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Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Discovery of America

With Distinguished German Playwrights, Tankred Dorst and Ursula Ehler
Olin, Room 102  Two of Germany’s most distinguished contemporary playwrights, Tankred Dorst and Ursula Ehler, will be in residence at Bard College in October to research and develop My Discovery of America, an epic new play dealing with the experience of German prisoners of war in the Hudson Valley during World War II. In this public presentation, Dorst and Ehler talk about and read from their work in progress, framed by a moderated conversation on their previous collaborations. Tankred Dorst, in collaboration with Ursula Ehler, has published more than 50 literary works, he written and directed seven films, and is the author of several libretti. Both artists co-directed a performance of Richard Wagner’s Ring Circle in Bayreuth/Germany in 2006. Their work has been awarded the most prestigious prizes in the world of European theater, among them the Georg-Büchner-Preis, the Faust-Preis, and the European Literature Award. Dorst and Ehler’s oeuvre includes Merlin, a re-writing of the King Arthur legend; Toller, a play based on the Socialist revolutionary Ernst Toller; and The Forbidden Garden, a collection of fragments exploring the Fascist-friendly literary genius D’Annunzio. In each of these works, Dorst and Ehler investigate the fraught intersection of the imaginative and the political worlds. Free – Reservations through the Fisher Center Box Office required!
Sponsored by: Dean of the College; German Studies Program; Hannah Arendt Center; Literature Program; Live Arts Bard, Goethe-Institute
Contact: Thomas Wild  845-758-7363
  Thursday, September 25, 2014

Begin in Berlin Spring 2015 Information Session

Kline, College Room  Meet students who have studied at Bard College Berlin during their first year and learn about the spring, 2015 application process.  
Sponsored by: Dean of Student Affairs; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Mary Ann Krisa  845-758-7454
  Friday, April 4, 2014

The Translation Symposium at Bard College

Morning: Aspinwall 302 / Afternoon: RKC 103  9:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Student Workshop in Aspinwall 302

      Panelists include: Eugene Bata Daniel Krakovski Robert Isaf Melanie Mignucci Courtney Morris Yuko Okamura Christopher Shea Alissa Rubin Melissa Weaver
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Faculty Workshop in RKC 103

      Panelists include: Thomas Bartshcerer Jonathan Brent Peter Filkins Susan Gillespie Wyatt Mason Justus Rosenberg Olga Voronina
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Program; Bard Translation and Translatability Initiative; Dean of the College; Division of Languages and Literature; German Studies Program; Literature Program; Russian/Eurasian Studies Program; Spanish Studies
Contact: Olga Voronina  845-758-7391
  Thursday, February 6, 2014

Information Session: Trip to Theater der Welt, Mannheim, Germany, May 26–June 2, 2014

Join Bard Theater & Performance Program in Traveling to the Theater Der Welt (World Theater Festival) in Germany this Summer.
Fisher Center  This summer, join Bard's Theater and Performance Program on a trip to the Theater der Welt festival, one of the foremost international theater festivals, which is held in Germany every three years. This year's festival, taking place May 23 – June 8, 2014 in Mannheim, Germany, is curated by Matthias Lilienthal, the former artistic director of Berlin's HAU Theater. The Theater & Performance Program will visit the festival’s second weekend, May 26 – June 2, which is organized around the theme “Performing Politics.”

See the work of International Artists Including:

*Philippe Quesne (France): Next day (world premiere)
*Simon Stone (Australia): Thyestes
*Leonardo Moreira (Brazil: Ficcao
*Manuela Infante (Chile): ZOO
*Guillermo Calderon (Chile): Escuela
*Gob Squad (Germany/UK): The Conversationalist
*Kim Nobel (UK): You are not alone
* Hotel Shabby Shabby (Germany)

As a part of Performing Arts Campus, students will:

*Spend your evenings attending performances by artists from around the world.

*Participate in daily seminars responding to performances at the festival, alongside students from international universities such as the Goethe-University, Frankfurt and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw.

*Participate in workshops in small groups with artists and curators presenting in the festival, creating your own work in response to the performances you see.

*Learn about performance curating from festival curator Matthias Lilenthal.

Included in trip:

Two meals per day, lodging at festival, transfer to and from Frankfurt airport

Your costs:

Flight booked individually, performance tickets: $75 total, 1 meal per day, Bard reservation fee $250/ due with letter of permission by February 14.

To reserve your spot:

Turn in deposit and permission form due by February 14, 2014


10-Dec-13 Tuesday Information Session 1
6- Feb-14 Tuesday Information Session 2

14-Feb-14 Friday deposit deadline /letter of permission

28-Feb-14 suggested flight booking deadline & apply for travel documents

24 & 25 May-14 Saturday Bard Commencement weekend

26-May-14 Monday NYC > Frankfurt Flight. optional: travel with Professor Miriam Felton-Dansky

27-May-14 Tuesday Frankfurt: Arrive/transfer to Mannheim. Morning: meet at Frankfurt airport

28-May-14 Wednesday Mannheim: Campus II, May 27-June 1

29-May-14 Thursday Mannheim: Campus II, May 27-June 1

30-May-14 Friday Mannheim: Campus II, May 27-June 1

31-May-14 Saturday Mannheim: Campus II, May 27-June 1

1-Jun-14 Sunday Transfer from Mannheim, Flight Frankfurt > NYC: Flight/ Arrive NYC

For more information, contact Miriam Felton-Dansky at, or Bob Bangiola at, or call 845-758-7957.

Sponsored by: Bard Theater and Performance Program
Contact: Bob Bangiola  845-758-7957