CLOSER will begin by weaving together and through an Artist Talk, Live Performance, and Q&A Session. It will culminate in an open-level, community-centered Improvisation Jam in the second hour.
The Alien Commons is a two-day event bringing together seminal artists making performances related to themes of borders, citizenship, and (im)migration—both legal and “illegal.” Featured artists include Tanya Aguiñiga, Zoë Klein, Gabriel Mata, and Liliana Gomez. Activities include an artist symposium and performance showcase.
The Department of PMA is holding a competition for the best student dance films to be showcased at the Dance Film Lab, facilitated by Shawn Bible, president of the Dance Films Association and executive producer of the yearly Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center.
Spencer Whale ’14, a Performing and Media Arts alum who graduated with a Theatre Arts degree, will make his Broadway debut as the Assistant Director for the upcoming show, "LEMPICKA." The production comes to Broadway on March 19 at the Longacre Theatre in New York City."
In this episode, Chris and Leah met with production manager Andrew Deppen and production stage manager Alexa Alfonsi to discuss their recent arrivals here in Ithaca, what inspired them to work in their field and the emerging synergy between them as they prepare for upcoming stage film and dance productions in the 2024 spring semester.
Join the Department of Performing Arts from March 7-9 for four performances of Stupid F##king Bird, a play by Aaron Posner, directed by Fannie Massarsky ’24.
On Friday, March 15, at 7:30pm, join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for I Came Back for Molly, a solo performance written and performed by Molly Carden, directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, and choreographed by David Maurice Sharp. The event will take place in the Flex Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
Gloria Majule ’17, a Performing and Media Arts alum who graduated summa cum laude, is the winner of a 2023 Leah Prize for her play Culture Shock. The prize included a $5,000 cash award and the play had a public reading in July 2023 at Vassar College.
Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for Professional Directions: So You Think You Wanna Produce? Event schedule and location To Be Announced. The event will be hosted by PMA Visiting Assistant Professor, Juanie Fowlkes.
PMA Assistant Professor Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz is a featured artist speaker for the upcoming UC Santa Barbara Series Traverse: Moving & Making Beyond State & Colonial Violence, on February 15. His talk will be dedicated to performance studies and (im)migration. There will be a Zoom option available for those interested in joining remotely.
On Friday, April 12th 2024, the Department of Performing and Media Arts (PMA) will present a book talk by Professor Branden Buehler about his new book ‘Front Office Fantasies: The Rise of Managerial Sports Media.’ The event will take place at 5:00pm in the Film Forum at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
The 11th Annual Centrally Isolated Film Festival (CIFF) is seeking submissions from talented student filmmakers for this year's competition.
Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for Professional Directions: Women in Charge on Friday, February 16, from 5:00 - 6:15 pm, in Conference Room 220, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. The event will be hosted by PMA Visiting Assistant Professor, Juanie Fowlkes.
Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for 'A Body in Places' a Solo Performance by Artist Eiko Otake and a Screening of 'No Rule is Our Rule' followed by a Q&A.
In this episode, Leah Ingalls, a junior in PMA major, met with recent Cornell graduate Alex ArbitalJacoby to discuss his time as a student at Cornell, his experiences in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, and to shine some light on his post graduation plans in New York City.
Scenic Design created by PMA Assistant Professor Jason Simms is featured in a production of A Raisin in the Sun that opened on January 30 and runs until February 18.
On Saturday, March 23, join Multidisciplinary Visual Artist and Journalist Isaac I. Scott for an Art Workshop followed by a screening of BEFORE TIME / AFTER TIME, introduced by Isaac I. Scott and Professor Bruce Levitt. Full event details below.
An In-Memoriam broadcast of American Masters, N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear produced and directed by PMA Associate Professor Jeffrey Palmer, will air on Saturday, 2/3 at 4:30pm EST on WNET/13, PBS’s largest affiliate station.
Four special guests, including Arts & Sciences alumni, will be honored at the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference in Baltimore in February.
On Friday, March 1, the Department of Performing and Media Arts will welcome Film Composer Dyani Douze for back-to-back events in the Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for PMAPS Colloquium: Sound, Structures, and Site by Mendi + Keith Obadike on Friday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. In this presentation, Mendi + Keith Obadike will discuss recent site-specific sound installations and public art projects as well as new works in development.
Join us for the Dance Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 29
The film focuses on the gendered implications of deepfake technology; a free screening Feb. 7 will be presented by the Milstein Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, partnering with Cornell Cinema.
“A Whale Who Drank a Fish Bowl,” a feature-length film directed by PMA Lecturer Doorim Kim, is an official narrative feature selection of the 19th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival. It will premiere there on Monday, January 29 at 10:30 AM CST.
Thirteen student-community projects received grants through the Community Partnership Funding Board’s latest round of funding. Their shared goal: to bring social justice to the community.
Kristen Warner, who studies the impact of racial representation in the performing arts, highlights the shutout of Ava Duvernay’s “Origin” across the board, as well as racial politics of the Oscars.
The Department of Performing and Media Arts invited thirteen distinguished dance guests in Fall 2023 as part of the Choreographing Justice Series, which continues in Spring 2024. The Choreographing Justice Series is a collaborative project by Assistant Professor of the Practice Danielle Russo and Assistant Professor Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz. A yearlong program of guest artist talks, curricular & extracurricular workshops, symposia, and live and multimedia performances, the series challenges to us think and move in more just ways. “How can dance and performance disrupt a space, a consciousness, a culture?” Russo asks. “How can the dancing body be a site of healing, empowerment, and resistance to systemic injustices and erasures? How can dance be a practice of justice?”
The veteran Hollywood exec boasts a resume including Oscar winners, ratings toppers and critical favorites.
Cornell Cinema's spring semester film slate features a mix of contemporary and classic films selected to spark curiosity, inspire understanding, and advance teaching across disciplines.
It's that time of the semester again... Festival 24! Festival 24 is a once-per-semester festival where Cornell students write, direct, and perform a compilation of 15-minute plays and films all within 24 hours! Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
The award allows Andrew Lorenzen ’22 to pursue two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.
PMA Associate Professor Samantha Noelle Sheppard was quoted in an article from Vox called “The Lasting impact of The Color Purple.”
Professor Bruce Levitt was recently quoted in the article “Who is Michael Rhynes? The story behind an exonerated Attica prisoner who remade his life.” Michael Rhynes, a poet, performer and community organizer was just released from prison after being wrongly held for 37 years.
Professor David Feldshuh presented a workshop called "Leadership Presence: Making the Connection" at the New York Produce Show and Conference, on December 5, 2023. The conference was held at the Javits Convention Center and the Sheraton Hotel in New York City.
Students can take a deeper dive into cult cinema by enrolling in Black Cult Media (PMA 4403), an online three-credit course that will be offered for the first time during Cornell’s Winter Session, Jan. 2-19.
Assistant Professor Jason Simms has been nominated for 5 regional BroadwayWorld Awards for his set designs in 2023. Nominated projects include: The SMILE OF HER (Berkshire Theatre Group), The 25TH Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (George St. Playhouse), A LEG UP and CABARET (Bristol Riverside Theatre), and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Pioneer Theatre Company)
Join us for an exciting general information session where you can explore various ways to participate in PMA's live and mediated productions. Meet passionate directors and filmmakers who will share insights about their projects and casting requirements.
In this episode, Leah Ingalls, a junior in PMA major, and Chris Christensen, IT Support, meet with PMA Associate Professor, Indigenous filmmaker and media artist, Jeffrey Palmer to discuss PMA’s upcoming Fall 2023 Student Film Screening.
PMA graduate student Rejoice Abutsa organized and moderated a virtual panel, "Nollywood Global Circuits," delving into the industry's origins and global impact with 74 stakeholders from Africa, UK, and the US.
Dr. Sheppard featured in Amazon Prime documentary "Maxine's Baby: The Tyler Perry Story"
Professor Gainor’s Engagements at the University of Toulouse: Keynote Address on Susan Glaspell, Lectures on Caryl Churchill, and Seminar on Women's Suffrage in British Theatre.
In this episode, Leah Ingalls, a junior in PMA major, and Chris Christensen, IT Support, discussed PMA's upcoming multi-day event THE WILD GATHER: on the floor, off the screen and through the body. We split this episode into two recording sessions. In the first part, we met with Assistant Professor Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz and assistant professor of the practice, Danielle Russo. In the second half, you'll be hearing from our student dancer, Kirah Evile.
Join us for Student Film Screening on Friday, December 8 at 5 pm in the Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center.
The Department of Performing and Media Arts hosts a yearly contest for The Marvin Carlson Award for Best Student Essay in Theatre or Performance. This award honors CUNY Professor Marvin Carlson (CU PhD '61).
Alumnus Dr. Joshua Bastian Cole-Kurz was recently interviewed by Them Magazine about material from his dissertation and book project. He was included as a trans studies and history scholar on the cultural significance of prosthetic objects known as “packers” within trans masculine communities.
Aldape Muñoz to Deliver Keynote Address at [Un]Documentaries: Performance & Migration Colloquium in Chicago
Assistant Professor Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz will be a keynote speaker at The University of Illinois-Chicago’s [Un]Documentaries: Performance & Migration colloquium on November 17, 2023.
THE WILD GATHER is a 3-day call to move, honor, and celebrate the living lineages of Hip Hop dance and breaking. As part of Cornell’s yearlong mission for Freedom of Expression and in tribute of the 50-Year Anniversary of Hip Hop, PMA welcomes legendary B-Girl Rokafella for a PMA student showcase, All Style/Free Style Cypher, film screening, and more.
Hopeless, a short film by PMA Visiting Assistant Professor Juanie Fowlkes, has been selected by numerous film festivals throughout the United States, including the Rocket City Short Film Festival in her home state of Alabama.
Join us for a Professional Directions: Screen Acting Panel and Q&A on Monday, Nov. 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
PMA Professor J. Ellen Gainor has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the new Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Literary Studies at the University of Essex in the U.K.