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Graduate Student Conference March 2010
Battle Road Trail
Experimental Rose Museum Cell Phone Tour
Foreign Language Tour Event at the Rose
Learning through the Rose Art Museum
Anthropology Must Reads?
Guggenheim project trip to NYC
GBAC: Anthropology & Social Media
Photographs of the Disappeared
"I Sent my Message" exhibition
Should robots wear clothes?
(Slave Trade Memorial)
Classes during "Quarantine"
Rose Art Museum Collections
Nantucket African-American History Project
Chinese Cultural Studies
Obbini Tumbao Residency
Red Thread: Kumi Korf
William Gibson & Cultural Critique
Estate Sales as Cultural Practice
Art Law Forum
Waterfall Projection: My Hands Were Busy
Exhibition: History of the Rose Art Museum
Slavery and Universities
Practicing Place at Brandeis
Arresting Moments: Wonder and the Pedagogy of the Imagination
Saturn Dreaming of Mercury
Wearing our Culture project
(Waltham Family School)
Rose Museum Symposium
Rose Art Museum Crisis
Clothing and Children's Literature
New Media Space
Rose Museum Sit-in, 1/29/09
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Art and Human Rights
(Conversations on YouTube!!)
Art, Representation and Evolution
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Rose Museum Town Meeting
Graduate Student Conference March 2009
Sudanese Refugee Art Exhibition
Webisodes: Unpacking Ads
Jonglei State Cultural Production Center
Virtual Tel Aviv
South Sudan Women Project
Campaign 2008 Ads
"Making Culture" eSpaces
What is culture?
Japan: Gender Images
Prospect Hill Terrace
Rory Stewart's "The Places in Between"
Shubha Mudgal Residency
(Oct. 15-18, 2008)
"Beyond Witnessing" Series
Malek Village Reconstruction Project
Manitonquat visit (
April 9, 2008)
Mariyo Yagi Lecture
(March 26, 2008)
(Feb 14. 2008)
Pedagogy of the Imagination
Transitional Phenomena Working Group
Global Theory Group
Trauma: Theory and Experience course
Brandeis Website Discussion
Visualizing Science symposium
Mirrors of Science
Sexualities in Asia
Gender, Justice and Storytelling Workshop
Waltham Community Archives
Japan Studies Group
Japan Studies colloquium series
Intercultural Residency Series
MusicUnitesUs Lesson Plan Forum
African-American Bike Network
Community History Projects
Readings of Interest
Museums and Exhibitions
Surveillance and Privacy
Architecture and Memorial comments
HIV/AIDS and Cultural Form
Music and Concert Comments
Theater and Drama Comments
Culture, Digital Technology and the Internet
Cultural Production courses
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
Education and Cultural Production
Official Cultural Production website
storytelling gender workshop
Storytelling and Gender Justice workshop with Yuyachkani
Saturday, October 6, 2007
3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center
Notes by Mark Auslander
In conjunction with the conference, "
Peacebuildng and Development on the World Stage
" in early October 2007 the Cultural Production program & the Community Engaged Learning program offered a special university-community workshop on storytelling and gender justice, with special attention to issues of gender, security and justice faced by women in Waltham's immigrant communities. This event featured actors from the renowned Peruvian theatrical collective
which has played a vital role in post conflict reconciiation work in the Andes. The event was held in English and Spanish. Childcare was provided for registered participants.
This event was a collaborative effort between Brandeis and its community partners in Waltham. Brandeis supporters include Coexistence International, Theater without Borders, Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, the M.A. in Cultural Production program and the Community-Engaged Learning program. Community partners include Breaking Barriers, the Waltham Alliance to Create Housing (WATCH), REACH and the Latinas "Know Your Rights" Project at Greater Boston Legal Services
This workshop involved eighteen families from Waltham Family School (WFS), in conjunction with the residency of the popular Peruvian theatrical group Yuyachkani. Student volunteers drove vans from the WFS on a Saturday to campus, bringing mothers and their children. The adult women and volunteer Brandeis students and faculty participated in a marvelous acting and movement workshop, led in Spanish by the Yuyachkani actors, Anna Correa and Augusto Casafranca. concentrating on trust building, relaxation and expression. I've been in many acting workshops but never seen anything that approached the brilliance, skill and compassion of Anna and Augusto.
Meanwhile, Brandeis students, including members of the Waltham Kids Club, held art making workshops for the children. That evening we took parents and children for dinner at Sherman cafeteria; the adults then attended a brilliant performance, in Spanish, of Anna Corea's extraordinary one woman show, "Rosa Cuchilo" (a complex ritualized drama about a peasant woman searching for her son, a victim of military human rights atrocities.) At the end of the performance, Anna scattered rose petals over the audience, and the WFS women, seated in the front row, grasped at these with delight. My colleague Fernando Rosenberg and I then led a conversation with Anna Correa and the audience about ritual, memory and sublimation.
I will never forget the scene that evening as mother and children joyously met up after the performance and headed towards the waiting vans in front of Spingold theater. The children excitedly raced along the top of the low wall along the Great Lawn, proudly showing off their decorated paper airplanes they had made upstairs. Their mothers, laughing, ran alongside them, showing the dance moves of power and joy they had learned in the workshop. At the end of the wall, each child fearlessly hurled himself or herself into space, holding high their airplane, caught in the arms of our students as the mothers applauded.
Unipersonal de Ana Correa
Un rito de purificación, limpieza y florecimiento a la usanza tradicional de algunos pueblos de los Andes del Perú. Es la historia de una causa de amor. Rosa Cuchillo es la madre que busca mas allá de la muerte a su hijo desaparecido, recorriendo los otros mundos (el Mundo de Abajo “Uqhu Pacha” y el Mundo de Arriba “Hanaq Pacha”). Su retorno a esta tierra (“Kay Pacha”) busca armonizar la vida y a través de la danza, ayudar a que “florezca la memoria”.
ALMA VIVA (Video)
Documental testimonial sobre el acompañamiento artístico de Yuyachkani a la Primera Audiencia Pública de la Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación en Ayacucho.
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