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High School Students Can Apply Today for Our Summer Program
Get a taste of college life and immerse in the arts at the FAA Summer Intensive June 21–28. In this week-long program on campus, you’ll work with faculty members, graduate students, and alumni to deepen your skills and see what it’s like to take rigorous and inspiring undergraduate courses. Learn acting, dance, design, drawing, painting, and much more. Applications are due by April 15.
Jennifer Monson’s Live Dancing Archive Named the Best Work of 2013
TimeOut New York selected Jennifer Monson’s Live Dancing Archive as the top dance work of 2013 and lauds her for being “one of New York’s finest dance artists.” Her exploration of bodies, nature, science, and art includes live performance, a video installation, and a digital archive. Monson’s research focuses on the intersection of dance and environmental studies to generate knowledge about human movement and ecological systems.
Theatre Alumnus Nick Offerman Builds Gazebo to Honor Shozo Sato
Nick Offerman—winner of the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy for his role as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation—returned to campus this fall to perform and honor his mentor, Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato, with a gazebo on the grounds of Japan House.
Offerman employed his woodworking skills to design and construct an azumaya, a focal point in Japanese gardens for shelter and rest. The gazebo has curving elements inspired by California Arts and Crafts style and takes its form from traditional Japanese architecture. A handcrafted redwood bench sits at the structure’s center. Sato is a master of traditional Japanese arts, was the first artist-in-residence at Krannert Center, and pioneered productions that imbued plot-driven Western theatre with the stylized aesthetics of kabuki.
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