March 15, 2012 4:30-6:30pm (Doors open at 4pm)
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
FREE and open to the public.
Limited seating – please arrive early.
The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies welcomes you to join Dr. Thomas DeFrantz and Dr. Fred Moten in a groundbreaking performance-symposium, engaging critical dialogues in sound and motion in the context of black performance tradition.
Dr. DeFrantz (Duke University, Dance and African-American Studies) is author of Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture. He is Founding Artistic Director of SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology, a multi-disciplinary arts collective. He is also currently a professor in the Dance and African American Studies departments at Duke University.
Dr. Fred Moten (Duke University, English) is a renowned poet and scholar, and author of B Jenkins and In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition. He is also the Helen L. Bevington Professor of Modern Poetry at Duke University.
Please visit our website: breakinggroundsymposium.wordpress.com for more information
This event is also sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media, College of Letters and Science, Doreen B. Townsend Center for Humanities, Dr. Catherine Cole, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair,Department of African-American Studies, Department of Music, Center for Race and Gender, Dance Studies Working Group, New Media Working Group, and the Graduate Assembly.