Combining spoken word and modern dance, Sydney Hutton and Gabri Posard gave voice to Fair Isolde from Gottfried von Stratssburg’s Tristan. They probed the duality of love, the physicality of passion as both lustful and romantic and the interdependence of all experiences in the character’s life using the nuanced character of Isolde as inspiration.
In THINK 25: Evolution on Earth, students examined evolution from scientific, historical, and artistic perspectives. For his artistic project, student Michael Dickens rapped about the evolution of tool use in crows. Matthew Scott (faculty), Hania Köver (lecturer), Julie Desjardins (lecturer).
For the Gabriella Safran's Thinking Matters course “Why do we like (to read about) vampires? Folklore, (mostly) Russian Literature, Film,” students presented collaborative group performances for their final projects. The course itself explores theories and examples of folklore, and the relationship between folklore and other forms of cultural production, including literature, film, music, and ballet. Students put this knowledge to creative use in their collaborations: some groups adapted personal folklore, while others reflected on themes and theories of the course.
The Spoken Word Collective is dedicated to cultivating exquisite emotion in explosive written and spoken poetry. We are a group of poets that performs at campus events, community programs, and ACUI's National Poetry Slam. We also hold quarterly shows, bring artists to campus, and hold writing workshops, all open to the public.
Here we aren't so quickly (after Jonathan Safran Foer)