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Religion through Film: a Case Study in Religion & Pop Culturereligionfilm.jpg

The root of the word “religion” is the Latin verb ligare, “to join” or “to tie together,” but sometimes it feels like religion just tears us apart. Though we live in a diverse world (the US is probably the most religiously diverse culture in human history), most of us don’t know much about other people’s religious identities. Movies provide a great way to learn about a culture, but, like any piece of art, each film is limited by its creators’ imagination, knowledge, and biases. Each week, we’ll talk about a few films that depict a particular religious tradition to discern what we can learn about the tradition, think about how (and how well) the medium conveys religious practices and identities, and reflect on what this tells us about the relationships between religion and pop culture. Along the way, we’ll learn a lot about these particular traditions and about religion in general.

  • Week one: The world, the medium, and us: Baraka
  • Week two: Hinduism in film: The more things change...
  • Week three: Islam in film: Reconciling then&now, here&there, and us&them.
  • Week four: Judaism in film: The ethics of identity.
  • Week five: Catholic Christianity in film: It’s all about nuns.

Instructor: Bill Hulseman from bill hulseman consulting

Schedule: Tuesdays, October 19 - November 16, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual (links sent after registration)

Tuition: $60

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Holding Space: The Black Ballet Artist in the Dance Environmen20A212B1-B270-4EF0-AD3D-69690ED77749.jpgt

Black ballet artists have marginally existed in the dance community for several years. Some challenges have been universal and others have been exclusively found among BIPOC individuals. There have also been notable strides made in one of slowest changing concert dance forms. This series will explore what those challenges may have been, what they currently are, and the potential future. It will also hopefully give a voice to artists who are often misunderstood as to why ballet is a chosen mode of expression. In addition, footage, movement and the learning of basic positions will be studied in order to gain a better understanding of the art.

  • Week one: Black Ownership of dance schools
  • Week two: Movement and Q & A. Dress comfortably.
  • Week three: What it means to be a black dancer in the past and today’s environment.
  • Week four: Movement and Q & A. Dress comfortably.
  • Week five: Movement and Q & A. Dress comfortably.

Instructor: Erricka Turner Davis, Tacoma Arts Live

Schedule: Thursdays, October 21 - November 18, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual (links sent after registration)

Tuition: $60

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Programs for SeniorsJo-as-Ragamala-student-BW-CREDIT-Jesse-Michener.jpg

Customized workshops, classes and presentations for seniors, senior centers, and residential communities. We can deliver engaging programming remotely and in person, covering dance, music, theater, improv and memory-connected storytelling!

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your activities today!

 

 

 

 

Image by Jesse Gardener