Friday, 2021/11/05, 16:15
Public Performance & Public Panel Discussion, hosted by THoR
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.