23. January 2015 · Comments Off on Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Poetry Workshop · Categories: Events

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:

Poetry Workshop Flyer

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.


10. January 2015 · Comments Off on “Dance of India Festival” Scholarly/Artistic Conference · Categories: Events

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.

Schedule below:

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

Opening Remarks


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

(27 minutes)


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,

Vijayalakshmi-Bharati Shivaji

Moderated by: Kay Talwar



4:00 – 5:00

Critical Topics in South Asian Performance and Indian Dance and Film

Scholar/Artist Panel

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