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Actions of Transfer: Women's Performance in the Americas: Day 1

The event will explore issues of indigeneity, gender and sexuality, transnational/global encounters, labor, domestic violence and access to material resources.

Thursday, November 20, 2008
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

10:30am -- Introduction by Co-Sponsors
Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Sue-Ellen Case, Director of the UCLA Center for Performance Studies

11:00am -- A excerpt reading of "Of Witch Hunts and Other Furies"
Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Chair and Professor, Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies
Acclaimed author of "Calligraphy of the Witch: A Novel" and "Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders"
This essay aims to raise consciousess about persecuted women in history, including Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, the so-called witches of New England, and the victims of the Juarez femicides.

11:30 - 1:00pm -- Panels/Discussion
1:00 - 2:00pm -- Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 -- Panels/Discussion
4:00 - 5:30pm -- Long Table: Performing Women
6:00 - 7:00pm -- Performance and Interview
7:00pm -- Opening Reception -- Royce Hall Balcony

This four-day event, co-sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, will include performances and invited speakers along with round table discussions and workshops. It brings together women performers/activists from throughout the Americas and scholars who think about performance as a mode of embodied transmission and social intervention. The event will explore issues of indigeneity, gender and sexuality, transnational/global encounters, labor, domestic violence and access to material resources. Actions of Transfer is being held as a sister event with the inauguration of Centro Hemisférico/FOMMA, a joint research/cultural center and performance space in Chiapas, Mexico, which will take place in San Cristóbal de las Casas on August 28-29, 2008.

Please see event website for program, schedule and RSVP details.


Cost : Free: RSVP Required

Center For Performance Studies310.794.4831
http://www.performancestudies.ucla.edu/actions/actions.html

Sponsor(s): , Co-sponsors of the events include UC MEXUS, The UCLA International Institute, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, The Center for the Study of Women at UCLA, The UCLA Latin American Institute, University of California International Performance and Culture Multi-Campus Research Group, UCLA Chicano Studies and Research Center, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA Department of Theater, UCLA Fowler Museum, and the Mellon initiative for Media, Technology, and Culture.

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