Hip-Hop: The Spirit of an Arts Movement

Rennie Harris and Harry Elam, Jr. with Mark Gonnerman

Thursday, January 20, 2011 | 7:30pm | Pigott Theater | Free and Open to All

Choreographer and dancer Rennie Harris was a pioneer in introducing hip-hop to the national and international stage. Central to Harris’s work is the philosophy that, contrary to stereotypical (and often negative) portrayals of hip-hop in the commercial media, the art form has a unique ability to express universal themes that extend beyond racial, religious, and economic boundaries.
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Art+Invention Speaker Series (1):
The Artist as Researcher: An Evening with Ralph Lemon

Ralph Lemon with Mark Gonnerman

Thursday, December 3, 2009 | 7:30pm | Pigott Theater | Free and Open to All. Limited seating: arrive early.

Ralph Lemon, choreographer and cross-disciplinary performer and artist, inaugurates the Art+Invention Speaker Series, which engages iconic artists in thought-provoking conversations about creativity, innovation and discovery across the disciplines. This conversation will introduce Lemon’s rich portfolio and focus on his Geography Trilogy. The fruit of a 9-year investigation through travel to West Africa, South and East Asia, and the American South, Geography followed the artist’s decision to disband his postmodern dance company and search for a new relationship to his work. Lemon is an artist-in-residence at the Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts.

Presented by Stanford Lively Arts and the Stanford Institute for Creativity in the Arts (SiCa) in collaboration with
the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), and the Dance Division, Department of Drama. The Aurora Forum is cosponsored by the Office of the President and Provost and Stanford's Office of Public Affairs.

A Note on Parking: Memorial Way, the street behind Memorial Auditorium, the building that houses Pigott Theater, is closed. The most convenient parking for Pigott Theater is available off Campus Drive across from Frost Amphitheater and behind the Graduate School of Business. 

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