Center for World Performance Studies presents
a virtual performer/scholar series
Free & Open to the public, registration required

In this new virtual series, Center for World Performance Studies invites performers and scholars from diverse disciplines to 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. Sessions will take place over Zoom and require advance registration. 


9/15: Omi Osun Olomo Joni L. Jones
artist/scholar/facilitator and Professor Emerita in African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin
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9/22: Marc Arthur 
artist/scholar and Postdoc Fellow in Arts-based Social Justice Research and Practice at U-M

9/29: Jen Shyu
multilingual vocalist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and 2019 Guggenheim Fellow

10/13: Javier Cardona
Puerto Rican performing artist, dancer, and pedagogue

10/20: Tiffany Ng
Assistant Professor of carillon and university carillonist at U-M SMTD and CWPS 2020 Faculty Fellow

10/27: T. Ayo Alston
founder, executive director, composer, and choreographer of Ayodele Drum and Dance

11/10: Antonio Disla
actor, writer, and Visiting Professor of Global Theatre & Ethnic Studies at U-M SMTD

11/17: Salakastar 
Detroit-based multidisciplinary performance artist

1/28: Damon Locks
Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician

2/9: Melissa Blanco Borelli
Associate Professor, Theatre Scholarship and Performance Studies at University of Maryland