To the Academy

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Bancroft Studio, 2401 Bancroft Way | UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible

A lecture-demonstration by Third Space Performance Lab

Presented by Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Free and open to the public

Two performers of unusual talents rehearse how they will delight and confound a group of earnest schol- ars. Intent on conjuring the colonial object of inquiry who refuses to cooperate and the privileged angst of the postcolonial, diasporic intellectual, the performers grapple—literally—with the gendered, raced, and sexual assumptions that construct knowledge. Multiple performance codes intersect and collide with Kafka’s “A Report for an Academy” and the Natyashastra as the collaborators slip and slide across the boundaries of theatre and “reality.”


Co-Sponsors: Institute of International Studies Working Group on Gender and the Transpacific; Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS); Townsend Cenetr for the Humanities; Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies; Institute for South Asia Studies; Gender and Women’s Studies; Center for Race and Gender.

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