Juilliard houses enormous talent within its three divisions—Dance, Drama, and Music—and the interdisciplinary projects established through Juilliard’s Creative Enterprise recognize the immense possibilities of cross-collaboration. Combining these divisions and expanding into technology, literature, visual art, and more, interdisciplinary projects allow students to work with expert guests to explore the rich intersections of art forms.
A Fiddler’s Tale
An interdisciplinary concert directed/choreographed by Larry Keigwin and led by conductor David Robertson that features Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat alongside Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale.
Virtual Reality Intensive With Creative Associates Group the Builders Association
In January 2023, a cohort of drama students worked with Creative Associates group the Builders Association as the company developed its next cross-media performance in virtual reality (VR) spaces. The students collaborated with the company to explore the hybrid zone between live and immersive VR performance in a theatrical format. Working alongside the company as actors, technologists, and content creators, the students shared their findings in a private work-in-process showing at the end of their weeklong intensive.
Cage Workshop with Creative Associate Barbara Hannigan
Creative Associates Barbara Hannigan and Caili Quan collaborated on a workshop with 13 vocal arts, dance, percussion, and collaborative piano students who explored several works by Cage to create short, movement-based vignettes inspired by five of his compositions
Pan! With Creative Associate Claire Chase
Creative Associate Claire Chase collaborated with an ensemble of musicians, dancers, and actors to workshop Pan, a 75-minute piece for flute, live electronics, and an ensemble of community performers.
Closing Spaces with Creative Associate Caili Quan
Juilliard's 2021 Convocation closed with the fourth-year dancers performing Closing Spaces, a new dance made for the occasion by Creative Associate Caili Quan. Music for the new work was Gabriella Smith’s Tesselations, which was performed by a student sextet coached by Dean and Director of the Music Division David Ludwig.
Bolero Juilliard—which uses Ravel’s work as the springboard for a virtual collaboration with Juilliard dancers, instrumentalists, singers, actors, and alumni—presents a portrait of artmaking and community amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing is a video collaboration of 100+ Juilliard musicians conducted by David Robertson performing Creative Associate Kurt Crowley’s expanded arrangement of Charles Ives’ Variations on ‘America.’
Tessellatum With Creative Associate Nadia Sirota
Creative Associate Nadia Sirota partnered with Juilliard musicians to workshop Tessellatum, a multimedia project with music by Donnacha Dennehy and video animation by Steven Mertens that culminated in two public performances and a conversation with the artists.
James Baldwin Workshop Led by Creative Associate Colman Domingo
Creative Associate Colman Domingo led an interdisciplinary workshop with students to explore and enliven tropes, themes, and texts from James Baldwin’s body of work.
Opera Lab brings together students from throughout Juilliard’s Music Division to create and workshop original opera compositions.