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September 2022

An Evening of Dance

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Please join us for "An Evening of Dance" by reserving tickets for the performance. Scripps Presents and Scripps College Dance Department bring innovative new dance works to campus for a special evening of movement discourse. The evening starts at Garrison Theater with Keith Johnson’s SERIES, followed by a jaunt to the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery to view the installation to get there from here with a live performance by its authors Maria Gillespie, Nguyễn Nguyên & Kevin Williamson. We return…

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Sonorous Worlds: Musical Enchantment in Venezuela

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Yana Stainova is an interdisciplinary scholar interested in art, migration, and the lived experience of violence in Latin America. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University, and is currently assistant professor of anthropology at McMaster University. Why have thousands of Venezuelan youth and their families chosen to invest their desires in classical music? In this talk, I will discuss my new book Sonorous Worlds: Musical Enchantment in Venezuela, based on 16 months of ethnographic research with musicians from Venezuela’s…

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Dancing Against Erasure: Armenian Dance in Diaspora as Cultural Reclamation and as Radical Politics

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Natalie Kamajian is a Ph.D. Student in Culture and Performance at UCLA. She is a practitioner and teacher of Armenian vernacular dances, which are largely understudied within the fields of both Dance and Armenian studies. Her research inquiries stem from an in-depth dance practice spanning several years in Armenia. Her PhD project is a multilingual study that will constitute the first critical investigation of Armenian dance and its competing aesthetic expressions and socio-political framings. Outside of UCLA, Natalie is the…

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