Interview Transcript


Rodrigo: So, my name is Rodrigo Ferreira, I’m a student from Brazil, and I’m in my second year. I’m planning on majoring in chemistry. However, I am taking this class with professor Deborah Levine, which is called HMMM. So as part of the class, we are learning from Aakash Odedra’s company about movements and dramaturgy, […]

Heal


I think that the reading that caught my attention the most was the one about the organization El Sistema Greece, because it is about the organization we are going to work with throughout the next few days. According to the founder of this organization, Anis Barnat, part of the vision for his/her project is [tome_reference […]

Research


The definition of the word “research” can be quite ambiguous, because of the two meanings that the prefix “re-” can have. First, it can mean to repeat something; do it again. Secondly, it can mean to do something with additional emphasis. Moreover, it can even have both meanings simultaneously. To clarify this ambiguity, it may […]

Hybridity


Defined as [tome_reference id=”1429″ biblio-id=”1424″]”a cross between two separate races, plants or cultures,”[/tome_reference] the term “hybridity” has become even more significant in the contexts of cultural and postcolonial studies. The possibility of establishing/dismantling paradigms and social conjectures based on mixtures and interchanges between cultures has sparked the interest of scholars, who have developed different theories to explain […]

Protest


Also referred as demonstrations, protests have occurred in various instances throughout history in different places. As part of my engagement with the book “I Want To Be Ready: Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom,” I decided to choose the word “protest” for this essay. Defined as [tome_reference id=”1052″ biblio-id=”1010″]”an organized public demonstration expressing strong objection […]

Dramaturg


Although Webster’s definition of dramaturgy affirms that dramaturgy is “the art or technique of dramatic composition and theatrical representation” (3), comprehending the definition of the word “dramaturg” is not so simple as affirming that the dramaturg is the professional that practices dramaturgy. The definition of this word is, in fact, more nuanced, hence also reflecting […]

Assimilation


As a means of dealing with anti-Semitism and persecution throughout history, many Jews have resorted to assimilation into different cultures, societies and countries. The process of assimilation was defined by Park and E. W. Burgess in 1921 as the act of acquiring memories, sentiments and attitudes of a local or foreign group due to common […]