Arts Across Borders

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the arts can perform an important function: they can help audiences see to the heart of complicated matters. The primary goal of Arts Across Borders is to encourage faculty in Dance, Music and Theatre to work together and, when appropriate, with faculty in other units, to create new interdisciplinary works of art or scholarship, or new courses, that respond to the difficult questions human beings face today.

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Previous Arts Across Borders Projects

  • Jennifer Kayle and the Obermann Center, with many other faculty from variou departments: Obermann Center Symposium, "Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene." Englert Theatre, March 7, 2015.
  • Matthew Arndt, School of Music, Departments of Dance, Theatre Arts, and English: "90 Minutes of Performances about 6 Minutes of Music," focused on Arnold Schoenberg's Six Little Piano Pieces, op. 19 (1911), a unique, early modernist, Austrian masterwork that has inspired musical, artistic, and poetic responses. The recital itself features musical, dance, and written responses to the work. Riverside Recital Hall at 4 pm on May 9, 2015.
  • Construing Brazil in the United States: Maurita Murphy Marx and Maria Barbosa from Spanish/Portuguese Department: October 17 and 18, 2014. Presentations for authors, scholars, writers, dancers, economists, ethnomusicologists, and others.
  • Loyce Arthur and many others in the second year of the Carnival Project. The funds will be used for $2000 in artist fees, $1000 for costume construction materials, and $1000 for space rental. June 2014.