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October 2019

Performance Research Workshop: Kareem Khubchandani, “Lessons in Drag with LaWhore Vagistan”

October 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts – Atrium
Free

In “Lessons in Drag,” Kareem Khubchandani (Tufts University)—a performance artist who works in drag, storytelling, body art, theater, and digital media—puts critical theory into conversation with a lipsync performance as his alter ego, LaWhore Vagistan. Organized by the UB Arts Collaboratory with support from the Performance Research Workshop.

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Performance Research Workshop: Art in the Open – CFA Open Studios

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Arts
Free

Multiple sites in the CFA: Open Studios, an event showcasing work in all stages across UB’s arts departments and kicking off the Arts Collaboratory. During Art in the Open, UB opens our studio, rehearsal space and classroom doors to bring creativity out into the open. The work of artists from UB College of Arts and Sciences will be showcased, and the CFA atrium will host a series of performances curated and produced by students and faculty from our arts departments.…

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November 2019

Humanities Night at Torn Space Theater: 600 Highwaymen presents Manmade Earth

November 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Torn Space, 612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, 14212
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$25

Photo by Mark Duggan of 600 Highwaymen’s Manmade Earth, co-produced by Torn Space Theater Part of the 2019 Torn Space RESPONSE: Performance Series Manmade Earth features eight teenagers living in Buffalo from across the globe. Having workshopped the piece from scratch for the 2018 Response Festival, 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s work returns in its final iteration following a NYC premiere. Join us for a special fall edition of Humanities Night at Torn Space Theater, housed in the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic…

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December 2019

Performance Research Workshop: End-of-Semester Celebration

December 9, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
904 Clemens

Feel free to drop in whenever you’re able to share in food, drink, and fellowship. While we’ve seen many of you at PRW events this semester we have yet to hold our membership meeting, and our 12/9 gathering will let us reconnect, announce spring events, and celebrate the inspiring work the membership is doing at UB and beyond for performance research and practice. We hope to see many of you there!

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Humanities to the Rescue: Workshop with Susan Leigh Foster, “Choreographing Relationality”

March 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Center for the Arts – Rehearsal Workshop
Free

IMPORTANT UPDATE Humanities to the Rescue is an event series intended to bring the broader Buffalo community together to celebrate the humanities. We have been closely monitoring how current health and travel issues are evolving with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After consultation with University at Buffalo leadership and a great deal of deliberation, our proactive feeling is that the best thing we can do for our community is to limit non-essential large gatherings. As such, the UB Humanities Institute…

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February 2021

RLL Black Histories Matter/Black Lives Matter Series: Bénédicte Boisseron, “Black Ecology in a Creole Context”

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Please register here: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvdO2srzMtHdMdKcBpHtP1XapU2p9Gfous. Bénédicte Boisseron is Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies at University of Michigan, specializing in the fields of black diaspora studies, francophone studies, and animal studies. She received an M.A. in English from Université Denis Diderot (Paris, France) and a Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Michigan. She is the author of Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora (UP of Florida, 2014), 2015 winner of the Nicolás Guillén…

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RLL Black Histories Matter/Black Lives Matter Series: Mario LaMothe, “Queer Collaborations: Practicing Co-Performative Witnessing in Haiti”

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Register at: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldOuupjguHtPSal6kgVDFrTW_2CAbnWZi. The presentation revolves around Mario LaMothe’s ethnographic collaboration with queer Haitians and queer Haitian performance scholars who journey with their interlocutors through socio-politically charged endeavors. Teasing out the struggle, discomfort, and benefits that emerge from documenting activist responses to the national policing of same-sex desire, LaMothe previews how embodied and artistic testimonials are affective and regenerative only if their makers and chroniclers are not only committed but are also humbly yet dynamically co-present. This method is his self-imposed…

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March 2021

Performance Research Workshop: Kate Mattingly, “Digital Dance Criticism: Frameworks and Futurity”

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

A two hour workshop, open to all PRW members. Dr. Mattingly will share her research into histories of dance criticism and then lead a workshop of three short readings. Participants will receive the readings after they register. Register here: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudeyhqTksHtUz1YefWxFGjdY42fSuQVJ4 In this workshop we will discuss how dance critics have created the terms and frameworks that substantiate certain artists’ work while denying the values––if not presence––of other artists and processes. We will briefly survey a century of critics' writing in the United States to interrogate…

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April 2021

Performance Research Workshop: Rest and Refuge with Rosy Simas

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom

Photo credit: Imranda Ward Based on Rosy’s creative practice, this workshop is intended to create space for refuge and rest – for the body, the heart, the mind, and spirit. We will move, breathe, hear, see, and practice deep listening to ourselves and our environment. Register here: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sceihpz0tE9KflbPzVHD_jNrqMCLb6Chq After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This workshop will focus on Indigenous approaches to embodiment and include an accessible movement practice component. Rosy Simas…

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Performance Research Workshop: Brian Valente-Quinn, “Senegalese Stagecraft: Decolonizing Theater-Making in Francophone Africa”

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

“Senegalese Stagecraft: Decolonizing Theater-Making in Francophone Africa” Brian Valente-Quinn Assistant Professor of French University of Colorado Boulder Sponsored by the Melodia E. Jones Chair of French, the Humanities Institute Performance Research Workshop, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College of Arts and Sciences Full details can be found at the RLL BHM/BLM webpage. Register at  https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdeyuqD4oG9JdJAtLjtjMmB4JoPebQnXS Attendees who register in advance will be sent samples of any work our guest presenter has shared.

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