Posts Tagged ‘Duke Performances’

CDS Cosponsors Residency of The Civilians, An Investigative Theater Company

CDS Cosponsors Residency of The Civilians, An Investigative Theater Company

The Center for Documentary Studies is among the cosponsors for a Duke Performances artist residency at Duke University hosting The Civilians, the nation’s foremost investigative theater company.  The New York-based theater company will return to Duke for a residency from January 19-29, 2017, conducting research and interviews for a new play about charter schools written by playwright Ethan Lipton […]


September 30: A Conversation with Steve Cosson, Artistic Director of The Civilians Theater Company

September 30: A Conversation with Steve Cosson, Artistic Director of The Civilians Theater Company

The Center for Documentary Studies is among the cosponsors for a Duke Performances artist residency at Duke University hosting The Civilians, the nation’s foremost investigative theater company. As part of the residency, Steve Cosson—the troupe’s artistic director—will talk artistic process with undergraduates in Documentary Studies and Theater Studies during an open forum on Friday, September 30, that is free and open to the public. The […]


November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, “Heart Like A Levee”

November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, "Heart Like A Levee"

Left: M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Right: A photo taken by William Gedney in Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1972. The Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics invites you to join in a musical and photographic lunchtime conversation.  M.C. Taylor, leader of the band Hiss Golden Messenger, and Jim Findlay, stage director and designer, will be joined by photographer and […]


Upcoming World Premiere of William Tyler’s Collaborative Music and Film Project, “Corduroy Roads”

Upcoming World Premiere of William Tyler's Collaborative Music and Film Project, "Corduroy Roads"

Duke Performances has commissioned the exceptional solo guitarist William Tyler–who occupies the musical intersection of John Fahey and Bill Frisell–to make a new performance that reflects on the lingering legacy of the Civil War through the use of archival features and music. Corduroy Roads, created by Tyler with his collaborators filmmaker Steve Milligan and theater […]


November 15: yMusic and Sam Green Perform Live Cinematic Collaboration “The Measure of All Things”

November 15: yMusic and Sam Green Perform Live Cinematic Collaboration "The Measure of All Things"

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is proud to support Duke Performances‘ presentation of The Measure of All Things, a live cinematic collaboration between instrumental sextet yMusic and Academy Award–nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green. The project is a meditation on fate, time, and the outer contours of the human experience loosely inspired by The Guinness Book of World Records. Drawing inspiration equally from old […]


“In My Mind” Film Screenings: Minneapolis (10/16) and Seattle (11/1)

In My Mind, a film from the Center for Documentary Studies, has been invited to screen at two film festivals this fall: October 16, 2011 Sound Unseen Minneapolis, Minnesota November 1, 2011 Northwest Film Forum’s Earshot Jazz Film Festival Seattle, Washington In My Mind Director: Gary Hawkins, Producer: Emily LaDue, Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In […]


“In My Mind” Film

"In My Mind" Film

In My Mind Director: Gary Hawkins, Producer: Emily LaDue, Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, traces the creation and performance of jazz pianist Jason Moran’s original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s legendary performance at New York City’s Town Hall in 1959. Deeply inspired […]