Past Corcoran Events

 

This repository of live-streamed events will be updated throughout each semester. Visit here often for recordings of events you may have missed, or wish to re-watch again and again!

 

WHAT IS A MONUMENT? Lecture by Paul M. Farber, Corcoran Visiting Professor

 

Live streamed Wednesday, October 13, 2021  6:30 p.m. Eastern

Watch Paul Farber's lecture on monuments, public memory and civic imagination at the Corcoran School. Dr. Farber shares insights from the recent Monument Lab National Monument Audit, produced in partnership with the Mellon Foundation, a groundbreaking study of this country's monument landscape.

 


Dance Film Shorts Spring 2021

Dance Film Shorts Spring 2021

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2020  7:30 p.m.

Artistic Director and Faculty Choreographer, Maida Withers. Guest Artist, Robin Bell
Faculty Choreographer, Anthony Gongora. Featuring Honor's Thesis Film Projects by Alison Janega and Arielle Ostry, along with works by Student Choreographer /Filmmakers: Chloe Davis, Gracie Fletcher, with Aaron Mancus, Hannah Jacobson, Julia Chodyla, Kinaya McEady, Madelyn Sell, and Marney O’Connor.

 


Carolina Layaway Grail

 

Live streamed Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Eastern

By Ally Currin
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II

Diana's grandfather Duck is convinced that all the voices of his dead ancestors reside in his favorite shiny globe. So when he loses it in the City, Diana has no choice but to go on a journey to retrieve it. She embarks upon a post-modern Quest to find it in an unfamiliar and nightmarish landscape, people with fairy-tale figures, sidekicks, bureaucrats, and a scholar who is furious that she doesn't even understand her own "mono-myth!"

 


Fridays @ Five

 

Live streamed: Friday, February 19, 2021  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Spring semester.

 


Fridays @ Five

 

Live streamed: Friday, February 5, 2021  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Spring semester.

 


Decolonizing Music Education a Roundtable with Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi, and Special Guests

Live streamed: Friday, January 22, 2021  Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Associate Professor of Music Loren Kajikawa was a special guest at "Decolonizing Music Education," hosted by Santa Clara University, with Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi, and other special guests. The roundtable explored the histories of exclusion and white privilege within music education in the United States. How can music scholars, educators, professionals, and musicians work to identify, understand, and evaluate anti-colonial or decolonizing practices even as they are often entrenched in Western models of music-making and colonial logics? Panelists brought not only their own unique experiences as lifelong music learners but their expertise in an array of musical genres, canons, and institutions from jazz, hip hop, and African American folk music to opera, Baroque music, Italian and Irish folk traditions, Arabic music, and beyond.

 

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GW History: The 150-Year Cross-Pollination of the Corcoran Gallery of Art & the George Washington University

 

Live streamed: Friday, December 11, 2020  Noon – 1:00 p.m.

On Friday, December 11, 2020, all Corcoran and GW students and alumni were invited to join fellow alumnus and history buff, Stephen Wyman, ESIA BA '85, and the GW University Archivist, Brigette Kamsler, for a discussion about the history and connections between the George Washington University (originally Columbian College) and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now the GW Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

 

Watch the video to learn more about William Wilson Corcoran, the founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and his involvement as President of the Columbian College Board of Trustees, his partnership with GW President James Clarke Welling, and the relationships which helped propel GW towards becoming a national university. Brigette Kamsler will provide information about the University Archives and historical materials recently acquired from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

 


Fridays @ Five

 

Live streamed: Friday, December 11, 2020  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

 


Dance Film Shorts

 

Live streamed: Thursday, December 3, 2020  7:30 p.m.

Artistic Director, Maida Withers and New Media/Film Makers, Guest Artists, Robin Bell and Ludovic Jolivet join with GW dance faculty and choreography students to create dance on camera shorts to broadcast to the public online. Projects for this inaugural season, feature film shorts by Faculty Choreographers Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Giselle Ruzany, along with Student Choreographers Katherine Auerswald, Jillian Canning, Julia Chodyla, Chloe Davis, Hannah Jacobson, Alison Janega, Kinaya Mceady, and Madelyn Sell. Dancers, who are also filming themselves dancing “on location,” collaborate remotely with choreographers from national and international locations in the creation of the dance film shorts.

 


Dance Film Shorts (Individual Videos)

Dance Film Shorts

Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020  7:30 p.m.

Artistic Director, Maida Withers and New Media/Film Makers, Guest Artists, Robin Bell and Ludovic Jolivet join with GW dance faculty and choreography students to create dance on camera shorts to broadcast to the public online.

Watch individuAL Dance Film Shorts

 


Fridays @ Five

 

Live streamed: Friday, November 13, 2020  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome!

 


Corcoran Music Festival 2020

 

Live streamed: Tuesday, November 19, 2020  7:00 p.m.

Moderator: Douglas Boyce

Heather Stebbins: Riven, recorded performance by loadbangand string orchestra

Ning Yu: Rates of Extinction (2016) by Wang Lu

Millicent Scarlett: two selections from 19: The Musical.

 


Corcoran Music Festival 2020

 

Live streamed: Tuesday, November 17, 2020  7:00 p.m.

Moderator: Loren Kajikawa

A.D. Carson: i used to love to dream, featuring Vintage and Truth
This virtual roundtable features recited performance, audio excerpts, and conversation about A.D. Carson’s most recent project, i used to love to dream, a mixtap/e/ssay that performs hip-hop scholarship using sampled and live instrumentation; repurposed music, film, and news clips; and original rap lyrics.

 


Corcoran Music Festival 2020

 

Live streamed: Wednesday, November 11, 2020  7:00 p.m.

Moderator: Professor Ning Yu

Alison Crockett: Music Video –You’re Everything by Chick Corea from her new CD Obrigada.

Douglas Boyce: Thak's Mammoth Anecdote (Premiere) Jeremy Koch, alto saxophone and Molly Orlando, piano.

 


Visiting Artist Talk Cynthia Daignault and Curran Hatleberg

 

Live streamed: Wednesday, November 11, 2020  6:30 p.m.

Join Corcoran’s studio arts program for a talk featuring two stellar contemporary artists.

 


Data Visualization for Social Change: A Panel Discussion

 

Live streamed: Wednesday, October 21, 2020  6:30 – 9 p.m.

GW artists, faculty and researchers share their experiences and views on the power of data visualization to engage audiences and creating dialogue on social inequality in the United States and beyond, and how to support social change.

 


Introductory remarks from 'Antigone' director, Matthew R. Wilson

 

 

 

Antigone

 

Live streamed: Thursday, October 15, 2020  7:30 p.m.


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Content Warning: descriptions of death, physical violence, military casualties, injustice, and misogyny

 

Antigone: a digital student film festival!

 

Epic theatre takes the style of Zoom, YouTube, and TikTok in a digital play, edited and envisioned by theatre students from The George Washington University.

 

Production Design faculty & staff held virtual fittings, drop-shipped green screen kits across the country, and taught the basics of video editing.  Student actors (and their families!) turned their homes into film sets and became their crew members while also studying classical text and on-camera techniques.  Student editors—many of whom had not touched Premiere Pro just a month ago—each took a scene and brough their own vision and burgeoning skills to the material, taking ownership of choices in how to add music, manipulate split screen and green screen, and assemble footage—shot individually in homes around the world—into a virtual ensemble. 

 

CREDITS (in order of appearance)

ANTIGONE -- Alicia Januzzi
ISMENE -- Hannah Sturgis

CHORUS -- Nathan Burke, Kate Campbell, Ella Derke, Miranda Lee, Anna Phillips, Calista Ragland
CREON -- Anthony Thomas
GUARD -- Miranda Lee
HAEMON -- Blake Flayton
TEIRESIAS -- Calista Ragland
MESSENGER -- Anna Phillips
EURYDICE -- Gabriella Dubois

 

Written by Sophocles, Translated by Elizabeth Wykoff

 

EDITORS -- Ella Derke (Scenes 4 & 6), Gabriella Dubios (Scenes 9, 10, & 14), Alicia Januzzi (Scenes 11 & 13), Miranda Lee (Scenes 8 & 15), Anna Phillips (Scene 5), Calista Ragland (Scenes 2 & 12), Rachel Trauner (Scenes 3 & 7), Matthew R. Wilson (Scene 1).

 

CHOREOGRAPHER -- Morgan Furnari
MUSIC/SOUND DESIGNER -- Heather Stebbins

MUSIC PERFORMED by Vertixe Sonora ensemble, Ensemble: U, Ella Derke & Miranda Lee
COSTUME DESIGNER -- Sigríður Jóhannesdóttir
INSTRUCTIONAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT, COSTUME SHOP -- Adalia Vera Tonneyck
DIRECTOR – Matthew R. Wilson
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR -- Natalie Parks
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER -- Avery Yoss

 

PRODUCER -- Carl Gudenius
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR -- John Traub

INSTRUCTIONAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT, SCENE SHOP -- Abby Bender
PERFORMANCE MANAGER -- Ann Norton
VIDEO CONSULTANTS -- Jackie Steven & Rodrigo Antonio Villaronga
THEATRE & DANCE PROGRAM HEAD -- Robert Baker
THEATRE & DANCE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR – Gabrielle Wingate

 

“Great words by men of pride / bring greater blows upon them. / So wisdom comes to the old.”
-Sophocles, Antigone

 

© 2020 The George Washington University, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Theatre & Dance Program

 


Fridays @ Five

 

Live streamed: Friday, October 2, 2020  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome!

 


Dance & Guest Artist Filmmakers Talk Back

 

Live streamed: Thursday, October 1, 2020  5 p.m.

with:
Robin Bell, artist, filmmaker
Ludovic Jolivet, choreographer, filmmaker
Maida Withers, choreographer, interactive arts

Contains: NUDITY

Multifaceted conversation about DANCE, NEW MEDIA, POLITICAL ART in this world of NEW DANCE, NEW PERFORMANCE, NEW STYLES for a NEW GENERATION. Maida Withers, Choreographer engages in discussion with Robin Bell and Ludovic Jolivet, Filmmakers, Guest Artists in the GW 2020 Dance Program. Event followed by open discussion with the audience.

 


Artist Talk with Women’s Mobile Museum artists Shasta Bady and Danielle Morris

 

Live streamed: Wednesday, September 23, 2020  6:30 - 8 p.m.


Shasta Bady, a born and raised Philadelphian, is an aspiring scientist, visual artist and sporadic papermaker. Through her art, she aims to celebrate the depth of our connectedness and commonalities. Her influences include Lyndsey Addario, Sebastiao Salgado and Malick Sidibe. She enjoys exploring the subtleties of light and color and staying available to visual spontaneity.

Danielle Morris is a self-taught photographer who mainly works in street and self portraiture. With a conceptual approach, Morris absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. Her works are often about the contact between urban architecture and the living elements of feminism. Morris focuses on the idea of the feminine in “public space,” or more specifically, on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment. This includes the non-private space, the non-privately owned space and space that is expressed through proximity to her subjects and their otherness to her sense of femininity. Morris is an advanced photography instructor at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center who received a curatorial internship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and was a teaching artist in Drexel University’s Writers Room residency and a contributing artist in the 2018-19 Women’s Mobile Museum residency led by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. She has exhibited in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the Works on Paper Gallery and the Colored Girls Museum’s 2019 “In Search of the Colored Girl” exhibition. Morris was also a contributing artist in the 2018 SPACES Residency "Home Court," led by visual artist Shawn Theodore. She has exhibited at the Barnes Foundation through “Let's Connect Philly,” where she placed in the top 20 of the participating artists. Commercially, she has worked with Apple, Bulgari, Louboutin, Roc Nation and Tiffany and Co.

About the Women’s Mobile Museum:

“Who makes the art shown in museums and galleries?” “Who are these spaces for?” “Who is an artist?” These are the central questions behind the work of the Women’s Mobile Museum that drove the year-long collaboration between Philadelphia artists Afaq, Shasta Bady, Davelle Barnes, Tash Billington, Iris Maldonado, Danielle Morris, Shana-Adina Roberts, Carrie Anne Shimborski, Muffy Ashley Torres and Andrea Walls as well as South African artists Zanele Muholi and Lindeka Qampi. Each of the Philadelphia artists was selected through an in-depth application and interview process for a year-long funded opportunity to explore and develop new work. Collectively, the work of the Women’s Mobile Museum interrogates access to the arts and challenges who is educated by and represented in arts institutions. Compelling imagery asks us to question housing, urban social infrastructure, memory, racism and gaze in what it means to make a photographic portrait.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is excited to host Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94), a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will be built through community participation August 25, 2020 to February 1, 2021, and is accompanied by virtual programming, teaching resources, and more. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation is simultaneously taking place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2020.

We invite you to participate and explore the rich materials, such as reading lists, audio files and playlists, and virtual events connected to this exhibit. Throughout the fall semester we will be completing the toe tags representing lives lost and installing them on the map of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona installed in the atrium of the Corcoran Flagg Building.

 

Fridays @ Five

 

Live streamed: Friday, September 18, 2020  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome!