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CWPS Faculty Lecture Series

Amy Chavasse

Chavasse with Tanz Tangente Chavasse with Tanz Tangente
Professor Chavasse presents research from her travels to the Malta Festival in Poznan, Poland, and to Berlin, Germany where she created a new dance work for Tanz Tangente. In Poznan, the panoply of dance, music and theater events focused on the festival theme-- The Balkans Platform, (Platforma Blakany), with the title of "We The People", analogous to our "not my president" protests. Chavasse will discuss the highly politicized works she witnessed as an audience member, posing questions about gender politics and social inequality and autocracy. She will also discuss the genesis of a new dance created with Tanz Tangente in Berlin, called "Little Monsters,” in which the movement exploration is centered around pulsing, agitation, manipulation and absence.

The Center for World Performance Studies Faculty Lecture Series features our Faculty Fellows and visiting scholars and practitioners in the fields of ethnography and performance. Designed to create an informal and intimate setting for intellectual exchange among students, scholars, and the community, faculty are invited to present their work in an interactive and performative fashion.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
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When and Where

Map East Quadrangle - Room 1405

November 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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