The former Associate Director of the Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, she has received several grants and fellowships for her work, most recently being awarded fellowships from Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Center and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Please join us on Thursday, February 25 at 5:30PM at South Hall 2623 (The Sankey Room) as editors Evelyn Crawford and MaryLouise Patterson discuss their book Letters from Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond (University of California Press). The editors will share memories of “Uncle Lang,” their activist parents, and their meticulous compilation of the edition.
Guest presenters Geoffrey Jacques, Stephanie Batiste, Natasha O’Neill, and Christopher Williams will read passages from the collection of correspondences. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
From the official press release:
Also an actor, she won the NAACP Theatre Award for “Passing” which she also conceived and has appeared in the films “Menace 2 Society,” “The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson,” “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” “The Five Heartbeats,” and “Hollywood Shuffle.”
“The Power of North American Urban Textures (As Seen from a Large European Postmetropolis)”
On Monday, October 19 at 5:00pm-6:30pm in the Sankey Room (South Hall 2623).
Dr. Buchenau’s past work has explored the “so-called ‘postracial turn’ in recent North American writings, the diverse forms of literary and cultural transfers and exchanges informing literary production in North America, and the cultural and political work of stereotypical and typological representations of minority groups in texts, maps and visual art.”
Dr. Buchenau is also one of the directors of the Research Training Group “City Scripts: Condensation, Inversion, and Assemblage in North American Urbanity,” which focuses on “systematic insights into how textual and historical processes have operated in North American scenarios of (de)urbanization and thus have also impacted global developments and phenomena.”
Join Chican@ Studies and Hemispheric South/s in welcoming Virginia Grise, a Chicana cultural worker and theater artists and recipient of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award, 2010 Princess Grace Award in Theater Directing, and 2010 Yale Drama Series Award, to UCSB.
Grise will give a performance talk titled “Theatre of the Rowdy: A Performance Talk” on Wednesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the Studio Theater, Department of Theater and Dance.
There will also be a book reading and signing of The Panza Monologues on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at Casa de la Raza, 601 E Montecito St., 93103
UCSBTheater/Dance West 1507
2 PM: FREE Opening performance (followed by Q&A with the artist): Silfredo La O Vigo’s unique brand of Afro-Cuban dancing seamlessly blends orichas, rumba, contemporary dance movement, and visual art.
The remaining events will all take place in the Multipurpose room,
first floor, SRB.
4:30: Keynote Address by
Dr. Hershini Bhana Young (SUNY Buffalo), “The Vulnerability of Horizonality:
Wura-Natasha Ogunji’s ‘Will I Still Carry
Water when I am a Dead Woman?’”
5:30: Panel: “Orishas in Africa and the Americas”
-Dr. Roberto Strongman (Black Studies), “The Vodou art of Hector Hyppolite”
-Haddy Kreie (Theater/Dance), “”Slavery and the Emergence of Vodun: Race, Trauma, Protection, and Healing in Spiritual Systems of Southern Benin”
-Hee-won Kim (Theater/Dance), “Where the Body Floats and the Laughter Stops: Liminal Space and Transgressive Bodies in In The Red and Brown Water and The Shipment”
6:30: Dinner Reception
Featuring a short Q&A with Shirley Jo Finney, Guest Director, UCSB production of In the Red and Brown Water
8:00: Attend opening night of In the Red and Brown Water (Hatlen Theater)
Conference Organizers: Dr. Christina McMahon, Dr. Stephanie Batiste, and Haddy Kreie
Please join Hemispheric South/s in welcoming Allison Adelle Hedge Coke to UCSB for a poetry workshop on Friday, January 30 from 1:30-4 p.m. in the HSSB McCune Conference room. The workshop is part of a two-day visit co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Research Focus Group at UCSB. Undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to RSVP. The flyer for the poetry workshop is posted below:
Hedge Coke will be giving a reading of Streaming, her newest release, at the IHC’s McCune Conference room at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 29.
Come join UCSB’s Dance and Theater department for a day of scholarly and artistic conversation around the 3-day event, Bells of Change: the Dance of India Festival.
Bells of Change
Dance, Film and Contemporary Performance from India
Friday, January 16, 2014
HSSB Ballet Studio
8:30 Coffee and Bagels
9:00 Dean Majewski
9:05 Ninotchka Bennahum
9:10/15 Pallabi Chakravorty Categories Fall Apart: Indian Dance Revolutions
9:50 – 10:00 Question & Answer
10:05 – 11:00 Artist/Scholar Roundtable
Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda, Pallabi Chakravorty, Anurima Banerj, Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar
Moderator: Christopher Pilafian
11 – 12:00 Anurima Banerji
Keynote: Nrityagram: Tradition in Transgression
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch served
Film Showing: Nrityagram: For Love of Dance (2010) Directed by Nan Melville
1:00 – 1:45 Mary Hancock
In Conversation with Filmmaker Aparna Sharma
Film Excerpts: Kamakha: Through Prayerful Eyes (2013)
2:00 – 2:30 Anthony Shay
Paper Title: Dirty Dancing Courtesans from Persia to India
2:30 – 3:00 Swati Chattopahdyay
Paper Title: Anomalous Spaces: Representations of Dance Performance in Colonial India
3:00 – 4:00
Mother-Daughter Guru Traditions: Tradition in Transition
Participants: Vijayalakshmi-Mythili Prakash, Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar,
Moderated by: Kay Talwar
4:00 – 5:00
Critical Topics in South Asian Performance and Indian Dance and Film
Participants: Anurima Banerji, Pallabi Chakravorty, Swati Chattopadhyay, Aparna Sharma
Moderated by Sevi Bayraktar (UCLA World Arts & Cultures, Graduate Student)
5:00 – 6:30 Reception in Foyer of PAT
6:30 – 8:30 Indian Dinner – Kay Talwar