Gilbert Laumord – Residency

Gilbert Laumord is a Guadeloupean actor and artistic director of the internationally renowned SIYAJ theater company. His artistic work isdevoted to the African-derived oral cultures and performance forms of themultilingual Caribbean. In 2008 he received the prestigious Mackandal Award, given by the Cuban Ministry of Culture, for his contributions to Caribbean cultural production.Tale of Black Histories is a 1971 avant-gardeCaribbean play created collaboratively under Martinican writer Edouard Glissant’s direction, to teach Caribbeans their local histories and culture, excluded from colonial education, and to link their stories with historical heroes, literature, and experiences from across the African diaspora and postcolonial world. The Department of Theatre & Film Studies is hosting a symposium about the play and a staged reading of the first translation from the French, by Andrew Daily and Emily Sahakian. The performance will be directed by Laumord.Laumord’s residency is sponsored by the Department of Theatre & Film Studies, the Willson Center, the Franklin College Visiting Scholar program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, the Department of Romance Languages, the African Studies Institute, and the Institute for African American Studies.The schedule of public events for Laumord’s residency is as follows: Wed. Feb. 82:30-3:20 pm, Gilbert Hall, Room 350KPublic lecture in French“L’ESPRIT GWOKA: Vers une définition d’une pratique culturelle caribéenne” Mon. Feb. 133:30-6 pm, Miller Learning Center, Room 214Public screeningBolivar, el hombre de las dificultades followed by Q&A with actor Gilbert Laumord and (via Skype) director Luis Alberto Lamata Wed. Feb. 1512:20-1:10 pm, Tate Center, Room 480APERO Brown Bag lecture“Africanist Influences on Gilbert Laumord’s Caribbean Theatre” Fri. Feb. 1712:20-1:10 pm, Fine Arts Building, Room 53Theatre & Film Studies Department Colloquium“The Spirit of Gwoka: Towards a Definition of Caribbean Cultural Practice” Sun. Feb. 199:45 am, Fine Arts Building, Balcony Theatre(Room 400)Tale of Black Histories ConferenceConference about the playTale of Black Histories Sun. Feb. 192:30pm, Fine Arts Building, Balcony Theatre (Room 400)Staged readingTale of Black Histories, English translation by Andrew Daily and Emily Sahakian

Monday, December 24, 2018 at 3:00pm to 12:00am

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