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Performing the Moment, Performing the Movement

Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones | AND NOW
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
6:30-7:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm EST
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In this workshop, participants will explore the relationship between their passions and their life choices. Participants will receive a video to be viewed prior to the workshop, which will serve as the initial prompt for the work. Using writing and movement, participants are invited to develop their own strategies for responding to the New Now.

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones’ work is committed to exploring strategies for promoting healthy communities through personal Joy. She is an artist/scholar/facilitator who employs Black Feminist aesthetics in her performance work, her pedagogy, and her consulting. She has performed at The New Black Fest (NYC), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and Links Hall (Chicago), and has served as a workplace facilitator with Thousand Currents (Oakland), NoVo Foundation (NYC), and Soladaire (Bay Area). Her dramaturgical work includes August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean and Shay Youngblood’s Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery—both under the direction of Daniel Alexander Jones, as well as Sharon Bridgforth’s conflama under the direction of Laurie Carlos. Her scholarship has appeared in The Drama Review, Obsidian, and Theatre Journal as well as solo/black/woman and Blacktino Queer Performance. Her most recent book is Theatrical Jazz: Performance, Àṣẹ, and the Power for the Present Moment (Ohio State University Press). She is Professor Emerita from the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

In this new virtual series, performers and scholars reflect on how performance is being used to respond to the political, social, health and environmental crises that we face in this moment. Each guest will give a 30 minute presentation, and then engage in 30 minutes of Q&A.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Activism, African American, Culture, Dance, Health & Wellness, Social Justice, Storytelling, Theater
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, Residential College