Long-time NESADSU Professor Lydia Martin is the latest recipient of a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Faculty Fellowship, which will enable her to spend a month this summer in Paris on a research project of her own devising. Of the 118 applicants for Whiting Fellowships, Lydia is one of 36 recipients.
May 29, 2013 marks the centenary of Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet, the Rite of Spring, which premiered in the then newly constructed Theatre des Champs Elysees and which was performed by Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. Lydia’s study project will involve researching the circle of artists that participated in that event. The Russian art director Serge Diaghilev drew upon a rich network of composers, painters, designers and architects to produce a multi-media event that led to further collaborations among such artists as Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Leger and others as well as composers such as Debussy, Ravel and Satie.
Upon her return from Paris, Lydia will give a presentation to her students on her research and will incorporate a variety of creative explorations in drawing and painting into her curricula.
Our congratulations to Lydia!