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.

FALL 2016
(Check back frequently, as events are continually being added.)

Aug 31
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Nov 04

Union-Made: Fashioning America in the 20th Century is a collaboration between the Kheel Center and Cornell Costume and Textile Collection to celebrate 20th century fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union labeling efforts in the United States.

Sep 21
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Sep 23

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

Sep 22
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Sep 23

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.

Sep 27
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Sep 28

Afrofuturist musician Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa) speaks about her debut record "Fetish Bones" and her activism as an integral member of Girls Rock Philly and co-founder of the Black Quantum Futurism collective.

Oct 15

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.

Nov 10
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Nov 18

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.

Nov 13

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.

Nov 20
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Dec 01

Tendederos consists of the creation of an immersive site-specific installation, by Gabriel Ramos (MFA’18), about the visual layering and distortion of forms through the process of recollection.