Upcoming Events

Zoe Rose in performance
Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts

April 13, 2024

7:00 pm | Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

Zoë Rose '20 presents her national award-winning one-woman show “Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts,” an immersive, participatory theater experience about exploring identity. Throw things! Yell stuff! Laugh! Cry! Give feedback to shape the next performance!
Part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts | April 6-14, 2024.
See more information on  “Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts".

Featuring a special opening performance by Brandeis’ TBA Improv.
Sponsored by the Creativity, The Arts and Social Transformation minor (CAST) 

Prumsodun Ok in front of the famed (and now demolished) "White Building" in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Prumsodun Ok in front of the famed (and now demolished) "White Building" in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A Deepest Blue

April 18, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm | Laurie Theater in Spingold Theater Building

Prumsodun Ok, Khmer classical dance choreographer, dancer, educator and scholar and LGBTQ+ rights activist and founder and artistic director of Cambodia’s first and only all-male gay classical dance company, will perform his most recent work, A Deepest Blue, accompanied by four musicians from Japan. A Deepest Blue explores humanity's multifaceted relationship with water, focusing on origin stories from both Cambodia and Japan.

Co-sponsored by the Global Community Engagement Program of COMPACT, Theater Department and the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) minor.

Prumsodun Ok teaching

Prumsodun Ok teaching

AAPI's Conversation with Prumsodun Ok

April 15, 2024

2:30 - 3:50 pm | Mandel Atrium

In this conversation, Prumsodun Ok, a pioneer practitioner and promoter of classical Cambodian dance and an important voice of queer Asian America, will reflect on his life and career trajectories, aesthetic choices, transnational experiences, and what the future holds. We will take a look at some of his previous work and get a glimpse of some new, exciting projects.

Co-sponsored by AAPI, CAST, Global Community Engagement of COMPACT

a woman washing writings on the back of another woman

Anida Yoeu Ali/ Palimpsest for Generation 1.5 (Performance Still), 2010 Photo by Masahiro Sugano

Palimpsest for Generation 1.5

April 2, 2024

7:00 pm | Senior Studios, Epstein Building

Anida Yoeu Ali, multi-disciplinary artist and immigration rights activist will perform Palimpsest for Generation 1.5, in which her body is transformed into a palimpsest where histories are inscribed, layering one moment over another. Text pulled from her family’s memories and histories related to Cambodia are inscribed in ink onto her back. As a result of the act, ink and water drip onto her back and stain the dress. When the gestures end and the body leaves the installation, detached roots, a disembodied dress, and faint traces of a performed history remain. The work examines the cultural and emotional resonance of place and memory in relationship to personal histories of violence.

Co-sponsored by the Global Community Engagement Program of COMPACT, the Rose Art Museum, and the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) minor.

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Niiksokowaiks My Relatives: Dance Offering & Conversation Evening

April 11, 2024

Time: TBD | Rapaporte Treasure Hall

During the week of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Women’s Studies Research Center faculty Evangelina Macias (Amskapi Pikuni & A'aninin) will present her dance work, Niiksokowaiks My Relatives.
The dance offering will be followed by a talk back and conversation with distinguished and internationally recognized artist Daystar Rosalie Jones (Pembina Chippewa-Cree).
Registration and more information about the event will be available soon.
Contact Evangelina Macias with inquiries: emacias@brandeis.edu

Co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Minor in Creativity the Arts and Social Transformation, and the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts.

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Unissued Diplomas

February 29, 2024

Opening - 2:30-3:30 pm |  Mandel Center for the Humanities

“Unissued Diplomas” is a global exhibition that honors the memory of 40 Ukrainian students who will never graduate because their lives were taken away by the full-scale Russian invasion that began on February 24, 2022. War continues and it means more people do not have a chance to get a degree.

 Co-sponsored by the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) minor.