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Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University
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Wesleyan University to present "Innovations: Intersections of Art and Science" Symposium
February 28 & March 1

Co-Hosted by the Center for the Arts and the Hughes Program in the Life Sciences; Curated by choreographer Liz Lerman

Middletown, Conn.—Wesleyan University presents the symposium “Innovations: Intersection of Art and Science”, co-hosted by the Center for the Arts and the Hughes Program in the Life Sciences and curated by choreographer Liz Lerman, on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1, 2013 on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown.

The symposium will bring teams of artists and scientists together to share approaches, skills and outcomes of their research at the intersection of art and science. Presenters will include representatives from the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, the RAW DATA project at TRIUMF (Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics), the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado, Yale University and Wesleyan University. The symposium will focus on the themes of research, teaching and activism within the fields of art and science.

This symposium is part of the Creative Campus Initiative at the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University. The goal of this experimental program is to elevate the arts as a means of teaching, learning and knowing through co-teaching opportunities for artists and non-artists, as well as commissioning new works by artists who are invited to work with faculty and students across disciplines in their creation process.

This symposium is made possible by the Reintegrate program of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development's Office of the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, and the Office of Academic Affairs of Wesleyan University.

For more information about the symposium, please visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/innovations.

About Liz Lerman 

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker. Described by The Washington Post as “the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art,” her dance/theater works have been seen throughout the United States and abroad. She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and cultivated the company's unique multi-generational ensemble into a leading force in contemporary dance until 2011, when she handed the artistic leadership of the company over to the next generation of Dance Exchange artists. "Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer," Liz's collection of essays, was published in 2011 by Wesleyan University Press.

For more information about Liz Lerman, please visit http://lizlerman.com/.

About the Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts is an eleven-building complex on the Wesleyan campus that houses the departments of Art and Art History, Dance, Film Studies, Music, and Theater. Opened in 1973, the CFA serves as a cultural center for the region, the state and New England. The Center includes the 400-seat Theater, the 260-seat Hall, the World Music Hall (a non-Western performance space), the 414-seat Crowell Concert Hall and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Crowell Concert Hall and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of its many generous funders and collaborators, including the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts, as well as media sponsors the Hartford and New Haven Advocates, ShorePublishing, WESU 88.1FM, and WNPR.

For more information about Center for the Arts, please call (860) 685-3355, or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

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