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NOT FESTIVAL: Fabián Barba. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful. Kareem Khubchandani

Monday, February 26, 2018
  10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Location: University Theatre HUMN 400, ATHD 159, ARTS 166
  Parking Information

Category: Performance



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 26 • Monday

10:00 - 1:00 pm. Dance Faculty Studio, ATHD 159.  
Workshop with Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
An introduction to The Elder I Hold Dear
During this three-hour workshop participants spend time alone developing lists, notes, narratives, and simple mental sketches that help them uncover or recover the noteworthy legacies linking them to a close elder relative who has died, be it a grandmother, grandfather, godmother, or godfather, among others. All materials generated in-site serve to bring awareness of the way in which others inform who one is and hence continue to manifest themselves past their time on earth, through the use of language, gestures, and postures as performed by those who hold them dear in the here and now.
Participants are invited to use original or new objects representative or reminiscent of the elder relative whose contributions to her/his life the participant is seeking to uncover or recover. The emphasis of this experiential workshop is on performing as a channel for enacting, rehearsing, remembering, healing, forgiving and, most importantly, honoring a departed elder.
The Elder I Hold Dear develops from the solitary to the collective exploration of one’s departed elder with the whole group. The Elder I Hold Dear relies on the potential for the performance of the day-to-day to expand one’s personal boundaries and to reveal the many legacies that are constantly shaping who one is at a given time.

5:00 - 6:30 pm. Performance Lab, ARTS 166.     
Artist Talk/Lecture: Kareem Khubchandani.

7:00 - 8:30 pm. University Theatre. • Admission fee
Performance: Fabián Barba “A Mary Wigman Dance Evening”.
In A Mary Wigman Dance Evening, Fabián Barba recreates the ambience of Wigman’s 1930 tour of the United States.
• $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.

Short After-Performance Conversation with Artist. Dance Studio, ARTS 100.
Free and open to the public.

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


Parking for free events: Complimentary permits are available at the Information Kiosk.
Information: (951) 827-3245

Caption: Paula Lobo for The New York Times. Fabián Barba performing a Mary Wigman solo at the Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Barba sought to recreate the ambience of Wigman’s 1930 tour of the United States.

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