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The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC)

The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC) aims to provide engagement-based opportunities for students to appreciate and analyze various types of "art" with a community of their peers, supplementing their curricular education at Penn. TRAC encompasses three main forms of art: Music, Theatre, and Visual arts:

Music Engagement: We create a structured environment that fosters musical growth as players, listeners, attendees at live performances, citizens engaged in community outreach, and/or scholars. It’s about respecting the power of music to shape us--our relationships to ourselves, with others, in personal contexts, professional endeavors, civic engagement, and about opening a window into larger humanistic discourse.

Theatre Engagement: We impart knowledge in various approaches and opportunities related to theatre (i.e. musicals, drama, Shakespeare, Eastern arts, etc.); teach students how to critique both theater as art and theater as entertainment; and help residents increase or establish an appreciation of the impact of theater on social movements.

Visual Arts Engagement: We aim to develop a structured environment that fosters our ability to create, curate, critique, and therefore contribute to visual culture.

The combined efforts of TRAC enrich our understanding of the individual arts and blurs the boundaries among them.

Jamuna Samuel, Rodin College House Fellow

Program Members: 29