USC Visions and Voices

 

 

 

Visions and Voices Event Calendar

  • An Evening with Ralph Bakshi and Fritz the Cat (1972)
  • 03/26/2015: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Blasted into public consciousness--and controversy--by the first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, legendary writer-director-producer Ralph Bakshi’s career in animation spans an astounding 50 years that includes The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Join us for a screening of Fritz the Cat followed by a conversation with Bakshi that will explore his storied career.

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  • Full Still Hungry
    A Performance by CONTRA-TIEMPO
  • 03/27/2015: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Join us for an enlivening evening as dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO fuses salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip hop and contemporary dance theatre in Full. Still Hungry, a vigorous dance about the search for nourishment inside the American capitalist juggernaut.

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  • Dreaming of Harlem Under a High Southern Sky
  • 03/28/2015: 4:00pm - 6:15pm
  • Theatre and music intertwine to tell the story of three women who grew up on a plantation outside of New Orleans and migrated to Harlem at the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance, discovering a new caramel-colored world filled with art, music and memories of a world left behind.

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  • Measures & Frames
  • 03/28/2015: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • What happens when music and images merge? Visionary contemporary composers Thomas Adès, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Jeffrey Holmes, Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski will collaborate live with avant-garde filmmakers David Lynch, Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger and Agnès Varda to create riveting visual music. Works will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet and soprano Rebekah Barton.

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  • Self/Split: Performance and Poetry from Asian Diasporas
  • 04/01/2015: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • “Self/Split” brings together four renowned Asian diasporic artists—Sam Chanse, Chiwan Choi, D’Lo and Nicolas Wong—for an evening of live performances and discussion that will movingly confront queerness, displacement, immigrant identity, the creative process and more.

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  • Mercy Killers
    A Play by Michael Milligan
  • 04/02/2015: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • As part of the Medical Humanities, Arts and Ethics Series, we will present Mercy Killers, a powerful one-man theatrical performance exploring the increasing dysfunction of the American health care system.

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  • Gathering of Remembrance for María Elena Martínez-Lopez
  • 04/06/2015: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • USC Professor María Elena Martínez was a leading expert in colonial Latin American studies with broad scholarly ties throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain and South America, and her research contributed greatly to Dornsife being a place of interdisciplinary scholarship. This memorial gathering will offer a space to commemorate her gracious spirit and honor a brilliant scholar, teacher, mentor and friend.

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  • Touch of the Other
    Performing the Laud Humphreys Papers
  • 04/08/2015: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • During the 1960s, controversial sociologist Laud Humphreys studied the codes and choreography of male-male sex in public restrooms. Avant-garde Japanese choreographer Takao Kawaguchi and Los Angeles-based artist Deanna Erdmann will explore the legacies of public sex mapped out by Humphreys in a site-specific performance at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.

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  • The Getty Center
  • 04/10/2015: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Join us for an afternoon at the Getty Center, one of Los Angeles’s cultural gems. The Getty boasts an impressive collection of classical and contemporary art housed in delightful modern buildings designed by Richard Meier, Robert Irwin’s unique Central Garden, open spaces and spectacular views of Los Angeles.

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  • The Spoken World
    A Performance by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
  • 04/16/2015: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph, one of America’s vital voices, will perform The Spoken World, an interweaving of text and movement that journeys through African American fatherhood, planet hip hop and environmental justice in the United States and Africa.

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  • Our Environmental Destiny
    An Evening with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
  • 04/23/2015: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Join us for a special evening with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In a passionate and eloquent speech, Kennedy will reflect on the role of natural resources in our work, health and identity as Americans, reminding us of our responsibility to preserve our planet for future generations.

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  • Cyberpunk: Past and Future
  • 04/24/2015: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Starting in the 1980s, speculative-fiction writers created a subgenre—cyberpunk—that not only predicted but also helped shape the future. A day-long event will bring together seminal figures of cyberpunk, including Rudy Rucker, Nalo Hopkinson and Bruce Sterling, to discuss the cultural moment they incited.

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