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Black Archives and Intellectual Histories - Embodied Epistemes: Disappearance and the Archive

13 Sep 2018 - 11:15

It is with great excitement that we invite you to join us for Monday's (17 September 2018) Black Archives Seminar! Mamela Nyamza and Mlondi Zondi will enter into a conversation titled Embodied Epistemes: Disappearance and the Archive!

Mamela Nyamza’s immense contribution to dance-theatre and choreography is now fast becoming legendary in the art of dance-theatre. Her various works since “HATCHED” (against patriarchy), including “THE MEAL” (against elitist ballet), “19-BORN 76-REBELS” (against youth discrimination and poverty), “LAST ATTITUDE” (against gender inequality in the dance), “I STAND CORRECTED” (against homophobia and hate crimes), “WENA MAMELA” (against gatekeeping in the arts), “DE- APART-HATE” (against inhumanity and violence in society), and “PHUMA-LANGA” (against cultural domination), are all work-pieces that deal with important political and societal issues of today’s South Africa.

Mlondolozi “Mlondi” Zondi is a Chicago-based movement artist, dramaturg, curator, and Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University with graduate certificates in Critical Theory as well and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Prior to pursuing doctoral study, Mlondi received an MFA in Dance as a Fulbright scholar from the University of California and a BA (Hons) cum laude in Cultural Studies and Performance Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Mlondi also co-edits Propter Nos: an independent journal, and recently served as the production consultant for Victory Gardens Theater’s production of Yaël Farber’s play, Mies Julie, in Chicago.