Events

Building Wakanda: Afro+Futures of Durham+Beyond

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
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Join a group of artists, community planners, environmental activists, scholars, researchers, and afrofuturist-leaning people as we collectively conjure AfroFutures of Durham and beyond. Building off Durham's heritage as the site of one of the United...

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...these borders that keep me down...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater

What are the resonances from redlining to political gerrymandering? How are neighborhoods designated to separate people? When did the Federal Government actually engage in unfair lending practices in order to keep African Americans out of quality...

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Interfaces: AfroFuturism + Performance + Technology

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am
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Join cutting-edge artists working through questions of performance and technology and varied relationships to AfroFuturism in their practices and creative production. Lightning artist talks and conversation wind through examples of tending to...

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...these borders that keep me down...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater

What are the resonances from redlining to political gerrymandering? How are neighborhoods designated to separate people? When did the Federal Government actually engage in unfair lending practices in order to keep African Americans out of quality...

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Kara Walker reVERSE-gesture-reVIEW publicity photo

Kara Walker reVERSE-gesture-reVIEW

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
UNC-CH, Swain Hall, Studio 6, 101 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

In this unique performance, Duke University’s Thomas F. DeFrantz and interdisciplinary performance group SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance, and image...

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Kara Walker reVERSE-gesture-reVIEW publicity photo

Kara Walker reVERSE-gesture-reVIEW

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
UNC-CH, Swain Hall, Studio 6, 101 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

In this unique performance, Duke University’s Thomas F. DeFrantz and interdisciplinary performance group SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance, and image...

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GYROKINESIS® Method Class

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:05am
The Ark

GYROKINESIS® Method classes offered this Sunday 4/22 and Tuesday 4/24. Classes are for Duke students that would like to experience and benefit from the GYROKINESIS® Method. This class can...

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Screen/Society--Dance Films at the Ruby--"The Black Roots of Salsa"

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

Film Screening:

"The Black Roots of Salsa: The Emancipation of Cuban Rumba"
(Christian Liebich, 2010, 135 min, Switzerland/Cuba, in English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)

A historical journey into dancing and...

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something goes before me, a Distinction in Dance Project by Cindy Li

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ark

Cindy Li, senior in neuroscience and dance, will present her distinction project to graduate with a distinction in Dance.

something goes before me is an evening-length performance work that arose from my research in the cosmologies, political...

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GYROKINESIS® Method Class

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:00am
The Ark

GYROKINESIS® Method classes offered this Sunday 4/22 and Tuesday 4/24. Classes are for Duke students that would like to experience and benefit from the GYROKINESIS® Method. This class can...

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Oceans, a Distinction in Dance Project by Sara Yuen

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:15pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, (The Cube) Studio 224

Senior Sara Yuen, will present her distinction project, "Oceans--A personal reflection on an experience of Asian American identity through dance.

From Sara: "'Oceans'" is a performance study that focuses on my experiences within Asian American...

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Screen/Society--Dance Films at the Ruby--"Mr. Gaga" [DCP Screening]

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

Film Screening:

"Mr. Gaga"
(Tomer Heymann, 2015, 100 min, Israel/Sweden/Germany/Netherlands, in English and Hebrew w/ English subtitles, Color, Blu-ray)

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as...

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ChoreoLab 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater

ChoreoLab 2018 is the Duke Dance Program's spring concert featuring ballet, modern, African dance, and dance theater works by Duke faculty Julie Janus Walters, Barbara Dickinson, Ava LaVonne Vinesett, Thomas F. DeFrantz, advanced students and alumni....

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ChoreoLab 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater

ChoreoLab 2018 is the Duke Dance Program's spring concert featuring ballet, modern, African dance, and dance theater works by Duke faculty Julie Janus Walters, Barbara Dickinson, Ava LaVonne Vinesett, Thomas F. DeFrantz, advanced students and alumni....

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Excavation Sites: DIDA + Duke Dance

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
Ark

An alternate space for making. A dedicated situation for dancing. A shared space for practice. A field for discovery and cross-pollination. There is no audience. Everyone is in it.
A democratic field of diggers with mutual vulnerability. All...

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