Culture & Performance


The Culture and Performance Living Learning Community (CPLLC) takes its appreciation of culture and the arts seriously – our community believes that culture and art are food for our souls. Culture is such an encompassing subject that there is sure to be something for everyone!

Students expand their appreciation and knowledge of different aspects of culture and performance informally through late-night conversations about their interests in the common room, as well as through more formal programs including museum and theater trips.

Students and Dr. Guy Spielmann, the Faculty-in-Residence in Reynolds Hall and the advisor to the CPLLC, organize events including trips to museums, theater performances, foreign film and food nights, Chinese New Year celebrations and art gallery visits. Recent activities have included attending Cirque du Soleil shows (Totem and Amaluna), plays at Synetic Theater in Arlington, opera and ballet at the Kennedy center, visits to the National Gallery of Art, the Artisphere, the National Museum of the American Indian, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Hillwood Mansion and the Anderson House, in addition to in-house "culture of the month dinners," movie screenings and myriad other occasions for socializing and enjoying cultural diversity in all of its forms. Student interests include theater, music, dance, film, painting, writing, languages, food, cartoons, and much more! The community is seeking individuals with a passion for culture and the arts, and a desire to seek out new experiences. The CPLLC – it’s soul food!

Application Timeline:

  • The LLC application process for first year students begins in May. Be on the lookout for information via email
  • The application process for the 2017-2018 academic year has ended. Be on the lookout for more information in December 2017.

Contact Information:

Open to: All Class Years

Located in: Reynolds Hall