On Thursday, Barnard students perform excerpts from Shange’s work, led by music producer and Barnard Center for Research on Women Alumnae Fellow Ebonie Smith ’07. Following the performance, Shange joins acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntyre in a conversation about the playwright and poet’s life, work, and legacy.
On the following day, the Africana Studies Program and the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies at Barnard bring together scholars and artists who are shaping scholarly and popular conversations about African American arts and letters and gender in the African Diaspora for a thorough examination of Ntozake Shange’s diverse body of work. Featured speakers include Jennifer DeVere Brody, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Alexis Pauline Gumbs ’04, Harryette Mullen, Mecca J. Sullivan, and Vanessa K. Valdés.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.