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Theater production visits work of avant garde Cuban-American playwright

Theater production visits work of avant garde Cuban-American playwright

April 22, 2019

The International Theatre Program will present The Conduct of Life, a challenging work by Obie Award-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Maria Irene Fornés.

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Spring weekend of shows explores dance, collaboration

Spring weekend of shows explores dance, collaboration

April 10, 2019

Spring Explorations and Experimental Dances, or “S.E.E.D.,” features original work from student choreographers and composers, alongside renowned choreographer David Dorfman and performances from Rochester faculty.

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How do you make a poem?

How do you make a poem?

April 9, 2019

Speakers of a language rely on its words to carry out even the most mundane acts of communication. But the same words are poets’ medium of creation. In his newest book, How Poems Get Made, James Longenbach asks how poets turn bare utterance into art.

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Fairchild Award recognizes literature in translation

Fairchild Award recognizes literature in translation

March 28, 2019

Kaija Straumanis ’12 (MA) has received the Lillian Fairchild Award—which recognizes artists for their commitment to the Rochester community—for her work bringing world literature to new audiences.

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6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

March 28, 2019

University musicologist and Hildegard biographer Honey Meconi explores the life of the 12th-century Benedictine nun who created her own language, wrote one of the first musical plays, and wrote books on health and healing.

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Motion captured at first-ever ToddX

Motion captured at first-ever ToddX

March 28, 2019

Noshir Dalal ’03, an actor and motion-capture artist, presented a workshop on motion-capture techniques in film and video games as part of the workshops, panels, and talks that comprised the first ToddX events focusing on theater, dance, arts, and new media.

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Author Marian Crotty receives 2018 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Author Marian Crotty receives 2018 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

March 22, 2019

Marian Crotty is the 2019 recipient of the honor from the University’s Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies for her first book of short stories, What Counts as Love.

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Students celebrate World Poetry Day with on-air readings

Students celebrate World Poetry Day with on-air readings

March 20, 2019

Students and tutors from the University of Rochester’s Language Center were on local radio this week to mark World Poetry Day with a celebration of poems in Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, and American Sign Language.

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Keeping Leonard Bernstein alive for the current generation

Keeping Leonard Bernstein alive for the current generation

March 15, 2019

Jamie Bernstein, writer, broadcaster, and narrator, will discuss her father’s legacy as part of a series of events celebrating “Leonard Bernstein and American Musical Theater.”

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Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

February 27, 2019

Acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock ’09E is sharing her social vision as artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organizing a series of performances designed to explore ideas of identity, objectification, and history.

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