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April 2022

The Ethics of Now presents Min Jin Lee

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
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Bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for her novel Pachinko, Min Jin Lee writes about the Korean diaspora. Through her sensitive depictions of generations of families struggling to make their way in the world, she explores sweeping themes of race, class, gender, immigration, colonialism, and religion. Join Duke History professor Adriane Lentz-Smith for a conversation with Lee on Family, Community, and the Bonds That Make Us. Please note that this is an in-person event at the Durham Arts Council in downtown…

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The Fire of Freedom with Mike Wiley

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Fire of Freedom with Mike Wiley featuring Mary Williams. Monday, April 11, 2022 7pm play 8pm talkback Free and open to the public Fletcher Hall Carolina Theatre Durham NC

Admission is free, but please register for tickets. Register here Join us for a one-man show by award-winning actor and playwright Mike Wiley, Artist in Residence at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Read more about Wiley's appointment here. "The Fire of Freedom" is the story of Abraham H. Galloway (1837-1870), a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage in Wilmington, North Carolina to become one of the most significant and…

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Amendment

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Comic or manga-style illustration of a pregnant person surrounded by animals. Flyer text reads: AMENDMENT A New Choreographic Work by Michael Kliën 6–7:30 p.m. Mon, April 18 and Tues, April 19, 2022 von der Heyden Studio Theater Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University

AMENDMENT A New Choreographic Work by Michael Kliën Experience the new immersive work – a social choreography – by choreographer and professor Michael Kliën. In times of the systemic destruction of our environment, Amendment offers a container to reform our relationship with the unknown, the foreign, the animal. The work provides citizens with extraordinary experiences to temporarily transcend the human/non-human divide and dive into a relationship of reciprocal belonging. 6–7:30 p.m. Mon, April 18 and Tues, April 19, 2022 von…

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Amendment

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Comic or manga-style illustration of a pregnant person surrounded by animals. Flyer text reads: AMENDMENT A New Choreographic Work by Michael Kliën 6–7:30 p.m. Mon, April 18 and Tues, April 19, 2022 von der Heyden Studio Theater Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University

AMENDMENT A New Choreographic Work by Michael Kliën Experience the new immersive work – a social choreography – by choreographer and professor Michael Kliën. In times of the systemic destruction of our environment, Amendment offers a container to reform our relationship with the unknown, the foreign, the animal. The work provides citizens with extraordinary experiences to temporarily transcend the human/non-human divide and dive into a relationship of reciprocal belonging. 6–7:30 p.m. Mon, April 18 and Tues, April 19, 2022 von…

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Peculiar Liberation

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Duke Campus Farm, 4934 Friends School Rd.
Durham, NC United States
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Ife Michelle Dance in partnership with the Laboratory for Social Choreography presents "Pecular Liberation" Black communal play and embodied exploration. An adaptation of the work "Parliament" by Michael Kliën. April 30, Duke Campus Farm, 4934 Friends School Rd, Durham, NC, 4-7pm. May 21, Ark Dance Studio, 14 Epworth Ln, Durham, NC, 4-7pm. Register here: duke.is/zgfad. *Participation limited to Black/African-American identifying folx.

Peculiar Liberation (an adaptation of the work "Parliament" by Michael Kliën) is an interactive, interpersonal space for Black/African-American identifying folx to engage with community by way of embodied exploration and play. Centering the ideas of Black liberation and socialization, the space seeks to explore the possibilities of togetherness, when Black bodies are permissioned and supported to exist outside a marginalized context as their fullest self. Led by adjunct Professor of Dance, Ife Presswood, Peculiar Liberation incorporates music, movement, rest, play,…

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May 2022

Peculiar Liberation

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Ark, East Campus, 14 Epworth Dorm Ln
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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Ife Michelle Dance in partnership with the Laboratory for Social Choreography presents "Pecular Liberation" Black communal play and embodied exploration. An adaptation of the work "Parliament" by Michael Kliën. April 30, Duke Campus Farm, 4934 Friends School Rd, Durham, NC, 4-7pm. May 21, Ark Dance Studio, 14 Epworth Ln, Durham, NC, 4-7pm. Register here: duke.is/zgfad. *Participation limited to Black/African-American identifying folx.

Peculiar Liberation (an adaptation of the work "Parliament" by Michael Kliën) is an interactive, interpersonal space for Black/African-American identifying folx to engage with community by way of embodied exploration and play. Centering the ideas of Black liberation and socialization, the space seeks to explore the possibilities of togetherness, when Black bodies are permissioned and supported to exist outside a marginalized context as their fullest self. Led by adjunct Professor of Dance, Ife Presswood, Peculiar Liberation incorporates music, movement, rest, play,…

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