Luis Piedra: Perspectives on contemporary dance in Costa Rica

Posted 4 years 7 months ago
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UGA already has many unique relationships in Costa Rica and on Thursday, January 16, yet another one is set to take hold.

Luis Piedra, a professional dancer and choreographer of the Danza Universitaria in Costa Rica, will present a lecture-demonstration at the department of dance at 11 a.m. In his lecture-demonstration "Perspectives on creative process and contemporary dance in Costa Rica", Piedra will talk about his life in dance as a performer, choreographer, director and teacher. Mr. Piedra will talk about contemporary dance in Costa Rica and offer insight into his creative...

Speak Out for Species

Posted 4 years 9 months ago

On an episode of Unscripted that aired earlier this summer, we had a guest (neuroscientist and philospher Barry Smith) who talked about how our ideas about animals' perception and ability to feel pain have evolved over time. This lecture tonight by Melanie Joy based on her award-winning book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism," will likely take that discussion quite a bit further:

Joy explores the invisible belief system that shapes the perception of the meat humans eat, so that humans love some animals and eat others without knowing why. Joy is a...

Hasan Elahi: surveillance, data and new media

Posted 4 years 10 months ago
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The Lamar Dodd School of Art welcomes interdisciplinary American artist Hasan Elahi, whose experiences on a government watch list have introduced a new element to his art, and our society:

"When Hasan Elahi’s name was added (by mistake) to the US government’s watch list, he fought the assault on his privacy by turning his life inside-out for all the world to see."  In 2011 he gave a well received TED talk which can be seen here, and he is a very vibrant and exciting lecturer. 

Elahi is an associate professor at the University of Maryland who has exhibited widely - at the ...

Lénablou: Caribbean Dance Performance, French Lecture

Posted 4 years 10 months ago
Lenablou dance movements

On Monday Sept. 30 and Tuesday Oct. 1, the UGA dance department welcomes a very special guest to campus for performances and a lecture:

Lénablou is a renowned choreographer, scholar, and activist known for her innovative promotion of Caribbean performance cultures through her dance technique: the Techni’Ka. Based in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, her dance company TRILOGIE has toured across the world giving performances in Senegal, Niger, Slovenia, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, French Guiana, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, and France and now Athens, GA. She will...

Phinizy lecture April 19

Posted 5 years 4 months ago

UGA welcomes author and journalist Mellisa Fay Green to campus on April 19 to give the 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel:

Greene's lecture on "The Literature of Fact and Why Good Writing Still Matters" is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.

"Like Melissa herself, her writing is brilliantly sensitive to the hilarious as well as the bittersweet. I am very grateful that she is joining the ranks of truly gifted writers who have come to campus as Phinizy lecturers," said James C. Cobb, Phinizy Lecture committee chair and the...