From Bertolt Brecht to Nina Simone—“Black Peformance on the Outskirts of the Left,” Oct. 2 at Deutsches Haus


Deutsches Haus will host “Kaufmann and Fassbinder, Brecht and Simone, and Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left,” a discussion on Malik Gaines’ newly released “Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible” (NYU Press), on Mon., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.

—“Black Peformance on the Outskirts of the Left,” Oct. 2
Deutsches Haus will host “Kaufmann and Fassbinder, Brecht and Simone, and Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left,” a discussion on Malik Gaines’ newly released “Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible” (NYU Press), above, on Mon., Oct. 2

NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host “Kaufmann and Fassbinder, Brecht and Simone, and Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left,” a discussion on Malik Gaines’ newly released “Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible” (NYU Press), on Mon., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. at its Greenwich Village location (42 Washington Mews at University Place).

The evening will feature Gaines, an assistant professor of performance studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, along with Tina Campt, Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and chair of the Africana Studies Department at Barnard College, and Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, an associate professor of performance studies at Northwestern University.

In his transnational study, Gaines explores the legacies of leftist theater in performances of the 1960s. Attention to the roles played by Afro-German actor Günther Kaufmann in the early films of R.W. Fassbinder and Nina Simone’s revisions of Brecht and Kurt Weill materials offer examples of German engagement and influence in the era’s black politics.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8660 for more information. Subways: R, W (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.)

“Kaufmann and Fassbinder, Brecht and Simone, and ‘Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left’ ” is a DAAD-sponsored event.
 

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