In “Advancing Hip Hop as a Path Toward Equity,” hip hop artists, scholars, and educators will share artistic representations, discuss connections between hip hop and youth-led movements for Black lives, and share proven practices in hip hop education as paths toward youth empowerment and equity.
THE HARVEST is an an evening of Hip-Hop theater and concert dance through the fundamentals and lens of Hip-Hop culture.
Join the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) for an interactive workshop with guest artist Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson on strengthening your artistic brand.
The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI)’s Just Bust! is Madison’s longest running open mic and is hosted virtually for the fall. Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson will provide a time lapse video of her creating artwork. She is a guest artist of Michele Byrd-McPhee’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency.
Michele Byrd-McPhee will be joined by guest artist Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson for a virtual conversation. Wilson will talk about her artistic practice and background in event planning.
Guest artist Ursula Rucker and former Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Marc Bamuthi Joseph (spring 2007) will be in conversation during the 2020 Passing the Mic Festival.
Michele Byrd-McPhee will be joined by guest artist Ursula Rucker. Rucker is a renowned spoken word and recording artist and activist. At this event, they will discuss her background and career.
Michele Bryd-McPhee is one of the keynote speakers for the annual Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) National Conference. She will be joined by Assistant Professor Duane Lee Holland, Jr. in UW-Madison’s Dance Department.
Interdisciplinary Artist-in Residence Michele Byrd-McPhee will be joined by guest artist LaTasha Barnes for a virtual conversation. Barnes is an internationally recognized and awarded dancer, and educator and will talk about various dance forms and her research.
The final event of Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez’s spring 2020 residency will be virtual—the online premiere of a new multimedia work that combines jazz, hip hop, spoken word, dance, and visual art, created together with students from their Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing Performance course.