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FACULTY GUIDE

www.ProjectGilgamesh.com


PROJECT GILGAMESH 2011-2012 Involve your students with this ambitious project and work with composer, violinist and artist-in-residence Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) 2


Mighty Gilgamesh dreams a friend. Standing together the two prevail, but gods decree death. Struggle-seek, there is no why. Build cities, write stories; All must die.

The Department of Creative Arts and the Tri-C Presents Performing Arts Series are proud to introduce Project Gilgamesh; a year-long campus wide exploration of poems, themes, songs and study of the world’s oldest story The Epic of Gilgamesh. Project Gilgamesh is sponsored by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C Ž) and made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. 3


Unfamiliar with The Epic of Gilgamesh? Uncertain about how to integrate the arts into your classroom? Looking to enrich your classroom by incorporating another perspective?

A variety of resources have been assembled to help you bring The Epic of Gilgamesh to life in your classroom. • The text of The Epic of Gilgamesh in different formats. • Lesson plans encompassing varied approaches to the epic. • A bibliographic guide to translations and scholarly books and articles. • Resources developed by partner organizations: lecture series, gallery talks and PowerPoints developed by The Cleveland Museum of Art; and writing prompts and scripts developed by Great Lakes Theater.

These resources and links can be found online at www.tri-c.edu/gilgamesh. 4


Project Gilgamesh has identified artists and content experts who can also serve as resources. • Members of the Project Gilgamesh faculty Advisory Council can offer guidance about how to incorporate the epic into your classroom. • Guest artists and content experts—whether Tri-C Faculty Members, local artists, or educators from The Cleveland Museum of Art or Great Lakes Theater -- can enhance your class by conducting a poetry workshop, offering reflections on the nature of leadership, or giving a lecture about the ancient Sumerians. Each workshop or lecture is 50-75 minutes in length. Find the roster and booking form online. • Tri-C Presents will sponsor a brown bag lunch lecture and workshop series featuring our guest artists and content experts. These events will take place on multiple Tri-C campuses. They will be free and open to the entire campus community and to the public at large. The schedule will be posted online.

Information about how to access these resources can be found online at www.tri-c.edu/gilgamesh. 5


Free tickets available for faculty to bring students as part of class. To apply for free tickets visit www.tricpresents.com/performing-arts/curriculum-connections/

Symphony for the Dance Floor Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) Friday, Oct 21 and Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 At 7 & 9pm See DBR’s latest work at the Tri-C Metropolitan Campus mainstage theatre. DBR brings the concert hall and dance club into the theatre with this Ohio premiere.

The Rambler Joe Goode Performance Group Saturday, February 11, 2012 Connect with the themes of Project Gilgamesh in choreographer Joe Goode’s latest work examining the lone cowboy-wanderer who appears throughout American history –but whose roots run deep in cultures throughout the world.

Save The Date DBR will perform the Project Gilgamesh Songbook during the Tri-C Presents season in October of 2012

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Project Gilgamesh Songbook Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) Words by Margaret Lynch Songbook Unbound Two evenings of original performances by Tri-C students, faculty and community hosted by DBR. Part 1 Thursday, November 17, 2011 7 p.m. Center for Creative Arts – Black Box Theatre Tri-C Metropolitan Campus 2809 Woodland Ave Between E. 30th and E. 22nd Cleveland, OH 44115 Part 2 Thursday, April 5, 2012 7 p.m. Mainstage Theatre Tri-C Metropolitan Campus 2809 Woodland Ave Between E. 30th and E. 22nd Cleveland, OH 44115

Free and open to the public, no reservations required. To find out about participating in either event see page 10.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Composer-in-residence Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) will visit Tri-C in the fall to record his version of the Project Gilgamesh songbook with Tri-C student musicians, faculty and members of the community at the Center for Creative Arts recording studios. DBR will make the songbook and recording available to everyone at Tri-C to encourage students and faculty to create their own work using his music and recordings. Throughout the residency, DBR will work with students to shape their performances into two evenings of original work titled Songbook Unbound to be presented by Tri-C in the fall and spring.

In addition, DBR will conduct workshops and master classes about his creative method, the songbook and the recording process. In October of 2012, DBR will perform the songbook as part of the Tri-C Presents season. 8


Daniel Bernard Roumain

Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination. Proving that he’s “about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), DBR is perhaps the only composer who has collaborated and performed with Philip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Bill T. Jones, and Lady Gaga. He has received commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Library of Congress, and the sports channel ESPN. He has appeared on American Idol (FOX), America’s Assignment (CBS Evening News), E:60 (ESPN) and been voted one of the “Top 100 New Yorkers” (New York Resident), “Top 40 Under 40 business people” (Crain’s New York Business), “Top 5 Tomorrow’s Newsmakers” (1010 WINS Radio), and spotlighted as a “New Face of Classical Music” (Esquire Magazine). Most recently DBR has created a new evening length-work, Symphony for the Dance Floor, for the 2011 BAM Next Wave Festival and ASU Gammage, and composed music for the Atlanta Ballet, Home in 7, with the choreographer Amy Seiwert and the poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph. www.dbrmusic.com

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Songbook Unbound We invite all students, faculty, classes, staff and Cleveland residents to use their creativity and incorporate the Project Gilgamesh songbook and recording into their own new creation. Members of The Center for Creative Arts will select and present participants for an evening of Project Gilgamesh Songbook Unbound in the Black Box Theatre space before a public audience. DBR will be in Cleveland for a rehearsal prior to the event to coach participants and shape the performances into a 60-90 minute showcase. 10


Things you could create Use your imagination and unique talents to create something wonderful! • Choreograph a dance/movement piece • Arrange and play song(s) by you or your band • Create a video (with live actors or animation) • Write a theatre play • Develop a spoken word/poetry performance • Design a fashion show • Read your own adaptation of The Epic of Gilgamesh • Make a Pecha Kecha-style PowerPoint presentation • Assemble an art/photography display • Cook up a culinary arts festival

Showcase your work in Songbook Unbound: Part 1 Performance: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Rehearsal: November 16, 2011

Showcase your work in Songbook Unbound: Part 2 Performance: Thursday, April 5, 2012 Rehearsal: March 7-8, and April 4, 2012 11


1.Go to www.projectgilgamesh.com and download the PDF of the songbook (and/or the recording available on January 15, 2012) . You must use or arrange some version of the notated song(s) or words from the Project Gilgamesh Songbook. 2.Dream up your idea of how you want to incorporate the songbook. Upload a one minute example of you performing your work or explaining your performance idea to the Project Gilgamesh YouTube channel. Use your Smartphone, iPhone or flip camera. It doesn’t need to be fancy. If you need access to recording equipment, please contact Laura Kendall at laura.kendall@tri-c.edu 3.Download an application form from the website or fill out the page in the back. Send it to laura.kendall@tri-c.edu or mail to: Laura Kendall, Cuyahoga Community College MCCA 109, 2900 Community College Ave, Cleveland, OH A committee will choose selections from the video entries to fill a 60-90 minute performance. 12


Deadlines: To showcase your work in Songbook Unbound: Part 1 Application deadline – Friday, October 21, 2011 Notification to participants – Monday, October 31, 2011 Rehearsal - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (must be available 5-10 pm) Performance -Thursday, November 17, 2011 (must be available 5-10 pm) To showcase your work in Songbook Unbound: Part 2 Application deadline – Friday, February 24, 2012 Notification to participants – Friday, March 2, 2012 Rehearsals – March 7-8, and April 4, 2012 (must be available 5-10 pm all days) Performance – Thursday, April 5, 2012 (must be available 5-10 pm) Notes: The music uses the Attribution-Non Commercial Creative Commons license (www.creativecommons.org) which grants you permission to use the work royalty free to copy, distribute, adapt, transmit and perform the work non commercially (meaning you can’t make money from the original or your interpretation of the work). You must use the following credit: The Project Gilgamesh Songbook: Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Words by Margaret Lynch. This project is sponsored by Cuyahoga Community College District, and supported in part by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Don’t use anyone else’s material without permission. By participating in Project Gilgamesh, you grant Tri-C the right to use your work and likeness in digital and video form across all platforms. 13


Evaluation is an important component of Project Gilgamesh. The Creative Arts Division is working with Dr. Jennifer Spielvogel, Tri-C’s Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, to measure progress on the project and to determine its impact. It is anticipated that Project Gilgamesh will add to the small body of evidence that has been produced to measure the impact of the arts at the college level, similar to that already demonstrated at the pre-collegiate level. We hope that Project Gilgamesh will generate the exceptional outcomes –for students, faculty, the College, the community, and participating artists – that can occur when artists help to unleash student potential through a uniquely integrated collaboration. Faculty members can assist in the evaluation process as follows. 1. Report that you are teaching The Epic of Gilgamesh in your classroom(s). Summarize your approach to the epic and relevant class assignments. Tell us whether or not you utilized any of the resources or links provided on this website and whether or not you integrated the arts into your instruction, either with the help of a guest artist or lecturer or on your own. 2.Have your students fill out a project evaluation form once your Gilgamesh-related lesson is finished. 3.Fill out a faculty evaluation form yourself. The relevant forms will be available on the Project Gilgamesh faculty resource website at www.tri-c.edu/gilgamesh under the heading “Evaluation.” Directions for downloading and returning these forms can be found online on the Evaluation page. 14


Faculty Advisory Committee Margaret Hnat Kira Seaton Maryann Sender Patrick Stansberry Christine Wolken

Contact Tri-C Presents Center for Creative Arts Cuyahoga Community College 2900 Community College Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 www.tricpresents.com

Suzanne Meola, Visual Communication and Design student adviser Mark Cabral II, design Darlene Beiter, photography Melissa Jenkins, web design Special Thanks Bob Bryan Lisa Dobransky Mike Donato Maria Ecks Fred Gloor

Christine Hickey David Kennedy Dyann Lynch Eric Matthews Trey Shivley

Dave Towne Tommy Wiggins Lee Will

Laura Kendall Laura.kendall@tri-c.edu (216)987-4193 Margaret Lynch Margaret.lynch@tri-c.edu (216) 941-5727 Mark Curtis-Chavez, Interim Dean of Creative Arts Mark.curtis-chavez@tri-c.edu Educational resources: www.tri-c.edu/gilgamesh www.projectgilgamesh.com launches September 15, 2011.

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“DBR talked about constructive criticism. He mentioned that we will always have somebody criticize you in your life, take it and then turn it into something positive and believe in yourself.” -Student, Broadcast Journalism

“Be all that I can be ‘literally’. I’m rejuvenated and inspired again, and truly believe I can achieve the impossible.” Student, Theatre

“Putting music to poems set a different tone. It made the poems almost visual.” -Student, English 1020

“Having an artist in class forced me to critically think about things and look at life in a different way.” -Student, English 1020


Project Gilgamesh is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.


APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN PROJECT GILGAMESH: SONGBOOK UNBOUND Part 1, Nov. 17, 2011 – deadline for application: Oct. 21, 2011 Part 2, April 5, 2012 – deadline for application: Feb. 24, 2012 NAME: PHONE: EMAIL: IF APPLICABLE CLASS: CAMPUS: WHAT WILL YOU PERFORM/SHARE (dance, song, art show, etc.)

Send to: Laura Kendall / Project Gilgamesh Cuyahoga Community College MCCA 109 2900 Community College Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 Or download form and email to laura.kendall@tri-c.edu


Project Gilgamesh is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

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Project Gilgamesh Faculty Guide  

Involve your students with this ambitious project and work with composer, violinist and artist-in-residence, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). P...

Project Gilgamesh Faculty Guide  

Involve your students with this ambitious project and work with composer, violinist and artist-in-residence, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). P...

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