John L Warfield Center

delta dandi

delta dandi is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Women and Their Work, in partnership with Center On Halsted and the National Performance Network. Major contributors of the National Performance Network are Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:

Sun, October 19, 2008 | WIN 2.180

3:00 PM

Sharon Bridgforth is the Lambda Award winning author of the bull-jean stories (RedBone Press), and love conjure/blues. Both books are published by RedBone Press. Bridgforth has broken ground in the creation and presentation of the performance/novel and in doing so has advanced the articulation of the Jazz aesthetic as it lives in theatre. She is one of three artists featured in Dr. Joni Jones' forthcoming book titled, Jazz Ase and The Power Of The Present Moment. In this book Dr. Jones examines the jazz and Yoruba structures and philosophies that shape the work being done by Bridgforth, Laurie Carlos and Daniel Alexander Jones. Bridgforth's work has fostered the study of Black lesbian performance literature in academic settings. Some of the professors who have taught her work are: Cherrie Moraga, Stanford University; Lisa Anderson at Arizona State, Phoenix; Elmo Terry-Morgan at Brown University; Laura Harris at Pitzer College; Daniel Banks at New York University, Tisch School For The Arts; Lisa Hernandez at St. Edward's University; E. Patrick Johnson at Northwestern University; Mattie Richardson at University of California, Berkeley; Lisa Arnold at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Kirsten Gardner at University of Texas, San Antonio; Carol Guess at Western Washington University; Lisa L. Moore, Daniel Alexander Jones, Jafari Allen, Mattie Richardson, Dr. Joni Jones at University of Texas, Austin.

Sponsored by: Center for African and African American Studies

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