Sean Metzger//September 17
Sean Metzger presents research from his recent book, The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization, on 9/17/21 at 12pm-1pm EST.
“In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways in which routes of commerce stretching back to the Dutch Golden Age have molded and continue to influence the social reproduction of Chineseness. With a particular focus on the Caribbean, Metzger investigates the expressive culture of Chinese migrants and the communities that received these waves of people. He interrogates central issues in the study of similar case studies from South Africa and England to demonstrate how Chinese Atlantic seascapes frame globalization as we experience it today. Frequently focusing on art that interacts directly with the sites in which it is located, Metzger explores how Chinese migrant laborers and entrepreneurs did the same to shape—both physically and culturally—the new spaces in which they found themselves. In this manner, Metzger encourages us to see how artistic imagination and practice interact with migration to produce a new way of framing the global.”
BIO: Sean Metzger is Associate Dean for Faculty and Students and a professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He has published Chinese Looks: Fashion, Performance Race (2014) and The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization (2020) both with Indiana University Press. He has coedited six collections of essays and a volume of plays and authored more than 50 articles and reviews. He is the former president of Performance Studies international and the editor of Theatre Journal.
Physical Culture and the Nationalist Socialization of the Body
Dr. Jannarone will be presenting work in progress from her book Mass Performance: Systems and Citizens, a book that investigates the way the power of synchronized mass movement has been recognized and regularized by ruling powers in the era of nationalization. This excerpt focuses on the path from German physical culture clubs in the immediate aftermath of World War II to the system of rallies, gestures, and unison calls-and-response so well known from the rallies of the NSDAP in the 1930s. Taking a close look at the physiological bonding generated by thousands of bodies moving together in synchrony, the work elucidates how the harnessing of visceral and kinesthetic energies was integral to modern mass politics, and how performance studies might help us understand a little piece of the unthinkable.
Kimberly Jannarone is Professor in the Practice of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama and Affiliate Faculty with the Theater and Performance Studies program. She spent 2017-18 at the National Humanities Center working on her book, Mass Performance: Systems and Citizens (forthcoming, University of Michigan Press). From 2001-19, she was Professor of Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz. Her books include Artaud and His Doubles (Honorable Mention, Joe Callaway Prize for best book in drama) and Vanguard Performance Beyond Left and Right. She directs experimental performance and has co-translated, with Erik Butler, several contemporary French plays.
(RESCHEDULED FROM SPRING)
Interdisciplinary Context of “Slow Dancing”
Friday, September 12, 2014 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Yale University Art Gallery Auditorium
1111 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06510
Panel discussion with the artist David Michalek and Yale faculty, offering points of view from a wide range of disciplines.
- Margaret S. Clark, Professor of Psychology and Master of Trumbull College
- Emily Carson Coates, Lecturer in Theatre Studies
- Richard O. Prum, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Peabody Museum; Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- Laura Wexler, Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and American Studies
Open to: General Public
Exhibition | David Michalek: Slow Dancing
Slow Dancing at Lincoln Center, 2007
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 8:00pm to Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – 11:00pm
Hours of operation: 8:00-11:00 PM
Location: Cross Campus (outdoors)YALE CAMPUS
Slow Dancing video here.
Presented with support from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Additional support from the International
Festival of Arts & Ideas and Site Projects New Haven.
An IPSY Symposium featuring
Stuart M. Frank, Senior Curator Emeritus, New Bedford Whaling Museum; Director, Scrimshaw Forensics® Laboratory; Director Emeritus, Kendall Whaling Museum
Anita Gonzalez, Professor of Theatre and Drama, University of Michigan
Eleanor Hughes, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Publications, and Associate Curator, Yale Center for British Art
Mary Isbell, Postdoctoral Associate in Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale
Jason Mancini, Senior Researcher, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
Jason Shaffer, Associate Professor of English, United States Naval Academy
Friday, March 7, 2014
continental breakfast and light lunch provided
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208
8:30: Continental Breakfast
9:00 Joseph Roach, Opening Remarks
9:30 Jason Shaffer: “Theatre of War, 1812”
9:45 Mary Isbell: “Crossing the Line: Compulsory and Voluntary Shipboard Performance”
10:00 Eleanor Hughes: “Spreading Canvas: Marine Painting and Theater”
11:00 Stuart Frank: “Jolly Sailors Bold: Ballads and Songs of the American Sailor”
11:15 Anita Gonzalez: “Black Stewards, Sea Acts, and Vernacular Port Performance”
11:30 Jason Mancini: “Artifacts of Performance from the Indian Mariners Project”
Ecologies of Engagement Aesthetics, Race, and Sociality across Sectors
A lecture by Shannon Jackson
Director, Arts Research Center
Goldman Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
University of California-Berkeley
Monday, February 10, 2014
5:00pm 220 York, Room 100
Yale’s* Sound Studies Colloquium* continues this semester on the second Wednesday of each month. Please join us next *Wednesday, October 9*, as we feature *Richard Prum*, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology
and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. We meet in the Whitney Humanities Center, room B04 at 4:30pm. Prof. Prum will present the following talk:
*Bird Song and Aesthetics*
Bird songs form a diverse component of the sound-scape of most biological communities on the planet, and humans greatly admire this diversity. However, this diversity of song has evolved largely because bird songs are attractive to the birds themselves. Darwin originally proposed an aesthetic theory?sexual selection by mate choice?to explain the evolution of bird song and other ornamental traits. Darwin’s aesthetic view has been abandoned in favor of an adaptive model in which all ornaments are indicators of mate quality. In my research, I have described previously unknown bird songs, investigated the anatomy of the unique vocal organ of birds?the syrinx?and studied the physical mechanisms and evolution of non-vocal “feather songs.” In the talk, I will present diverse examples of bird songs and discuss avian acoustic culture through song learning. Lastly, I will introduce an aesthetic philosophy that attempts to unify the study of aesthetics across human and animals (from Mockingbirds to Mozart,
Warblers to Warhol, and Dunnocks to Duchamp). The goal is a non-reductive, ‘post-human’ analytical framework for aesthetics that will expand our understanding of what makes human aesthetic phenomema so extraordinary.
Prof. Prum offers an article as optional background for next Wednesday’s talk. Please contact joseph.clarke at yale.edu or lynda.paul at yale.edu for a copy of the article
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The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
Conceived and directed by Gabe Levey
One of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers is coming to the Yale Cabaret for three nights only. Come and discover the power of the YOUniverse! Part self-help seminar, part clown show, The Most Beautiful Thing in the World will open your mind, explode your heart, and change your life in 60 minutes, tops.
See http://yalecabaret.org/ for more information
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:30 PM
Luce Hall (LUCE), Room 203
34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: Kedar Kulkarni, Yale University
Description: In this talk, I examine the periodization of Marathi drama, and reevaluate the way we talk about performance in colonial Bombay. As an ephemeral genre, theatre cannot be analyzed simply from existent archival materials and read as a literary or historical text, but needs to be understood against the grain of the archive. The archive’s overwhelming focus on the disreputable aspects of the theatre needs to be deconstructed for two primary reasons: it betrays its class and caste affiliations, but more importantly, it devalues performance as a meaning-making process in society, in favor of literary or historiographic meaning making. Instead, I speak about the broad popular appeal of Marathi itinerant theatre, and the ways in which performance ushered in an era of mass and “secular” culture.
NOH MASTER CLASS AND PERFORMANCE DEMONSTRATION
WITH IZUMI ASHIZAWA
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 4:00-5:30 PM
Underbrook Theater, Saybrook College, 242 Elm Street
Izumi Ashizawa is the artistic director of Izumi Ashizawa Performance. She teaches at the State University of New York Stony Brook and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman (1964)
New York City in the height of the summer: A black man meets a white woman on the subway as it careens through the bowels of the city. They decide to go to a party together, but never make it there. Born out of the Black Arts Movement, Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman is a brutal discussion of race, sex, and personal accountability.
Thursday, Sept 26 at 8PM
Friday, Sept 27 at 8PM and 11PM
Saturday, Sept 28 at 8PM and 11PM