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July 1, 2015 - 3:10am

The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, invites applications for a full-time, renewable three-year appointment as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Professional Practice to begin July 1, 2016. The ideal candidate will be a performing artist with a national or international reputation, a demonstrated capacity for creative work, the potential for continuing to make professional work of a high order and for expanding the Department’s artistic and teaching profile. Experience in college teaching is required. Teaching responsibilities could include composition, several levels of technique, performance, and repertory in addition to choreographing occasionally for Department concerts. Expertise in areas such as new media/digital, community-based, or site-specific performance, somatic practice, and/or global forms is desirable. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and performing department and college service within a liberal arts environment. Leadership potential is a must. Preference will be given to candidates with an M.F.A. or related academic credentials.

To apply, see

Applicants will need to submit following materials:

  • a cover letter that integrates a statement of artistic practice and teaching philosophy as well as links to two or three relevant moving-image examples of creative work
  • a curriculum vitae
  • two sample syllabi
  • three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015.
Please direct any questions to

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

How Video Game Music Has Changed Our Pop Music

June 30, 2015 - 10:13pm

“We are accustomed to thinking about pop music in terms of its most familiar metadata: songs and albums, scenes and artists. But what about all the other, seemingly incidental music that gets lodged in our heads, from commercial jingles to sitcom soundtracks? Could it be that the largely unknown Kondo, Nintendo’s first dedicated sound designer, was one of the great innovative forces of our time?”

How Video Game Music Has Changed Our Pop Music

June 30, 2015 - 10:13pm

“We are accustomed to thinking about pop music in terms of its most familiar metadata: songs and albums, scenes and artists. But what about all the other, seemingly incidental music that gets lodged in our heads, from commercial jingles to sitcom soundtracks? Could it be that the largely unknown Kondo, Nintendo’s first dedicated sound designer, was one of the great innovative forces of our time?”

Canadian Government Okays Sale Of Cirque Du Soleil To US, Chinese Investors

June 30, 2015 - 9:49pm

“Industry Minister James Moore said Tuesday the application to acquire the famed circus troupe was deemed an overall economic benefit for Canada. The buyers have committed to maintain the Cirque’s strategic decision-making and creative and artistic development at its Montreal headquarters.”

Talent Spotting: Which Would You Trust, The Data Or The Hunch?

June 30, 2015 - 9:20pm

“The gift for talent-spotting is mysterious, highly prized and celebrated. We like to believe that certain people—sometimes ourselves—can just sense when a person has something special. But there is another method of spotting talent which doesn’t rely on hunches. In place of intuition, it offers data and analysis. Rather than relying on the gut, it invites us to use our heads. It tends not to make for such romantic stories, but it is effective—which is why, despite our affection, the hunch is everywhere in retreat.”

Readers Versus Critics, Round 497: The New Fifty Shades Of ‘Grey’ Book

June 30, 2015 - 8:23pm

“Readers, as their buying patterns have suggested for some years, do not need a critical imprimatur to select their next read.”

China’s Movie Box Office Up 50% In First Half Of 2015

June 30, 2015 - 8:15pm

“About $3.3 billion in tickets were sold in the first six months of the year, according to figures from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway. That’s a leap of 48.9% over the first half of 2014. Imported films accounted for 52.5% of ticket sales.”

Report: UK Creative Industries Employment Growing At Twice National Average

June 30, 2015 - 8:11pm

“Statistics released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport found that jobs within the creative industries increased by 5.5% compared to the national 2.1% rise in employment between 2013 and 2014.”

This Year In New Museum Construction (A Chart)

June 30, 2015 - 7:36pm

“It has been a huge year for museum construction, with many institutions—public and private, established and upstart—spending, in total, hundreds of millions of dollars on new buildings, with even more on the way.”

Comedy Central Is (Kind Of) Booming, Except For The Money Part

June 30, 2015 - 7:12pm

“Comedy Central’s quandary is almost paradoxically acute: What does a television network do when its bread-and-butter demographic — young, piracy-fluent, glued to phones — stops watching television?”

Menil Collection Director To Step Down

June 30, 2015 - 6:57pm

“Under Josef Helfenstein, the Menil doubled its annual attendance, increased its endowment by almost 54 percent, and added more than 1,000 works to the collection, including pieces by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra and Kara Walker.”

Why “Smart” Kids Often Don’t Turn Into Smart Adults

June 30, 2015 - 6:50pm

“When people perform well (academically or otherwise) at early ages and are labeled smart or gifted, they become less likely to challenge themselves. They become less likely to make mistakes, because they stay in their comfortable comfort zone and stop growing. And their fixed mindset persists through adulthood. The simple and innocent praising of a smart kid feeds an insidious problem that some researchers track all the way up to gender inequality in STEM careers.”

Misty Copland Promoted To Principal At ABT

June 30, 2015 - 5:56pm

“Her promotion — after more than 14 years with the company, nearly eight as a soloist — came as Ms. Copeland’s fame spread far beyond traditional dance circles. She made the cover of Time magazine this year, was profiled by “60 Minutes” and presented a Tony Award on this year’s telecast. She has written a memoir and a children’s book, and has more than a half-million followers on Instagram.”

Did Adding More Best-Picture Nominations Devalue The Oscars?

June 30, 2015 - 12:26pm

In opting for more pictures, the Academy has risked tarnishing the value of a nomination. “It’s hard to find 10 movies that should be nominated,” says producer and former studio chief Bill Mechanic. “Truth is, it’s hard to find even five right now.”

Crowdfunding To Recreate An Old TV Show As A Live Experience Smashes Its Funding Goals

June 30, 2015 - 11:44am

The live immersive project has now raised more than £600,000 from close to 4,500 people in just 16 days, after reaching its £500,000 target last week. Money from fans just keeps on coming on the Indiegogo page, meaning “two extra games will be added to each zone”.

Damien Hirst, Curator? (Shudder)

June 30, 2015 - 11:09am

“Now Hirst, too, has reached an uncomfortable stage in his career, embedded in the establishment he once goaded. On past performance, he might be expected to try even harder to shock, to prove his relevance. Instead, by founding Newport Street, he is doing something far more likely to shore up his status and secure his legacy. In promoting his own view of contemporary art through the medium of a big, public gallery, he is testing his power to shape tastes and markets, and his ability to exert control.”

The Hunt For The Last Few Missing Faberge Eggs

June 30, 2015 - 10:12am

“Today seven imperial eggs are still missing, along with many of their “surprises”, but an impassioned group of experts and enthusiasts from Russia, the UK, the US, Switzerland and Finland are on their trail. Géza von Habsburg, one of the world’s leading Fabergé experts, has been on the egg hunt for more than 40 years.”

It’s Leap-Second Day. Do You Know Where Your Computer Is?

June 30, 2015 - 9:46am

“About 50 years ago, we started keeping time with atomic clocks—clocks that operate according to the oscillations of a tiny atom.—and in order to keep these clocks in step with the earth, we add an extra second every now and again. The trouble is: the world’s computers, often running on ancient software code, aren’t always configured to accommodate this extra second. And that can cause problems.”

Royal Opera House Audience Boos Rape Scene In “William Tell”

June 30, 2015 - 9:10am

“We thought maybe that would be the end of it, although I had been forewarned by a notice about the production containing nudity, and sure enough, suddenly she was starkers on a very long table. They were all pawing her and then the heckling from the crowd started. There was a lot of booing during that, then it subsided.”

Indie Musicians Hope Apple Music Changes The Streaming Biz (As In Make It Profitable)

June 30, 2015 - 8:45am

“The belief is that the revenue for indie artists on Apple Music—even if it’s minuscule per stream—may mean more bucks overall than what they get from streaming competitors. And with Apple Music’s new social network, Connect, indie artists may finally have the definitive place to interact directly with their fans—like Myspace a decade ago, but with way more weight behind it.”