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Contested Homes: Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

June 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The final event of Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez’s spring 2020 residency will be virtual—the online premiere of a new multimedia work that combines jazz, hip hop, spoken word, dance, and visual art. The performance will Premiere on the UW-Madison Arts on Campus Facebook Page. Followed immediately by a live Q&A session with the artists.

Barson and Rodriguez created the piece together with students from their Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing Performance course. Inspired by their jazz opera Mirror Butterfly, the new piece reflects themes of migration, climate change, and building a better world.

Includes music by Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez and the UW Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Johannes Wallmann. Choreographed by Peggy Choy. Special guest collaborators include Charlotte Hill O’Neal aka Mama C, Nejma Nefertiti, Rodrigo Carapia, Lacouir Yancey, and Adam Cooper-Terán.


June 30, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm