Medea Talks | Respecognize: Negotiating Ethnic Notions, Cultural Identity, and Unconscious Bias
October 30 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Medea Talks on October 30 with dance educator Moncell Durden – on cultural appropriation, identity and heritage.
In this talk, Moncell Durden gives an overview of the Africanist aesthetics embedded in cultural identities that are circulated in global expressions.
Place: Storm at Malmö University, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö
ABOUT THE LECTURE | This lecture engages in a cohesive study of traditional cultural modes related to the lived experience generated by African American people. It offers an overview of the Africanist aesthetics embedded in cultural identities that are circulated in global expressions.
The lecture serves as a means of examining the impact of African American culture; the marginalizing of its creators while the appropriation and celebration of their cultural product(s) have liberated a global community. I hope to cultivate dialogues that not only challenge and shift mindful perspectives but also influence actionable awareness.
Moncell Durden is a dance educator, choreographer, ethnographer, and Assistant Professor of Practice at USC’s Glorya Kaufman International School of Dance. He specializes in pedagogical practices that provide a cultural and historical context in Afro-diasporic spiritual and social dance formations.
This Medea Talks is co-produced with Malmö Dance Week.