Communing with the dead, navigating new parenthood, and exploring Y2K teen pop stardom and the Black genius behind it are among the themes of five student-written short plays debuting online October 8–10 for the Cornell University Department of Performing and Media Arts’ (PMA) 8th annual 10-Minute Play Festival. The festival, hosted by PMA and the Graduate Researchers in Media and Performing Arts (GRMPA), serves as a laboratory for the development of plays written by both undergraduate and graduate students from across the university.
As Cornell University shifts to remote instruction due to COVID-19, this year's Centrally Isolated Film Festival (CIFF), Cornell’s annual student-run film competition celebrating student filmmakers, will also move online.
Student dancers of the performing and media arts department will explore “the politics of expression in the dancer’s body” in this year’s Locally Grown Dance, according to the event page. Each of the four dance pieces will incorporate the idea of transformation — either literally, figuratively or both.
Student filmmakers, most from central and upstate New York, will have their short films screened during the fifth annual Centrally Isolated Film Festival (CIFF). During the festival, April 13 and 14 at Cornell University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, the public and a panel of industry judges will award prizes across several categories.