Monday, March 1, 2010

The Rhythm of Change Festival


Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies
Co-sponsored by BRIO, Office of International Affairs, Brown Haiti Fund, and the CAC

Artists from Africa and the diaspora come together with community leaders and social initiatives to lead workshops, performances, and panels to look at performance's power to enact social change.

Workshops all day Saturday and Sunday
Performances Friday evening, Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon.
Panels on Friday night and Sunday afternoon
Full list of events and workshops here:

Tickets per workshop or event: $10 Brown / $15 Students


Saturday, March 6th: 6pm, Ashamu Dance Studio

TOMMY DEFRANTZ, Performance Artist & Scholar, performs excerpts from ‘“Monk’s Mood”: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of Thelonious Monk’, exploring tap dance as a narrative form through Monk's life and music as well as personal relationships with his wife, Nellie, and the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter, who befriended Monk and other jazz musicians of the bebop era. The work approaches his isolation, melancholy, creative genius, and ultimately his madness.

Sunday, March 7th: 5:30pm, Ashamu Dance Studio
THE INZIRAGUKANYA BURUNDI ENSEMBLE, comprised of resettled Burundi refugees, uniting the Burundian-Rwandan community after years of displacement in refugee settlement camps in East Africa. This performance hopes to raise funds for the purchase of traditional drums to preserve their culture and strengthen their community here in America; with THE HAITIAN CHOIR from St. Michael’s Church, headed by Elza Leger; and "BUS STOP:" A short play examining genocide and conflict in Rwanda.

AFRICA FOR HAITI Concert with Troupe Komee Josee from Mali, West Africa
Featuring New Works / World Traditions
Saturday, March 6th, 8:30pm Sayles Hall

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