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Rhythms of Social Change: Time, Rhythm & Pace in Performance

Rhythms of Social Change: Time, Rhythm & Pace in Performance
170 St. George Street, JHB100
Time: Jan 7th, 12:15 pm End: Jan 7th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Slavic Studies (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Latin American, Indigenous, East Asian Studies (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Canada, African, 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Symposium and performance

The JHI Program for the Arts on Time, Rhythm & Pace is pleased to present:

Rhythms of Social Change: Time, Rhythm and Pace in Performance

Symposium and Performance

a) SYMPOSIUM 12:15 PM TO 6:00 PM, JHB100
b) CONCERT BY PERSAMENCO (Iranian+Flamenco Fusion) 8:00 PM, JHB100

Event Organizer: Farzaneh Hemmasi, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, U of T Faculty of Music
Event Assistant: Jardena (Jar) Gertler-Jaffe, MA Candidate, Ethnomusicology

Event website: http://rhythmssocialchange.wixsite.com/symposium/schedule


11:30 AM Doors open
12:15 PM Welcoming Remarks: Farzaneh Hemmasi

12:30 Panel 1: Social Change & Performance in North America

  • Karyn Recollet (Women & Gender Studies): Gesturing Indigenous Futurities through the Remix
  • Gabriela Jiménez (PhD cand., Ethnomusicology): Reparative Rhythms: Versioning Mexicanidad and Performing Mexican Enough through Reggaetón in Contemporary Mexico City
  • Seika Boye (Centre for Dance): Dancing over the Slow Pace of Change: African-Canadian Dance Venues in Mid-Century Toronto


2:00 **coffee break**

2:30 Panel 2: Rhythm & Revolution

  • Xing Fan (Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies): Performing the Rhythms of Modernity in Chinese Revolutionary Theatre
  • Polina Dessiatnitchenko (PhD cand., Ethnomusicology): National in Form, Socialist in Content: Civilizing the Temporality of Mugham in Soviet Azerbaijan
  • Farzaneh Hemmasi (Music): New Time, New Rhythm: Sonic & Political Change in 20th Century Iranian Music


4:00 **coffee break**

4:30 Panel 3 – Social and Musical Movements

  • Youru Zhong (East Asian Studies): The Rhythms of Class-Consciousness: The Case of the Chinese New Workers Art Movement
  • Nate Renner (PhD cand., Ethnomusicology): Traditional Ainu Music in Contemporary Japanese Environmentalism
  • Josh Pilzer (Ethnomusicology): Disability, Music, Movement & Activism among Korean radiation sufferers: the rhythm of survival



8:00 PM CONCERT: Persamenco and Varashan (Iranian Art Music + Flamenco fusion)

  • Pedram Khavarzamini (tombak)
  • Araz Salek (tar)
  • Bahman Aghakhan (flamenco guitar)

All events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Event Assistant Jardena Gertler-Jaffe at j.gertler.jaffe@mail.utoronto.ca

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