Black Arts Movement Series Launches with Lou Bellamy Jan.26
An informative exploration of the Black Arts Movement, a four-part lecture series, launches Thursday, January 26 when Lou Bellamy, Founder and Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre Company speaks on Penumbra's Birth and the Black Arts Movement at 7 pm, ,Regis Arts Center's in the In-Flux Room, just across from Rarig on the West Bank.
The first lecture in a new series on "Reshaping the Black Image on the American Stage: Penumbra's Legacy and Influence" is presented by the University of Minnesota Theater Arts and Dance Department, curated by Dominic A. Taylor, Assistant Professor of Performance, in partnership with Penumbra Theatre Company.
This event has been made possible by a grant from the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund: Supported by a generous donation from the McKnight Foundation.
The series,composed of four lectures and conversations, are free and open to the public.
Upcoming speakers and topics:
· March 1, 2012: Gender and Sexuality and the Black Arts Movement with Sydné Mahone,
· April 19, 2012: Black Cultural Traffic and the Black Arts Movement with Harry Elam, Jr
· April 26, 2012: The Future of the Black Arts Movement with Paul Carter Harrison
All lectures and conversations will take place from 7pm to 9pm in The In-Flux Room at the Regis Arts Center. Each will be in an informal format, a 20 minute presentation followed by a 40 minute conversation, 20 minutes of questions from the audience, and 40 minutes to mingle.