Colorado College Events Colorado College Events Untitled: A Dance and Poetry Event by Aynsley Vandenbroucke and Claudia LaRocco Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:02:26 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 14, 2013 1:00 PM</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">A dance without movement. A journal without spoken words. Poems by a critic.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Well so what does it mean for two choreographers and a writer to share an evening anyway? Is this a productive use of everyone&rsquo;s time? What&rsquo;s the point of productivity anyway? Maybe it&rsquo;s better as a joke: two choreographers and a writer walked into a gallery&hellip;. What we know is that we&rsquo;re interested in and turned on by a lot of the same ideas swirling around dance and poetry and movement and language and movement as language and vice versa&hellip;and so that&rsquo;s where we&rsquo;re starting, as three artists with distinct trajectories and ways of working, who are curious about where those distinctions might merge and make something entirely new. Or, not new&mdash;this isn&rsquo;t the 1950s, after all. But, you know. Strange. Surprising. Maybe even worth getting excited about. Yes? Stay tuned. We&rsquo;re game if you are.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" ><br /><strong>Aynsley Vandenbroucke</strong> is a choreographer, curator, and teacher. Called "gifted" by <em>The New Yorker</em> and "an elegant, sensitive thinker" by <em>The New York Times</em>, her work has been performed throughout New York City (The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, CPR- Center for Performance Research, among others) as well as in San Francisco and Brazil. Aynsley co-founded Mount Tremper Arts, a multidisciplinary arts center in the Catskill Mountains, and currently teaches at Princeton University.&nbsp; Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Movement Research Performance Journal, and the Performance Club.&nbsp; Upcoming events include a live choreography adventure organized by Sally Silvers and a residency at The Pilot Balloon in Lawrence, Kansas.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong >Aynsley photo caption:</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Aynsley Vandenbroucke in <em >Untitled Written Dance </em>at Danspace Project. Photo by Mathew Pokoik.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Claudia</strong><strong> La Rocco</strong> is a poet and critic. Her recent and ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations include projects with the choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, the interdisciplinary performance company Findlay//Sandsmark and the visual artist Brett Goodroad. La Rocco founded, which won a 2011 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and focuses on criticism as a literary art form. She is a member of the Off the Park poetry press and contributes frequently to the <em>New York Times</em> and She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts&rsquo; graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, and has taught at such institutions as Princeton University, ImpulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival and Movement Research. Her selected writings are scheduled to be published by Badlands Unlimited in fall 2014.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong >Claudia photo caption:</strong></p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr > <td > <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr > <td > <p class="MsoNormal">&lt;!--[if !vml]--&gt;<img src="file://localhost/Users/rplatt/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0clip_image002.png" alt="Description:" width="3" height="3" />&lt;!--[endif]--&gt;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;if allowed:</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>Photo by Jos&eacute; Carlos Teixeira. The text, by La Rocco, was written (after reading five pages of Edward Said) as a site-specific piece for the wall of Teixeira&rsquo;s studio as part of his&nbsp;</em>Translation(s)<em>, a project developed at Headlands Center for the Arts</em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">if not:</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>Photo by Jos&eacute; Carlos Teixeira.</em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong >Lauren</strong><strong > Grace Bakst</strong> makes dances and organizes conversations. She believes in feminism, failure, ghosts, and the dancing body. Her work has been performed throughout New York in spaces such as Abrons Arts Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and The Drawing Center. Lauren's writing can be found in BOMB where she is also the Online Performance Editor. She curates Knowing Dance More, a series of performance-lectures and discussions at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to making her own work, Lauren has recently performed with Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Mariana Valencia, and is currently working with Michelle Boul&eacute;.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em >&nbsp;</em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em >No photo credit.</em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> "Salt of the Earth" Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:17:29 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 14, 2013 3:00 PM</em></p><p>This pivotal 1954 film focuses on a feminist social and political viewpoint within the Hispanic American community. Considered groundbreaking, "Salt of the Earth" used actual Latino miners and their families as actors in the film.</p> The Spanish Empire and Globalization: The Case of Francisco de Vitoria Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:54:41 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 14, 2013 4:00 PM</em></p><p>Presented by Orlando Bentancor, Assistant Professor at Barnard College and specialist in Colonial Latin American Literature.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" >Francisco de Vitoria (1486-1546) was a Spanish theologian who engaged in the first systematic attempt to question and to justify the expansion of the European frontier and the subjection of the indigenous peoples of the New World to the Spanish rule. Vitoria&rsquo;s arguments depended on Aquinas&rsquo; ontological framework composed of causal reasoning and a rational and natural order of things. Vitoria denied that the Pope possessed any right to confer jurisdiction over infidel kingdoms, or that the Catholic Kings could conquer them in order to avoid idolatry or crimes against natural right. As a matter of fact, Vitoria grounded the Spanish expansion in his claims that all nations had the natural right to communicate, to trade, and to preach the gospel, rights that could be defended using military force. Although military intervention could not be justified by appealing to presumed crimes against nature or the &ldquo;servile&rdquo; character of the &ldquo;barbarians&rdquo;, it could be used to back up commerce and evangelization.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" >&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" >Twentieth century political theorists such as Carl Schmitt emphasized the centrality of the colonization of the Americas and the works of Vitoria for the emergence of the difference between the Eurocentric modernity and Europe&rsquo;s external frontier characterized as an &ldquo;empty space&rdquo;. According to Schmitt, such characterization of America was introjected into Europe as the foundation of the modern State. Despite acknowledging the centrality of the conquest and colonization of the Americas and the importance of Iberian imperial ideology for the emergence of global modernity, Schmitt insists in treating Vitoria as a &ldquo;pre-modern&rdquo; thinker who could not anticipate the properly modern and technical ideas of war between states, dismissing what he calls the &ldquo;liberal&rdquo; appropriations of Vitoria&rsquo;s thought. In this paper I will provide close readings of Vitoria that will try to show how the emergence of the so called modern &ldquo;laws of nations&rdquo; was coeval with the technological, economic, and political conquest of the nature of the New World.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" >&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" >I argue Vitoria&rsquo;s arguments provided an ideological and theoretical justification for practical issues such as the defense of circulation of commodities and the use of indigenous labor force for extracting precious metals. I conclude that Vitoria&rsquo;s philosophical framework made possible the deployment of a principle of capitalist and missionary universality that was marked by the centrality of an authority legitimated on the basis of universal (non-territorial) principles that consisted in commanding and subordinating a network of plural political and economic realities.</p> <p class="MsoPlainText" ></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" ></p> <p> Reception will follow in Armstrong Hall 319</p> "And the River Flows On" Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:26:29 MDT <p><em>Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:00 PM</em></p><p>"And the River Flows On" is a documentary about four Mexican farm communities attempting to thwart the construction of a dam/hydroelectric complex on the Papagayo River. The communities fear that more than 17,000 acres of forest and farmland would flood, and more than 25,000 people would be displaced by this project.<em></em></p> <p>Director Carlos P&eacute;rez Rojas develops this story from the perspective of Communities Opposed to La Parota Dam (CECOP). Sans narration, the film is entirely objective, but allows viewers to understand in depth how various indigenous communities are affected by this project.</p> Language Table Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:45:27 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:15 PM</em></p><p>Come have lunch and discuss in French, Italian, Spanish or Arabic with the CPCs in Rastall Tomorrow @12:15.</p> Troubled Political Transitions: A Perspective from Egypt Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:26:36 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:30 PM</em></p><p>Ann Lesch is a Professor of Political Science and the Associate Provost of International Programs at the American University in Cairo.&nbsp;Dr. Lesch serves on advisory committees for Human Rights Watch (Middle East program), Middle East Report (MERIP), and the Palestinian American Research Center, which she co-founded in 1998 and directed from 2001 until 2004.&nbsp; She was an officer of the Sudan Studies Association (including president, 1998-2000), an officer of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (including president in 1995), and editor of MESA's book-review&nbsp;<em >Bulletin&nbsp;</em>(1998-2001).</p> Visiting Writers Series: Steven Galloway Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:29:52 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:00 PM</em></p><p>Eminent Canadian novelist whose most recent novel, "The Cellist of Sarajevo," is an All Pikes Peak Reads selection for 2013.</p> CC Volleyball Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:23:37 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:00 PM</em></p><p>CC Volleyball v. Colorado Christian University, 7 p.m.</p> Excel Basics Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:48:08 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:30 PM</em></p><p>Were you caught off-guard in a class when you had to compute, analyze, or graph data in Excel? Come to this workshop to learn some key Excel basics, as well as how to get more support from the QRC. The session will include an example to generate series, calculate with the formula bar, and generate an X-Y graph.</p> <p>Please bring your laptop with you.</p> <p><em>Facilitated by Steve Getty and Gracie Rennecker</em></p> <p><br />Learning Commons in Tutt Library</p> Big Idea Speaker - Neil Bellefeuille - Founder & CEO of The Paradigm Project Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:15:54 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:30 PM</em></p><p>Neil Bellefeuille is this week's speaker for the Big Idea. He is the Founder and CEO of The Paradigm Project (<a href="" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"></a>)&nbsp;which is a&nbsp;social enterprise working to create sustainable social, economic and environmental value within developing world communities. The company is about combining the heart and mission of a non-profit with the discipline and market-based principles of a for-profit. </p> <p>One of their projects is to implement 5 milion stoves in developing countries around the world by the year 2020. Join us to hear Neil's story about becoming a social entrepreneur.&nbsp;</p>