This conference aims to introduce Wyspianski’s revolutionary ideas, often way ahead of his time, to the American university audience. Preceding those of Gordon Craig and Antonin Artaud and bordering on what we call now post-dramatic theatre (that is non-linear theatrical composition, disconnected images, overlapping of various realities, and interplay between heterogeneous discourses), Wyspianski propagated a vision of an all-embracing, highly artistic, politically responsive, open theatre.
Cultural and International
We are delighted to welcome Berlin-based experimental cineaste Ute Aurand for a screening of four 16mm shorts. One of the leading voices of lyrical cinema today, and a key figure in the German alternative film culture, Ute Aurand’s interest lies in the mundane and the intimate. Her films approach issues of female embodiment in the milieu and offer glimpses of her entourage’s lives over time. The screening will take place on April 24th at York street 212 (6.30 pm) and will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Panel discussion followed by a short performance by panelists.
“From the Fair to the Stage: Cypriot Traditional Music in the Twentieth Century” with Nicoletta Demetriou, Visiting Fellow at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University
“Ethno-giving musicology a bad name? Rethinking Greek musical studies” with Gail Holst-Warhaft, Adjunct Professor of Clasiscs Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University
1979. USSR. Directed by Lana Gogoberidze. In Georgian; English subtitles. 95 min.
Next in our Women Filmmakers Series:
A 30th anniversary 35mm screening of LITTLE VERA (1988; 135 minutes, with English subtitles)
Wednesday, April 17, 7 pm, in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
REEES Film Series of Spring 2019 presents a Documentary Screening & Post-Film Discussion with Marianna Yarovskaya, Director & Producer
The film is based on Hoover Institution Press Publication’s Paul Gregory’s book Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives. In researching the surviving threads of memoirs and oral reminiscences of five women victimized by the Gulag, author
This two day conference will address the main issues in Russian and Asian history and politics from the 1920s on, with an emphasis on the Cold War era and recent developments.
Spring 2019 Joseph P. Kazickas Postdoctoral Associate in European Studies
Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Program of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, presents a public address by His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States.
Event is postponed until further notice.
Two leaders of the Belarusian Opposition, Uladzimir Nyaklyayew and Mikola Statkevich, will visit for a discussion on the current state of Belarusian politics and their plans as candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.