Performing the Other: A Symposium on Cultural Exchanges Between China and Africa


Mar
29
2013

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  • Host Department: Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)
  • Date: 03/29/2013
  • Time: 9:30AM - 10:00PM

  • Location: Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

  • Description:

    This event is presented as a collaboration with the University of Michigan Confucius Institute.

    The symposium brings African, American and Chinese performers and scholars to Ann Arbor, where they will discuss their experiences and interpretations about Africa-China relationships as manifested through various art forms; it seeks to highlight Africa’s and China’s artistic responses to all levels of interactions between African countries and China. The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, with the opening remarks at 9:30 a.m., with an evening performance workshop at 8:00 p.m. The symposium begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013, with an 8:00 p.m. performance. All events will be held at Palmer Commons.

    (Pictured performers, from left to right: Huang, Kai; Kandeh Kamara with Jambo (African dance group); Ma, Yingjun; Master Dominique Saatenang; Yang, Jing; Zhang, Guoliang)