With the Athena Film Festival and the Oscars this month, Barnard turned the lens onto two of its own film creatives.
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The festival returns to campus with an exciting lineup of events and screenings dedicated to elevating the stories of women’s leadership.
The College welcomed nearly 400 high school students through the gates this summer.
The dance professor and prolific choreographer reflects on her past five projects, including the critically acclaimed light and desire, which she conceived and directed.
In Harlem Movement Legacies, students learn the dances linked to the historic neighborhood — and their greater cultural significance.
Barnard Honored Erika Dickerson-Despenza, the Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency’s First Resident Playwright
BCRW, the Public Theater, and the Ntozake Shange Literary Trust celebrated the newly created residency with an evening of tributes and performances.
Watch (and listen) to tips on video and audio from six of the College’s wildly successful creatives, including an Emmy-nominated TV director, the co-creator of a superhero character, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
Erika Dickerson-Despenza Named Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency’s Inaugural Playwright
BCRW, The Public Theater, and The Ntozake Shange Literary Trust partner to establish the first residency of its kind for distinguished women, femme, trans, or non-binary playwrights of the African Diaspora.
After a two-year hiatus, faculty guided students through overseas programs ranging from Sustainable Communities in Ecuador to Translating Theatre in France.
Biology lecturer and alumna Chisa Hidaka ’86 guides students through the intersection of STEM and movement by exploring the anatomy in action.
Explore graduating seniors’ projects from the Departments of Dance and Art History.
“Barnard was one of the only schools where I was able to focus on biology and dance,” said the physical therapist.
An addition to the collection of the feminist playwright’s journals, correspondence, and personal effects allows scholars and students to dive deeper into her legacy and work.
This year’s festival is a hybrid event, enabling people, wherever they are, to enjoy a showcase of films by and about fierce and fearless women leaders.
Check out binge-worthy entertainment courtesy of the College’s creative alumnae community.
The multigenre dance installation is an artistic collaboration between generations of Barnard women.
Explore senior thesis projects in the arts from the Departments of Theatre, Dance, and Architecture.
Three students have shared their Barnard journeys since they first arrived on campus four years ago. Here, the graduating seniors close out their college experience with one final look back.
Pandemic Poets Society | ‘How to Talk With Zora Neale Hurston When No One Else Can Hear’ by Quincy Scott Jones
Jones considers the robbing and abuse of Black women’s voices, from the writings of Zora Neale Hurston ’28 to the women that came after her.
In Mitra’s global theatre course, students will immerse themselves in six international theater styles through applied workshops and independent projects.
The theatre expert discusses her Pandemic Panels, which she created with Barnard and global artists, in response to COVID-19 hiccups and cultural shifts.
Narang shares a song about the difficulties of distance.
W. B. Worthen, chair of the Department of Theatre, talks about his newest book and the theatre as technology.
The Movement Lab’s Guy de Lancey reflects on becoming a political refugee from South Africa.
Professor Colleen Thomas-Young reflects on “the body in protest” and how dance helped her through the first 100 days of the pandemic.
This year’s Virginia C. Gildersleeve Visiting Professor advocates for arts in Kenya and East Africa.
For the first time since the play debuted in 1976, The Public Theater brought the Obie Award-winning production to a new generation of audience members. And Barnard was in the house.
Bold, hallucinatory works explore black female identity throughout the middle decades of the 20th century
Barnard Presents Senior Art Theses: Chairs highlight what makes the College’s various art departments shine
We spoke to the director and chairs of each department, who shared what makes the end-of-year shows and performances by students in art, music, and theatre special.
Barnard’s Make Some Noise Concert Series Celebrated Fifth Anniversary: Independent Music Award-winner Luz Pinos joined Bacchantae, Eden Ariel, and others for annual outdoor concert
Barnard’s Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music concert marked its fifth year highlighting young women musicians, in partnership with Summer on the Hudson (NYC Parks and Riverside Park Conservancy).
Barnard College Welcomes Latin Performer Luz Pinos and Rising Female Artists to Fifth Annual Concert in Riverside Park to Celebrate New York City’s Women and Music
Eclectic “Make Some Noise” Event Features Encore Performances by the Series’ Most-Acclaimed Women Musicians
Dancer, Choreographer and Filmmaker Yvonne Rainer to Join Barnard College as Orzeck Artist-in-Residence
Dance, choreography, and film legend Yvonne Rainer has been named its Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for 2019. Rainer, an enormously influential figure who has challenged conventional forms and genres for nearly six decades, will begin her one-year residency in Spring 2019. She will lead intensive dance workshops, performances, and film events with students through Fall 2019.
If you missed the first iteration, come back to experience it in the Spring!
Touring dates and program for Gail Archer September - December 2018.
Every year, Barnard faculty lead students on trips outside New York City—often outside the United States—to conduct research, perform, and expand teaching and learning opportunities.
The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning at Barnard College will be a new academic hub in the heart of campus, bringing students and faculty together, facilitating collaboration, and fostering dialogue when it opens this August.
An afternoon of film screenings and discussions will examine the intersections of dance on film and social justice.