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March 2017

Film Screening – The Odd Couple: A Story of Two Triathletes

March 7, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Camera As Witness, Stanford Arts, and the Mechanical Engineering Design Group present: The Odd Couple: A Story of Two Triathletes  – This short documentary is an inspirational tale of two triathletes, each with their own challenges. Jeff is a below-the-knee amputee and a mentor to Parvin, who thinks that adhering to the appearance of his Sikh faith is inherently disadvantageous and holds him back from competing as a triathlete. Jeff is an amputee by accident and Parvin is Sikh by…

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Film Screening – FIXED: The Science / Fiction of Human Enhancement

March 7, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Camera As Witness, Stanford Arts, and the Mechanical Engineering Design Group present: FIXED: The Science / Fiction of Human Enhancement: From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. Through the perspectives of five people with disabilities – a scientist, journalist, community organizer, bionics engineer, and exoskeleton test pilot – FIXED takes a close look at the drive to be…

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April 2017

Alankaar: A South Asian Arts Showcase

April 29, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Alankaar is a showcase of Stanford performing arts groups and performers from Yoni ki Baat (Roughly from Hindi, “Talks of the Vagina”), a movement started by the South Asian Sisters. In a night of song, stories, and dance, Alankaar celebrates South Asian culture while offering commentary and raising awareness of issues faced around the world. We’re excited to share the stage with Spicmacay Stanford, Stanford Noopur, Stanford Bhangra, Stanford Spoken Word Collective, and performers from Yoni ki Baat. Thank you…

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May 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Belafonte about racism, politics and human rights issues

May 4, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness, Stanford Arts presents INDIVIDUAL TO UNIVERSAL series  co-presented with Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Global Studies, Society for International Affairs at Stanford, Stanford Film Society, Stanford UNICEF and Students for Alternatives to Militarism. Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Belafonte about racism, politics and human rights issues – two films and a discussion with Dr. Ramona Tascoe, who was part of the SFSU Black Student Union strike in 1968   Eleanor Roosevelt: Close To Home (16 min) USA      Director/Producer: Anne Makepeace Executive Producers:…

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The Right to the Creative City: Towards Arts of Co-liberation

May 18, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Right to the Creative City is a series of public discussions exploring the politics of urban futures, co-organized by Andrew Herscher and Johanna Taylor. Drawing on political, aesthetic, and technological perspectives, each discussion brings work on the creative city into relation with struggles for the right to the city. Towards Arts of Co-liberation asks how do artists engaging with urban communities around issues of displacement, disenfranchisement, and urban development open up prospects for new alliances and solidarities? Can art practices open…

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Displacements: Architecture and Refugee

May 23, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Displacements: Architecture and Refugee Book Launch and Panel Discussion May 23, 2017  |  4:00 pm Haas Center for Public Service, Ford Patio “In architectural history, just as in global politics, refugees have tended to exist as mere human surplus; histories of architecture, then, have usually reproduced the nation-state’s exclusion of refugees as people out of place. Displacements: Architecture and Refugee, the ninth book in Sternberg Press’s Critical Spatial Practice series, examines some of the usually disavowed but arguably decisive intersections…

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The Right to the Creative City: Urban Technopolotics

May 25, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Right to the Creative City is a series of public discussions exploring the politics of urban futures, co-organized by Andrew Herscher and Johanna Taylor. Drawing on political, aesthetic, and technological perspectives, each discussion brings work on the creative city into relation with struggles for the right to the city. Urban Technopolotics The “creativity” in the “creative city” is often understood as an outcome of the “innovative,” “disruptive,” or “change-making” capacity of technological solutions to urban problems. And yet, these innovations,…

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June 2017

Arts District Picnic

June 2, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Anderson Collection, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Arts, Stanford Live, and IDA (Institute for Diversity in the Arts) celebrate the end of the academic year with this STUDENTS ONLY event! Putt-putt, bocce ball, ping pong, giant lawn games and more! Make art, eat delicious food, watch live student music performances, see your friends, and explore the galleries.

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Camera as Witness Program, Stanford Arts and Stanford Vietnamese Student Association present PAINTED NAILS

June 2, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Camera as Witness Program, Stanford Arts and Stanford Vietnamese Student Association are proud to present screening and the discussion with the filmmakers FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 OKADA House lounge (Wilbur Hall, 658 Escondido Rd)   6:30PM dinner with the filmmakers 7:00PM screening and the discussion with the filmmakers Dianne Griffin and Erica Jordan PAINTED NAILS When Van Hoang, a Vietnamese immigrant and nail salon owner, sees her American dream crumble as she discovers that her health problems, including two miscarriages,…

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Camera as Witness Program, Stanford Arts, the Stanford Persian Student Association and the Turkish Student Association are proud to present the screening and the discussion with award winning filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

June 5, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Camera as Witness Program, Stanford Arts, the Stanford Persian Student Association and the the Turkish Student Association are proud to present the screening and the discussion with award winning filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami SONITA (91 minutes) Afghanistan/Iran     Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami Producers: Gerd Haag, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Aline Schmid, Kerstin Krieg Sonita is an eighteen-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live…

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Camera as Witness Program, Stanford Arts, the Stanford Persian Student Association and the Turkish Student Association are proud to present the screening and the discussion with award winning filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

June 5, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Camera as Witness Program, Stanford Arts, the Stanford Persian Student Association and the the Turkish Student Association are proud to present the screening and the discussion with award winning filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami SONITA (91 minutes) Afghanistan/Iran     Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami Producers: Gerd Haag, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Aline Schmid, Kerstin Krieg Sonita is an eighteen-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live…

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Keynote Presentation featuring Tyler Duncan and Osvaldo Golijov

June 25, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Baritone Tyler Duncan and the St. Lawrence String Quartet perform Osvaldo Golijov’s Drag Down the Sky, premiered in Charleston, SC, in June 2016. The Keynote Presentation will also include a discussion with the composer. The SLSQ’s programs at Stanford are made possible by the Stanford University Department of Music, Stanford Live, the Friends of Music at Stanford, the Ben and A. Jess Shenson Funds at Stanford University, Stanford Arts Office of the Associate Dean, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, and Autism Fun Bay Area. Special thanks to Peter and…

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July 2017

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Summer Showcase

July 1, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents outstanding emerging ensembles from the Chamber Music Seminar in a formal recital. The featured ensembles and programs include: Tesla QuartetHaydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 9, No. 6 The Julius QuartetSchubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden” Auner QuartetSchubert: Quartettsatz in C minor InvokeAssorted original compositions by the ensemble Omer QuartetBeethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 “Razumovsky” Past performers include recent winners of the Banff International String…

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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar: Finale Concert

July 2, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A “marathon” performance by all of the 2017 Chamber Music Seminar ensembles, including young professionals, students, and adult amateurs. The performance is estimated at four hours or more; patrons are welcome to exit and re-enter in between pieces during this festival-like conclusion to the annual Seminar. The participating ensembles are: Midsummer Octet, Trio Cuvée, Geist String Quartet, Quartet 94, punctuated equilibrium, Thalea String Quartet, Sonos Quintet, Matter & Motion, Quatuor Madécasse, Pinky Quartet, Omer Quartet, Quatuor Andara, Auner Quartett, Von Quartet,…

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November 2017

Building a Shared Urban Future: From Creative Democracy to Participatory Planning

November 13, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

With rapid changes in cities across the world, citizens are demanding and expecting new ways of engaging with their urban environments. This special evening panel will bring together interdisciplinary perspectives from design, public policy, and the arts to explore theories and framing of citizen participation and new possibilities for engaging the urban populace. From topics of creative democracy in public policy, participatory planning in public housing, to maker activities in public spaces, how might we build a stronger shared urban…

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Our Bodies Our Selves: Reproductive Rights at the January 21, 2017 Women’s March

November 28, 2017 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of American Studies 2nd Art & Social Criticism Lecture Series… This lecture takes a critical look at the proliferation of outspoken, unflinching, DIY signs on reproductive rights—expressions of agency and exuberant creative energy—at the January 21, 2017 Woman’s March. Hertz asks compelling questions about the imagery on these signs and what they communicate about reproduction,gender, and sexuality. The lecture takes stock of what we do and do not have in common, culturally and biologically, across various social markers including…

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December 2017

NOON CONCERT: SLSQ Emerging String Quartet Program – Tesla Quartet

December 6, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet — named for the inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla — brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. The Tesla Quartet was recently announced as the winner of this year’s John Lad prize, presented annually by the St. Lawrence String Quartet to exceptional emerging chamber ensembles. “Though free to think and…

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February 2018

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT DACA FROM A DREAMER?

February 1 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Trancos – Equity and Social Justice is partnering with Camera As Witness (Stanford Arts) on its “Humanity is Indivisible” series along with Stanford Film Society on showcasing the documentary “Without Country” directed and produced by Stanford alumnus Theo Rigby. After the film, the subject of the film, Gilbert Mejia will talk about his experience with the U.S. immigration system, keeping families together, and being a DACA student. The discussion will include immigration reform policies, legislation and how to get involved with Amado Padilla (Graduate School of Education)…

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Art and Power: Patronage and Politics in Europe from the Old Regime to the Present

February 23 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction: 9am (Dan Edelstein) Panel 1: Representations of Power in the Old Regime (9:15-10:45am) Sarah Grandin (Harvard University), “’To Preserve and Augment’: Printing the Cabinet du Roi, 1670” Chandra Mukerji (UCSD), “Meaning vs. Imagination in the Art of the Sun King: Sculpture, themes, and political possibility” Gerardo Tocchini (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice), “The Aristocratic Romance: Greuze’s ‘Bourgeois’ Scenes” Panel 2: Patronage, Circulation, and Institutions (11am-12:30pm) Rahul Markovits (École Normale Supérieure), “Actors of soft power: French theatre and the paradoxes of…

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March 2018

Camera as Witess presents documentary 4 WHEEL BOB

March 6 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Camera as Witness, Stanford Arts program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series co-presented with the Mechanical Engineering Design Group4 WHEEL BOB(72 min) US    Director/Producer: Tal Skloot 4 Wheel Bob tells the story of Bob, an intrepid adventurer who sets out to be the first wheelchair hiker to cross the 11,845 foot peak of Kearsarge Pass in the Sierra Nevada. In 2010, Bob was given the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Community Leadership Award. Bob motivates other disabled, leading…

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April 2018

AUDITIONS | A Raisin in the Sun

April 5 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lorraine Hansberry’s moving classic kicks off Stanford TAPS’S 2018-19 production season. This production, directed by TAPS Professor and Stanford Vice President for the Arts / Senior Vice Provost for Education Harry Elam Jr., is presented in conjunction with the Stanford Arts Intensive summer program.

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DANCE MASTERCLASS | Holly Johnston

April 20 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

HOLLY JOHNSTON comes to Stanford to teach a Dance MasterClass in Contemporary Dance Technique (Intermediate/Advanced) Open to enrolled Stanford under-grad / grad student dancers. Dancers of any technical training background welcome to participate! Please RSVP to dfrank1@stanford.edu to hold a place in class. Spaces reserved in the order received — RSVP early! . Community members & general students warmly welcome to observe. Please enter balcony or studio quietly. Made possible by Stanford Arts Institute and Stanford TAPS (photo credit: Taso…

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All-Arts Open House

April 27 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hello class of 2022! Head to Roble Gym for student panels, performances, an open mic, and more information about the many academic, extracurricular, and residential ARTS opportunities at Stanford.  Featuring: the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, the Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford Arts Intensive, and more!

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May 2018

Local Roots: An Evening of American Roots Music with Orquesta Pasatono and Dom Flemons

May 23 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Oaxacan ensemble Orquesta Pasatono and GRAMMY Award-winning African American folk musician Dom Flemons come together for an evening of music and discussion, exploring the black and indigenous roots of what we understand as American music, hosted by journalist and musician Rubén Martinez. Orquesta Pasatono is an ensemble dedicated to rescuing and reinterpreting the sounds of the endangered musical cultures of rural Mixteca communities, blending traditional instruments, indigenous rhythms, and modern arrangements. Known as “The American Songster” for his repertoire of…

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Art + Community: Conversations on Sustainability

May 30 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This week we will think about sustainability and what it means for ourselves, our justice movements, and our planet. A-lan Holt, Associate Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts will moderate a conversation with Donte Clark (poet and community activist, actor The North Pole Webseries). The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. Across seven outrageous episodes, Nina,…

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