The UCR Departments of Dance and Music
and Dance/Music 155F
welcome you to attend a Guest Zoom Lecture by
Dr. Tamara Levitz
Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA
Co-coordinated by Drs. Byron Adams and Linda J. Tomko
Dr. Levitz will present research on the Russian, Jewish, billionaire Ida Rubinstein, who featured as a performer in some early Ballets Russes productions and subsequently produced her own work, in which she also performed.
June 3, 2020
Wednesday, 3:30 to 4:50 pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Advance registration for this meeting is required, please register by 1:00 on June 3:
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Tamara Levitz is a musicologist from Montréal, Canada, who holds a position as Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. She has published widely on musical modernism in Germany, Cuba, Senegal, and France in the 1920s and 30s. Combining extensive archival research with acute critical interpretation, Tamara explores in her work the artistic intentions, complex motivations, sexual and gender identifications, and intricate social relations of musicians, composers, critics, ethnographers, performers, and audiences involved in historical events of musical performance.
Much of her work has focused on renowned artists, including Ferruccio Busoni, John Cage, Igor Stravinsky, and André Gide. Dr. Levitz won the Kinkeldey Prize—the highest honor offered by the American Musicological Association—for Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone (Oxford, 2012), in which she presents a microhistorical analysis of the premiere by Ida Rubinstein of André Gide’s and Igor Stravinsky’s melodrama Perséphone on 30 April 1934.
Wednesday, June 3 at 3:30pm to 5:50pmVirtual Event
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