Presented By: Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA) and the Harvard Center for African Studies in association with American Repertory Theater; the Division of Social Sciences, FAS; Harvard Dance Center; Hutchins Center for African & African American Research; Harvard Law School; Mahindra Humanities Center; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; and the Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University. Tickets: A.R.T. box office Runs: April 15-17 Part of the HUCA Spring 2016 series.
HEAR WORD! is a powerful piece of performance art that combines artistry, social commentary, and true-life stories of inequality and transformation, delivered by some of Nigeria’s most talented actresses. The stories are based on real issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria and examine the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution. HEAR WORD! bravely examines the cultural and societal norms that oppress and limit African women as it invites women to break the cultureof silence, unite, challenge the status quo, and create solutions.... Read more about HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True
Presented by: Learning From Performers Admission: Free and open to the public (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
New York Voices—comprising Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinham, Darmon Meader and Kim Nazarian—are known for their close-knit vocals, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral and big band to an intimate trio line-up. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R&B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before—Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer—they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. They will lead a master class with Harvard undergraduate singers, co-sponsored by Harvard’s vocal harmony group VoxJazz.... Read more about a master class with NEW YORK VOICES
Languages constantly evolve and reflect cultural practices. They are a fluid reflection of the passage of time, influenced by many factors, including age, class, and gender. “Plays with Words” provides an opportunity to examine and enjoy the role of gender within the comedic landscape and is part of the conference "Ways with Words: Exploring Language and Gender"—an exploration of the state of language in today's society as it relates to, mirrors, and affects perceptions of gender.... Read more about Plays with Words with Comedian Aparna Nancherla