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The Edna Project

Music by Liz Queler
Words by Edna St. Vincent Milllay
An epic American poem set superbly to music.

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An Opera in One Act

Catapult Opera Presents: The Glitch

The first in Catapult Opera’s ongoing series of video micro-opera commissions.

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Awareness, Advocacy and Change

The Disability Caucus of Montclair State University serves as a forum for raising awareness about issues related to disability justice and rights, promoting the celebration of disability culture on campus, and working toward a fully accessible and inclusive campus community.

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Disability Caucus

Inspiring Mathematical Creativity through Juggling

An article published by the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics written by Ceire Monahan, Mika Munakata, Ashwin Vaidya of Montclair State University in collaboration with Gandini Juggling and PEAK Performances @ Montclair.

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Sonic Bites

Over the coming months we will present the work of 21 artists in a sensory series of audiovisual appetisers. Broadcast at 13.00 GMT on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, Sonic Bites offers you a welcome lunchtime break. Down tools and indulge in some digital delights to invigorate and inspire for the afternoon ahead. It is time to take your lunch break and savour a Sonic Bite…

We start on Thu 10 September with Gavin Bryars’ The Other Side of The River performed by Third Coast Percussion and featuring visuals by Laura Colmenares Guerra which was part of Cryptic’s production, “See You Later” (2016), Commissioned by Peak Performances, @ Montclair State University.

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Michael Gordon, Vicky Chow, Brian Brooks


A daily piano piece every day in July composed by Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon, performed by pianist, Vicky Chow, and choreographed by Brian Brooks. He listens to Vicky’s daily postings, then the very same day creates and posts on his instagram account.

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Susan Marshall: Frame Dances

Frame Dances (2008–2010) is an exploration of scale and mediation—a collection of dances and films exposing and theatricalizing the act of digital reproduction. How does the recorded mediate our experience of the live? How does the confined framing of the dance hide the labor of others working outside of the frame to make the dance possible?

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Douglass Dunn Teaching Zoom Technique

Choreographer Douglas Dunn invites you to free Zoom Technique Classes! Mondays and Fridays for the next four weeks June 22 – July 17, 2020.

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(Re)Live Arts Streaming | New York Live Arts

Every Thursday, we will be bringing you content from the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company and Live Arts archives!

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