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January 29th 2013 Lecture/Reading
Time 4:00 pm
Campus UM
Location The Rand Theater
Title The 2012 Rand Lecture
South African performance scholar, Prof Megan Lewis of the UMass Theater Department, will discuss how Cape Town-based Magnet Theatre’s work over the past three decades has been committed to creating experiences that "shift bodies, assumptions, feelings, beliefs and understandings." Movement—physical, psychic, cultural, intellectual and political—is at the core of all their work. Operating across the transition out of apartheid and into the new democracy, Magnet has continued to make socially-relevant work, guided by archival and
movement-based research, that moves its audiences through imaginative, uniquely stylized performance events. Prof Lewis will be joined by Magnet’s Co-Artistic Directors, Mark Fleishman and Jennie Reznek, and resident performer, Faniswa Yisa, for the Rand Lecture. A reception will follow the lecture in the Fine Arts Center Atrium.

The 2012 Rand Lecture is part of the week-long multicultural residency with South Africa’s Magnet Theatre.
For more details please visit www.umass.edu/theater/magnet.php.

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