Schedule of Events


UPCOMING EVENTS


INTERNATIONAL QUEER TANGO FESTIVAL
APRIL 10th-13th

Teachers: 
Ana Maria Schapira (Buenos Aires) and Astrid Weiske (Berlin) Musicians:
Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman

Please join us for two exctiting days of tango workshops culminating in a fabulous queer milonga on Saturday night at 9pm in Wilder Main (135 W Lorain St.) with live music performed by Daniel Binelli on the bandoneon and Polly Ferman on piano.

Events:
QUEER TANGO WORKSHOPS
Friday, April 12th
7-10pm, Wilder Main
Saturday, April 13th
1-4pm, Wilder Main

QUEER MILONGA
Saturday, April 13th
9pm-12am

The Queer Milonga is the result of a semester-long collaboration between Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright's "Queer Acts" class and Professor of Hispanic Studies Ana Cara's "Tango: The Politics and Poetics of a National Icon," and benefits from the involvement of conservatory students and faculty under the direction of Daniel Binelli, one of the world's foremost bandoneon players.

BIOGRAPHIES
For more than 17 years Astrid Weiske has been dancing Tango Argentino and is well-known and respected in the tango communities worldwide as an excellent leading woman. She has developed strong sensitivity in leading, great creativity in improvising, and playful musicality that stand out as key elements in her dancing. Since 2005, she has been teaching in Berlin at PHYNIZtanzt Studio, traveling as a guest teacher and followed invitations in Germany, UK, Paris, and also Montreal and Buenos Aries. Astrid is the founder of the international Queertango festival in Berlin.

A dancer, instructor, and choreographer for over 20 years, Ana Maria Schapira has received international acclaim as a tango professor. Ana Maria's knowledge of tango and its tradition runs deep, having leader about the tango first-hand from early milongueros still dancing today. Scores of Argentine and foreign students, as well as established instructors, attend her classes weekly in Buenos Aires, aiming to perfect their dancing style and skills. An expert leader and follower, Ana Maria is equally conversant teaching both roles. She spends several months per year as an invited guest tango teacher in Europe, most notably in Italy, France, Denmark, and Germany, where she has a strong following.

Internationally renowned composer, arranger and master of the bandoneon, Argentine Daniel Binelli is also widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent and torchbearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla. In 1989 Daniel Binelli joined Astor Piazzolla's New Tango Sextet, touring internationally. A seasoned composer in his own right, Binelli has created and arrange music for solo instruments, quintet, chamber and symphonic orchestras, dance and film music. He is versatile in traditional tango styles and contemporary tango idioms.

Pianist Polly Ferman is creator and director of GlamourTango, a multimedia music and dance performance, celebrating women in tango. Ferman has been a featured soloist with numerous internationally known symphonies and her recordings constitute one of the world's most extensive collections of Latin American repertorie. She is the founder and CEO of New York-based PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.), a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding among the various countries and cultures of the Americas.



PAST EVENTS:




TAVIA NYONG'O
Fabulating a Queer Bestiary
Tuesday, March 19th
7:30pm
Craig Lecture Hall 
**Organized by Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition

Nyong'o  is a Kenyan-American cultural critic, historian and performance studies scholar. He is currently an Associate Professor of Performance Studies at New York University where he writes, researches and teaches critical black studies, queer studies, cultural theory, and cultural history. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota, 2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. Nyong’o has published articles on punk, disco, viral media, the African diaspora, film, and performance art.



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LAWRENCE LA FOUNTAIN-STOKES 
"Circuits of Trans Electronic Drag: Fausto Fernós’s Boricua Cyber Universe"

Thursday, March 14th
7:30pm
West Lecture Hall, Science Center

La Fountain-Stokes is the Director of Latin@ Studies and Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Michigan. An author of short stories, poet, playwright, critic and performance artist, he also published the noted Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora. Here he presents from his upcoming work entitled Translocas and Transmachas: Trans Diasporic Puerto Rican Drag.  




GENE WOODLING, LAUREN VANDEMORTEL, AND ALICIA GABER IN CONVERSATION:
"Gay and Lesbian Literature in the 20th Century"

Wednesday, March 13th
4:30pm
Mudd Library Lobby 

Mr. Woodling has been involved in gay and lesbian activism and culture for several decades. He generously donated his collection of thousands of gay and lesbian books and movies to Oberlin College, which can be found in OBIS by searching for his name. Mr. Woodling and students Lauren Vandemortel and Alicia Gaber will be presenting the "Gay and Lesbian Literature of the 20th Century" exhibit, with an informal Q&A following their conversation about the importance of literature to gay and lesbian culture. 


ALISON BECHDEL
Are You My Mother?
Thursday, March 7th
8:00pm
West Lecture Hall
**Organized by Lambda





Queer Communities in 
Indonesia and Pakistan
Shansi-sponsored film and discussion mini-series,including lectures and screeningsMarch 4th-5th



FILM SCREENINGS:
Tales of the Waria, a film exploring the lives of Indonesia's transgender community
Monday, March 4
7:30
Hallock Auditorium 
(AJLC/Environmental Studies Building)




Transgender Rights in Unlikely Places?: 
The Case of Pakistan
with Jeff Redding, St. Louis University School of Law
Tuesday, March 5
7:30pm
Craig Auditorium




GAYATRI GOPINATH
States of Suspension: Queer Diasporic 
Re-Visions in Mosquita y Mari
Thursday, February  28th
7:30pm
Craig Lecture Hall 
**Organized by Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition

Gayatri is an Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University who studies queer diasporic identities, particular Southeast Asian identies. In this lecture, she discuss the film, Mosquita y Mari, and show clips of the film. Gopinath's work engages in an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses identity/cultural studies, ethnic studies, literature, and film, among others.


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SPRING 2013

Sarah Schulman
Israel/Palestine and the Queer International
Thursday, February 7th
4:30pm
West Lecture Hall

Pizza lunch sponsored by 
Students for a Free Palestine
Friday, February 8th
12:15pm
Wilder TBA


Holly Hughes
The Dog and Pony Show (Bring your own Pony)
Wednesday, February 13th
8:00pm
Warner Main Space


Screening: "How to Survive a Plague"
Saturday, February 16th
4:30-7pm
West Lecture Hall


Gayatri Gopinath
States of Suspension: Queer Diasporic 
Re-Visions in Mosquita y Mari
Thursday, February  28th
7:30pm
Craig Lecture Hall 
**Organized by Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition


Queer Communities in
Indonesia and Pakistan
Shansi-sponsored film and discussion mini-series,
including lectures and screenings
March 4th-5th

FILM SCREENINGS:
Tales of the Waria, a film exploring the lives of Indonesia's transgender community
Monday, March 4
7:30
Hallock Auditorium 
(AJLC/Environmental Studies Building)

Transgender Rights in Unlikely Places?: 
The Case of Pakistan
with Jeff Redding, St. Louis University School of Law
Tuesday, March 5
7:30pm
Craig Auditorium

 


Alison Bechdel
Are You My Mother?
Thursday, March 7th
8:00pm
West Lecture Hall
**Organized by Lambda


Larry LaFountain
Circuits of Trans Electronic Drag: Fausto Fernós’s Boricua Cyber Universe
Thursday, March 14th
7:30pm
West Lecture Hall


Tavia  Nyong'o
Fabulating a Queer Bestiary
Tuesday, March 19th
7:30pm
West Lecture Hall
**Organized by Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition


International Festival of Queer Tango
April 10th-13th


Drag Ball
Seven Deadly Sins
Saturday, April 20th
9pm
The Dionysus Disco in Wilder Hall
**Organized by the Drag Ball Committee


The Laramie Project
Directed by Caroline Jackson-Smith
April 18th-20th
8pm
Hall Auditorium


 - CANCELLED -
Urvashi Vaid
Irresistible Revolution: Your Activism and the Future of LGBTQ Politics
Thursday, May 2nd
7:30pm
West Lecture Hall
 - CANCELLED -



FALL 2012

Judith Jack Halberstam
"Gaga Feminism"
7:30pm, September 20th, WEST Lecture Hall


Dean Spade
"Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law"
Wednesday, September 26th 
7:30pm
**Organized by Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition
West Lecture Hall


COMMUNITY EVENT
Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
October 4-20th
Tickets run $10-25


Joey Mogul & Andrea Ritchie
"Fighting Queer Injustice: 
The Continuing Criminalization of LGBTQ People and 
the Fight for Liberation"
Wednesday, October 10th, 
7:30pm
West Lecture Hall
**Organized by Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition


Aurora Guerrero's Mosquita y Mari
Screening and Discussion
Friday, October 12th
7:30pm
West Lecture Hall


David Halperin
"How to be Gay"
Tuesday, October 16th
7:30pm
First Church Oberlin

First Church is located at 106 N Main St., at the intersection of Main (US 58) and Lorain (511).


Stephen Motika
"Recovering Queer Literary Heroes"
Tuesday, October 30th
4:30pm
King 341



Julie Carr
"Dancing to Write/Writing to Dance"
Workshop open to all: dancers, 
writers, and the curious
Tuesday, October 30th
7:00pm
Warner Gymnasium, Main Space 
(Second Floor)



Poetry Readings by Julie Carr and Stephen Motika, 
followed by a Q&A on Small Press Publishing
Wednesday, October 31st
4:30pm
Wilder Hall, Room 101


Esther Newton
"My Butch Career: A Scholar's Life"
November 13th 
7:30pm
West Lecture Hall

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