“O Corpo na diáspora: Body, Diaspora, Autonomy and Power.” Public Talk and Workshop

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Participants : 
  • Luciane Ramos Silva, Afro-Brazilian choreographer, anthropologist, and dancer.
Event Date: 
March 28, 2019
Event Time: 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
2239 Lane Hall
Event Accessibility : 
Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). There are accessible restrooms on the south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor.
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Through a mixture of talk and workshop, Luciane will discuss creative proposals of Brazilian women artists, whose reflections point to understand dance and performance as areas of production of knowledge in light of the political and social urgencies of our times. Among the topics that these women artists deal with are women incarceration, self-care and healing and the condition of nonnormative bodies. 

Light Refreshments will be served. Free and Open to the Public.

Luciane Ramos Silva is a dancer, independent curator, choreographer and anthropologist with a transdisciplinary background. In her formation years, she studied at centers such as University of São Paulo, University of Maryland, Ecole des Sables (Senegal), EDIT (Burkina Faso), Center Momboye (France), Bagatai Center (Guinea) , among others. She holds a PhD in Performing Arts/Dance from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP - 2018). Her dissertation research was around notions of coloniality in dance, pedagogical approaches and south-south relations through the work of the Senegalese choreographer Germaine Acogny. She also holds a MA in Social Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP - 2008). 

She is co-editor of O Menelick2Ato, a quarterly printed magazine focused on the Black Atlantic - laureated By Prince Claus Fund Award (2018). She is also the cultural manager of Acervo África – a research and educational center for material African culture. Since 2018 she joins Anikaya Dance Theater -Company based in Boston. Links to her work: Vimeo - O Menelick 2Ato

Co-sponsors: Romance Languages and Literatures Department, African Studies Center, Center for Latin-American and Caribbean Studies – Brazil Initiative – Women’s Studies – Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)