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The Humanities Project

Projects and Events | 2015-2016

Learn more about the projects that were selected this year and the exciting line-up of speakers, films, symposia, courses, conferences, panels and exhibitions.

Fall 2015

Dancer Profile


“Ngoma” brings alive the vibrant drumming, singing, and dance traditions of Zimbabwe through a series of workshop, performance, and lecture events.

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Q Sundance Kid

The Sundance Kid is Beautiful with Christopher Knowles

This project brings The Sundance Kid is Beautiful with Christopher Knowles to Rochester for a weeklong residency at the Todd Theatre to develop a solo performance by the multidisciplinary artist Christopher Knowles.

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baroqueItalian Baroque Organ

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Spring 2016

bendBend: A live performance by Kimi Maeda

If memory forms our personal identity and shared memory forms our cultural and even racial identity, what does it mean when memories are lost? Bend explores this question by examining the lives of two men interned in a Japanese American Relocation Camp during World War II: the artist’s father, an Asian art historian who is currently suffering from dementia, and the subject of his research, Isamu Noguchi, a half-Japanese-half-American sculptor.

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patrimonyBending: UNESCO House and the Architecture of Mediocracy

Despite being collaboratively designed by eight of the most famous modern architects of the mid-20th Century, the UNESCO House complex in Paris became known as a “cliché” as soon as it was built in 1958