The CCA supports numerous arts-related events and projects each year.. Documentation from grant-supported projects completed and presented, artist award presentations, and CCA-initiated projects are archived, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, individual artist and department-generated projects, concerts, installations, and publications.
Listed below is a sample of projects supported by the CCA from 2001 to 2017.
In this biting political satire of Shakespeare's tragedy by renowned Syrian poet and playwright Mamduh Adwan, Hamlet is a narcissistic prince, blissfully unaware of his people's bleak reality. Distracted by drink and theatre rehearsals, Hamlet fails to notice the rise of a brutal plutocratic dictatorship.
Re-Formation: A celebration of music as a catalyst for social change in honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses
Escape from the Archive is a weekend-long symposium on the staging of history through theatre and performance. This free and public event will gather scholars and artists to explore how theatre and performance serve as generative sites of encountering and reanimating the past.
Bharatanatyam couple Renjith and Vijna are not only powerful dancers, but one of the most sought after dancing couples in India. Join Renjith and Vijna for a Traditional Bharatanatyam dance performance called the ‘margam,’ consisting of a set of seven items performed in order.
The campus of Cornell University is densely populated by languages. In their everyday lives, moving through Cornell space and time, every student, staff, faculty, etc. encounters many such languages. With help of Brad Burgess (Living Theatre/Segal Centre, CUNY) participants will be introduced to the work of The Living Theatre and challenged to share sensorial experiences with languages.
A play for all times. The Caucasian Chalk Circle was written by 20th-century German modernist poet, playwright, and theatre director Bertolt Brecht amidst the mass upheaval and disruption of World War II. It was crafted as a parable about kindness, value, and the difficulty of assigning justice in chaotic times. Our production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle will be an ensemble-driven piece: an evening of storytelling and music as told by our students
Hailed as interpreting with "profundity and power" (RuideroXXI, Mexico City), the ensemble features clarinetist Eric Christian Umble, soprano Meagan Amelia Brus, and pianist Silvie Cheng. The ensemble's residency at Cornell will culminate in a concert of their repertoire, including premieres of 15 one-minute works, and the premiere of works by Cornell composers and collaborators.
Yield Troubled Shadows: Bach and Modern Society pairs performances of two cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach with short lectures which will connect thematic threads from the cantatas to current issues in American and global society, including gender equality, marriage equality, and economic justice.
The Cornell Fashion Collective will present its 33rd annual spring fashion show, highlighting the work of over 50 design students.
From pieces whose metrical complexity recalls the ars subtillior to ones whose systematic simplification prefigures the minimalism of Phillip Glass, Elizabethan composers used the medium of the viol consort to investigate musical “what if?” questions.