Entering its seventh year, the Fellowship Program invites scholars and artists to The Center to develop self-directed projects that expand the way we think about ballet’s history, practice, and performance. Fellows come from a multitude of disciplines and bring a breadth of experience to the residency.
Associate Professor Martin Scherzinger has been named one of 12 Fellows at the international Center for Ballet and the Arts during the 2020-21 academic year.
Scherzinger, who is also a composer, works on sound, music, media, and politics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He will use his time at the Center to examine how a Newtonian conception for time-reckoning influenced conceptions of rhythm and meter in music theory, composition, and dance. In a scholarly article and a ballet score, Scherzinger aims to contrast this conception of time with pre-colonial music and dance traditions in non-western, notably African societies.