Creative projects listed under EVENTS + EXHIBITIONS are funded in part with a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.
The CCA awards grants to Cornell Faculty, Departments, Programs, Student Organizations, and Student Artists to support creative art projects that engage any singular art form or any mixture of art forms, and may be exhibited, presented, or performed in on-campus as well as off-campus venues.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Challenging the distinctions made between the architect as a composer of space and the musician as a composer of time, Music for a Room / A Room for Music will seek to reconfigure common notions of musical instrument design in relation to architectural constructions.