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Performing Diaspora Symposium


Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Performing Diaspora Symposium

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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.

10:30- 11am



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

*Read full panel descriptions and panelist bios on the Performing Diaspora website.

Other Performing Diaspora Festival Events:  

Festival Kick-Off at Bissap Baobab — AUG 8

Eventbrite - Performing Diaspora Festival Kick-Off

Weekend One — AUG 15-18; Featuring: Byb Chanel Bibene, Joti Singh, and Jia Wu

Eventbrite - Performing Diaspora Weekend One

Weekend Two AUG 22 - 25; Featuring: Jewlia Eisenberg, Muisi-kongo Malonga, Nadhi Thekkek

Eventbrite - Performing Diaspora Weekend Two

Have questions about Performing Diaspora Symposium? Contact CounterPULSE

When & Where

1310 Mission Street and 9th Street
San Francisco, 94103

Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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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.

Our Box Office opens for will-call and at-the-door purchase 45 minutes before showtime.

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Performing Diaspora Symposium
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