Banes proposes changing the meaning of dance
Noted academic and author Sally Banes will present a thought- provoking lecture examining dance and intellectual property rights, "Homage, Plagiarism, Allusion, Comment, Quotation: Negotiating Choreographic Appropriation," Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Carlos Museum.
Banes is the Marian Hannah Winter Professor of Theater and Dance Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has also chaired the dance program. She is a former performance art critic and her work has appeared in numerous publications. Her most recent book, Dancing Women: Female Bodies Onstage, examined dance and its influence on views of womanhood.
Photographer wraps up Gay History Month
Radical gay photographer Mark Chester will present a slide show and lecture Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. in 206 White Hall. Chester has been documenting San Francisco's gay leather and radical sex underground since 1979. His work shows a community's passage from sexual excess to devastation and loss, to grief and spiritual development and, finally, sexual healing. "It is undeniably and inextricably intertwined with the reality of AIDS," Chester said.
Chester is also author of the book Diary of a Thought Criminal,
which he has offered to donate to libraries or others with archives of gay-themed
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Noted African American studies scholars in residence
Michel and Geneviève Fabre, distinguished scholars of African American studies from the University of Paris, will give six lectures, Oct. 19-23, examining African American life and culture resulting from their research and scholarship.
Michel Fabre has authored or edited six books on Richard Wright, three books on Chester Himes and the book From Harlem to Paris: Black American Writers in France, 1840-1980, among others.
Geneviève Fabre has authored or edited Drumbeats, Masks and Metaphors: Afro-American Poetry and Drama; a collection of essays on Toni Morrison; and Ethnic Celebrations in the United States.
The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information, call Diana Miles at 770-982-6739.
Carlos Museum's Bacchanal '98 sports Latin flavor
The Carlos Museum will present Bacchanal '98, a benefit for its community outreach and educational programs, Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. The evening of dinner and dancing with a Latin flavor, titled Una Explendida Noche, is the fifth annual fund-raiser hosted by the young professionals of the museum.
The event will feature food from popular Atlanta caterers including Affairs to Remember, Beyond a Masterpiece, Caffè Antico, Carole Parks Catering, Epicurean and Proof of the Pudding. Guests will be eligible for a drawing for a trip to Bogotá, Columbia, during the evening as well.
Museum galleries will be open, and participants can preview "Shamans, Gods and Mythic Beasts: Colombian Gold and Ceramics in Antiquity," which comes first to the Carlos on a nationwide tour. Dance performances by Julio Cesar Londono and Danzas Genericas de Colombia will be accompanied by music from Jorge Alvarez y su Orquesta Novasound.
Tickets are $35 for museum members and $45 for nonmembers, which includes a six-month membership to the museum. For more information, or to receive an invitation, call 404-727-2251.