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To Russia with Love: Documentary Screening and Panel on LGBT Athletes at Sochi
Date: December 01, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
Join the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Harriman Institute for a screening of "To Russia with Love," a documentary about LGBT athletes and the Sochi Olympics, followed by a panel discussion with SIPA faculty member and Harriman fellow Tanya Domi and director Noam Gonick; moderated by Barnard professor Kimberly Marten.
Improvisation in the Arts: A Symposium
Date: December 02, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
Romare Bearden constantly made the color he constantly looked for. His collages mirrored and enacted what critic Laura Harris calls the aesthetics of black social life, moving against the brutalities of removal and enclosure that structure global black experience and, therefore, the modern world. A Black Odyssey refers, though, not only to Afro-diasporic travel and travail but also to an anoriginary movement of in the art of the West that blackness has come to signify—the polyrhythmic, oral-formulaic, insurgent innovation that was also Homer’s home away from home. In this panel, a multi-disciplinary group of artists and scholars will sit in with Bearden, gathering with and around his Odyssean practice, his restless, wandering devotion to the scrap, the fragment, the musical moment, and his abiding in and with the imagination, whose enduring philosophical racialization renders it both disposable and appropriable. The intensity of Bearden’s commitment to the aesthetic contact and content of black social life in its broadest dimensions will serve as an impetus for a wide-ranging discussion of the protocols and implications of improvisation in music, literature, theology, cinema, dance and critical theory. Along with Bearden and, most importantly, the audience, the panel hopes to form a new experimental band.
George Lewis: A Recital for Terry Adkins (2014)
Date: December 02, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
A Recital for Terry Adkins is a large-scale open-form ritual with live interaction between instruments, electronic sounds, and digitized still and moving images drawn from the work of artists Terry Adkins and Romare Bearden.
From Chios to 125th Street: Toward a Black Odysseus
Date: December 04, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Medical Center
By painting a black Odyssey, Romare Bearden connected the desire of African American people to return home with Homer’s epic. In Bearden’s art, the Odyssey is linked to the Freedom Riders, the Underground Railroad, Marcus Garvey's steamship line, and Rosa Parks on a Mobile bus. Regardless of whether or not they knew Bearden, filmmakers have also united Homer and American blacks. In John Sayles’ The Brother from Another Planet (1984), an alien played by the African American actor Joe Morton lands in Harlem and spends the rest of the film trying to return to his home planet. Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), directly based on the Odyssey, has key black characters, one of whom resembles Homer himself. There are also Homeric references in the Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), including a black cat named Ulysses. To ground a black Odyssey within larger cinematic traditions, we will also watch scenes from Godard’s Le mépris (Contempt) (1963), in which a director seeks to make a film of the Odyssey, Joseph Strick’s Ulysses (1967), based on James Joyce’s novel, and of course, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
Cinema Thursday: Aya de Yopougon (Aya of Yop City)
Date: December 04, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
Free screening of the French animated film, Aya de Yopougon (Aya of Yop City)
Composer Portraits: Keeril Makan
Date: December 05, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
An evening length profile of "an arrestingly gifted young American composer" (The New Yorker), Keeril Makan.
Tell Me a Story: Family Day
Date: December 06, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Location: New York (NY), Schermerhorn Hall, Morningside Campus, Medical Center, Off Campus: NYC
Readings on Bearden themed children books, interactive jazz musical performances and family gallery tours of the Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
CUMC Symphony Orchestra presents: Messiah Sing!
Date: December 06, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Haven Avenue
Selections from Handel's Messiah with audience chorus
Pop-Up Concerts: Mivos Quartet
Date: December 09, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
“One of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader) makes their Miller debut with imaginative works from three composers from across the globe.
Concert: Berio in NYC (1965-1972)
Date: December 10, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
A free concert by pianists Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill featuring music composed by Luciano Berio while living in NYC.
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