On Friday, November 21st, 20 members of the Collective went to see the Metropolian Opera’s performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Prof. Simon Morrison, a scholar of Russian opera, was our special guest!
It’s always nice to take a leisurely stroll around our campus, particularly in the company of W. Barksdale Maynard, a Fellow of Mathey College and expert in the architectural history of Princeton’s Campus. Professor Maynard is a Princeton alum and author of Princeton: America’s Campus. He is here as a Lecturer in the Department of… Continue reading A Stroll Through Princeton’s Architecture
On November 15th, we ventured into the city to see the ballet “Flames of Paris” performed by the Russian ballet company The Mikhailovsky Ballet.
One of my favorite outings this semester was a trip a few of the Collective members took to Anthology Film Archive in New York, which happens to allow free entry to Princeton students because a fund was set up by one of its co-founders (and Princeton professor) P. Sitney Adams. This is a rather nondescript… Continue reading A Trip to the Anthology Film Archive in NYC
Over fall break in October, the Edwards Collective went on an overnight retreat Cape May, New Jersey. Made possible by generous funding from the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Fund and the Council of the Humanities, the members spent 3 days together in a house along the shore in order to work on creative projects,… Continue reading Fall Retreat
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 27th, about eleven collective members (and one alum) met at the Lincoln Center to see The New York City Ballet’s performance of All Balanchine, a showcase of three different selections from Balanchine’s original repertoire. The performance was an excellent mishmash of classical ballet: Beginning with traditional variations from the ballet Donizetti,… Continue reading Ballet and Balanchine