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CounterPULSE and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts present
Performing Diaspora Symposium
Hosted at CounterPULSE (1310 Mission Street, SF)
AUG 10, SAT 10:30AM - 6PM
Leading scholars, elders and artists from across the Bay Area and nation will gather for a series of thoughtful and challenging conversations that will contextualize the intersection of traditional arts, contemporary performance and California’s changing cultural landscape. The day-long symposium will feature a discussion embracing the complexities of African dance, practice, production and teaching in the Bay Area; explore how artists address injustice and violence within their performance practice; and will investigate the tension inherent in performing the sacred on stage.
Body Destroyed/Body Remembered: Genocide, Civil War and Performance
Organized by: Roko Kawai and Toni Shapiro-Phim, Ph.d
Moderated by: Toni Shapiro-Phim, Ph.d
Panelists include: Byb Chanel Bibene, Chey Chankethya, and Germaine Ingram
Representing Africa: The Changing Face of African Dance in the San Francisco Bay
Organized by: Lily Kharrazi, ACTA and Valerie Kim-Thuy Larsen, Ph.d
Moderated by: Valerie Kim-Thuy Larsen, Ph.d
Panelists include: Jasmine Johnson, Kelly Kouyate and Karma Smart
Inside Bhangra: An Experiential Lecture/ Demonstration with Joti Singh
Join Performing Diaspora artist, Joti Singh, for an interactive exploration into the Punjabi harvest dance, Bhangra.
Spirit Moves: Sacred Dance Onstage
Organized by: Umi Vaughan, Ph.d
Moderated by: Umi Vaughan, Ph.d
Panelists include: C.K. Ladzekpo, Mahealani Uchiyama, and Jose Francisco Barroso
Kpalongo Drumming Performance and Jam Session
Artists: CK Ladzekpo and the West African Music and Dance Ensemble
Other Performing Diaspora Festival Events:
Festival Kick-Off at Bissap Baobab — AUG 8
Weekend One — AUG 15-18; Featuring: Byb Chanel Bibene, Joti Singh, and Jia Wu
Weekend Two AUG 22 - 25; Featuring: Jewlia Eisenberg, Muisi-kongo Malonga, Nadhi Thekkek
Located in SOMA in San Francisco, CounterPULSE is a non-profit theater, performance space, community center, and gallery with roots deep in the Bay Area’s provocative performance and dance scenes. CounterPULSE produces its own shows, helps support local artists and activists with its programs and can be rented for productions and rehearsals.
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