Monthly Archives: May 2011

Graduation display!

Visit the lobby of the Schwartz Center for photos of our graduating seniors and graduate students!

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2011-12 Calendar of events is up!

Check out our list of amazing offerings for 2011-12 at the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance! The calendar includes a host of theatre, dance and film performances, as well as lectures, conferences, installations and screenings. Read more.

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Cornell Theatre Night in NYC

Cornell Theatre Night is an evening of short plays written, directed, performed, designed, and produced by Cornell alumni & current Cornellians. Every play is set somewhere on and around the Cornell campus. The plays will be presented at the Snapple Theater Center in midtown Manhattan for an audience which includes Cornellians in Entertainment – an impressive array of alumni working in film, television, theatre, architecture, entertainment law and other professions. This event will be a stellar evening of live theatre, and an excellent chance to network and reminisce with fellow Cornellians.
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM Networking Wine and Cheese Reception
7:30 PM Presentation of Short Plays
8:30 PM Networking
9:30 PM End
Location: Snapple Theatre Center 1627 Broadway @ 50th Street, NYC
Cost: Advance Registration $12, tickets at the door are $15
For more information, contact info@CornellTheatreGroup.com or aem13@cornell.edu.

The event is being coordinated by Bruce Levitt, Professor and former Chair of Cornell’s Department of Theatre, Film & Dance; Jason Brantman ’97, a Theatre & Live Event Director in NYC; and Anaiza Morales BS’00, MEng’01, MBA’02, founder of NYC Cornell Alumni in Entertainment.
Visit the link here to buy tickets: http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=905

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Film students create music videos

Check out this story (and videos soon to be posted) about two students who are studying music videos this semester.

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S/he continues through May 15

The international theatre collaboration, S/he, directed by the department’s Melanie Dreyer, continues its run at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca through May 15. Each evening, there are also special free satellite outreach events to complement the performance. For a complete list of events, click here.
To buy tickets, go to www.kitchentheatre.org.

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Advanced film screenings May 13

Advanced film students will show their work May 13 at Willard Straight Theatre. The screening is at 7:15 p.m. and tickets are $4 students/$7 general.
Rivchin’s advanced class tackled complex projects in high definition, producing four original narrative pieces, two music videos and one documentary piece.
In “Scripted” by Caitlin Cowie and Linda Barsi, a dust-sweeping would-be-playwright-by-night and a director’s assistant search together for characters whose fictional lives end up overtaking their own. In Oliver Dudman’s music videos (“Expectations,” music by Brian Han and “Spacewalk,” music by Starkey), interpersonal bonds and internal forces of gravity in human connections are explored using a combination of live action and animation techniques.
In “Zoo,” written and directed by J.T. Keller and Joe Rettberg, a young man and his best friend plan a trip to the zoo as a birthday outing, in an attempt to relive a moment from their past. In her non-fiction work, “From Burma to Ithaca,” Yi-Ke Peng takes an inside look at the resettlement of Karen refugees in Ithaca and the community whose support made their transitions possible. In “The Squint Painter,” by Rajendran Narayanan and Mario Rodriguez, a portrait of a young man as an artist is realized; while Rodriguez’s short narrative, “Unforgettable,” gives us a startling moment of clarity.

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May events wrap up semester at TFD

Lots happening this week as the semester comes to an end!

Locally-Grown Dance Mini-Fest runs May 5,7 and 8. Student film screenings are May 8 and 13 at Willard Straight Theatre. S/he runs from May 4-15 at the Kitchen Theatre. Find more details at http://www.theatrefilmdance.cornell.edu.

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