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Interiors/Exteriors: Self-making and Social Justice in Contemporary Black Dance

A two-day virtual symposium presented by UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and the African American Studies Program.


“Interiors/Exteriors” explores the themes of Black/Africana personhood, and the contemporary politics of Black lived experience through two powerful, experimental, filmic works: Making Men by choreographer Harold George (Sierra-Leone/Belgium) and filmmaker Antoine Panier (Belgium), and (RE)CURRENT UNREST by Charles Anderson (United States). Participants will have the opportunity to view both works via live-streaming, and to engage in a synchronous virtual discussion with the choreographers and collaborators immediately afterwards. The symposium aims to give valuable insights into the co-articulation of the aesthetic, the political, and the philosophical with regard to the global field contemporary Black dance-making. Join us and learn how these dance-makers and their collaborators artfully navigate and engage topics of memory, gender, racial violence, intimacy, and power through each of their distinct African diasporic perspectives.

February 24th, 2021 @6pm: watch “Making Men”

followed by discussion with Harold George and Antoine Panier

respondent: Prof. Neri Torres, Department of Theatre and Dance at UTEP

moderator: Dr. Tawanda Chabikwa



February 25th, 2021 @6pm: watch “(RE)CURRENT UNREST”

Followed by discussion with Charles Anderson

Respondent: TBD

Moderator: Dr Tawanda Chabikwa



Event starts on YouTube on our channel:


Meeting ID: 832 9062 1548

Passcode: 91PP73rV

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Event starts on YouTube on our channel:


Meeting ID: 832 9062 1548

Passcode: 91PP73rV

Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM

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