2013 Spring Music, Dance, Ritual, and Belief: Transforming Societies

April 3, 2013

Cándida F. Jáquez

Danzante or indigenous dance/music groups and peregrinos (religious pilgrims) pay La Virgen de Guadalupe homage throughout multiple days of continuous music, dance and prayer at the Mexico City Basilica plaza—many […]

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March 26, 2013

Performance: “Lifespan of a Singing Society or Talk About Holding a Note”

The Six Nations Women Singing Society, one of the most influential female Native American contemporary singing groups, was formed at the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations in […]

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March 5, 2013

Making “Cordelia”, a Modern Noh Play Innovating Shakespear’s “King Lear”

How does one make a modern Noh play? How is one built? Or rehearsed? How do the performers mind’s work? How does the text work? What are the risks of […]

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March 1, 2013

Art Exhibit: “Elegant Motion: Japanese Prints of the Noh Theater”

The Scripps College Collections has more than 400 prints and images related to the Japanese noh theater. This exhibition surveys the works of several generations of artists in a single […]

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February 26, 2013

Film: “Music for a Goddess”

This narrated film explores the sacred music, dance, and rituals of devidasis and devidasas, women and men dedicated to the goddess Renuka/Yellamma. Worshipped by millions of devotees in the border […]

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February 19, 2013

Sonia Marie De León de Vega

Santa Cecilia Orchestra is the only symphony orchestra in the nation with a specific mission to take classical music to Latino communities. Founder and conductor Sonia Marie De Leon de […]

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February 12, 2013

Martha Gonzalez

This talk will consist of a multimedia presentation on Chicano artivistas (artist/activists) in Eastside Los Angeles neighborhoods and how they have utilized art and creative expression to de-construct power, challenge […]

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February 6, 2013

Rosario Sammartino

This workshop, which ends at 5:30pm, gives a theoretical and experiential introduction to the Life/Art Process®, a unique movement-based approach to expressive arts developed at Tamalpa Institute. This integrative method […]

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January 29, 2013

Alejandro Planchart

The view of the medieval composer that has evolved over the last two decades is that these men (for virtually all of them are men) were not “composers” in the […]

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January 23, 2013

Edgar Heap of Birds

This Power Point and DVD talk will present historical art and culture from Native American communities and public art messages deployed throughout the world including a new genocide banner project […]

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