Throughout the 2012-13 academic year, the Dartmouth Centers Forum will present a wide range of events in support of its theme Centering the Arts at Dartmouth. For information about current events, click here. Events that have already taken place are listed here.
For the past three years, through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the DCF has provided funding to students, faculty, and staff interested in hosting a program based upon the DCF's theme. This year the DCF has teamed with the Year of the Arts' Steering Committee to expand funding. In the fall term, the DCF awarded funding for the following three programs:
Dartmouth '13 Paul Finkelstein led a recital and orchestra concert in Rollins Chapel that featured music by Edvard Grieg and Joseph Haydn. A sampling of the concert can be viewed in the YouTube clip below.
Street dance came to Dartmouth for Street Soul's Throwback Dance Party. The dance party featured hit R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop music from the 90's and early 2000s. The party also included performances by renowned street dancers, JRock and Popula, from America's Best Dance Crew and League of Extraordinary Dancers, and Bulletproof Funk, comprising winners from World of Dance Boston and Juste Debout Montreal.
Before the party, Street Soul hosted two popping workshops taught by JRock and Popula at Manley 87 in West Gym.
"Talk: Tunes & Thoughts" was a presentation based in Carl Rux's play "Talk." The play featured a panel of scholars, professors, and "everyday people" discussing a controversial fictional playwright from the 1960's. Scenes from this piece were complemented with a student comprised Jazz quartet, poetry excerpts, and musical numbers to form a night of fellowship, discussion, and creativity. The event was open to the general Dartmouth community and focused on the creation of an artistic atmosphere at the most accessible level—The cast and band members were comprised of students from all backgrounds and class years.
Throughout the year members of the DCF will host events based upon the "Centering the Arts at Dartmouth" theme. Once conducted, summaries of the events will follow.
The Music Lesson as a Learning Prototype
Tuesday, October 30th
Biology professor Mary Lou Guerinot is fond of saying, "People learn science by doing science." The music lesson is a perfect model of learning by doing and receiving prompt formative feedback from a master. David Newsam conducted a short guitar lesson and then helped participants derive from it principles of learning design that could be applied to their own disciplines.
Last Updated: 11/21/12