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Interpretive Dance: Tezeru on Race Relations
June 9, 2016 – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Explore race using beautiful movement and the music of civil rights icon Nina Simone, followed by a conversation and talk-back with the performer, Tezeru, in our Race Dialogue Corner. Free with admission.
Tezeru Teshome is a second year PhD student in Theatre & Dance at UCSD. Her research interests include psychoanalysis, Black families, and Black feminist theory. She also serves as a Juvenile Justice Commissioner of San Diego.
Sam Mitchell has over 20 years of dance experience including five years as a core dancer in Santa Barbara Dance Theatre. Sam has experience as a choreographer for both dance and theatre. He has taught ballet, modern and performing skills extensively at the university level as well as in independent dance studios. He directed The Studio at North Park for one year, where he taught modern technique, ballet, salsa, and tango classes. He has taught Master classes in Santa Barbara, Oakland, New York, San Francisco, the Czech Republic, Argentina, China, Olten, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy. He was also the manager of Santa Barbara Dance Theater in 2002, working in collaboration with company director Jerry Pearson.