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


Please register here: 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 […]

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


Register at: 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 […]

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


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: In this workshop we will discuss how dance critics have created the terms and frameworks that substantiate […]

Performance Research Workshop: Rest and Refuge with Rosy Simas


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: After registering, you will receive a confirmation […]

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


“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 […]

Queer Studies and Performance Research Workshops Present: A Roundtable Conversation on Twelfth Night

Capen 107 (Inside the Silverman Library) University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States

The Queer Studies and Performance Research Workshops Present:  A Roundtable Conversation on Twelfth Night with Dr. Christine Varnado (Global Gender and Sexuality Studies) and members of the creative team from UB's Department of Theatre and Dance: Dr. Danielle Rosvally (Director), Kaylie Horowitz (Assistant Director), Natasha McCandless (Choreographer), and Dahlia Frier (Dramaturg) Moderated by Dr. Lindsay Brandon […]

Performance Research Workshop: Gina Athena Ulysse, #BlackLiberationMashup

112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room)

Please join us for Gina Athena Ulysse’s bold and timely performance, #BlackLiberationMashup. Free and open to the public. #BlackLiberationMashUp” remixes excerpts from texts by activists, academics and artists on questions of liberation in the Black diaspora spanning over two centuries. This rasanblaj includes M. Jacqui Alexander, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Suzanne Césaire, Amil Cabral, Antenor […]

Performance Research Workshop: Rhaisa Williams, “Three Black Mothers in a Cleveland Cabaret as the City Comes Crumbling Down”


The Performance Research Workshop welcomes Rhaisa Williams. This is a story of Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s—when it was affectionately known as “the mistake by the lake.” The city, once a booming manufacturing town, positioned between the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie, had begun a rapid decline in industry and population starting in the late […]

Performance Research Workshop: Trevor Boffone and Danielle Rosvally, “Digital Elevator Pitches: How to Put Your Research on TikTok”

310 Silverman Library/Capen Hall

The Performance Research Workshop welcomes Trevor Boffone (University of Houston) and Danielle Rosvally (UB). How do you articulate your research for a broad public via social media? In this workshop, Dr. Boffone and Dr. Rosvally will discuss how TikTok has shaped and informed their work on Yassified Shakespeare, a multimedia project that seeks to better […]

Dancing Together: Building Community to the Beat of Werewere Liking & the Village Ki-Yi

145 Student Union

Dancing Together: Building Community to the Beat of Werewere Liking & the Village Ki-Yi A Workshop with Guillaume Semon Yoboué, PhD Dr. Yoboué encourages you to wear traditional African attire, or attire of similar color palettes, in the spirit of the image above! Reservation required: email   Please consult the following links to learn more […]