The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents

Film Screening: "Exchanging Language - from the Orange to the Gold Coast"
with commentary by Sheron Wray, UCI and Jessica Millward, UCI

Thursday, January 31, 2013
5:00-6:20 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

A documentary of 17 University of California Irvine students that went to explore the roots of jazz dance in sub-Saharan Africa. With their dance professor, Sheron Wray and other UCI faculty the students were immersed in multiple registers of Ghanaian drumming and dance, embodying a language that was not altogether new. Their investigations led to a performance with the Ghana Dance Ensemble and virtuosic collaborations between tap dance, flamenco and drumming. Contemporary Ghanaian culture was explored alongside the deep and sallow historic relics of the transatlantic slave trade in the Gold Coast.

Sponsors of the film: UC Irvine School of Humanities and Royce Multi Media LLC, Irvine. Support in kind from UC San Diego’s Department of Studio Art.

For more information, please contact Sandy Cushman, scushman@uci.edu or 949-824-3344.

 

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