24 2013

Transforming Words (UW-Madison)

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Location:DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for DiscoveryUniversity Ave/Orchard St, Madison, WI A word-movement-sound performance by Esther Dischereit (Berlin/Vienna, Fall 2013 Distinguished Max Kade Writer in Residence at the UW-Madison), Holly Handman-Lopez (Oberlin: Dance, with UW-Madison participants), Todd Hammes and Chana Dischereit (percussion). Jewish German writer and performer Esther Dischereit is the Professor of Language Arts at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. This is the US premiere of Dischereit’s acclaimed Klagelieder/Mourning Songs, featuring a translation specially commissioned for this performance, as well as selections from her Before the High Holy Days the house was full of whisperings and rustlings. Handman-Lopez will partner with Dischereit, additional dancers, and musicians in an evening of theatrical dance, poetry and music that examines collective cultural memory, loss, violence and forms of commemoration, Followed by a reception. Co-sponsored by the Department of German, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Division of International Studies, the Mellon Humanities Workshop “Translation/Transformation/Transfer”, the Center for German and European Studies, the Arts Institute, the Max Kade Foundation, the Center for Visual Cultures, and the Dance Department. Contact: Professor Sabine Gross, or phone 262-0647/2192