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Events in December at Lewis Center for the Arts

originally published: 11/23/2022

Events in December at Lewis Center for the Arts

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Lewis Center for the Arts has a busy schedule in December with the Princeton Dance Festival; Play, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater; Cyberfeminism Index: Book Reading and Conversation; Reading by Raven Leilani and Creative Writing Seniors; Media Arts Show, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts; and the Fall Student Reading, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing. Here is a look at their events for December.

Princeton Dance Festival, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts - performances on December 2 at 8:00pm; December 3 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm; and December 4 at 2:00pm in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place in Princeton. The 2022 Princeton Dance Festival features new and repertory works by nationally and internationally recognized choreographers Ronald K. Brown, Davalois Fearon, Sun Kim, Michael J. Love, Susan Marshall, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, and Caili Quan, performed by more than 50 Princeton dance students. The program includes choreography that features tap, ballet, dance theater, West African/modern, and post-modern genres. A Relaxed Performance will be offered on December 4.

Admission: Open to the public. Tickets are $12 in advance of show dates, $17 purchased the day of performances at the box office, and $10 for students available through the McCarter Box Office at mccarter.org All guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others.The Berlind Theatre is an accessible venue with an assistive listening system. The December 2 performance will be open captioned. The December 4 performance will be a relaxed performance. Guests in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at lewiscenter@princeton.edu

Play, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theater. Performances on December 2 at 8:00pm; December 3 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm; December 8 & 9 at 8:00pm in the Wallace Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus. Play is a devised theater piece researched, developed and created by student performers, writers and designers, through choreography, interviews with athletes and absurd exercises in endurance and teamwork. An ensemble of 12 achieves their flow states, runs relays, and describes water polo using the objects found in a student’s backpack. Sailing and tennis become metaphors for how many of us find ourselves pulled and caught between cultures for the sake of our achievements. An 8th grade Lacrosse game frames a commentary on difference, parenting and coaching. A list of superstitions becomes a choreography of possible wins; a litany of meaningless advice and a cheer for losing give us box seats on a whole new game. Led and directed by Lecturer in Theater Aaron Landsman and associated directed/choreographed by Princeton alumna Ogemdi Ude, Class of 2016.

Admission: Open to the public. Tickets are $12 in advance of show dates, $17 purchased the day of performances at the box office, and $10 for students available through University Ticketing at tickets.princeton.edu All guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others. The Wallace Theater is an accessible venue with an assistive listening system. The December 9 performance will be open captioned. Guests in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at lewiscenter@princeton.edu



 
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Cyberfeminism Index: Book Reading and Conversation, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Visual Arts on December 5 at 4:30pm in the Hagan Studio at 185 Nassau St. on the Princeton University campus. Join author Mindy Seu and book designers Laura Coombs and Lily Healey for a presentation of the book Cyberfeminism Index (2022), which gathers more than 700 short entries of radical techno-critical activism, feminist manifestos, hackerspaces, hardware, wetware education, and net art from 1991 to 2020. The afternoon will begin with a performative reading by Seu, followed by an interactive panel to discuss the publication’s gathering, editing, and design process.

Admission: Free and open to the public. All guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others. The Hagan Studio is an accessible venue. Guests in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at lewiscenter@princeton.edu

Reading by Raven Leilani and Creative Writing Seniors, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing on December 5 at 5:00pm in the Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus. National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree Raven Leilani, author of the novel Luster, reads from her work along with several creative writing seniors. The C.K. Williams Reading Series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

Admission: Free and open to the public. All guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others. The Drapkin Studio is an accessible venue. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at lewiscenter@princeton.edu

Media Arts Show, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts from December 6 through February 10 in the Lucas Gallery (184 Nassau Street in Princeton).  The Program in Visual Arts presents new work by students in fall photography and graphic design courses, including “Analog Photography” and “Digital Photography” taught by Jeff Whetstone; “Intermediate Photography” taught by James Welling; “Inventing Photography: History, Alchemy, and Practice” taught by Anne Eder; “Graphic Design: Visual Form” and “Graphic Design: Typography” taught by David Reinfurt; and “Graphic Design: Image” taught by Laura Coombs.

Admission: Free and open to the public. All guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others. The Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm. The Lucas Gallery is an accessible venue. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at lewiscenter@princeton.edu

Fall Student Reading, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing on December 13 at 5:00pm in the Chancellor Green Rotunda on the Princeton University campus. Selected students from fall courses in Creative Writing read from their work in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and literary translation as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, presented by the Program in Creative Writing.



 
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Admission: Free and open to the public. All guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others. Chancellor Green Rotunda is an accessible venue via the elevator in East Pyne. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at lewiscenter@princeton.edu

To learn more about the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the more than 100 public performances, exhibitions, readings, screenings, concerts, lectures, and special events presented by the Lewis Center each year, most of them free, visit the Lewis Center website.


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