GSU CENCIA past seasons

CENCIA 2015 - 2016 Season

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Performing Research

September 20, 2015 & February 18, March 22 & 24, 2016
Spotlighting the varied and dynamic research happening at Georgia State University by hosting a series of lecture and readings of recently published works by faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Passing Through: The Arts & Politics of the Jazz Ensemble

September 18-19, 2015
Screening and symposium on legendary jazz film Passing Through (Larry Clark, 1977), about a musician in search of a sound reconciling his artistic vision with the political atmosphere. The symposium brought together scholars to reflect on the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble.

Aegean Counterpoint

October 15, 2015
This concert featured modern Greek music performed by Georgia State’s neoPhonia New Music Ensemble. The concert coincided with the 24th Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association, hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies.

The Intersection of Art & Archaeology in the Americas

October 22, 2015
This symposium brought together artists and scholars to discuss how contemporary artists working in the Americas (re)interpret archaeological narratives and associated imagery.
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October 29-30, 2015
Following successful performances in Europe and Mexico, the comic-hemofiction opera DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek To Stubbled Cheek) presented its U.S. premier at Georgia State. The modern operatic performance featured Georgia State ensemble-in-residence Bent Frequency and an international cast.
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January 24 – February 26, 2016
A visual arts exhibition that featured contemporary artists representing GSU’s five focus countries: Brazil, China, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey. Narratology examined the ways in which story structures our perception of art, cultural artifacts, and the world around us.
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Southern Writers Onstage: Living in the Jim Crow South

February 2, 9, 16 & April 19, 2016
Atlanta actors told the story of the Jim Crow South through the selected writings of those who lived it. Readings from the works of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, and Ernest J. Gaines

Celebrating the American South

February 25-27, 2016
The blues can be traced from West Africa to the American South and influenced jazz, rhythm & blues, soul, funk, and rock & roll. This interdisciplinary symposium focused on the genesis, development, and impact of the blues and concluded with a performance by GRAMMY nominated blues singer Shemekia Copeland.
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Edgard Telles Ribeiro Guest Lecture

March 29, 2016
Eminent Brazilian author and diplomat Edgard Telles Ribeiro read from his novel His Own Man, set during South America’s dirty wars, and lectured about how fiction can help to discern the truth of our collective past.