Friday May 3rd, 2013
4:30 – 5:45 pm, Room 102, Woolworth Building
Social Movements: Staging Dance Scenes in Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera
Mary Ann Smart (University of California Berkeley, Music)
6:00 – 7:30pm, Room 102, Woolworth Building
Screening: Excerpts from Trisha Brown’s L’Orfeo (Monteverdi), Mark Morris’ Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), and Pina Bausch’s Orpheus und Eurydike (Gluck).
Pre-screening remarks by Tina Fehlandt (Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Dance).
Saturday May 4th, 2013
10:00 –11:30 am, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Building
Roundtable Discussion of “Choreographers’ Opera”
Moderated by David J. Levin (University of Chicago; Co-Executive Editor, Opera Quarterly)
11:30 am-1 pm Lunch on own.
1:00 – 2:30 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Building
Lecture/Demonstration: Weakness, a one-act opera by Barbara White, premiered at Princeton University McCarter Theater (2012) with choreography by Kate Weare
Barbara White (Princeton University, Music, Composition)
2:45 – 4:15 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Building
Gesture to Opera: Yinka Shonibare’s Un Ballo in Maschera
Rebecca Schneider (Brown University, Theater and Performance Studies)
4:45 – 6:00 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Building
Eccentric Dance, the New Dance of the 1920s
Tim Scholl (Oberlin College & Conservatory, Russian)
6:30 -7:45 pm, Hagan Dance Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street.
“Structural Appropriation”, a work-in-progress by Princeton choreographer, Rebecca Lazier, in collaboration with dancers Silas Riener ’06, Cori Kresge, Pierre Guilbault, Christopher Ralph and Princeton composers Leila Adu, Cenk Ergun, Quinn Collins and Jeff Snyder. The piece gives each art equal value; sound and movement modules follow the compositional and performance instructions specified in Terry Riley’s In C. Produced by Opera Cabal (Chicago/NYC) and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
Post-performance discussion moderated by dance critic Claudia La Rocco, a frequent contributor to The New York Times and to Artforum.
8 pm Post-performance Reception, Lewis Center for the Arts.