Colloquium Series: Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice: The Choreography of Faustin Linyekula (Congo) and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma (South Africa)




Dr. Catherine Cole

Professor of Drama and Divisional Dean of Arts at the University of Washington.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa

—the home countries of the two contemporary African choreographers that are this talk’s focus—the afterlives of colonial injustice continue to exert a corrosive force in myriad ways today, but perhaps nowhere more ubiquitously and subtlety than in the realm of proper nouns. This talk will explore the performativity of

The Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley presents…

When: November 9, 2018 Where: GWS Conference Room

602 Barrows Hall Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

names and also the performativity of the proscenium                                                                                                                    

stage. Both are saturated with histories and ideological assumptions so foundational they are often adopted without a deeper exploration of their underlying significance. The dance theatre of Faustin Linyekula and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma require us to think otherwise.

This talk is a special event in the African American Studies Colloquium Series.

A light lunch will be provided.