Center for World Arts

Conferences and Symposia

Conferences and Symposia: Reflecting on Arts Practices as Dimensions of the Human Experience

The Center presents, partners, and participates in conferences and symposia to bring critical issues in contemporary artistic practice to publica audiences worldwide. Several examples include:

Conversation without Words: Tango, Contact and Communication — Department of Biology and Center for World Arts at the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, April 2015

The Contemporary African in the Performing Arts: Theoretical, Poetical and Educational Perspectives, Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP, Sao Paolo, Brazil, March 31-April 4, 2015. The Center is grateful to UNESP for painstakingly translating into Portuguese and subtitiling MOVEMENT (R)EVOLUTION AFRICA for the colloquium screening, and for desseminating the subtitled film to dance programs in Brazil. The central aim of the colloquium was to increase the dialogues among artists, researchers and educators dedicated to the studies of contemporary Afro-Brazilian and African diasporic cultures and their insertions with the field of Performing Arts. This international meeting intended to share and compare different approaches and research methodologies, theoretical perspectives, political engagements and poetic creations. The event featured conferences, round tables, work groups, film screenings: 03/31 to 04/04 at the Art Institute of UNESP - São Paulo Campus - SP, Brasil, Rua Dr. Bento Teobaldo, 271 - Barra Funda - CEP: 01140-070

Look Back/Dance Forward — Center for World Arts and School of Theatre and Dance, University of Florida, November 2014 

African Dance in the Diaspora — Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, January 2012

"WHO IS (NOT) HUMAN?" Keynote Address and Provost's Lecture, Translating Human Imagination, Sensation, Movement, Interaction, and Adaptability, THE CENTER FOR DANCE, MOVEMENT AND SOMATIC LEARNING, FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING BODY — State University of Stony Brook, October 16, 2014 

African Dance Diaspora: A Symposium on Embodied Knowledge— Harvard University, March 2011

"Performing Globalism," TEDxUF — University of Florida 2010

Movement (R)Evolution Dialogues: Contemporary Performance In and Of Africa— Center for African Studies Carter Conference and Center for World Arts, University of Florida and Congress on Research in Dance, February 2004

Staging Identity: Latin American Dance and Music — Center for World Arts in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida (2000)

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