FOCUS ON AFRICA WEEK
- Monday, Feb. 26: MEKLIT HADERO Concert: Ethio-jazz artist, TED Senior Fellow, and cultural instigator with her ensemble. 7-8:30 p.m. Irvine Auditorium. Co-sponsored with the African Nations Club and Model United Nations Club.
- Tuesday, Feb. 27: Reflections from DPMI Rwanda 2018 Panel Discussion, 12:30-1:30, at DLC, McGowan, 420 Calle Principal
- Thursday, March 1: Celebrating African Women’s Voices in Leadership staged reading of African authors. Directed by CHERYL FARAONE & performed by: FRANCESCA AKA, IANTHE DUNCAN-POOLE, TANGUT DEGFAY, EUNICE DEHA, SHINAE MEYLOR, AND ELIZABETH WATIRI. 7-8:30 p.m. Institute library, 425 Van Buren St.
- Friday, March 2: Peace Corps Africa Alumni—National Peace Corps Week!
Panel Discussion 12:30-1:30, DLC, McGowan, 420 Calle Principal.
Co-sponsored with the Peace Corps Club
- Saturday, March 3: Taking Root, The Vision of Wangari Maathai (film)— International Wangari Maathai Day! Introduced by Elizabeth Watiri, Fulbright Fellow from Kenya. 1:30-2 Tree planting. Meet outside the Institute Library. 2-3:30 p.m. Film, MIIS library DVD Room, 425 Van Buren St.
CAMERON MCKINNEY, MIDDLEBURY 14’/ KIZUNA DANCE RESIDENCY
March 5-10 Cameron McKinney ‘15 brings his “hot” new intercultural dance company from NYC. Cited in the Huffington Post as “one of the best performances of 2017”!
- Tuesday, March 6 Performance of full repertory at the Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove 7-8:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.
- Thursday, March 8: Dances born from Revolution: How Japanese Butoh Ideologies Can Influence Streetdance, lecture-demonstration. 7-8:30 p.m. Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.
- Friday, March 9: Movement workshop. 11 a.m – 12:15 p.m. at CarmelBarre, 465 Pacific Street (Free for Institute; $12 fee for non-Institute participants–bring your friends!)
- Saturday, March 10: Berkeley performance and Middlebury alumni events, 8:00 p.m. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705. Tickets: $15/$12. Limited seating: reserve here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14336
NATIONAL WATER DANCE FILM PROJECT
With Scotty Hardwig
- Tuesday, April 3: Media & Mythos: The Power of the Image in Intercultural Ethics and Aesthetics, Lecture 10:00 a.m-11:45 a.m. Simoneau House, Van Buren, Street, Monterey.
- Thursday, April 5: Movement and Media workshop, 7-9 p.m. at DLC D-Space, 420 Calle Principal.
- Friday, Saturday, April 5-6: NATIONAL WATER DANCE FILM PROJECT. See website to register!
- April 14: Made at MIIS: See National Water Dance film screenings: https://nationalwaterdance.org/
NEST SCULPTURE WITH JAYSON FANN—April 9-14
- April 9-14: Create a sculpture with Jayson Fann. See website to register!
Sponsored by the Johnson Visual Arts Residency Program Fund at Middlebury College, hosted by the Committee on Art in Public Places at the Institute.
- April 12: Arts and Activism, lecture-slideshow by Jayson Fann, 7-8:30 p.m. McGowan 100, Van Buren St. Conversationalists include Dr. Beryl Levinger, Pieter Broucke (Director of the Arts at Middlebury), and Airon Whitt ’19.
TUNING THE KINGDOM: KAWUUGULU MUSICAL PERFORMANCE, POLITICS, AND STORYTELLING IN BUGANDA
With Damascus Kafumbe, ethnomusicologist at Middlebury College
- Thursday, May 3: Damascus Kafumbe, ethnomusicologist at Middlebury College discusses power, politics, and music. 7 p.m. McGowan 100, 411 Pierce St., Monterey. Percussion Workshop: Musical Africanisms—(following the lecture) Bring your musical instruments! 8:00-9 p.m.
- Friday, May 4: Tuning the Kingdom: Book Reading, 12:30-1:30, Institute Library, 425 Van Buren St.
SPRING ARTS SERIES FINALE: AFRICAN SOUNDSCAPES WITH KAFUMBE, FANN, AND FRIENDS
- Friday, May 4, Samson Student Center Patio, Van Buren Street, Monterey
See WEBSITE for specifics and updates!
Supported by:The Fund for Innovation at Middlebury College, and hosted by Tangut Degfay ’18.
Related course: Intercultural Arts and Social Change DPPG 8659A SP 2018