“City on the Move: Performance and Migration in Cape Town, South Africa”

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Mark Fleishman, Professor of Drama at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Director of Magnet Theatre, will give the annual Graduate Speaker Series keynote public lecture at the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. He will discuss his latest research examining Cape Town’s performance as a city defined by both migration and mobility. His examination of the conceptual and actual route between Cairo to the Cape is of particular interest to students and faculty focused on performance, postcolonial cities, migration, and community-based projects. A conversation with UC Berkeley professor Catherine Cole will follow the keynote address. Dinner will be provided following the lecture.

Would you mind please forwarding this message to your students, colleagues, and others that you think may have a particular interest in any of these topics?

Also, we are particularly excited about a catered graduate luncheon open to ALL graduate students at 12noon on January 25 in Anthony Hall.

Please RSVP for the lunch here: http://goo.gl/forms/QhDj6uI2m7

Thank you, and hope to see you next week!

Kind Regards,

Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz

The Performance Studies Graduate Student Speaker Series presents:

Mark Fleishman

Professor of Drama, University of Cape Town, South Africa

“City on the Move: Performance and Migration in Cape Town, South Africa”

Bio:

Mark Fleishman is head of Drama at the University of Cape Town. He has contributed articles to journals and chapters for books but the main body of his research has been realized through production. He is a director of Magnet Theatre, has created 18 new works for the company over 20 years, and is involved in a number of projects in urban townships and rural communities.

Event Description:

Mark Fleishman, Professor of Drama at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Director of Magnet Theatre, will give the annual Graduate Speaker Series keynote at the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. He will discuss his latest research examining Cape Town’s performance as a city defined by both migration and mobility. His examination of the conceptual and actua! l route be

tween Cairo to the Cape is of particular interest to grad students focused on performance, postcolonial cities, migration, and community-based projects. A conversation with a UC Berkeley professor Catherine Cole will follow the keynote address.

Presented in collaboration with Stanford University

Co-sponsored by: Townsend Center for the Humanities, Global Urban Humanities Initiative, Center for Race and Gender, and The Center for African Studies

January 25, 2016

5pm

Durham Studio Theater

(Dwinelle Hall)

UC Berkeley

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729447733951668/

Graduate Student Lunch, 12pm Anthony Hall

Food will be provided! Optional reading will be provided.

Please RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/QhDj6uI2m7