Can performance express and even embody cultural resistance? How do social locations of gender, nationality, class, age, urban/rural context, dis/ability impact artists’ work? In which conditions the seemingly passive act of listening becomes an engaging, active act, which allows us to bear witness to stories and voices excluded by the artistic and cultural establishment?
The Sophie Davis Forum on Gender, Conflict Resolution, and Peace, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Theater Department at the University of Haifa are collaborating in two events focusing on the ways in which performance allows diverse social groups to resist structure of power. The event at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will focus on the work of Independent Female Palestinian artists. The event at the University of Haifa will be devoted to the silenced birth stories of immigrant-mothers whose children were kidnapped in Israel during the 1950s.
The First Event will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Further details regarding the second event, to take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at The University of Haifa will be circulated closer to date.
17:00-17:20 Opening remarks:
Ronna Brayer-Garb, The Van Leer institute of Jerusalem
Dr. Tal Nitsan, the Sophie Davis Forum on Gender, Conflict Resolution, and Peace, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Chair: Dr. Ruthie Abeliovich, the Theater Department, the University of Haifa.
Participants: Manar Zuabi, Samira Saraya, Khulood Basel
Prof. Nadira Shalhoub-Kevorkian, the Faculty of Law and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Please note: The event will take place in Hebrew