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NOT FESTIVAL: Opening Performance: Kareem Khubchandani, Jennifer Miller, PR, Joel Mejia Smith and Jeremy Nelson. Workshop: Marbles Jumbo Radio.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
  10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Location: Arts Building ARTS 100 & ARTS 166
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Category: Performance

Description: Description:



Created by Luis Lara Malvacias / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN in cooperation with the
UC Riverside Department of Dance.

The NOT FESTIVAL embraces the strange, the unconventional, the unaccountable and the unfamiliar. It will pursue a deeper investigation of the cultural, aesthetic and social complexities embedded in the word “Alterity,” which in itself defies a simple definition: it equally defines both difference and otherness.

February 24 - March 3, 2018
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Reservations are required.

Created in 2003, the 3RD CLASS CITIZEN collective is constantly evolving and changing. The NOT FESTIVAL is a result of this evolution. As a kaleidoscopic, ephemeral, erratic and nomadic artistic object, the NOT FESTIVAL embraces the ideas of global artistic collaboration and the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, DIY( Do It Yourself) attitudes. its inclusive nature allows it to move inside and outside of institutions and at the same time avoid the institutional restrictions. This political “object” aims to fight the standardized and systematized commodification of the arts. Thus, it is NOT a FESTIVAL.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change – updated Jan. 7, 2018)

FEB 24 • Saturday  

10:00 - 1:00 pm. Dance Studio, ARTS 100.
Workshop with Marbles Jumbo Radio
Organized by taisha paggett

Wrecking Walden:  a dance, a place, a tool
An improvised durational movement composition and physical space where altered and othered bodies address how we access dance. It is a practice for the knowledges in the woods of our interiors to be honored and for the injuries to the spaces around the trees to be attended.  Wrecking Walden aims to be a resource for the urgent necessities of care among us, while lifting black, brown, indigenous, queer, trans, and disabled, alterity brilliance and agency.

a dance to be with this place and its true names
for all the reverberations of how complicated it has been
for the spills of sound that come to volume
about the labor, about the contortions, about the quotidian epistemologies of enslavement to racial capitalism
and the body
in the break
in the split
in the stutter
when the landscape narratives
the ones that commemorate as in stifle, and make dead things out of living,
fall to the critical wrecking of this dance
in considering who we are
in relation to those who have always been here


7:00 pm. Performance Lab, ARTS 166.  • Admission fee
NOT FESTIVAL Opening Performance.
Performers:  Kareem Khubchandani, Jennifer Miller, PR, Joel Mejia Smith and Jeremy Nelson.

• $12.50 General, $8.50 students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children.
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Parking: $5.50 in Lot 6 – no fee with UC permit.

Opening Night Reception to follow.

TICKETS: (951) 827-4331
$12.50 General, $8.50 students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children
Advance Tickets: available at the University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office, Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Walk-up Tickets: available at the ARTS Building Ticket Office, one hour before performances.

Photo: Kareem Khubchandani. Credit: Paula Lobo.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: $12.50 General, $8.50 students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children
Sponsor: Dance Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245