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Winter 2013

Blueprint Magazine Art Show

Jessica Jones — Blueprint Magazine

Funding for Blueprint Magazine, a student-led literary journal on North Campus, went to both the third volume of the publication, as well as a two week-long art show in the Duderstadt Gallery. Through its magazine and art gallery showing, Blueprint hoped to highlight creative expression on North Campus.

“References to Salvador Dali”

Olivia Lloyd — Senior directing thesis project

Performed in the Duderstadt Video Studio, Olivia Lloyd’s senior thesis directing project, “References to Salvador Dali” included originally designed projections, scenic and an original score. Using themes of magical realism, the play was complex, and incorporated students across campus to make a cohesive, unified production.

“Evening of Scenes”

Rayna Caskey — RC Players

“Evening of Scenes” was a performance of scenes written by students. Undergraduates from LSA, Engineering, Business and other colleges wrote, directed, produced and acted in comedic scenes. The production was free for all audience members.

“The Real Inspector Hound”

Scott Kloosterman — Basement Arts

Produced by Basement Arts, “The Real Inspector Hound” was a murder mystery, using play-within-a-play methods to change the way the audience looks at the nature of theater. A completely student-run theater group, Basement Arts’ production confronted issues of abstract storytelling with comedy and charm.

“The Hothouse”

Emily Lyon — Senior directing thesis project

Emily Lyon’s senior directing thesis was a “The Hothouse,” a two-act play about the effects of bureaucracy and mental health care. A dark and funny piece, Lyon’s production brought Harold Pinter to campus, who’s rarely performed with undergraduates. Funding supported original costume design, as well as lights and set materials.

Sinaboro Annual Concert – “A Tale of Two Sisters”

Lyndsey Twining — Sinaboro

“A Tale of Two Sisters,” this year’s theme for Sinaboro’s annual concert, featured multiple pieces of traditional Korean samulnori drumming. Performed by the over 40 undergraduate members of Sinaboro, as well as the club’s K-12 group and alumni, “A Tale of Two Sisters” adapted a popular 2003 horror movie and turned it into a contemporary exploration of culture and music. Funding helped support costume costs.

“Who is Luther Burbank?”

Corey Smith — Performance Ark

An interdisciplinary collaboration from student composers, choreographers and performance artists, “Who is Luther Burbank?” was a 45-minute piece created from the found text “Our Wonder World: Volume X, Quiz Book.” Funding helped support marketing costs, as well as program printing, costumes and prop construction.

LEAD Magazine

Veena Katragadda — LEAD Magazine

Funding for LEAD Magazine, a student-run publication, helped produce the magazine’s first print issue. Using writing and photography, the magazine combined art mediums with art messages in order to educate students about creative initiatives on campus, such as student rap groups or Ann Arbor-based fashion shows.

Salto Dance Company’s Spring Show

Megan Nas — Salto Dance Company

Salto, a ballet and lyrical dance group, hosted its spring dance show, highlighting the group’s unique choreography and dancing style. Grant funding helped the group pay for new costumes.

“Black En Vogue”

Octavia Gathings — National Council for Negro Women

Showcasing some of the art surrounding LSA’s theme semester of “Understanding Race,” the National Council for Negro Women hosted “Black En Vogue,” a student tribute to the Harlem Renaissance and Motown eras. Archival research into both eras resulted in photos from those time periods being displayed at the event, which also included musical performances, dance, poetry and videographies. Funding helped secure costumes for the event.

“Gap Yah”

Declan Sheahan — Basement Arts

Written by Sheahan, “Gap Yah” was a play performed by Basement Arts. Based on his own experiences as an exchange student from the United Kingdom, Sheahan’s play exposed the audience to British culture and humor. Funding helped the group pay for costumes, set and prop pieces.

“Wit”

William Jackson — Basement Arts

Directed by William Jackson, “Wit” was a play performed by Basement Arts. Showcasing a professor of metaphysical poetry’s struggle with ovarian cancer, “Wit” is a drama that brought together students interested in theater from across campus. Jackson made a special effort to combine the forces from SAC and MTD, giving film students the rare opportunity to work on a play.

“The Altruists”

Derek Tran — Basement Arts

Directed by Derek Tran, “The Altruists” was a play directed, designed and acted by students. The play focused on the theme of altruism, questioning whether some forms of giving back are fake or genuine, generous or self-interested. Funding helped support costume and set design.

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Fall 2012

Evening of Scenes

Alyssa Tender — RC Players

The RC Players, a theater group based out of the Residential College, put on “Evening of Scenes,” a compilation of seven short, student-written and directed scenes performed by a diverse group of University students. Students of all majors and all levels of experience wrote, performed and directed short productions. In this production, many of the scenes had feminist undertones, allowing “Evening of Scenes” writers to express their feelings on issues in a constructive, creative way.

Publication of Fortnight Literary Press

Nicholas Nuechterlein — Fortnight Literary Press

Fortnight Magazine published UM students’ artwork, original prose and poetry. It nourished a dialogue about art outside of the classroom, providing a comfortable and informal setting for students to explore literature and visual art, both critically and creatively.

Grass Widow concert

Jeneen Garchow — East Quad Music Co-op

The East Quad Music Co-op (EQMC) and WCBN co-presented the feminist post-punk band Grass Widow in a concert at the Yellow Barn in Ann Arbor. In this EQMC-WCBN show, Grass Widow offered students a unique perspective through their approaches to songwriting, activism and feminism.

Seeing Between the Lines

Evalyn Carter — F.O.K.U.S

F.O.K.U.S brought the artists and activists behind the POC Zine Project to campus for a three-pronged event. The event consisted of a 30-minute interactive art activity with attendees, a 60-minute panel and discussion with the POC Zine Project panelists and a 60-minute zine-making workshop, where attendees mixed mediums such as collaging, drawing, photography and editorial-style writings to create their own mini-zines.

Karaikudi S. Subramanian concert

Michael Schacter — Michigan Student Composers Collective

The Michigan Student Composers Collective brought ninth-generation Karnatak (South Indian Classical) musician Karaikudi S. Subramanian to Ann Arbor for a five-day residency at the University. During his stay, Subramanian gave a public concert, conducted a lecture demonstration open to the Ann Arbor community, visited classes, conducted workshops and met privately with faculty and students.

Comments from the Vine, Comments from the Branches

Tehillah Frederick — Performance Ark

Comments from the Vine, Comments from the Branches was a collaborative production involving original composition and design in dance, music and video resulting in an evening-length show. The show revolved around the phrase “living water” in the Bible and how this phrase compares with and applies to society and culture today.

Michigan Performance Outreach Workshop fall event

Erika Henningsen — Michigan Performance Outreach Workshop

MPOW’s fall event involved transporting approximately 150 students from participating schools in Detroit to the University of Michigan for a free, one-day performing arts workshop field trip. After an opening performance comprising University student organizations, such as dance troupes, a cappella groups, jazz ensembles and comedy acts, the children participated in three performance workshops.

Arabian Dance Ensemble’s beginner classes and performance group rehearsal

Jacquelyn Davis — Arabian Dance Ensemble

The Arabian Dance Ensemble hosted hour-long beginner class where current members taught open belly dance classes. Later, the performance group met to design choreography for multicultural performances. Funding was used for facility rental costs and performance accessories.

Anna in the Tropics

Amanda Cohen — School of Music, Theater and Dance senior thesis project

For a senior thesis project, SMTD senior Amanda Cohen directed the Pulitzer-prize winning play “Anna in the Tropics.” The production brought together students from the SMTD, the Residential College, the School of Arts and Design and the School of Engineering, working to produce, act and publicize the play.

Issue #2 of The Gallery

Theo Schaer — Student Arts Magazine

This grant helped fund the pilot issue of The Gallery. The Gallery commissioned students with talent and insight in particular fields such as art, music, poetry and literature to contribute media to their magazine. In addition to the print magazine, The Gallery attaches an audio component on a CD.

Human Rights and the Justice System Conference

Eleanor Gamalski — Human Rights Through Education

On February 3, 2013, Human Rights through Education hosted a conference on human rights and the justice system. At the conference, a talk, Q & A session and theater workshop was led by Frannie Shepard-Bates, the Artistic Director of the Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit. Shepard-Bates talked about Magenta Giraffe’s Shakespeare in Prison project, a program at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Human Rights and the Justice System Conference

Eleanor Gamalski — Human Rights Through Education

On February 3, 2013, Human Rights through Education hosted a conference on human rights and the justice system. At the conference, a talk, Q & A session and theater workshop was led by Frannie Shepard-Bates, the Artistic Director of the Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit. Shepard-Bates talked about Magenta Giraffe’s Shakespeare in Prison project, a program at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

“Platanos y Collard Greens” production

Eleanor Gamalski — Multicultural Youth Striving to Incorporate Cohesiveness

OThe MYSTIC Multicultural Council hosted “Platanos Y Collard Greens,” an off-Broadway show that highlights multiculturalism using humor and drama. “Platanos y Collard Greens” questions the taboos surrounding interracial relationships, challenging social norms that still exist today.

The Art Experience: City Underground

Chatoris Jones — EnspiRED

The Art Experience showcased the work of various artists in the realm of visual art and music, including photography, poetry and video. This event highlighted the fusion between hip hop and the jazz underground world.

Element One Anniversary Jam

Eric Tian — Element One

Element One Anniversary Jam was a hip-hop hosted by University of Michigan’s student-run break dance club, Element One. The event comprised a break dancing competition where dancers from around Michigan came to dance and compete, with the help of a live DJ and emcee hosting the event.

Nouvelle Crème

Alee-Sha Stewart — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Nu Chapter

The Nu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta hosted Nouvelle Crème, the name for the 43rd annual LaRue Heard Johnson Scholarship Ball. Each year, the Nu chapter awards two female high school students with a scholarship based on their academic success, extracurricular involvement and need. The event included a dance performance by the Windsor Dance Academy and visual art.

Lightworks Film Festival

Mary Bridget Welch — Film and Video Student Association

On December 14-15, 2012, the Film and Video Student Association hosted the Lightworks Film Festival, a student-run film festival showcasing student work from the Screen Arts and Culture department.

Xylem Literary Magazine

Nisreen Salka — Xylem Literary Magazine

Funding went to help fund an issue of Xylem Literary Magazine, a student-led publication which accepts art submissions of various forms from undergraduates around campus. Increased marketing was also a goal of funding, with the magazine focusing on rebranding their logo and spreading the word about their publication.

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Fall 2011

Fronteras/Borderlines

Nicole Bette — Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosting "Fronteras/Borderlines," a presentation and luncheon event designed to create greater awareness of issues and life at the US/Mexico border. A reading from the author of Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives, a book that focuses on the lives of those who live and work near the US/Mexico border will be featured. A presentation of the artwork involved in the book will follow, along with a Q and A session with the author.

Dorothy (a play)

Porscha Kazmierczak — Basement Arts

Dorothy is a powerful play about a woman struggling to her internal family life when a violent external force forces her and her family to choose utter devastation or renewed hope. The performance brings about recognition of this violence in our world and hopefully inspires a desire in the audience to stand up and make a change in their lives and in our society.

"What to Do When Stuck in Reality"

Jacob Axelrad — RC Players

The premise of this original, student-written play is a man, Kevin, who is taking care of his best friend, Paul, who was a brilliant medical student but then suffered a severe mental breakdown. Ever since he was released from the mental institution Kevin has been taking care of Paul. In addition to this, Kevin also has to deal with the fact that his father is dying of pancreatic cancer. The play probes challenging questions - what does it mean to be a good friend? And what does it mean to be a good son?

"The Mother’s Visit"

Barbara Twist — Senior Thesis Film Production

"The Mother's Visit" is not only the culmination of Barbara Twist's impressive academic career, but also a vast endeavor to produce a meaningful and engaging work of art as well as a unique opportunity for students to work in a professional atmosphere and gain valuable hands-on experience in the production of a film. This 30-minute narrative honors thesis film presents a compelling narrative which utilizes its author's witty and engaging dark humor to draw audiences into the story of one woman's coming to terms with the death of her mother amidst her mother's unexpected, supernatural visit.

"The House of Blue Leaves"

Richard Grasso — Senior Thesis Film Production

This show is fully directed, designed and acted by U of M Theatre students. This play is a black comedy that involves people with mental illness, bomb explosions and nuns. The overall motifs of moral values, religious freedom, and the choices these characters make can all touch someone in one way or another. The messages from this play can all speak to students, and by them seeing the play, they can learn a lot about life and the struggles people face every day, just like the main characters of Artie and Bananas.

"Sirens" — A short film

Mark Novack — Screen Arts and Culture 400 Group

This group of students from the SAC 400 class is producing a short film "Sirens," with the goal of getting the film into an international film festival. The story centers on a 21 year old man who returns home to find his mother has passed away in the home. His initial goal is to find someone to pick up the body, but the real goal is for him to unlock something in himself, solve a problem that has haunted him his entire life which allows him to remove the body himself.

Weekly Belly Dance Classes

Jacquelyn Davis — Arabian Dance Ensemble

Dance Lessons for beginners are held every Sunday throughout the school year where belly dance techniques were learned and shared. More complicated aspects of belly dance especially veil work and finger cymbals are explored. This very unique art form is then performed to promote better understanding of belly dancing.

"God of Carnage"

Will DeCamp — Basement Arts

This is a completely student-run production of the Tony Award winning play "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza. The powerful and humorous play centers around two sets Brooklyn parents, who are initially brought together to resolve a playground altercation between their children. As their meeting progresses, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Pakistani Cultural Show

Asim Siddiqui — Pakistani Student Association

The Pakistani Cultural Show aims to target the non Pakistani community at Michigan. The primary purpose of this event will be to educate students about Pakistani and South Asian culture, heritage, tradition and the social injustice that takes place back home. The evening will consist of a number of musical and dance performances, along with presentations and short skits that will be prepared by the board members.

Thrill the World: Ann Arbor

Jacob Axelrad — Thrill the World: Ann Arbor

Thrill the World: Ann Arbor is part of the greater umbrella organization Thrill the World, whose mission is to unite as many people as possible around the world to simultaneously do the Michael Jackson Thriller dance. This dance-oriented student group aims to unite members of the university and the Ann Arbor community to participate in the performance of the Thriller dance, to be performed on the Diag.

Witt's End Improv (Brumblebee Series)

Jack Stratton — Witt's End

Witt's End performs long-form comedic improv with a 12-performance routine, inspired by TJ and Dave and IO's top group in Chicago, the performance aims to build a community of improv lovers. Improv is the most powerful theatrical production. When done well, it is magic, "better than sex" exclaimed John Belushi.

"Barefoot in the Park"

Barbara Twist — RC Players

This entirely student-run play is set in the 1960s. There will be several different students running different departments, which will allow for leadership development as they coordinate their teams. As they are all working toward the performance of the play, it will help promote student learning through the arts.

Production of Fortnight Literary Press

Xu Li — Fortnight Literary Press

Fortnight Magazine publishes UM students’ artwork, original prose and poetry. It nourishes a dialogue about art outside of the classroom, providing a comfortable and informal setting for students to explore literature and visual art, both critically and creatively.

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Winter 2011

Cadence Annual Showcase

Sophia Kruz — Cadence

The event is an annual showcase of modern and lyrical dance, put on by our student choreographed dance company featuring up to twelve original dances performed by Cadence. Dancers create new and innovative choreography from variety of dances including ballet, jazz, and dance team/competition style.

Publication of Blueprint Literary Journal

Powell Perng — Blueprint

The literary journal based in the College of Engineering, Blueprint aims to inspire members of the College of Engineering to take an interest in the arts, and to promote the interdisciplinary exchange of creative ideas among students, faculty, and staff of the four North Campus colleges. This first issue will exhibit the community’s intellectual breadth and curiosity beyond technical disciplines.

Slash/Fiction

Liann Kaye — Screen Arts & Cultures

The focus of the film is anonymity; Internet commentaries are essentially done anonymously. It revolves around the plot of writing on unisex bathroom walls where metaphorically, each bathroom stall represents an Internet forum: Digg, Craigslist, Fanfiction.net, and E-harmony. It creates characters who are able to overcome their differences, and use this anonymous space to communicate without preconceptions or labels.

Performance Thesis

Yonit Olshan — Basement Arts

This collaborative thesis production between School of Art and Design, School of Music Theatre and Dance, and Basement Arts aims to explore a series of different creation myths from a broad spectrum of cultures. Puppetry, dance, and dramatic interpretation will tell a series of mythological stories on the theme of creation.

Jugaadoo

Alex O’Dell — Jugaadoo

"Jugaadoo" is the a documentary film shot this past summer by three Wolverines where they traveled 5,000 miles across India and captured over 90 hours of footage. The film covers issues that are collectively shaping the future of our world and aims to shift students’ perspectives of what they are capable of.

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Fall 2010

Publication of Fortnight Literary Press

Sarah Doukakos — Fortnight Literary Press

Fortnight Magazine publishes UM students’ artwork, original prose and poetry. It nourishes a dialogue about art outside of the classroom, providing a comfortable and informal setting for students to explore literature and visual art, both critically and creatively.

Dorothy (a play)

Porscha Kazmierczak — Basement Arts

Dorothy is a powerful play about a woman struggling to her internal family life when a violent external force forces her and her family to choose utter devastation or renewed hope. The performance brings about recognition of this violence in our world and hopefully inspires a desire in the audience to stand up and make a change in their lives and in our society.

The Diver

Rebecca Spooner — School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Traveling through a woman's delusions of reality, she leads investigators on a journey through her mind as they try to discover the truth behind her actions. This blend of a contemporary murder case with traditional Japanese Noh Theatre creates a beautiful and poetic fusion of styles that has led to a complex and multi-layered journey into Japanese classical theatre and modern psychiatric theory.

Salto Winter Show

Elizabeth Shea — Salto Dance Company

Salto Dance Company, a relatively new ballet and lyrical group on campus, present ballet and lyrical dance with a positive, inspiring experience. This extremely powerful art aims to make the dances as expressive, creative, and meaningful as possible and this is done through choreography, music choices, and even the energy put into each tiny movement.

Found Art-a-Palooza

Austyn Foster — Living Arts Living Learning Community

Living Arts residents learn to find art at downtown Ann Arbor by creating sculptures from items purchased at the Kiwanis Thrift Store. The activity is focused on enhancing students' understanding of each other's creative thought processes, and those with vast knowledge regarding found art, they will be able to share and stretch others who have more limited knowledge.

Brunch the Musical

Joshua Beurer — MUSKET

Brunch the Musical profiles a group of young adults as they work at a New York City restaurant, featuring poignant themes of searching for a sense of purpose and dealing with personal ambition. By using Brunch as a creative outlet, perspectives on fields of interest and studies are broadened, and unconventional ways to work with peers and to approach problems can be easily applied.

The Real Thing

Daniel Cox — RC Players

"The Real Thing" by Tom Stoppard revolves around the themes of love, fidelity, politics, semblance of reality, and reality itself while discussing issues such as honesty and infidelity. In addition, the production has a unique way to increase understanding in the arts as it is very self-aware; by having a play-within-a-play, the audience is invited to witness the inner workings of a playwright's mind.

By the Way: Music in Pluralism

Willian Zuckerman — School of Music, Theatre & Dance

The event is a multimedia exhibition of music, video, lighting, and amplified instruments where every movement creates a certain distinct feeling and mood, only to end and become segued with another movement of a completely contrasting mood, feeling, and style. The piece is experimental and classical by practice, but has a pluralism of aesthetic influences.

Placebo: A New Musical

Joshua Borths — Basement Arts

Placebo concerns two brothers who want to better themselves financially, selling their town a "miracle pill" that can cure every ailment, insecurity or fear, using a placebo. This show deals with many questions of how far are we willing to go to get what we want and what happens when what we believe leads us down the wrong path?

And Baby Makes Seven

Kacie Smith — School of Music, Theatre & Dance

The play itself is a zany three-person comedy set in modern day Manhattan, with three-way relationship in order to bear and raise a child. These characters are represented as functional, well adjusted, socially acceptable, responsible adults. Although they have a whimsical private life and unconventional relationship status, they are living as comfortable American adults.

Witt's End Improv (Brumblebee Series)

Jack Stratton — Witt's End

Witt's End performs long-form comedic improv with a 12-performance routine, inspired by TJ and Dave and IO's top group in Chicago, the performance aims to build a community of improv lovers. Improv is the most powerful theatrical production. When done well, it is magic, "better than sex" exclaimed John Belushi.

SHEI Magazine Photoshoot

Amy Kim — SHEI Magazine

Three rounds of photoshoot were held during Fall semester encompassing a variety of topics including sexual orientation and gender identities, notions of conformity and established trends, division of cultural perception and beauty. The photos are then featured in the biannual SHEI Magazine, available for students.

Weekly Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Emily Landgraf — Arabian Dance Ensemble

Dance Lessons for beginners were held every Tuesday throughout the school year where belly dance techniques were learnt and shared. More complicated aspects of belly dance especially veil work and finger cymbals are explored. This very unique art form is then performed to promote better understanding of belly dancing.

Anniversary HIV Activism through the Art Panel

Lillianna O'Brien-Kovari — Pedagogy of Action Ambassadors

Conversation on using art as a platform to engage HIV activism was the focus of the panelists along with presentations of their original pieces. Rangoato Hlasane from South Africa and three other panelists discuss the necessity to engage audiences through all types of mediums on the challenges of HIV.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologue

Emma Donson — Basement Arts

The play, written by Jeff Goode, is a dark comedy that explores how far we, as self-obsessed people (using emotionally human-like deer), would go to maintain normalcy and our childhood fantasies, causing us to examine what really matters: fighting for the truth, or maintaining the facade.

Emails, Females, and Coattails

Tara Sheena — Dance Student Assembly

The show addresses gender stereotypes and takes on a strong feminist perspective while exploring the possibilities of dance as a vehicle to communicate important social issues. The play attacks gender stereotypes and the regressive nature of a patriarchal society.

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Winter 2009

Girl From Another Planet: Janelle Monae 2009 MLK Symposium Student Event

Frances Medina — FOKUS

Janelle Monae, a Grammy Award–nominated American urban/alternative singer and performer, featured the 2009 MLK Symposium. The music brought by Ms Monae might sound like a bit of a stretch for the imagination: suspend disbelief for a moment, as you’re dropped mid–pursuit into a soaring sci–fi soundtrack, the lush orchestration experiments with elements of musical theater, funk and the dirty south; but this new flavor inspires many to explore their artistic side and expand their imaginations.

LSO Aids in Black and Brown Film Series

Roxanna Vigil — Latino Student Association

This interesting film series explores how film represents HIV/AIDS and how we interpret these representations to gain awareness of the issue within underrepresented communities. It engages campus community by using the art of film as a means of addressing the challenging topic of HIV/AIDS. A brief discussion following the films engages participants from the community to critically analyze the art of film making in relation to HIV/AIDS awareness.

Photo Journal Exhibit: “Bridges of Hope, Faces of Promise”

Julie Foster — Sociology/Global Health Department

This exhibit showcases life–stories of teenage orphans at Bridges of Hope boarding school to raise awareness and financial support for these orphans. It also emphasizes the importance of understanding the impact of AIDS in our region (the U.S.) as well as the global context. Colorful pictures couples with life testimonies of the children capture stories of personality, struggle and joy. This, as well, raise awareness for other misrepresented or oppressed such as homeless in Ann Arbor.

Dicks and Janes Album

Danny Abosch — Dicks and Janes

Dicks and Janes, in the past, have released two full–length CDs of their music and will release their third album late March or early April of 2009 featuring 10–12 songs arranged by their members themselves. Known as one of the top a capella groups on campus, Dicks and Janes feels that the third CD would have a great impact on the student body as their music is both enjoyable and educational.

Summertime, a play by Charles Mee

Julia Albain — Basement Arts

“Summertime” is a high energy play written by Charles Mee that speaks of struggles and joys of love and separation. It comedically yet poignantly discusses the differences between men and women, and ends on a note of hope that people have the power to influence each other’s lives. The show incorporates many different art forms including music, dance and acrobatics to tell the story with emotion and passion.

Systems of Simultaneity

Sheila Klein — White Void Productions

The connections between the arts, and the social and political environment from which they are produced had always been an area of interest. Klein wrote a thesis that the arts, politics, social norms and cultural values are independent, and that history is formed though the intertwined relationship between individuals and events. This event features a student–choreographed modern dance performance that is composed as a collage, focusing on bringing individual ideas together to create a continuous work that is both a reflection and reaction to the thesis.

The Baltimore Waltz — a play by Paula Vogel

Cheryl Yael Kiken — Basement Arts

“The Baltimore Waltz” by Pulitzer–Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel tells the story of a brother and sister who embarked on a whirlwind tour of Europe after the sister was diagnosed of a mysterious illness. Written in response to Vogel’s brother’s death, the play parallels the spread of HIV/AIDS in the US in the 1980s — the mystery, the politics, and the lack of attention paid by the government, media, and health institutions. Told with lyricism, humor, and fantasy, this play addresses the issues of grief, illness, survival and family relationship.

Donut Play (with Guns) — a play by Addison Proctor

Laura Lapidus — Basement Arts

“Donut Play” is a dark comedy that takes place primarily in an office and instills a sharp wit that echoes a deeply profound situation. How far will one go to move up on the corporate ladder? What values will we overlook for the sake of rank? These all some questions that “Donut Play” attempts to discuss. Addison, the playwright, collaborates with the production team to be involved in the final stages of rehearsal and trains them based on his rich experiences and knowledge.

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? — a play by Edward Albee

James Manganello — Basement Arts

The 2002 Tony–Award–winner for Best Play, “The Goat” depicts the long–term marriage of two successful New Yorkers is disturbed when Stevie, the wife, discovers that her husband, Martin, is having an affair with Sylvia (which is a goat). Subtitled “Notes Toward a Definition of Tragedy”, this strange play, which opens with absurdist hilarity, quickly descends to examine the brutal dissolution of the marital bond.

The Boxer — a play by Matt Lyle

Kacie Smith — Basement Arts

“The Boxer” is a one–act play that is stylized silent film onstage, such that the actors tell the story through physical gesture and mouthing select lines that are then projected on a screen behind the playing area. The show, set in the 1930’s, is a representation of the kind of escapist films that were happening during this era of depression. It’s uniqueness of being a silent film brings out the style, makes it more interactive and is sure to delight every audience member.

Xylem Literary Journal

Timothy Gulis — Xylem Literary Journal

This student run journal is made up of prose, poetry, and artwork created exclusively by undergraduate students. Xylem is the only one of its kind. It celebrates the creative abilities of undergraduate students at the university while providing an avenue for students to discover previously unknown peer authors and artists. Xylem publishes a range of artwork including creative non–fiction, fiction, poetry, drawings, paintings and photography.

International Experiences Photography Exhibition

Lainie Kokas — Arts Enterprise

Lainie Kokas, a student artist/photographer, shares her collection of artwork during her summer experience studying in Ghana and (later) working in India. Most of the photographs document the lives of the people in both Ghana and India, in remote villages, where technology are underdeveloped. They also capture the process of making traditional Indian crafts. Sharing these photographs with students would encourage thoughts and challenges in developing nations.

Interrobang Literary Magazine, Spring 09 Issue

James McClenathen — Interrobang Literary Magazine

Interrobang accepts arts from all UM students, in any format that can be printed on paper. The theme in our magazine ranges from consumerism, the overwhelming advancement of technology, young love, to coping with the hectic life of a college student. Together, Interrobang creates a public medium for students of all disciplines to make their unique voices heard as well as to discover a new way for students to express themselves.

“Minorities in Entertainment: Navigating the Stereotypes” & “Comedy Spectacular featuring Jill-Michele Meleán and Ruben Paul.”

Peter Reo — Sigma Lambda Beta Int’l Fraternity-Zeta Chapter The first gives an introspective look at minorities in the entertainment industry and the role comedians play in stereotype promotion. The second showcases their talent and entertain students with the artists’ humor. The event is an opportunity for the artists to communicate their experience navigating the industry and identity’s role in their success. It is also an opportunity to laugh and smile about life’s memorable moments.

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Fall 2009

Artist Showcase: Gabriel Kahane

William Marriott — Arts Enterprise

Gabriel Kahane is one of the few successful musicians and his presence, and fresh artistic approach inspires and sparks new ideas for UM students. Students involved with (i) a Q&A session discussing the career of a cross–over artists and a solo career in music, (ii) an “Artist Showcase” at the Art Lounge, and (iii) a workshop discussing his life, work and musical path.

Fortnight Magazine

Victoria Le — Fortnight Magazine

Fortnight Magazine publishes UM students’ artwork, original prose and poetry. It nourishes a dialogue about art outside of the classroom, providing a comfortable and informal setting for students to explore literature and visual art, both critically and creatively.

FAR AWAY

Kathryn Edwards — Self, Academic Thesis

FAR AWAY is a piece written by the prolific British playwright, Caryl Churchill. Described as “...a howl of anguish at the increasing — and increasingly accepted — levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict, whether in Chechnya or Sierra Leone, Fiji or Zimbabwe. But is it all as Far Away as we would like to think.”

Frozen

Rebecca Spooner — Basement Arts

“Frozen” is a play, written by Bryony Lavery, about three characters who investigate the abduction and later murder of a 10–year old girl. The play tackles a very intense tragic circumstance of dealing with the aftermath of a kidnapping and murder of a young child.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Roman Micevic — Basement Arts

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” tells the story of a woman whose life was altered when she answered an incessantly ringing cell phone belonging to a stranger who has died. The play redefines views on love, justice and morality, and the difficulties in making a connection in a detached, technologically obsessed world.

Agni: Fusion Concert

Anoop Gopal — Indian Classical Music and Dance

Agni fuses North Indian, South Indian and Western music and dance style creating a creative arrangement of multi–cultural atmosphere. In addition, various instruments are brought together including violin, flute, table, mridangam, ganjira, ghatam, morsing and harmonium.

Ordinary

Nadia Tylusker — White Void Productions

“Ordinary” draws on the bleak world of European folklore and explores themes ranging from desire and sacrifice to sisterhood and the roles of women in society. A variety of unknown terrain of non–Western art forms are combined with a story and characters that is intimately familiar creating an astonishing performance.

Dem Vietnam Cultural Show

Huy Nguyen — Vietnamese Student Association

“Dem Vietnam” introduces a range of traditional and modern dances, music, theater, art and presentations to enrich students with various aspects of Vietnam. With the theme “Nho lai tung buoc chan” (meaning: “With each and every step”), the night came to a climax with the intriguing traditional dance of “Ao Dai” incorporating majestic fans, colorful umbrellas, country–side straw hats and beautiful Vietnamese dresses.

Lightworks

Bhanu Chundu — Film & Video Student Association

“Lightworks” showcases numerous students’ productions for students and faculties to learn, reflect, and improve their work as it is showcased to their faculties and peers. The diversity of work at Lightworks allows it to address a wide variety of issues presenting new insights and better understanding of the world.

Screen Shot

Frances Medina — FOKUS

Vashtie Kola, a video director / designer from New York, showcased some of her films / videos and spoke at a panel–type discussion in sharing her knowledge and experiences in the industry. Student Jacob Mendel who has been greatly recognized for his cinematography, videography and photography also presented his art work.

Serafin: 3D Visual Effects Projects

Matthew Hornback — Screen Arts & Cultures

The project combines both 3D computer animation and visual effects with high definition video, collaborating with departments including Screen Arts & Cultures, Performance Art & Technology, and Theater. The video is then showcased at Lightworks Film Festival.

O Lovely Glowworm

Laura Przybysz — BFA Directing

O Lovely Glowworm is a tragicomic play about hope, endurance, and survival in the face of perpetual struggle and a chaotic, confusing world. The play explores different ways to cope with miserable obstacles and inspire a reason to continue living.

What’s Your Story?

Mitchell Crispell — Grab the Shovel Productions

This unique project attempts to illuminate interconnectedness between us by gathering stories from random individuals who share them anonymously and later produced in a play. The play shares experiences from different backgrounds and provides space for us to learn from each other.

Human Rights and the Humanities

Helen Lee — Human Rights Through Education

The conference highlights how arts have been used as a tool in the movement for social change, is an effective means to showcase human right abuses, and give voice to those who are marginalized. A series of events including student presentations, service–learning opportunities, community outreach collaboration, an art exhibition and film screening precede the conference.

Happenchance on a blank body

Nadia Tykulsker — Dance Student Assembly

“Happenchance on a blank body” is a dance performance in effort to generate a deeper understanding of dance as an art form both for the choreographer, dancers as well as the audience. As the night progresses, a blank canvas will be filled with memories of previous dances to manifest that movement imprints a lasting mark.

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Fall 2008

Symmetri

Alex Bisker — ARTillery

Symmetri was a devised performance piece that explored and presented improvisation as a legitimate technique for artistic creation and exploration across mediums. The project also included a workshop portion which audience and community members were invited to discover their own ways of using improvisation to uncover truth and impulse.

Huaren Culture Show

Melinda Hur — Huaren Culture Association

Huaren Culture Association hosted the HCA Culture Show, an exhilarating event capturing the essence of traditional and modern Huaren/Chinese culture through dances, vocal performances, and culture acts. Some unique performances included a professional Lion and Dragon dance, expressing ancient myths and stories through skits, and traditional music performances. Our culture show is aiming to recruit the entire community of the University of Michigan.

Kiff Gallagher Residency

Clare Marash — Arts Enterprise

Kiff Gallagher is Chair and Co–Executive Director of Music National Service Initiative (MNSi). Under that umbrella he has begun to build MusicianCorps, a Peace Corps–like program geared towards expanding access to music education for disadvantaged youth, and to utilize our nation’s musicians to benefit our communities. Mr. Gallagher’s previous experience in building community programs include serving on the White House on the legislative team that created AmeriCorps, and running a $20 million portfolio of community–based programs through the Corporation for National Service.

Mammals

Laura Przybysz — Basement Arts

Mammals is a dramatic play written by London–based playwright Amelia Bullmore. It will be produced this fall through the student–run theatre organization Basement Arts. The play explores human relationships and the meaning of love and trust in a time when the biological reasons for human mammalian behavior become an excuse for all manners of sexual scandal and rage–fueled violence.

Theatre Performance: Harvey

Alexandra Ritson — Basement Arts

I will be directing the full–length play, Harvey by Mary Chase (popularized by Jimmy Stewart in the 1940’s) through Basement Arts. I, along with actors and technical crew, will bring an invisible 6 foot 1 1/2 inch white rabbit (Harvey) to life for our audience. The show will run for three nights Oct. 23–25 at 7pm each night with an additional 11pm show on Friday. Basement Arts is an organization committed to bringing theatre to all students/staff/faculty at the University of Michigan and I am proud that my production of Harvey will be a part of that.

Enharmonia

Mac Kenzie Slottow — Enharomonia

Enharmonia is a student–organized and student–directed entrepreneurial program of Arts Enterprise (AE), from which the student group receives mentorship, volunteers from the Ross School of Business, and financial support for the receptions that follows the Enharmonia concerts. Enharmonia’s mission is to create a sense of ownership within large performing ensembles at the SoMTD by engaging high school, UM campus, and community members and establishing communication between performers and audience members. In turn, Enharmonia fosters enthusiasm for classical music.

Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam

Rebecca Spooner — Basement Arts

Speech & Debate is a play about three high school students who formed a speech and debate team in order to expose their drama teacher for having sexual relations with his male students. This show, as well as being a funny, interesting, and entertaining, contains lots of new and exciting technical work. In addition to the show, a mini–workshop and discussion with Stephen Karam, the playwright, was hosted the weekend of the show.

Cadence Fall 2008 Showcase

Sophia Kruz — Cadence

The showcase features semi–annual modern and lyrical dance performance to highlight our unique style of choreography and dance. Other U of M student groups were invited to perform in our showcase, including Encore, Impact, Rhythm and Funktion. The showcase featured Cadence’s innovative choreography, as well as some experimental multimedia elements, such as a video projection background.

Ruddigore

Alexandra Kahn — Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Ruddigore is one of the many operattas written in the late 19th century by Sir Arthur Sullivan and William S. Gilbert. It’s a frightening and hilarious tale of a cursed baron in disguise, a prudish ingénue, portraits of ancestors that come alive, and sailors who “follow their heart,” Besides being a delight to audiences, the show provided a somewhat ironic window into the consequences of avoiding what is expected of us and how to deal with situations that may, at times, seem beyond our control.

The Skateboard Project

Kristina Frost — Industrial Designers Society of America

This skateboard–making–workshop allows students, faculty and staffs to learn the steps of creating a product using plywood including model making, mold making, the bent plywood technique, and graphic applications. The project instills a sense of ownership, self–creation, and self–expression to the students as well as teaching them new fabrication techniques possible.

In the Continuum

Kacie Smith — ARTillery

“In the Continuum” is a two–woman show which portrays the devastating effects of AIDS in Africa and America through two unforgettable women: one is from Harare, Zimbabwe, while the other is from South Central LA. They bridge the gap between the two worlds and break the stereotypes of both cultures. The show deals with real world events: Zimbabwe economy and political corruption, African women’s rights, and American stigmas about AIDS that have lasted since the scare of the 1980s.

Lightworks

Joel Arnold — Film and Video Student Association

Lightworks showcases student films that are created in Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC) courses throughout the semester. Student films can have a powerful impact on people and help raise awareness within the community about relevant political and social issues. These experimental, short narrative and documentary films and videos help create a public dialogue about these issues that are important to many.

Nowhere Man

Zach Smilovitz — SAC400 Student Film Group

Nowhere Man is a 10 minute film that focuses on the strained relationship between Sarah (34 years old) and her aging father, who is suffering from advanced Alzheimer. This Alzheimer–focused story introduces the interesting aspect of roles–switching; from care receiver to care giver, that helps strengthen the familial ties between the daughter and the father as they both learn to treasure all the times left they have to share.

Giovanni Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Anthony Bucci — Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Giovanni Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, originating from the 13th century Roman Catholic sequence, was the most published work of the 18th century. In addition to the audio performance, two painters accompany the performance while creating works of art. The art they create comes as organic inspiration from the music simultaneously being produced. This challenges the audience to interpret literature in a contextual setting.

Ann Arbor Palestine Film Festival

Allison Reid — Ann Arbor Palestine Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Palestine Film Festival seeks to encourage audiences to discover the reality of pressing issues concerning the Palestinian people through a medium that is easily accessible, informational, and entertaining. The Palestinian community is grossly misrepresented in mainstream news networks. The film festival aims to inform attendees about historical and contemporary issues encountered by and best represent the Palestinian people.

9th Annual Latino Culture Show: Descubre Mi Mundo

Lucy Amaro — Latino Culture Show

The 9th Annual Latino Culture Show aims to promote the influences of the Latino culture in today’s society to all U of M students. This year’s theme, Descubre Mi Mundo (Discover My World), explores the arts preserved in the Latino culture. The show includes various performance pieces ranging from spoken word, singing and many others in the form of a musical, taking you on a journey to the Latin countries of the world to experience the roots and blossoming of the Latino culture.

Helicon Review

Brian Goodwin — Helicon: Undergraduate History of Art Association

The Helicon Review is an annually published magazine compiling students’ work of art history literature ranging from contemporary art, early modern art, to history of art across the world. It explores the roles that the arts play in the lives of individuals, communities and cultures. Submissions concern any topic of art, from the traditional (painting and architecture) to the cutting–edge (performance art) and that addresses topics that will be unfamiliar to many.

Children’s Book Publication for Detroit Elementary School Students

Michelle Zellers — WE READ

Each year, English, Art and Education faculty selects one book for professional publication through Ann Arbor’s MANA Press. Five hundred copies are printed, most of which are distributed at no cost to Detroit 4th and 5th graders. The winning author and illustrator visit classrooms to read the book, speak about the writing and illustrating processes and give every student a signed copy. All other stories are collected in an annual anthology that is donated to Detroit’s Westside Multicultural Academy.

East Quad Music Co–op

Angela Kalsi — East Quad Music Co–op (EQMC)

Every two weeks, on Friday or Saturday night, the Halfway Inn is transformed into an all–ages music venue for musicians and music appreciators. Various kinds of musical performances are organized to support musicians and strengthen ties between East Quad–ers. These performances give an opportunity for all students to unleash their potential and to foster growth of these talents.

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Fall 2007

Design Shops

Kristina Frost, Industrial Designers Society of America

Student organized weekly industrial design workshops in order to fill a gap in the curriculum for design students at the University. The workshops were open to all students, faculty, and staff and focused on product development drawings and renderings as well as rapid conceptualizations. Group members participated both as learners and as teachers to others less familiar with such design concepts.

Enharmonia

Emily Weingarten, Enharmonia

Entrepreneurial musicians, Ross School of Business students, and SoMTD Symphony Band members banded together to produce an "enhanced" concert (i.e., involving pre-concert dialogues, in-concert audience interaction, and a post-concert reception) to remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

The Beat of Urban Art

Brett Thames, FOKUS

FOKUS group members organized an event which featured the prominent Hip Hop artist, Justin Bua. In addition to the performance aspect, the event also included a workshop and a lecture in which he discussed the social and political climate of New York during his childhood.

Red Light Winter

Alexandra Bisker, Basement Arts

An entirely student-led production (from director, to cast, to crew), Red Light Winter dealt with issues such as love, sex, "toxic friendships," and suicide through a narrative detailing the ten-year reunion of two college friends in Amsterdam.

The Battle of Ann Arbor

Nicholas Kovach, Element 1

Students coordinated a hip-hop event which consisted of a three on three break dancing tournament and one on one popping tournament. The event was open to all – both artists and appreciators, and was intended to demonstrate the power of hip-hop as a positive tool for building communities and enacting change.

Sunday Morning

Laura Przybysz, ARTillery

Sunday Morning was a theatre piece developed collaboratively by student performers and designers in a series of workshops and rehearsals and exploring the relationship between the creator and that which is created. The piece narrated the story of postmodern poet Wallace Stevens and his relationship with the woman and the world he created in his poem, "Sunday Morning."

The Beat of Urban Art

Brett Thames, FOKUS

FOKUS group members organized an event which featured the prominent Hip Hop artist, Justin Bua. In addition to the performance aspect, the event also included a workshop and a lecture in which he discussed the social and political climate of New York during his childhood.

As Bees in Honey Drown

Hailey Aignew, BFA Directing

As Bees in Honey Drown was entirely conceived, developed, and produced by students in the brand new Arthur Miller Theatre. It gave students from varied disciplines the opportunity to put theory into practice – and to do so in a unique space which offered its own idiosyncratic challenges.

Matchinu Fall Performance

Tamara Tucker, Matchinu

Matchinu is a student organization on campus devoted to learning and practicing Congolese music and dance. In this performance, Matchinu collaborated with the professional company, Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theatre, to produce choreography that used storytelling, personal narratives, music, and dance to show how Congoglese cultures deal with the universal themes of life and death.

Ronnie Davis featuring the Pocket: Roots, Rock, and Reggae

Jolillian Zwerdling, FOKUS

Students coordinated a forum on the roots of reggae’s past and presence, focusing specifically on how reggae has impacted movements for social justice in various cultures. The forum was followed by a reggae concert showcasing reggae artist Ronnie Davis and the up-and-coming alternative reggae group, The Pocket.

Our Portrayals

Becca Pickus, Non-Violence in Action

Students created a multi-media gallery exhibit of representations of violence, non-violence, war, and peace. The exhibit was intended to provoke and provide a forum for discussion on both abstract and real-life notions of peace and violence, justice and injustice. Using various art forms as a medium allowed the artists greater freedom of interpretation and the audience a new approach to looking at such topics.

The Brig

Kathryn Edwards, Basement Arts

"The Brig," an entirely student-led production, detailed a day in the life of an overseas US Marine Corps prison. Using an innovative and abrasive techniques, production members hoped to both make audience members aware of the atrocities that occur during times of war and habitually in prison situations and with this act of awareness, to sow the first seeds of change.

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Winter 2007

A Night at the Set XVIII Talent Showcase

Tony Saunders, Kappa Alpha Psi

Kappa Alpha Psi organized its annual talent showcase, providing a platform for a diverse set of student groups and organizations to display their various individual talents and art forms. Attending audience members were exposed to opera, spoken word, silent expression, vocalism, piano, dance, rock and roll, hip-hop, and other art forms. Judging panel members came from prominent record labels, allowing performers to gain exposure to professionals in the arts and entertainment business.

Publishing Xylem

Beenish Ahmed, Xylem Literary Review

Students used seed money to resurrect the Xylem Literary Review as a high-quality and well-respected venue for student writing. The journal is written for and by students, affording the opportunity to create a dialogue between student writers and the campus community over the issues of student life. The Review is also intended to give editors, writers, and readers alike insight into the nature of literary journals as an artistic medium.

A Few Good Men

Adam Miller-Batteau, Malicious Wicket Productions

Malicious Wicket Productions put on a student-led performance of Aaron Sorkin's, "A Few Good Men." The play centers on a Navy lawyer and his defense of two Guantanamo Base Marines, providing an exploration of themes that continue to plague the United States even today.

Platanos and Collard Greens

Lorea Coronado-Garcia and Unique Luna, Lamda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Lamda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. hosted a performance by a professional touring group of "Platanos and Collard Greens." The play explored the relationship between a Latino and African-American couple, confronting stereotypes, prejudices, and urban myths existing between the two cultures. A facilitated dialogue after the performance allowed audience members to discuss their opinions and to share their own personal experiences.

Publication of the Oleander Review

Amanda Nichols, The Oleander Review

Students used seed money towards the publication of the Oleander Review, an undergraduate-produced literary journal seeking submissions in the form of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, as well as photography. The aim was to publish both the work of University of Michigan students as well as members of the literary community around the world.

The Crucible

Emily Chaloner, Basement Arts

Students put on a production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," bringing its still relevant themes concerning the power of fear, governmental control, and the marginalization of "outsiders," to the undergraduate community.

GenAPAS Cultural Festival

Joanna Lin, United Asian American Organizations

Students organized a combination of musical and dance performances, visual art displays, and culinary arts to build awareness about the rich diversity of Asian Pacific American cultural heritage, from China to India, from Korea to the Philippines.

Ways

Roche Janken, White Void

Students explored the idea that as human beings we need to constantly question our perceptions, even those surrounding the most familiar objects in our lives. By using different mediums of art to reinterpret Wallace Stevens' poem "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," thirteen different ways, students hoped to encourage audience members to reconnect to quotidian lives.

Lightworks Student Film Festival

Natalie Baker, Film and Video Student Association

The film festival provided an outlet for students to showcase their independently-led projects created throughout the semester. The rest of the University community had an opportunity to gain exposure to the film students' innovative styles, often incorporating bold and experimental content.

Drums on the Diag

Frederick McGirr, Percussion Ensemble

Three percussion performance majors used funds to purchase household items like pots, pans, and garbage cans to create makeshift instruments. The students then conducted a performance on the Diag, encouraging active audience participation, to raise interest for percussion as a musical medium in general, as well as to advertise for an upcoming percussion ensemble concert.

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Rachael Brody, Basement Arts

Through the Department of Theatre and Drama, and in conjunction with Basement Arts, students handled all aspects of the production of The Cripple of Inishmaan by celebrated Irish playwright Martin McDongah. Through witty comic dialogue and social commentary on a judgmental community, the play entertained audiences and brought into perspective a problem present in some facet or another in communities around the world.

Studio Project: A Rendition of "The Impresario"

Angela Wetherby, Voice Performance Studio Class

Five undergraduate vocal performance majors performed "The Impresario"—a charming one act opera which allowed the students to demonstrate their musical and dramatic talents. The opera provided a rare opportunity for the undergraduate community to experience opera performed by fellow students here on campus.

Life's A Dream

Beth Chrobak, Basement Arts

Students brought a new perspective to an archaic play, written by Calderon, a Spanish contemporary of Shakespeare. The play explored our individual and collective quests for identity, through the lens of love, power, betrayal, and knowledge.

Glass, Concrete, and Stone

Doug Nicholas, Glass, Concrete, and Stone

Glass, Concrete, and Stone was a student produced documentary analyzing the aesthetics of architectural deconstruction. Comprised of live footage, archival footage, and stylized fictional interludes, the film sought to explore demolition as spectacle and the building as ephemeral and to encourage the audience to reflect upon the novel experience that is a building being torn asunder, especially given the degree of personal investment we share with the spaces we inhabit.

UPOx2

Emily Weingarten, University Philharmonia Orchestra's Publicity and Outreach Team

UPOx2 was a student-initiated project designed to develop publicity and outreach projects for the University Philharmonia Orchestra (UPO), including 1) developing a mentoring partnership with Pioneer High School's Orchestra 2) instituting an on-campus publicity initiative for the final performance in which both Pioneer and UPO would be performing and 3) creating a pre, during, and post performance dialogue to further inform audiences' understanding of the work being performed.

The Library Project

Samantha Stone, The Library Project

The Library Project was a collaborative event created and produced by School of Music, Theater, and Dance Students and performed in the School of Music Library. The production showcased original works by three dance choreographers and three accompanying music composers, and was supported by the efforts of the dancers, musicians, lighting designer, and stagehands.

The Trinity: 3rd Annual Concert

Megan Fuhrman, Cornrows Dance Company

The Trinity was Cornrows Dance Company's—a modern and jazz dance company—Third Annual Concert. It featured an array of pieces choreographed by company members and guest choreographers, and several guest performance groups were also asked to present to add diversity, and to strengthen ties within the campus artistic community.

Comic Exposure Release Event

Emily Canosa, Comic Club

The publication of Comic Exposure—a compilation of work from different artists addressing social and political issues in the world today—culminated in a release event and art exhibition at the Vault of Midnight comic book store. The event was intended to create a dialogue in the community about the pressing topics addressed in the work and about the art of graphic narrative as a medium.

Yondotiga Film Shoot and Post-Production

Leah Deasy, Yondotiga Film

Yondotiga is a film set in the near future in a post-apocalyptic world where art and beauty are scarce. Underlying themes were feminism and oppression, urban decay, the power of art, and compromise. The entire activity—from idea generation, to pre-production, to filming, to post-production editing tasks was undertaken by undergraduate students.

Maria

Victoria Higgins, Vegan Productions

Maria is one girl's surrealistic journey down the road to her past, present, and future. The film was produced by Vegan Productions, five university students whose mission was to bring involvement of the greater Michigan community to their student filmmaking. The students handled every aspect of the film, from its conceptualization to final editing, including script writes and re-writes, casting, props and costumes, mise-en-scène, location scouting, craft services, equipment rental, etc.

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Fall 2006

Revisions Concert

Brittany Marino, Students Supporting Affirmative Action

Students organized a concert to promote awareness about the need for affirmative action on campus. Student explored the importance of diversity through spoken word, song, dance, performance art, and other forms of creative expression.

The Prison Creative Arts Project: Creative Workshops

Emily Harris, The Prison Creative Arts Project

PCAP facilitated 29 interactive creative writing, theater, and art workshops at prisons, juvenile facilities, and urban high schools in the Southeastern Michigan region. Students collaborated with incarcerated adults, youth, and urban youth to foster a stronger sense of community through creative expression. Workshops culminated in final performances, anthologies, or exhibitions.

A Screening of Wong Fu Productions: "A Moment With You"

Sarah Poon, Shei Magazine

Shei Magazine hosted a screening of, "A Moment With You," created by Wong Fu Productions, an entirely student-based production group. The film explored the integration of a young Asian community into modern day America, focusing on elements of race and culture and the drama of everyday life. After the screening, a dialogue was conducted to allow students to gain technical and artistic insight into the making of a film and the transition from the student arena to the professional realm.

Lightworks Student Film Festival

Natalie Baker, Film and Video Student Association

The film festival provided an outlet for students to showcase their independently-led projects created throughout the semester. The rest of the University community had an opportunity to gain exposure to the film students' innovative styles, often incorporating bold and experimental content.

Byzantine Choir

Eleni Gouvas, Hellenistic Student Association

The HSA hosted a performance by a professional Byzantine Choir. The performance celebrated a national political holiday in Greece and exposed audience members to Byzantine and traditional Greek music, two often unfamiliar art forms with vibrant social, political, and cultural histories.

Matchinu Video and Performance Project

Tamara Tucker, Matchinu

Matchinu, a Congolese dance organization, collaborated with professional Kenyan world music band, Jabali Afrika, in the production of a music/dance video and public performance. Members of Matchinu had the opportunity to work closely with professional dancers, and the public component allowed the University community to participate in the exchange between two different traditions of African dance.

MNEMONIC

Stephen Sposito, Basement Arts

Students worked together to realize each aspect of the production of MNEMONIC, a play written by internationally renowned director/playwright Simon McBurney and the members of the Theatre de Complicite. The play explored the theme of memory and the influence of past experiences on our everyday lives.

A Night at the Set XVIII Talent Showcase

Tony Saunders, Kappa Alpha Psi

Kappa Alpha Psi organized its annual talent showcase, providing a platform for a diverse set of student groups and organizations to display their various individual talents and art forms. Attending audience members were exposed to opera, spoken word, silent expression, vocalism, piano, dance, rock and roll, hip-hop, and other art forms. Judging panel members came from prominent record labels, allowing performers to gain exposure to professionals in the arts and entertainment business.

Publishing Xylem

Beenish Ahmed, Xylem Literary Review

Students used seed money to resurrect the Xylem Literary Review as a high-quality and well-respected venue for student writing. The journal is written for and by students, creating a dialogue between student writers and the campus community over the issues of student-life. The Review is also intended to give editors, writers, and readers alike insight into the nature of literary journals as an artistic medium.

A Few Good Men

Adam Miller-Batteau, Malicious Wicket Productions

Malicious Wicket Productions put on a student-led performance of Aaron Sorkin's, "A Few Good Men." The play centers on a Navy lawyer and his defense of two Guantanamo Base Marines, providing an exploration of themes that continue to plague the United States even today.

Platanos and Collard Greens

Lorea Coronado-Garcia and Unique Luna, Lamda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Lamda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. hosted a performance by a professional touring group of "Platanos and Collard Greens." The play explored the relationship between a Latino and African-American couple, confronting stereotypes, prejudices, and urban myths existing between the two cultures. A facilitated dialogue after the performance allowed audience members to discuss their opinions and to share their own personal experiences.

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Winter 2006

The 16th Sheep

Megan Mertaugh, Flooding Amalfi

This performance used dance, theater, visual art and music to addess the psychological and physical effects or sexual violence.

Ionsesco's "Macbett"

Seth Anderson, Basement Arts

This production of absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco's "Macbett" incorporated vaudeville and circus influences with Brechtian technique.

Crestophanes- Thesis Presentation

Al Duncan, Dramatis Personae

As culmination of his senior thesis, Classics major, Al Duncan, arranged and performed Euripides' fragmentary play, "Crestophanes."

Gender Bender Review

Colin Triplett, Stonewall Democrats

The kick-off event of LGBTA Week, this show invited performers to try on any gender or social identity through theater, music and drag.

WCBN and UMMA present: "The Books"

John Notarianni, WCBN FM

NYC-based avant-garde band, The Books, employed a mix of live strings, gritty electronics, field recordings, and vocals at this intimate performance.

Unification Project

Negin Salmasi, Arts in Action

Embracing art in all its forms, this event encouraged political activism and community building between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

"Equus"

James Manganello, Basement Arts

This performance of the Tony Award-winning play, Equus - the first ever at UM - delved deep into the subjects of both youth crime and the function of psychiatry in society.

Traveling Senses: From the Playground to Heaven

Chadwick Gibson, Advanced Metals

To be held at the Slusser Gallery in Fall 2006, this exhibition will explore the potential for visual art to complement traditional theraphy for depression and other psychological diseases.

Student Portfolio Day 2006

Phyllis Wong, American Institute of Graphic Arts- UM Chapter

For a full day, student graphic artists, were able to share their work and connect with peers and hear guest speakers from their field.

The Unseen Beauty of Materials

Eric Heiniger, Michigan Material Society

This exhibit of 14 student-produced microstructural images in the H.H. Dow Building, showed that science can be functional and beautiful.

School of Music 125th Anniversary Student Recital

Christopher Lees, 125th Student Recital Series

This recital of student, faculty and professional compositions, celebrated both the School's anniversary and American music.

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Fall 2005

Boxes and Walls Interactive Museum

Yuan Geng, Boxes and Walls

During MLK week 2005, tours through the interactive museum subjected participants to real-time situations of social injustice.

Nora Chapa Mendoza: Abstract Expressionism

Vidi Chavez, Sigma Lambda Gamma

An exhibition of Mendoza painting depicting the conditions of marginalized communities was complemented by an artist lecture.

Forensics Competition

Alicia Falberg, Forensics Team

Competing in events like public speaking, dramatic interpretation and debate, the Forensics Team challenged other Midwestern teams on their home turf.

Equipment for Bi-Weekly Shows

Jocelyn Shalom, East Quad Music Co-op

The amps, mics, cables and monitors EQMC bought with their grant were used to present both local and national avant-garde bands like Nomo, The Avatars, Pas/Cal and the Great Lakes Myth Society.

Twice Weekly Rehearsals

Shauna Waineo, RhythM Tap Ensemble

Forced to practice off-campus because of the floor damage caused by tap shoes, RhythM used their grant to rent a studio twice weekly.

Dandia Dhamaka

Komal Patel, UM Raas Association

In this intercollegiate competition, student competed in Raas, a high-energy group dance form with origins in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Huaren Cultural Show

Jan Zhang, Huaren Cultural Association

This annual multimedia performance celebrated the traditional and modern cultures of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

Women Composers' Concert

Maia Dedrick, Women Composers' Concert Organizers

With an unprecedented number of student performers and enthusiasts, this performance exposed the UM community to music written by contemporary and historical female composers.

Maya (Dance Performance)

Savitha Chelladurai, Maya

Maya, UM's first all-female Indian dance troupe, treated the audience to a night of classical and modern Indian dance and music.

"Big Love"

Stephen Ssposito, Basement Arts

This production of "Big Love", a modernized version of an Aeschylus drama, explored gender inequality, domestic abuse in society.

One Love Step Show

Cherine Foty, Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority

An annual project, the "One Love Show" showcased the diversity, unity and pride of many groups through dance, step, spoken word and song.

Walking Project Poetry Collection

Sarah Willihnganz, Creative Writing Club

Advanced poetry students, inspired by a project between Detroit and South African artists looking a local foot-paths, created this chapbook.

Lightworks Film Festival

Natalie Baker, Film & Video Student Association

The annual festival of student work, Lightworks, is helps film-makers share their work with peers, friends, family and the community.

Martha Redbone Concert

Alyx cadotte, Native American Student Association

This performance, one of three events staged during Black Indian Week, combined musical influences from both cultures.

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Winter 2005

Biometrically Produced Music Through Dance

Keith Pennington, Michigan Inspire

Sensors measuring muscle activation, pressure, motion, tilt, proximity etc. were placed on dancers bodies and used to broadcast signals and create music.

Return of Capoeira Angola: Black Traditions of Brazil in the US

Roshani Deraniyagale, Tribo Afro Bahaina de Capoeira Angola Tradicional.

A three day event featuring demonstrations and workshops with master Capoeira practitioners focused on recasting it as an artform rather than a martial art.

Arab Comedy Show and Poetry Jam

Dana Baki, Arab Student Association

Performance featuring Ahmed Ahmed, a famous Arab-American comic, local comedian Amer Zahr, and Palestinian-American poetist Suheir Hammad.

Sex Workers Art Show

Kate McCabe, rad.art

Cabaret-style event featuring once or current sex workers determined to entertain and educate people on the hardships of the sex industry.

Cancer Awareness Week Annual Art Show

Melissa Hough, University Students Against Cancer

Art show featuring artwork about cancer by current cancer victims and survivors.

Children on Death Row Art Exhibit

Ashwini Hardikar, Amnestly International

Display of photographs by NYC artist Toshi Kazama of juveniles on Death Row and a 2-day series of talks and workshops with Kazama on juvenile justice.

10th Annual P.C.A.P. Exhibition of Prisoner's Art

Matthew Erickson, Prison Creative Arts Project

Helped fund hanging and gallery supplies for large and well-known yearly exhibition of Michigan prisoner's visual art.

Vanguards

Atiba Edwards, FOKUS

Outdoor event featuring sculpture and live hip-hop music culminating in a freestyle rapping competition for local challengers.

LGBTA Art Show

Colin Triplett, Stonewall Democrats

A weeklong display of visual art produced by the LGBTA community.

Dance Mix Performance

Marisa Stober, PURE Dance

Provided funds for CCRB rehearsal space for PURE's spot in multi-troupe Dance Mix performance.

Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man

Alycia Welch, Floating Rhoda

A student performance of Eve Ensler's first play addressing issues of gender identity, LGBTA and sexual violence.

The Laramie Project

Julia Garlotte, RC Players

A theatrical performance detailing the life and death of Matthew Shepard, a victim of an anti-gay hate crime Laramie, Wyoming in 1998.

Grand Slam 2005

Elise Bergman, Poetry Slam

The final "slam" competition in series of 10 bi-weekly events featuring monetary awards to winners and performance of famous visiting poet, Jamie Kennedy.

7th Annual P.C.A.P. Youth Art Show

Arlene Galvan, Prison Creative Arts Project

Exhibition featuring visual art created by youth incarcerated in Michigan correctional facilities addressing issues of juvenile crime and justice.

Brightmoor Neighborhood Mural

Paul Teske, The Detroit Project

Mural to be painted on side of Family Independence Agency building in Brightmoor, Detroit as a Detroit Project day activity.

Rachel's Performance

Jamie Saltsman, WCBN

One-time performance by avant-garde musicians "Rachel's" in UMMA apse.

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Fall 2004 (round 2)

Protest Art Show

Negin Salmasi, Arts in Action

Collaboration between several arts and/or non-violence oriented student groups to produce a one night only show featuring socially and politically motivated visual art, poetry and music.

Community Night II Performance

Amy Liao, Midwest Asian American Students Union

Public performance segment of opening ceremony of annual Spring Conference featuring Chicago based comedy troupe Stir Friday Night and Filipino dance troupe Ma'arte Tribe.

PURE Dance Xtreme Performance

Marisa Stober, PURE

Provided funds to help secure CCRB rehearsal space prior to performance.

Greek Film Festival

Christos Chryssakis, Hellenic Student Association

Film Festival featuring four films direct from the Greek Film Center in Athens showcasing different aspects of modern Hellenic culture.

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Fall 2004 (round 1)

Diag Day

David Landau, Hillel Mural and Sculpture Club

Art-making fair on Diag where students could paint a ceramic tile to take home, draw with chalk on the sidewalk or help MSC members with ongoing projects.

Digging Up a Story: The House of Claudius Tiberianus

Robert Stephan and classmates in Classical Civ 481, Kelsey Exhibit Museum

Organized and designed a semi-permanent exhibit for the Kelsey Museum featuring recently acquired ancient Egyptian papyri.

G-Spot Magazine

Erik Glenn, G-Spot Magazine

A LGBTA student publication, released at Gayz Craze during Welcome Week, featuring articles, news, editorials, artwork and poetry regarding LGBTA issues.

SHOCK School Performances

David Kornfield, Students Helping Others Choose Knowledgably

A student-led theatrical troupe that puts on an hour-long performances at Ann Arbor elementary schools promoting substance resistance through drama.

gulp

Emliy Kahn, 'gulp' dance troupe

A collaborative performance incorporating dance, music and video components.

Boxes and Walls Annual Museum Exhibition

Yuan Geng, Boxes and Walls

An exhibition featuring a live interactive museum employing student actors meant to expose participants to racism, sexism, ageism and other forms of bigotry in order to highlight these problems in our society.

Awning Magazine

Andrew Kline, Awning Publication Club

Provided seed money for literary and visual arts journal start-up.

People; Embodying a Grammatical Category

Leah Ives, White Void

A collaborative dance and multi-media performance exploring different themes and ideas on the topic of people.

Black on Wax

Mika Matthews, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

A live interactive museum where actors portray prominent figures in African American history and a traditional African "step show."

Polish Film Festival

Anna Sidor, Polish Students Association

11th annual Polish Film festival featuring four films and two documentaries including the award winning film, "Garden of Earthly Delights."

Magazine of Red White Gray First Issue

Anna Jonnson, Magazine of Red White Gray

Provided seed money for student literary magazine start-up.

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Winter 2004

Arabic Cultural and Comedy Show

Arab Student Association, Dana Baki

Cultural and comedy show including a Toronto-based Dabkeh dance troupe and Arab stand-up comedians from New York, as well as performances by U of M students.

Blue Door Art Auction

Blue Door Global Citizenship group, Michelle Gryzlo

Auction of original art by business school students to benefit the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Poetry Slam's Grand Slam

Poetry Slam, Elise Bergman

The tenth poetry slam of the year, during which students are selected to participate on the national Poetry Slam team. Hosted by the University of Michigan Museum of Art and including a special performance by renowned Chicago poet Kevin Coval.

Ballroom Dance Classic

Ballroom Dance Team, Hannah Marsh

The 4th Annual Ballroom Dance Classic, in which schools from across the country compete in ballroom dance.

Digital Festivus

Film/Video Student Association, Lauren Butler

Digital Festivus, a weekend celebration of film during which students (both film and non-film majors) create several short videos to be screened at the end of the "festivus."

Taiwanese Craft Workshop

Taiwanese-American Student Association, Amy Liao

Open workshop in Taiwanese crafts such as Chinese knotting and calligraphy.

The Real Thing

Basement Arts, Maureen Sebastian

Performance of the Tom Stoppard play, "The Real Thing."

A Night at the Set:XIV

Kappa Alpha Psi, Christopher Cunningham

"A Night at the Set: XIV," an evening of celebration and student performances, as well as recognition of local high school scholarship winners.

Pisanski Workshop

Polish Club, Katie Sadowska

Workshop in the traditional Polish art of egg carving known as pisanksi.

Titus Andronicus

Basement Arts, Emily Chaloner

Performance of Shakespeare's play, "Titus Andronicus."

V-Day Campaign

V-Day Campaign, Lauren Keshishian

Performance of "The Vagina Monologues."

Salsa Con Chutzpah

Hillel Cultural Arts Committee, Sarah Tasman

Salsa Con Chutzpah was an evening of music, dancing, and food of Latino and Israeli cultures!

PCAP: Phyllis Kornfield

PCAP, Matthew Erickson

Visit by Phyllis Kornfeld, author of Cell Block Visions: Prison Art In America, to kick off the Prison Creative Arts Project's annual exhibition.

Workshop with Bao Phi

Vietnamese Student Association, Cristiana Huynh

Literary workshop with author Bao Phi that addresses the Vietnamese-American experience.

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Fall 2003

Palmer Party

LSASG Public Activities Committee, Lauren O'Bryan

"Palmer Party," a Welcome Week celebration on the Hill.

Glimpse of Bengal

Bangladesh Cultural Society, Thameena Farook

"Glimpse of Bengal" photo exhibit, displayed in Pierpont Commons.

SHOCK (Students Helping Others Choose Knowledgeably)

SHOCK, Amy Borer

A student-led theatrical troupe that puts on an hour-long performances at Ann Arbor elementary schools promoting substance resistance through drama.

Perspectives in Free Form

WCBN Radio, Eleanor Clowney

Weekly lecture series, "Perspectives in Free Form," given by WCBN DJs, local musicians, U of M students and professors on varied musical topics.

White Void

White Void Productions, Jennifer Seguin

An original multimedia performance that mixes modern dance, video, and music.

Local Artists Under 10

America Reads Literacy Coalition, Emilie Rex

Exhibition of art by elementary school students, with a celebration including performances of jazz music and readings of children's books. U-M students coordinated the event, after having served as tutors for the elementary school students all year long.

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Winter 2003

Benefit concert "Music of the 21st Century"

Arts Presenters Club, Bethany Cencer

Concert featuring music written by U of M music students/alumni to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association for Research.

Bead Montage

Helen Newberry Hall Council, Stephanie Lewis

A workshop with Residents of Newberry Hall teaching jewelry-making techniques and styles of African beadwork.

Digital Festivus

Film and Video Student Association, Shrihari Sathe

A 48-hour film/video production marathon produced by 30 students whose final films were critiqued by fellow students and faculty on Sunday night 1/13/02.

Maricos: True Tales from the Venezuelan Cordillera

The RC Drama Concentration and the Department of LGBT Studies, Andy Wiginton

Bilingual performance piece based on oral histories taken from gay men in the Venezuelan Andes (written by RC Senior Andy Wiginton). Scenes expose similarities and differences between U.S. and Andean Queer cultures by focusing on economic, political, and social issues.

Huaren Cultural Show

Huaren Cultural Association, Sally Wong

Themed vocal performances of modern songs and traditional dances of Asia exposing the audience to unfamiliar art forms of the Huaren community.

Carnival da Bahia Brazil 2003!

Tribo Afro Bahiana Capoeira Angola Tradicional, Roshani Deraniyagale

An explosion of culture, dance, and diversity of Africa-Brazil in performance folkloric dance and music of Africa Brazil.

Intercollegiate Raas Competition

Raas Core, Priya Bordia

Raas Core group hosts 2nd annual intercollegiate Raas Competition. Raas is a traditional and powerful form of Indian dance.

Ice Carving Extravaganza

Ice Carving Team, Sultan Sharrief

An educational and promotional display to show University students the wonderful art of ice carving. Trained and coached by the University Chefs, the students premier their talent in the age-old Japanese art.

American Idol A Cappella Style

Circle K, Courtney Istre

Circle K puts on an benefit concert for Helpsource, a teen shelter, featuring a cappella singing groups.

June 3-4, 1989 -- an original play

The Theatre Company, Brian Chan

The Theatre Company, UM's Asian Interest theatre troupe, presented a large-scale performance of this original play recounting the events of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China.

Mural Painting Detroit Chinatown (Peterboro and Cass Avenue)

United Asian American Organizations, Cesar Herrera

Created a mural on the wall of the only operating building in Detroit's Chinatown, the association of Chinese Americans Community Drop-in Center.

The Opera Project

The Opera Project, Milena Grubor

A full one-act opera for 75+ schoolchildren, and also a 30-minute performance presentations at area schools in need of artistic enrichment.

Immedia:2003

Entity, Mark Stock

Weeklong celebration of digital and electronic art displaying work from all over the world including lectures and performances by keynote artists... Immedia2003 is the Midwest's largest showcase of digital electronic art.

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Fall 2002

Classical Indian Music Lessons

International Institute, Deepak Khandelwal

Saadhanai is devoted to preserving the classical arts of India. They offer lessons from Dr. Rajan Sachdeva in classical Indian vocal, sitar and tabla. every Wed. at the International Institute.

The 3rd Annual North Campus Music Festival

Pierpont Commons Office of arts and Programs, Ross Huff

The North Campus Music Festival is day of FREE, continuous musical performances in the patio area outside of the Pierpont Commons, in Leonardo's cafe and in the piano lounge of the Pierpont Commons. For the past two years, the festival has been a great success. The festival drew a crowd of close to 5,000 students throughout the day, and featured 12 national, faculty and student groups.

A Cappella Rush 2002

Michigan A Cappella Council, Vivek Natarajan

A Cappella Rush is a showcase of all 12 of Michigan's undergraduate A Cappella groups, all of which are student run. It provides audience members with not only a night of entertainment, but more importantly, access to information about each group in one central location.

Young Americanos

Sigma Lambda Beta - Zeta Chapter, Joseph Salazar

Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institute's Latino Initiatives, Young Americanos is a depiction of the Latino community through the eyes of young Latinos in Indianapolis, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. A compilation of 55 photographs, Young Americanos is a celebration of Latinos in America and invite onlookers to explore the colorful mosaic of neighborhoods, homes, families, and friends of Latino youth.

john and jen

Basement Arts, Jeremy Leiner

john and jen is a musical written by University of Michigan alum, Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald. The show was originally produced of-Broadway during the 1995-1996 New York season starring Carolee Carmello (PARADE) as Jen, and another UofM alum, James Ludwig as John. The story is the relationship between a sister and brother, a mother and son, of Jen's journey.

Discovering Self Identity Through Art

Mary Markley ResStaff, Aanchal Dhar

Exposing students in Markley to uncovering their diverse, self-identities through art, by creating a number of arts projects that enabled them to share parts of themselves with their peers.

Asian Popular Culture Exhibition

Shei Magazine, Lu Kong

An exhibition that displays elements of media and artistry created by student artists on campus. The exhibition is an event that we use to promote learning and understanding of the diverse and rich culture that students of Asian heritage carry within themselves. The exhibition hopes to educate and expose students at U of M to artworks on issues that the Asian and Asian Pacific American community face as students of this university and as residents and citizens of this country.

Performing Arts Collaboration Project

The Performing Arts Collaboration Project, Josh Palay

A concert that fuses avante gaurde electronic music, modern-day techno music, and romantic chamber music. In this melding of these styles and paradigms, we hope that a deeper understanding of each field will result, along with the exploration of this exciting new musical style.

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Winter 2002

Christianity and the Arts: Seminar with Steve D. Hawthorne

Thunder's Whisper theater troupe, Dawn Low

Held an arts workshop open to the public with Steve D. Hawthorne, Broadway performer and staff member of Touch the World Ministries.

V-Day College Campaign

The Vagina Monologues, Stephanie Dionne

Produced the Vagina Monologues at Hill Auditorium.

Immedia Digital Art Show Workshops

Entity, Rachel Stiegel

Held two arts workshops, one with electronic musician Richie Hawtin and one with Golan Levin of M.I.T. Media Labs, as part of the annual Immedia Digital Art Show.

Forces of Nature

Dance Student Assembly, Julie Blume

Held a Master Class with the New York-based Forces of Nature dance company for the Dance Department.

Poetry Slam with Regie Gibson

U-Club Poetry Slam, Caleb Zigas

Held a Poetry Slam at the U-Club in the Michigan Union featuring poet Regie Gibson. Also held a workshop with Regie Gibson the following day.

Women and The Holocaust

Conference on the Holocaust, Jacqueline Wulwick

Rented an art exhibit from New York, Gentle Heroism: Women and the Holocaust's to display in the Michigan Union as part of the Conference on the Holocaust

Asian Pop Culture Exhibition

Shei Magazine, Vince Pai

Mounted exhibition to display contemporary art created by Asian and Asian-American students on campus.

Information for Foreigners

RC Players, Graham Atkin

Produced the play "Information for Foreigners," by Griselda Gambaro, at the Residential College Auditorium. Also mounted a dramaturgical presentation of historical material relevant to the play.

Cancer Awareness Week Art Exhibit

University Students Against Cancer, Kavita Padiyar

Mounted exhibit of donated artwork as part of Cancer Awareness Week at the Michigan Union. Also facilitated activities in the preceding weeks in which children who are patients at Mott's Children's Hospital and the U of M Hospital could create art to be displayed in the exhibit.

Kaleidoscope Workshops

Encompass, Antonia Henry

Produced Lyrical Beats, a Spoken Word Event featuring Asian-American pop singer Magdalen Hsu-Li. Also held a rhythm workshop with drummer and workshop facilitator Dale Fanning, both as part of Encompass' annual "Kaleidoscope" event.

THE EVENT

The Event Community Service Committee, David Ostreicher and Katie Moore

Organized Community Service Day filled with activities designed for local children. Held on the Diag and as part of THE EVENT, designed to be an opportunity to unify many on-campus groups.

Bronze Elegance

M.Y.S.T.I.C., Renee Jacobs

Produced Bronze Elegance, a montage of runway fashion, dancing, and instrumental music designed to acknowledge and showcase the many cultures of the U of M community.

Encompass Pan-Ethnic Show

Encompass, Veronica Cruz

Produced Encompass' fourth annual pan-ethnic show, designed to showcase dance, music, and other art forms from a wide variety of cultural groups.

Snow Wall

Environmental Justice and Global Change Conference Group, Gerry Moll

Constructed a movie screen made out of snow and ice on State Street, then projected images onto the screen designed to spread awareness about environmental justice and global change.

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Fall 2001

Acappellooza

Dicks and Janes A Cappella Group, G. Clark Haynes

Produced Acappellooza a cappella concert, which included U of M group Dicks and Janes and other a cappella groups from the U of M and other college campuses.

Buried Child

RC Players, Paul Kuttner

Produced the play, "Buried Child," by Sam Shepherd, in the Residential College Auditorium.

Eclectic Expressions

LSA Student Government, Erica Velasco

Mounted Eclectic Expressions, a showcase/art exhibition designed to showcase student artists of all kinds at the Michigan Union.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance Performance and Exhibit

Dance Department, Mary Schraffenberger

Produced show, mounted art exhibit, taught Cajun/Zydeco dance lessons at Pierpont Commons as part of the completion of a BFA in Dance.

R.U.R

WCBN Radio and in association with the RC Drama Concentration, Ben Tausig

Composed electronic music for the performance of "R.U.R.," a play by Karel Capek, presented at the Media Union's Video Studio.

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