Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH)

FS 2022
GSAH | Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies | Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Workshops

Dance, Racism, Public Engagement and Anthropological Knowledge

Friday, 2021/11/05, 16:15

Public Performance & Public Panel Discussion, hosted by THoR

Event organizer: Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies | Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Speaker: Pascale Altenburger (panelist), Dr. Ruramisai Charumbira (moderator), André Dramé (dancer, panelist), Dr. Rohit Jain (panelist), Abou Konté (musician), Ibou N'diaye (musician), Dr. Claire Vionnet (facilitator, dancer,, Prof. Dr. Christina Thurner (panelist), & guests
Date: 2021/11/05
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Venue: Forschungspool Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Muesmattstrasse 45
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge


November 5, 2021, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm, followed by an Apéro


Forschungspool Walter Benjamin Kolleg, Unitobler, Muesmattstrasse 45, 3012 Bern


0.25 (Pflicht- oder Wahlpflichtbereich ICS / Wahlpflichtbereich GS, SLS und SINTA / Modul I GSA)


Pascale Altenburger (panelist), Dr. Ruramisai Charumbira (moderator), André Dramé (dancer, panelist), Dr. Rohit Jain (panelist), Abou Konté (musician), Ibou N'diaye (musician), Dr. Claire Vionnet (facilitator, dancer), Prof. Dr. Christina Thurner (panelist), & guests


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This public performance and panel discussion  will draw on the project Kunda, which uses African dances to address racism in public space, asking how performance can ethically “exhibit” "black" bodies and African tradition beyond exoticism. The event will articulate testimonies from artists experiencing exclusion and discrimination, and scholars bringing their knowledge about the history of blackness in dance. The event is hosted by the Project THoR, an initiative launched by the Walter Benjamin Kolleg aiming at establishing a discussion of concrete ways to build bridges between academia and the public, individual research and participation, analytical and engaged scholarship.