Paths of Migration
Culver Center of the Arts
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7pm - 9pm
In their first performance in Riverside, the ovation-award winning Son of Semele Ensemble (SOSE) presents the first part of a play about the experience of multiple migrations. At a time when globalization, increased mobility and speedy connectivity are taken for granted, what do we know about how living in different cultural, political environments makes us who we are? What might we learn about the world by exploring experiences of people who have immigrated not once but several times? SOSE director Matt McCray and UCR Professor Erith Jaffe-Berg and SOSE ensemble members address these issues. Their performance draws on Susan Ossman's book Moving Matters, Paths of Serial Migration and the work of artists generated through the The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, a mobile platform for creative activities whose first meeting was held at the Culver Center in 2013. The audience has a chance to intervene and react to the performance, thus playing a role in shaping the full-length play that will be the result of this and two more performances of the work in the progress.
"Self Portrait: Handle With Care," by Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein