Film, Dance and Theatre Electives

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Performance in the Borderlands: 2015-2016

Spring 2016

2016 Black ARTS Matter

Creator: Dr. Nia Witherspoon
Producer: Performance in the Borderlands
Sponsored by: Theatre & Performance of the Americas, Performance in the Borderlands, School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Title: Writing Workshop for Film and Television
Location: Burton Barr Library
Facilitated by: Cassandra Nicholson

Performance in the Borderlands: 2014-2015

7 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27, 2014 | ASU’s West campus
“La Razón Blindada” – by Aristídes Vargas 

Performance in the Borderlands: 2003–2004

This project features lectures, workshops, screenings, performances and public discussions with artists, critics, scholars and community members about the history, current state and future of performing arts in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands region and beyond. Events are free unless noted.

Lecture Series

This series offers unique opportunities for engaging in intimate conversations with some of the most important performance scholars and artists working in Mexico and United States.

Performance in the Borderlands: 2007–2008

This project features lectures, workshops, screenings, performances and public discussions with artists, critics, scholars and community members about the history, current state and future of performing arts in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands region and beyond. Events are free unless noted.

Lunchtime Lecture Series

This series offers unique opportunities for engaging in intimate conversations with some of the most important performance scholars and artists working in Mexico and United States. Patrons are welcome to bring a lunch during the various lectures.

Performance in the Borderlands 2008–2009

  • Nov. 17, 8 p.m. | Ma’tinaa’ti’tech (No te entiendo, or “I don’t understand you”) | Lyceum Theatre, ASU Tempe campus | A play from a Mayan community in the Yucat–n Peninsula, and performed by Performed by Espiridios Acosta, Socorro Loeza, and Mary Llama. Ma’tinaa’ti’tech is about the encroachment of modernity and its effects on a traditional town. The young people are abandoning their language and customs, seeing them as sources of shame, and are lured instead by the promises of a bigger city and so–called modern culture.

Performance in the Borderlands 2009–2010

Lecture Series

This series offers unique opportunities for engaging in intimate conversations with some of the most important performance scholars and artists working in Mexico and United States.

Performance in the Borderlands: Fall 2013

Banned Plays: Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry Banned Plays Public Reading Series brings together a diverse group of artists, scholars and community members to read plays with controversial themes and/or that have been censored in the public sphere. We open each reading with a local musician, wine and a public scholar to give a context for the play. Living in a critical historical moment of Arizona, when books/plays have been banned, it is more important than ever to create space for art, politics, and public discourse.

Performance in the Borderlands: Fall 2011

Sept. 30 and Nov. 18, 6–10 p.m.
Civil Disobedience A celebration of urban movement, music, words, and arts from various local and international artists. Co–sponsored with Herberger Schools of Dance and Music. All ages welcome! ASU Fine Arts Plaza behind the ASU Art Museum, 10th Street and Mill Avenue. Free and open to the public.

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