Events: Performances

Performances

The New England Film Premier of "Butte, America"

Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106 Brown University

This documentary, narrated by Gabriel Byrne, reveals the social and environmental costs of mining in Butte, Montana.

First in the 2009-10 series, “Nature and Legacy: Humanists, Scientists and the Environment,” the film chronicles industrial exploitation and its effects on the people and the land. Producer/director, Pamela Roberts, and co-producer/co-writer, Edwin Dobb, were on hand to answer questions.

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Harriet Jacobs

March 9, 2010 to March 12, 2010
Perishable Theatre 95 Empire Street Providence, RI

Theatre Performances March 10, 7:30 p.m.; March 11, 7:30 p.m.; March 12, 7:30 p.m.; March 13, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Beyond the Motor City: A Documentary Film About the Past and Future of Transportation

Grant's Block, Corner of Westminster Street and Union Street Providence, RI

In conjunction with the "Lots in Limbo" art installation, an outdoor screening of Beyond the Motor City.

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Listen Closely: Stories of a Lifetime

May 4, 2011 to May 6, 2011
John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street, free, Reservation Required

In one month, 100 pairs of friends, family members, and acquaintances sat down together to record their interviews.The stories these visitors told span generations and together their voices tell a rich narrative of the moments that can shape a lifetime.

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American Dance Legacy Initiative MiniFest 2013 Concerts

March 15, 2013 to March 16, 2013
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

MINI-FEST CONCERT 2013: A journey through nine decades of American dance Join our welcoming, innovative community for a performance of fierce, exhilarating, and beautiful dancing!

Anchoring the program will be three pieces based on the repertory of dance legend and pioneer, José Limón (1908-1972). Kristen Foote, soloist with the José Limón Dance Company, will perform three solos from Dances for Isadora, choreographed just one year before Limón's death.

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Dance, Access, and Arts Literacy: Lecture Demonstration

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

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Providence Jane's Walk

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Do you want to learn about the stories, secrets, and struggles of neighborhoods around Providence firsthand?

This year, Providence will be joining 85 other cities around the world in celebrating Jane's Walk: a two-day festival of free walking tours led by locals about what matters to them in the places they live and work. Held on the first weekend of May (May 4 & 5) the festival celebrates the legacy of urban thinker Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring their neighborhoods and meeting their neighbors.

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Public Performance: Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre Workshop

Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room

Following a three day intensive introductory workshop in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, participants invite the public for a final performance.  Experience a Forum Theatre event firsthand and get involved in a dialogue with the actors in the stage.

Details regarding the workshop can be found here.

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Film Screening and Director Discussion: The Other Half of Tomorrow

Nightingale-Brown House

Join the Center for Public Humanities for a screening and discussion with Filmmaker Sadia Shepard of THE OTHER HALF OF TOMORROW.

The OTHER HALF OF TOMORROW is a portrait of contemporary Pakistan as seen through the perspectives of Pakistani women working to change their country. A series of seven linked chapters, the film introduces us to the disparate contexts that make up a complex culture—from a women’s rights’ workshop in a village in rural Punjab, to an underground dance academy in Karachi, to the playing fields of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team.

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American Dance Legacy Initiative Mini-Fest Concert

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2013 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Granoff Studio One

$5 (student), $15 (general) [Advance ticketing is now closed.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash or check only]

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Dance, Memory and the Oral Tradition - Lecture/Demonstration (Mini-Fest, American Dance Legacy Initiative)

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Featuring dancers with Parkinson's Disease and students from Central Falls High School, part performance and part discussion, "Dance, Memory, and the Oral Tradition” will include presentations by persons with Parkinson's Disease and by students from Central Falls High School.

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American Dance Legacy Initiative Mini-Fest Concert

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2013 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Granoff Studio One

$5 (student), $15 (general) [Advance ticketing is now closed.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash or check only]

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Screening: Guantánamo Circus

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

A hardy troupe of circus performers is cleared by the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and the Pentagon in order to take their act to the home of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. These singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians, aerialists and musicians have no idea what awaits them when they arrive at a place everyone has heard of but very few know much about. They soon discover things are not quite what they assumed.

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Screening and Q&A with Producer and Director: THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

A 2014 Tribeca Film Festival world premiere, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO is a feature-length documentary tracing the origins of Chinese American food through what is arguably America’s most popular takeout meal: General Tso’s Chicken. Anchoring the film is an upbeat quest to understand the origins and popularity of America’s Chinese food and its top-selling dish. Who was General Tso? And why do nearly fifty thousand restaurants serve deep-fried chicken bearing his name?

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Re-Collecting the Lost Museum: An Evening with the Jenks Society

Nightingale-Brown House

Natural history museums preserve specimens from their inevitable decay, but what happens when museums themselves die? Join the Jenks Society for Lost Museums to hear stories of specimens collected, lost, and collected again.

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Mini-Fest 2016

March 2, 2016 to March 5, 2016
Granoff Center, Studio 1

Please join us for Winter Mini-Fest 2016! Wednesday, March 2 - Saturday, March 5, 2016

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Visit: www.adli.us for more details about all of the events. __________________________________________________

INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS AND INSTALLATIONS Wednesday March 2 - Saturday, March 5 10am-4pm

Living Room Galleries curated by Rhode Island artists and students from Brown University and Central Falls High School

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Freedom Café

Everett Stage, 9 Duncan Ave, Providence, RI

This Freedom Café

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The DoubleBack: Inquiries in Freedwomen’s Gaze: A site responsive performance and witness-driven conversation

St John_s Cemetery / Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island

A culminating site investigation of The DoubleBack, this performance is a inquires into the personal and industrial labor of remembering, applying transhistorical solidarity and ritual performance knowledges to play in the holes of the historical archive and build new thing/memory of Phillis, Fanny and Rose Chace.

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What is Sacred?

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Several students and faculty from Brown University recently traveled to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to support the protesters and activists fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. What is Sacred? is a public video installation which will highlight the experiences of the students and faculty through their photography. The video presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A.

First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street, Providence, RI.

Fee and Open to the Public.

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OPINION | The Other America A #DignityInProcess Art Action

Nightingale-Brown House

Rooted in their research in Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Practice, Heimark Artist-in-Residence ChE has developed a new art action about the Nightingale Brown House’s and Brown University's relationship to slavery. Transforming the house into a social justice theatre and ring shout ceremony, this #DignityInProcess art action is an immersive, site-specific participatory performance ritual giving voice to the site’s untold narratives of enslaved ancestors.

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