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