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Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village
Wednesday, October 22 | 4:00 p.m.
Bambi Chapin, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Like toddlers all over the world, Sri Lankan children go through a period that in the U.S. is referred to as the “terrible twos.” Yet once they reach elementary school age, they appear uncannily passive, compliant, and undemanding compared to their Western counterparts. Clearly, these children have undergone some process of socialization, but what? (Click heading for full description.)

Black Bread

MLLI Film Festival
Wednesday, October 22 | 7:15 p.m.
Black Bread (Spain, 2010)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the Spanish area of MLLI will screen Black Bread (Spain, 2010). (Click heading for full description.)

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Theatre
Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, October 26
Nora by Ingmar Bergman, directed by Eve Muson
Black Box Theatre

The UMBC Department of Theatre presents Nora, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, written by Ingmar Bergman and directed by Eve Muson. (Click heading for full description.)

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Dance
Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 | 8:00 p.m.
Rebollar Dance
ClancyWorks Dance Company
Dance Cube, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Two renowned regional dance companies, Rebollar Dance and ClancyWorks Dance Company, share a program in the new Dance Cube.

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Interdisciplinary
Tuesday, November 4 | 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Mathematics of Being Human
Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

A provocative new play by UMBC professors Michele Osherow (English, Folger Theatre) and Manil Suri (Mathematics, author of The Death of Vishnu), directed by Alan Kreizenbeck (Theatre).

Tyler Jo Smith

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, November 5 | 4:00 p.m.
Ancient Studies Week
Tyler Jo Smith, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Virginia
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Greek vases have much to teach us about ancient dance and performance. But how do the figures decorating ancient drinking cups and mixing bowls relate to the dances documented by the ancient authors? This talk explores the unique connection between these two important art forms, and reveals the ways they have been understood by scholars over the past 100 years. From drinking games to party tricks, we will explore the context of ancient dance and the special place of vases in performance history. (Click heading for full description.)

Monsieur Lazhar

MLLI Film Festival
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the French area of MLLI will screen Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011). (Click heading for full description.)

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