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An Immersive Art Installation Records the Sounds of the Sea
January 29, 2022

Columbia's School of the Arts will present Jana Winderen’s “The Art of Listening: Under Water” February 3-13, 2022.

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MFA Acting Thesis: 'Dance Nation' Runs On Delight, Shock, and Awe
January 11, 2022

You might not expect blood to be a recurring leitmotif in a show about a modern dance team of 13-year-olds, but Clare Barron’s 2019 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Dance Nation is unflinchingly visceral in its themes and imagery.

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Which Indian Stories Get Told? Diksha Basu In Conversation With Ravina Aggarwal
December 10, 2021

At the time, the only kinds of Indian stories which received interest were “the vulnerable diaspora story, or the slum story,” Basu said, “Why would anyone want to read what I think generations of white American writers have been allowed to do, which is just a regular middle class Indian family? No trauma, no tragedy, not great poverty, not great wealth—simply the world I knew.

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Art, Friends, and Watches: Gary Shteyngart In Conversation with Fred Savage
November 30, 2021

“For me this book was the first time I really wanted to look at friendship,” he added later, as the conversation circled around to relationships, “and how love exists within friendship between people.

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Live From Columbia Features the Experimental Virtuosos Yarn/Wire in Concert
November 30, 2021

The Live From Columbia series continues to turn out beautiful virtual performances from Morningside Campus, the latest installment of which featured the fascinating percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire, on November 9, 2021.

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Smallest Giant: Launching Susan Bernofsky’s New Walser Biography
November 8, 2021

It seems that to know Robert Walser is to love him.

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Dream Logic: A New 'Hedda Gabler' in Rakesh Palisetty's MFA Directing Thesis
November 8, 2021

“I wanted to go deeper than the intellectual mind,” Directing student Rakesh Palisetty said of his thesis production, Hedda Gabler.

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A Story of the World: IPRF Festival Concludes with a Panel Discussion
November 8, 2021

The fourth annual International Play Reading Festival—a festival co-founded by Dean Carol Becker and Associate Professor David Henry Hwang, Theatre—was held last month, presenting readings of three plays by living international playwrights.

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The Food of Love: Morningside Lights Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Shakespeare and Duke Ellington
November 5, 2021

On October 26, 2021, campus walk was illuminated by the lanterns of the Morningside Lights festival once again, its colorful shapes and marvelling spectators charging the fall air with wonder and excitement.

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Artist Mark Dion Engages With Climate Change and the Uncertainty of Science in His Work
October 27, 2021

In an online event, he discusses his process and the relationship between art and science with Maureen Raymo, co-founding dean of Columbia Climate School.

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