Transcript of Sabine Haenni Video

Sabine Haenni:

Hi there. My name is Sabine Haenni and I am an associate professor and chair of the Department of Performing and Media Arts. It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the department. We want to give you a sense of who we are and what we do as a group of faculty, students, and staff.

Simply put, our work is located at the intersection of creativity and critical thought. We combine the making of media, films, and live performances, with the study of dance, theatre, film, television, and related  forms. We are also really interested in exploring new hybrids between live and mediated art.

We offer a major in performing and media arts, and various minors, in theatre, film, dance, even innovative combinations of these. If you work with us, you can study these artforms and learn to make them yourselves. Each year, our faculty and staff also program and support a series of live performances, film productions, dance concerts, immersive installations, and more. Each fall students are invited to submit proposals for the following year.

Other videos here provide more information about what performances, films, and events are in the works this year. And you will find a brief virtual tour of the spaces and resources at the Schwartz Center. We very much hope you will get involved this year as participants or audience members.

Please feel free to reach out to any and all of us with any questions you may have about our classes or our events—
our emails are on our website. We very much look forward to getting to know you and to learning more about your interests at our open house before classes start – this year it is on Friday August 19, from 10am to noon. We hope to see you at our events and in our classes. If you have questions don’t hesitate to come by the Schwartz Center located in Collegetown or email faculty or staff. Take care, check out other videos, look around our website, and have a great time at Cornell.