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  • FREE YOUR MIND! ID21 StratLab

The Institute for Diversity in the Arts and The Department of Theater and Performance Studies present

FREE YOUR MIND!
ID21 STRATLAB: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Improvising Identities

Stanford University, Spring 2013

CSRE 151H, DANCE 151H, DANCE 251H, TAPS 151H, TAPS 351H, AMSTUD 151H, TAPS 190-09, EDUC 180-103
M/W 4:15–5:45pm
All Monday classes will be held in Annenberg Auditorium and all Wednesday classes will be held in the Black Community Services Center, unless otherwise noted.
 

In the 21st century, we all improvise identity and race. In this so-called “post-identity” era, improvisation is a metaphor for both how we construct our selves and the mode through which we create our selves. In ID21 StratLab, we will explore how artists improvise identity through jazz music, modern dance, drag performance, contemporary art, race comedy, food, hip-hop theory, and freestyle. Come learn from artists like Downbeat Jazz Musician of the Year Vijay Iyer, Broadway star of “Chinglish” Michelle Krusiec, Whitney Museum curator Elisabeth Sussman, contemporary artist Daniel Joseph Martinez, and drag performer Daniel Jomama Jones.

The events below are open to the public and will also be live streamed on WebEx. Click each event below for more information on how to tune in online.

APRIL 1        INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISING IDENTITY with H. Samy Alim, Jennifer Brody, Aleta Hayes, Jeff Chang and Dan Klein
APRIL 8        IMPROVISING MUSIC + THE DOWNBEAT with Vijay Iyer
APRIL 15      IMPROVISING JAZZ + AFRICAN FREEDOM with Dr. Paul Berliner
APRIL 22      IMPROVISING DRAG + FABULOSITY with Daniel Jomama Jones (venue TBD)
APRIL 29      IMPROVISING FOOD + VISUAL CULTURE with Sita Bhaumik
MAY 6          IMPROVISING POST-MULTICULTURAL ART with Connie Wolf, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Elisabeth Sussman, & others (venue TBD)
MAY 13        IMPROVISING THE HIP-HOP MUSLIM INTERNATIONAL with Sohail Daulatzai & Omar Offendum
MAY 20        IMPROVISING ASIAN AMERICAN COMEDY with Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Sheetal Sheth & Tanuj Chopra
MAY 29        IMPROVISING LATINIDAD IN CHOREOGRAPHY with Joél Valentin-Martinez                              
JUNE 3         FINAL PRESENTATIONS & CONCLUSION  
JUNE 5         IMPROV 'TIL YOU DROP FINAL CLASS PARTY

Each week, a Strategies Laboratory will follow on Wednesdays for registered students only.

Co-Sponsored By: African & African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Student Association, The Cantor Arts Center, Center For African Studies, Undergraduate program in CSRE, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race and Ethnicity at Stanford (InsPIRES), Jewish Studies, Music, Office Of The Provost, Religious Studies, Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford Humanities Center, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education