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February 2019

Antony Eastmond, Art and Cultural Resistance between Islam and Christianity

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall, 314, UCLA + Google Map

The eastern frontier between Islam and Christianity in the thirteenth century was extremely porous: artists, merchants and pilgrims carried ideas and goods across it with ease. The results of this movement are visible in the churches and mosques, monasteries and madrasas that survive in modern territories of Armenia, Georgia and eastern Turkey. These buildings are often all but indistinguishable in their construction and decoration, suggesting a picture of deeply interwoven populations. This lecture explores the limits of this convergence, and…

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The Greek Chorio

February 22 - February 23
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095 United States
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The Greek chorio has been a frequent subject of interest to anthropologists, who have written extensively about rituals, kinship structures, work and gender. Increasingly, the subject has come under the scrutiny of archaeologists, who have carefully traced the material remains of villages and households in order to reconstruct the lives of those who lived outside of better studied cities and towns. This symposium aims to examine the Greek village over time -- through its most ancient manifestations, its Byzantine remains,…

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March 2019

Carrie Mae Weems, Past Tense

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, 90015 United States
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West Coast Premiere As Billie Holiday sings— the same ole story, but it’s new to me.... Acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems, deemed “one of the more interesting artists working in the gap between art and politics” by The New York Times, has created a new performance-based work, Past Tense. Through music, text, projection and video, Past Tense features singers Eisa Davis, Alicia Hall Moran, Imani Uzuri and Francesca Harper, poet Carl Hancock Rux and music director Craig Harris. The performance…

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April 2019

Classical debt ‘after’ the crisis: Greek antiquity in the era of Grecovery

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall, 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Drawing from her latest book, The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity, Johanna Hanink, Professor at Brown University, shows that our idealized image of ancient Greece dangerously shapes our view of the modern country and its recent crises.    

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April 9 - May 12
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Directed by Kate Whoriskey When both of her brothers die in a battle for power, but only one receives a proper burial, Antigone is forced to choose between her principles and her life. Her story is ancient, but her message is vitally relevant today—in the face of death and ruin, she refuses to accept the unacceptable and buries her disgraced brother. Helmed by Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated director Kate Whoriskey (Sweat, Ruined), this daring new…

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June 2019

Opening Night LAGFF @ UCLA

June 3
James Bridges Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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