage and sculpture by Charlotte Krause and Samantha Ritter, seniors in the program, on April 4 through 10 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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November 30, -001
Award-winning filmmaker Julie Dash will give the John Sacret Young '69 Lecture in Film on Thursday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart Theater at 185 Nassau Street. In 1991, Dash's film Daughters of the Dust became the first film directed by an African American woman to be theatrically distributed in the United States. The story chronicles two days in the life of the Peazant family, descendants of slaves who reside on sea islands near South Carolina and Georgia. Since its release, Daughters of the Dust has been named one of the most important cinematic achievements of the twentieth century. Dash's lecture on her film career is free and open to the public.
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The 25 Most Literary Colleges in America

November 30, -001
School’s almost back in session, and that means thousands of students — undergraduates and graduate students — will head to their respective universities to become better writers, or to study the art of writing. See how Princeton University ranked on the list of which universities are the most literary friendly.
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The 25 Most Literary Colleges in America

November 30, -001
School’s almost back in session, and that means thousands of students — undergraduates and graduate students — will head to their respective universities to become better writers, or to study the art of writing. See where Princeton falls on the list of which universities are the most literary friendly.
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The 25 Most Literary Colleges in America

November 30, -001
School’s almost back in session, and that means thousands of students — undergraduates and graduate students — will head to their respective universities to become better writers, or to study the art of writing. See where Princeton ranked on the list of which universities are the most literary friendly.
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