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Mar 22

STUFF: a 45th Anniversary Celebration of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls…”

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  • Add to Calendar 2021-03-22 19:00:00 2021-03-22 20:00:00 STUFF: a 45th Anniversary Celebration of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls…” Image Dianne Smith, STUFF, 2014-2020During this virtual opening reception we will celebrate STUFF, Dianne Smith’s installation in the lobby of Barnard College’s Milstein Center, and pay tribute to the 45th anniversary Broadway debut of Ntozake Shange's ('70) groundbreaking work, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.” Join us for an evening of special remarks, a panel discussion, audience Q&A, and musical and dance performances inspired by Shange’s legacy. Featuring: Ifa Bayeza, award-winning playwright, producer and conceptual theater artist Okwui Okpokwasili, multidisciplinary performing artist Martha Redbone, vocalist, songwriter, composer, and educator Dianne Smith, multidisciplinary artist Moderator: Souleo, independent curator   This event is presented in partnership with Souleo Enterprises, LLC  and is part of the two-year long Shange Magic Project, a collaboration of BLAIS and Africana Studies. This event will have live captioning. If you have other accessibility needs, please contact Martha Tenney (mtenney@barnard.edu). Online Barnard College barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public
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STUFF, Dianne Smith, install image showing a wall-size installation with three video works and brown woven butcher paper
Dianne Smith, STUFF, 2014-2020

During this virtual opening reception we will celebrate STUFF, Dianne Smith’s installation in the lobby of Barnard College’s Milstein Center, and pay tribute to the 45th anniversary Broadway debut of Ntozake Shange's ('70) groundbreaking work, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.”

Join us for an evening of special remarks, a panel discussion, audience Q&A, and musical and dance performances inspired by Shange’s legacy.

Featuring:

  • Ifa Bayeza, award-winning playwright, producer and conceptual theater artist
  • Okwui Okpokwasilimultidisciplinary performing artist
  • Martha Redbone, vocalist, songwriter, composer, and educator
  • Dianne Smith, multidisciplinary artist
  • Moderator: Souleo, independent curator  

This event is presented in partnership with Souleo Enterprises, LLC  and is part of the two-year long Shange Magic Project, a collaboration of BLAIS and Africana Studies.

This event will have live captioning. If you have other accessibility needs, please contact Martha Tenney (mtenney@barnard.edu).