jueves, 3 de abril de 2014

In the Heights": Stage Production and Research/Practice Symposium (Symposium program)

In the Heights”: Stage Production and Research/Practice Symposium

In the Heights—musical-theatre production

Dates: March 27 to April 6, 2014

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, University of Pittsburgh main campus

For times and tickets: http://www.play.pitt.edu/content/heights


Public Praxis: Performing, Race, History

A free public interdisciplinary symposium featuring a variety of presentations and lectures, some done as performance. Artists, scholars, and members of the general public are invited to gather at Pitt’s Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland, to discuss how race issues are portrayed in live performances and what that means in the larger context of our daily lives.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

3:30—3:45: Welcome
Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh; Jeanmarie Higgins, UNC Charlotte

Session I: the stakes of embodiment: power, performance, publics

"Bodies and/of Evidence: Martha Graham's Imperial Gesture 1935/2013"
Jeanmarie Higgins, UNC Charlotte
Kim Jones, UNC Charlotte

“Afro-Latina Choreographies: Feminist and Queer Movements in 'Doggy Style' ”
Ramón Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University
Respondents: Adriana Helbig, Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh
Megan Monaghan Rivas, School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University

Session II: In the Heights

8-10:30pm: Performance of In the Heights
Location: Charity Randall Theatre, University of Pittsburgh

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Session III: Round table: (in)visbilities, recuperations and body politics in/of the (global) americas

10:30 am—12pm
Symposium speakers, respondents and attendees
Moderators:     Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh
Staycee Pearl, STAYCEE PEARL Dance Project

SESSION IV: blooded thought, embodied engagement, critical practice

“Trauma and Transcendence: Death in Rickerby Hinds' Dreamscape”
Stephanie Leigh Batiste, UC Santa Barbara
"Pacienca y Fe: Casting In The Heights"
Brian Herrera, Princeton University
Respondents:Yolanda Covington-Ward,Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Kenya C. Dworkin y Méndez, Hispanic Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Session V: Critical Embodiment: Critical Practices

Moderators: Jeanmarie Higgins and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

 Sponsored by the American Society for Theatre Research and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of Sociology, and Department of Theatre Arts






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