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Alumni and Faculty Finalists of Third Century Screens (3CS) Competition at Third Century Expo


In tandem with U-M's Third Century Expo on Ingalls Mall, the Third Century Screens Competition will occupy the Alumni Center Founders Room on October 26-28 and feature works submitted by 13 U-M alumni and faculty video artists. These works were created specifically for the Pop-Up Projection Pavilion (PUPP), a 5-screen projection system for multi-layered video created by U-M faculty members Peter Sparling and Robert Adams. Prizes of $3,000 each will be awarded to one U-M alumnus/a and one U-M faculty member, There will also be a 2nd ($2,000) and 3rd ($1,000) prize in the U-M alumni category.

U-M alumni artists are graduates of Department of Dance, LSA/Screen Arts & Cultures, and Stamps School of Art & Design: Shawn Bible, Michelina Risbeck, Brittany Whitmoyer-Fishel, Danny Gwirtzman, Robert Maynard, Marly Spieser-Schneider, Alex Springer/Xan Burley, Barbara Twist, Nicholas Williams and Jacqueline Wood.  Faculty/staff artists featured are Christopher Burns, Sean Hoskins, and Markus Nornes.

The Third Century Screens (3CS) project celebrates the U-M bicentennial theme of creativity and inventing by confronting the global proliferation of moving imagery on screens of every shape, size and function. Led by an interdisciplinary team of U-M faculty artists, 3CS seeks to explore, situate and create options for seeing on screens. The screen has become a mirror and lens that shapes how humans picture themselves in the world. Screen culture has spawned its own technologies and manifests itself in multiple disciplines, industries and commercial enterprises.  It has revolutionized learning, research and creative work at the university.

This event is jointly supported by the UM Bicentennial Office, the U-M Office for Research, the U-M Alumni Association, the U-M Department of Dance, and School of Music, Theater & Dance Excel program, and U-M Screen Arts & Cultures.

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Third Century Screens Competition Screenings/Pop-Up Projection Pavilion

October 26-28, 2017

U-M Alumni Center Founders Room

200 Fletcher Street

Hours: 10 am-7 pm (free and open to the public)

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26 at 5-7 p.m.





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May 2017

Elegant Harmony 05/24/2017

April 2017

Clare Croft, assistant professor of dance, received a grant of $6,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (a summer stipend) to support work on her current book project, a biography of American dance critic and lesbian activist Jill Johnston (1929-2010).      04/10/2017

March 2016

Congratulations to junior dance major Danielle Fattore, who was one of four winners of the 2016 Joffrey Ballet School Summer Scholarship Contest! Fattore will have the opportunity to participate in a 2016 Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive of her choice!   03/07/2016

August 2014
July 2014

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Dance, Peter Sparling is a recipient of a Distinguished University Professorship. Effective September 1, Sparling will be a Rudolf Arnheim Distinguished University Professor. This appointment is one of the highest honors the University can bestow upon a faculty member.   07/18/2014

U-M, GVSU collaboration to bring alternative-energy inspired arts performance to Muskegon 07/16/2014

December 2013

Students enrolled in the 2013 "Dance and Related Arts" course present Between the Hairs, an evening of collaborative works inspired by interdisciplinary artist Meredith Monk. The concert is the culmination of a semester-long exploration of movement, music, collaboration, and the creative process.   12/05/2013

November 2013

SMTD Department of Dance professor Peter Sparling and U-M Life Sciences Institute professor Dan Klionsky collaborated on a project to explain the science of autophagy through dance. A segment of DPTV's "Detroit Performs" covers the story and can be seen on demand starting Nov. 13.   11/12/2013

October 2013

Congratulations to dance students Maddy Rager and Nola Smith, winners of the 2013 Maggie Allesee New Choreography Award for their duet "Small Victories," which they performed at Michigan Dance Day at Hope College. This is the second year in a row that the award has gone to U-M Dance students.   10/17/2013

September 2013

Judy Rice, associate professor of dance, is the subject of the cover article for the September issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. This is the "college issue" that includes a Higher Education Guide for its 80,000+ readers.    09/19/2013

Alumni to be Honored at Awards Ceremony on October 4 09/09/2013

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Prof. Peter Sparling featured on 5-screen projection system for multi-layered video, created by Sparling and Prof. Robert Adams
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Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

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