Sunday, February 17, 2008

WEEK SEVEN: FEBRUARY 18-22

HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY...

SPECIAL EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
URBAN PARTY MIX: PERFORMING THE AMERICAS IN THE METROPOLE

Center for Folklore Studies Spring Colloquium
February 21-23, 2008
The Bowen Theatre, Drake Center
The Ohio State University
click here for more info

MEREDITH MONK ARTIST TALK
Tuesday, February 19, 4:30pm
Wexner Film/Video Theatre
FREE!
During a career that spans more than 40 years, Meredith Monk has been acclaimed by audiences and critics as a major creative force in the performing arts. A composer, singer, and director/choreographer, she has also developed operas, music theater works, films, and installations. Following her presentation, she joins Ann Hamilton and our very own Susan Hadley to discuss work crossing traditional boundaries in the arts. For more info, visit the Wex, either next door or here.

BARBARA BROWNING VISITS DEPARTMENT OF DANCE
Thursday, February 21, 8:45-10:15 am
Conference Room
Professor Browning’s research is on Brazil and the African diaspora with a focus on dance ethnography; race, gender and postcoloniality; spirit possession and healing.
From the Performance Studies Department at New York University, Barbara Browning has been a Fulbright Fellow and is a Fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She was granted the President’s Award for Teaching at Princeton University and was a Mellon Visiting Professor at Tulane University. She is also a
recipient of the De La Torre Bueno Book Prize.
Professor Browning will be discussing contemporary Brazilian dance that blurs the boundaries between “folkloric” references and experimental work. Following the lecture, Professor Browning will be available to do a book signing of her two books:
Infectious Rhythms: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture
Samba: Resistance in Motion

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
NOT YOUR SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE:
STUDENT WINTER CONCERT
February 21-23, 8pm
Sullivant Hall
Lots of good stuff made by lots of good students.


MUNTU DANCE THEATRE OF CHICAGO
Saturday, February 16, 8pm
King Arts Complex
For more info, visit the Thiossane West African Dance website: thiossane.org
or call KAC: 614-645-6454.
What is Muntu?

DRUMS DOWNTOWN V
February 29-March 1, 8pm
Riffe Center’s Capitol Theatre
Tickets are available at the Riffe Center: $17 general admission; $12 students and senior citizens. Call CAPA at (614) 469-0939 or Ticketmaster at (614) 431-3600.

REMINDERS AND SHOUT OUTS
ALUM OF THE WEEK
Dianne McIntyre: Dancer, teacher, choreographer.
Just the tip of the iceberg: www.diannemcintyre.com
Also, you can see her, along with another distinguished alum, in Free to Dance.

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