Barbara Hammond, a playwright in residence at New Dramatists in New York, has been visiting Duke for two weeks to work with students in Jody McAuliffe’s advanced acting class and stage her work in progress, “We Are Pussy Riot.” The play is inspired by the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who have used performance art to protest and defy the regime of President Vladmir Putin.
"My standards have always been very high; I don’t dumb things down. I always assume my readers are smart—and they are."
"It’s easy to be bogged down with Duke bubble, so you’re not totally sure how to reach out into the media world and connect with people."
When visitors walk into the Nasher exhibit “A Material Legacy”, they are immediately greeted by a large stainless steel circle, which presents a distorted view of the image behind the visit.
I've played saxophone and drums since elementary school, when I caught the music bug. I started a rock band in high school with my best friends, and we ended up recording an album in a professional studio in Queens, NY, near where I grew up. We wrote all original music and raised enough funds for the project by selling our band's T-shirts to our family and friends.
This Saturday Night, the Duke Wind Symphony will host its 42nd annual Viennese Ball in the Freeman Center.
This Thursday, Page auditorium is sure to be packed with Duke students waiting to see BØRNS in a special mid-semester concert. While concerts like Heatwave and Old Duke are traditions at Duke, other concerts are more of a rarity, making BØRNS a unique opportunity to see a popular musical artist.
Although many community members have grown increasingly frustrated with the delays and inconveniences associated with the renovations of the West Union building, some will have the chance to have their artwork displayed when the doors finally open.
Last Spring, Duke’s dance department kicked off the Passion of Flamenco, a year during which the department welcomed world-renowned artists to teach and perform for students.
This winter, Hoof n’ Horn looks to start new conversations about mental illness in Next to Normal. Next to Normal is a rock musical that came out in 2009, which explores the journey of the Goodman family.
In February, Duke Performances will combine the visual and the musical to produce an experience audiences of all ages won’t be likely to forget. Composer Benoit Charest will lead the nine-piece Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his score from the critically acclaimed movie Triplets of Belleville, in conjunction with a screening of the movie.
The Duke Wired! group will be examining the intersection of modern technology and the artistic humanities in its Apps, Maps & Models symposium on February 22. The free, one day symposium will feature a number of distinguished speakers and topics ranging from mapping architecture in 1914-24 Germany to the Italian Renaissance Piazza as a social media space.
Although Duke has many print and visual sources of news for University and student life, audio sources do not have a mainstream presence on campus.
When most people think about classic examples of art, Leonardo Da Vinci’s "Mona Lisa" poised on a wall in the Louvre or Michelangelo’s "David" standing proudly commando in Florence probably come to mind.
You may have noticed several art pieces popping up around campus this year, whether it’s the new mural of the Durham skyline in the Bryan Center or the ever-changing graffiti in the East Campus tunnel or the Nasher’s 10 Anniversary #artstigators buses.