Talk at UC Riverside

If you are in Riverside on October 3rd, I am giving a talk in the Department of Dance followed by a discussion led by Dr. Jacqueline Shea-Murphy. UC RIVERSIDE Department of Dance New Research in Dance Studies: In-Tension-Ally-Ties Coordinated by Jacqueline Shea Murphy   Magnolia Yang Sao Yia, Assistant Coordinator   COLLECTIVE ENDURANCE   Speaker: Julie Burelle Assistant Professor, Theater...
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Qulili – Blindspot Theatre Collective

Tonight is the last night to see Qulili (ku-le-le), a documentary play written with and about the refugee communities in San Diego. The San Diego Union Tribune gave the production high marks and I am very proud of this collaboration between Blindspot, and Yalla San Diego with support of the Critical Refugee Studies Collective, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Beautiful, poignant, and...
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Revue Liberté

This special edition of Liberté is available today! Co-edited by Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, Nawel Hamidi and Darryl Leroux, it is filled with contributions by scholars, artists, and activists I deeply admire: Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine, Charles Koroneho, Pam Palmater, Bruno Cornellier, Darryl Leroux, Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, Nawel Hamidi, Guy Sioui Durand, and Isabelle St-Amand, to name a few. It is...
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Postmarginal – Laborarium in Montreal, May 2018

Last May, before the Robert Lepage controversy, Modern Times Stages Company, in collaboration with Diversité Artistique Montréal, organized a 2-day workshop on diversity as a theatrical practice and explored questions that would have been useful to Lepage and others. Postmarginal asked: What is diversity? And diversity in relation to what? Who is this normative, non-diverse other against whom...
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Adieu James Luna

We lost a great human being on March 4, 2018. I first got to know James Luna as a spectator, as someone who admired his work. When I started teaching at UC San Diego, I organized a reading of one of Mr. Preston Arrow-weed's plays. I was thrilled to see James Luna in the audience (and more than a little star-struck). I gathered my courage and introduced myself : we talked, me all formal, and him...
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Native Film and Storytelling Institute at UC San Diego

Check out this wonderful event organized by Dr. Justin De Leon, the Intertribal Resource Center at UC San Diego (headed by Dr. Elena Hood) and myself  at UC San Diego. We hosted a first residency on Kumeyaay territory at UC San Diego where Native American filmmakers could learn, share and build content together. Filmmakers were paired with folks from the industry (they met Jade Begay from...
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Poetic Landscapes, March 1st at The Loft (on the UCSD campus)

I am thrilled to work with Professor Gloria Chacon from the Literature Department to organize Poetic Landscapes, UC San Diego's first evening of Indigenous poetry, storytelling, and spoken word.  Our guests for this first edition: Gordon Johnson, Tria Blu Wakpa, Amrah Salomon, and Diana Cervera. We are extremely happy to report that the Rincon Youth Storytellers, a group of young artists from...
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