IC Teatro to Perform in Cornell Conference on Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America
IC Teatro will perform the play "A propósito de la duda" this Friday, September 27th, as part of the conference entitled "Democracy and Dictatorship: Past and Present" taking place at Cornell University.
"A propósito de la duda" is one of the foundational plays of the theater movement, Teatro por la identidad, devoted to raising awareness about human rights abuses in Argentina during the military dictatorship of 1976-83.
Teatro por la identidad works to raise awareness regarding the missing grandchildren of the Argentine dictatorship era. Approximately 500 babies and children were taken from their biological families, appropriated, and raised under false identities by families tied to the military junta. Grandchild 109 was just recently "recuperated" this past August. He's 38 and is now learning his true identity.
The performance follows a talk by the president of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of the May Plaza), Estela de Carlotto.
Friday's event will take place from 5-7pm in Goldwin Smith Hall (room 132) on the Cornell University Campus.
For more information about the conference or for more details about the performance, please contact Annette Levine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Annette Levine at email@example.com or (607) 274-3252. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
Harvest of Empire: Immigration and the Spanish-Speaking World, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 3pm
Eduardo Lopez, co-director and producer of Harvest of Empire, the documentary based on the book by renowned journalist, writer and activist Juan Gonzalez, will be visiting Maria DiFrancesco's ICSM (Exile, Immigration and Terror: The Spanish-Speaking World) on Wednesday Sept. 18th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls Meeting Room of the Campus Center. Although officially a class visit, faculty and students interested in the topic of immigration, particularly immigration from the Spanish-speaking world to the United States, are welcome to come to the presentation and to participate in the ensuing dialog. Mr. Lopez will show some clips from the documentary and be available to answer questions from audience members. Attendance is limited to 50, so please RSVP to Tina Bennett by 4:00 p.m., Monday Sept. 16th if you would like to attend.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tina Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org (425 Muller). We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
James Pfrehm to Present at the Faculty Colloquium September 12, 2013
On Thursday, September 12th, James Pfrehm, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be presenting "Technolingualism: Language and Technology in Dialogue." The talk will take place at 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.
On-going for Fall 2013
- French Conversation Group: Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm in the Pub. (look for the table with the French flag). This group is open to all French learners. Come speak French and make new friends in a casual atmosphere. Francophones and Francophiles of all levels are welcome! Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Elizabeth Berglund Hall at email@example.com or (607) 274-5768. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
- Spanish Conversation Group: Meets Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm in the Pub. This group is open to all Spanish learners. Come speak Spanish and make new friends in a casual atmosphere. All those interested in the Spanish-speaking world are welcome to come. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Maria DiFrancesco at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
- Italian Conversation Group: Meets Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm in Friends 209.This group is open to all Italian speakers. Come speak Italian and make new friends in a casual atmosphere. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marella Feltrin-Morris at email@example.com. For other information, contact Brando Benetton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautiful Señoritas, performances on April 27th and April 28th
Don't miss IC Teatro's upcoming performances of Beautiful Señoritas, by renowned Cuban writer and columnist Dolores Prida. Performances take place on Saturday, April 27th at 7pm in the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), 330 E. MLK/State St; and on April 28th at 6pm in Textor 101, Ithaca College.
In her essay "The Show Does Go On" (Breaking the Boundaries), Dolores Prida describes Beautiful Señoritas as "a modest one-act musical play that poke[s] fun at longstanding Latin women stereotypes—from Carmen Miranda to Cuchi Cuchi Charo to suffering black-shrouded women crying and praying over their tortillas to modern-day young Latinas trying to re-define their images."
The play, which is performed in English, is both deeply moving and deeply humorous.
The performance features four female lead actors, Gipsy Fernández, Yuberky Reyes, Eva María Toure, and Reisy Veloz, who have been a consistent presence within IC Teatro.
Multicultural Voices, Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Every year, Modern Languages and Literatures hosts "Multicultural Voices." This celebratory event honors our outstanding seniors and gives all IC students enrolled in MLL classes an opportunity to express their passion for languages and cultures through various performances: songs, poetry readings, one-act plays, and/or other creative activities. Performances in English will be considered, provided that they are connected with a language offered by the DMLL. This year, our event will be held on Monday, April 22nd in the Handwerker Gallery. If you are interested in participating, or if you would like more information, email Maria DiFrancesco (email@example.com) or James Pfrehm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Careers in Modern Languages and Literatures, Monday, April 1st, 2013
John Bradac (Director of Career Services) will facilitate discussion on a number of issues specifically related to job searches, career paths and networking for students with degrees in Modern Languages and Literatures. Space is limited to 38 people. Please RSVP by March 29th to Tina Bennett (email@example.com) or call 607-274-3106. For more information, contact Maria DiFrancesco, Spanish professor and program organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6pm
Where: 101 Muller Center, Career Services Office
Free pizza and beverages!
Harira, March 5, 2013
Come see Ana Diosdado's Harira performed by IC Teatro. The play will take place at 6pm in the Handwerker Gallery. For more information, contact Annette Levine (email@example.com).