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February 2021

DIY Build-Your-OWN Lion Dance Costume

February 27 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Hype Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BZbQYSA2gSwuIkMMJsE7PwUOG5u2zsfK/view?usp=sharing (Be logged into school Google Drive account to access) Join us on Saturday, Feb. 20th to build your own Lion Dance costume! After the event, you’ll have the chance to be featured in a video performance of student lion dance routines in your OWN costume! **Materials will be provided (except for a 12×12 cardboard box). RSVP through this google form AND campus groups before Feb. 12th. Google Form: https://forms.gle/LtTpkFSo4BpfDQ2n7 Campus Groups: https://stanfordu.campusgroups.com/SLD/rsvp_boot?id=936859

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CANCELED – Mother to Mother: Reconciliation and Remembrance

February 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring a soprano solo, string quartet, and texts read by Stanford students, this performance is a reflection on the story of Amy Biehl (1967–93), a Stanford undergraduate alumna and Fulbright Scholar who died in the lead-up to South Africa’s first democratic election. A newly commissioned piece by distinguished South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen anchors a program that explores heartfelt responses to tragedy and urgently seeks ways forward.

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The Voice Studio of Wendy Hillhouse: Songs by Florence Price and Robert Owens

February 28

In honor of Black History Month, the recital “Songs by Florence Price and Robert Owens” features the voice students of Wendy Hillhouse performing works composed by these two groundbreaking Black composers. The songs being presented include poetry by Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and others. Robert Owens was an expatriate composer and concert pianist who relocated to Europe in the 1950s to freely pursue his music career. For over fifty years Mr. Owens resided in Munich, Germany. His song cycles…

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

February 28 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CCRMA Live’s Quarantine Sessions continue! The Coronavirus Crisis has changed our lives, and we are in the midst of a long period without concerts as we knew them. In addition to the problem of large audiences, the regulations also make it “virtually” impossible for musicians to get together, rehearse, or perform. However, many technologies and solutions are available, helping us to find new ways of collaborating and transporting our work to audiences. We have been programming, testing, and rehearsing in…

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CANCELED – Joyce DiDonato: Songplay

February 28 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Soprano Joyce DiDonato is not only one of the finest singers in the world of opera, but one of its most theatrical and imaginative. In this cabaret-style recital, DiDonato and pianist Craig Terry are joined by an all-star jazz group. They perform the standard lesson repertoire for beginning singers (24 Italian Songs and Arias), reimagining each song in the manner of a jazz standard. DiDonato takes a playful look at the arduous process of classical vocal training while illuminating the…

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March 2021

Introduction to The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL/OGR)

March 2 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL/OGR) is an open-source translator library for working with geospatial data. GDAL/OGR contains a variety of useful command line utilities that can be easier or more efficient to use than standalone GIS software or rolling your own code. In this workshop you will learn how to use GDAL to: Inspect and query datasets Convert data between different formats Update and transform spatial reference systems (projections) Clip and subset data Create tile indexes and mosaics This…

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Professor Tony Michels on “Norma Rae “(1979)

March 2 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Professor Tony Michels, Stanford History Department Ph.D. now George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at University of Wisconsin, Madison will lead a discussion on Tuesday, March 2 starting at 12:30 on the 1979 film “Norma Rae.”   This is part of an ongoing class on contemporary American Jewish culture as reflected in film, tv, and elsewhere taught by Stanford Professor Steven J. Zipperstein. Tony Michels is the author of the widely praised “A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists…

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Tony Michels “Running on Empty”

March 2 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Professor Tony Michels, Stanford History Department Ph.D. now George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at University of Wisconsin, Madison will lead a discussion on Tuesday, March 2 starting at 12:30 on the 1979 film “Running on Empty.” This is part of an ongoing class on contemporary American Jewish culture as reflected in film, tv, and elsewhere taught by Stanford’s Steven Zipperstein. Tony Michels is the author of the widely praised “A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in…

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CANCELED – Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts

March 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with prominent artists such as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with the stirring cinematic imagery to craft an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st century music. Transcending the typical live music and film…

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StageCast: Experiments in Performance and Technology

March 4 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free+ Open to the Public with Reservation StageCast: Experiments in Performance and Technology is an experimental showcase of performances to discover new forms of live, theatrical storytelling over the internet. Utilizing new technologies developed by students and faculty members from the Computer Science (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE) Departments, the performance will feature four original, short works by various acclaimed playwrights performed by Stanford students with live music interludes in-between. Join us for an investigation into digital storytelling, creative coding, and…

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Poetics of Law: A Poetry Reading

March 5 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us for a cross-cutting poetry reading and panel discussion featuring Layli Long Soldier, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection WHEREAS, a response to the failures of the 2009 Congressional Resolution of Apology to Native Americans, and Dr. Ann Tweedy, award-winning poet and legal scholar specializing in tribal jurisdiction and tribal civil rights law. Presenting recent and forthcoming poetry and scholarship, Long Soldier and Tweedy will shine a light on the violence sanctioned by American legal language and structures…

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Heterotopic Dreams: Yuri Andrukhovych’s Essayistic Project and Its Evolution

March 5 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a talk by Vitaly Chernetsky on the author Yurii Andrukhovych. Over the past three decades, Yuri Andrukhovych came to be recognized as arguably the leading Ukrainian literary figure actively and consistently engaging with the broader east/Central European problematic in his work. Initially acclaimed as a poet, he has also been applying his poetic sensibilities to his prose fiction and especially to his lyrical essays. An exploration of the complex hybridizing cultural overlap and exchange is a leitmotif…

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ArcGIS Online 101

March 5 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ArcGIS Online, a web-based alternative to desktop GIS software. This introductory session will focus upon the fundamental concepts and skills needed to begin using ArcGIS Online for the exploration and analysis of spatial data. You will learn to access and make use of the basic features of your Stanford ArcGIS Online account.  Topics will include: How Webmaps work The ArcGIS Online User Interface Uploading data to AGO Using Web Map services in AGO Simple Analysis using spatial allocation and joins…

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2020 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

March 5 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

*This previously postponed event from 2020 will feature eight short films produced by first year documentary film graduate students. Q&A to follow. Free and open to the public. https://vimeo.com/event/666689

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Just Music: TM Krishna in conversation with Aishwary Kumar and Anna Schultz

March 5 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a vocalist in the Carnatic form of classical music, a public intellectual who challenges traditional hegemonic paradigms, and a social activist who interrogates the intersection of caste, class, and gender within society while exploring the contours of democracy, culture, and learning. In 2016, Krishna received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of “his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions”. In 2017, he received the Indira Gandhi…

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Arts+Tech Showcase

March 6 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) and Stanford Arts for a two-day special public showcase event, featuring work and conversations with nine diverse Stanford artists, faculty, and practitioners working at the emerging intersections of Art and Technology. Moderated by Professors Michele Elam and Camille Utterback, this exciting public showcase explores the many ways in which art and technology are informing new and powerful ways to approach the other, as well as critical topics of our time– including representation, voice, wellness, community, power,…

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

March 7 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CCRMA Live’s Quarantine Sessions continue! The Coronavirus Crisis has changed our lives, and we are in the midst of a long period without concerts as we knew them. In addition to the problem of large audiences, the regulations also make it “virtually” impossible for musicians to get together, rehearse, or perform. However, many technologies and solutions are available, helping us to find new ways of collaborating and transporting our work to audiences. We have been programming, testing, and rehearsing in…

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REWIND – WATCH PARTY Yentl

March 7 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Swapping sheitels and shtetl life for tzitzit and study, Barbra Streisand’s classic 1983 film, Yentl. Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story by the same name, Yentl – which Streisand stared in, produced, directed and co-wrote, alongside Jack Rosenthal – is set in the early 1900s and revolves around a young Jewish woman who, desperate to study the Talmud, disguises herself as a man. But while she falls in love with her study partner Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), the woman he loves, Hadass (Amy…

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Auditions | Splice: 5 Dance Films (TAPS Spring Main Stage Dance Show)

March 8

Splice: 5 Dance Films —TAPS Spring Main Stage — will consist of five dance pieces choreographed by TAPS Lecturers in Dance featuring Stanford Students. Rehearsing throughout Winter or Spring quarter, these five pieces will be pre-recorded and presented to the public via video the weekend of May 27th. Each piece will audition individually, with a goal to cast all 5 pieces before Week 9. Assistant Applications are also available for key positions.

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Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology: Alex Ross

March 8 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In this free discussion, Alex Ross (The New Yorker) will present “Wagnerian Double Consciousness: Black and Jewish Wagnerites at the Fin de Siècle“. Zoom | Password: 829748 Alex Ross has been the music critic at The New Yorker since 1996. He writes about classical music, covering the field from the Metropolitan Opera to the contemporary avant-garde, and has also contributed essays on literature, history, the visual arts, film, and ecology. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of…

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Prof. Elaine Treharne: Near and Far: Medieval Manuscripts Through Digital Time and Space

March 9 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

This lecture will investigate the lives of medieval manuscripts and fragments that date from the late sixth century to the fifteenth century, tracing their survival to the present day, when increasing numbers exist online in digital format. The benefits to scholars of digitization are incalculable, especially in a time of global pandemic when it is impossible to view manuscripts in person. But what do we see when we work with manuscripts and fragments in online form only? What are the…

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Ghostly Pasts and Speculative Futures

March 10 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This conversation will examine the echoes of a divided South Asia that continue to haunt the present and the ways in which artists, writers and activists work alongside each other to imagine futures of collectivity and togetherness. Given recent and ongoing developments in the political landscape in South Asia, this discussion will recognize how the interlocking and intersecting histories of these lands influence the collective memory and continue to impact lives at home and in the diaspora in a myriad…

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Be Steadwell Artist Talk

March 10 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be Steadwell is a musician, filmmaker, storyteller from Washington DC.  In their live performances, Be utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage.  Be’s original music features earnest lyricism, and ​affirming LGBTQ content.  Be’s goal as a musician is to make other black girls, queers, introverts and generally marginalized weirdos feel seen and loved. With a BA from Oberlin College ​and an ​MFA in film ​from ​Howard University​, Be’s love for music expands into filmmaking​. …

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CANCELED – Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Classic Podger with violinist Rachel Podger

March 10 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Star violinist Rachel Podger makes her long-awaited return to the Bay Area as she extends beyond the baroque with PBO for the first time! In a program of Haydn and Mozart, Rachel takes audiences on a voyage through the stormy seas of Sturm und Drang. In between the tempestuous Symphony No. 39 of Haydn and the little G minor symphony by Mozart, the prodigy of Salzburg, Podger displays her virtuosity in dazzling violin concertos by each composer, wielding her violin…

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The Forgotten Kingdom: Sand Stories

March 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a virtual presentation of “The Forgotten Kingdom: Sand Stories”, a special collaboration between sand artist Kseniya Simonova & Guy Mendilow Ensemble, followed by a live discussion with the artists. History and emotionality collide as The Forgotten Kingdom’s theatrically projected sand animation, riveting musical score, and radio-theatre stories bring to life a travelogue of an unraveling, multi-ethnic Ottoman world, as glimpsed through Ottoman Sephardi women’s songs and tales. More information about “The Forgotten Kingdom: Sand Stories” Live stream…

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