GATEWAY: MA VS. GROOVE
Featuring KENNY ENDO and Friends in a Taiko Drumming Concert
Saturday, November 13, 8:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
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The Wang Center celebrates 35 years of drumming by legendary drummer Kenny Endo in Gateway: Ma vs. Groove. Distinguished in Japan and the Western world, Kenny blends taiko with rhythms influenced from his jazz background and collaborations around the world into original melodies and improvisation. For this performance, the consummate artist Kenny along with four master musicians, juxtapose the Japanese concept of "ma" (room, interval) with the Western musical concept of groove.
Kenny Endo: odaiko, taiko set, kotsuzumi, percussion
Hitoshi Hamada: vibraphones, taiko, percussion
Tadayoshi Yasuda: shamisen
Kaoru Watanabe: bamboo flutes, taiko, percussion
Shoko Hikage: koto
Co Sponsored with the Japan Center at Stony Brook.
Video Clip: http://www.kennyendo.com/media/video/rice#rice
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$35 for VIPs (reserved priority seating),
$20 for General,
$15 for Seniors and
$10 for students.
20% Discounts to groups of 5 or more
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There are workshops on Sunday, November 14 with VERY limited availability so reserve now by emailing [log in to unmask] or calling 631-632-4400 now.
1. Beginner’s Workshop
Sunday, November 14, 3:00 pm, Wang Center
2. Advanced Workshop
Sunday, November 14, 4:30 pm, Wang Center
E PLURIBUS UNUM
Artist Talk on the Creative Process of E Pluribus exhibition by Muriel Stockdale
Wednesday, November 10, 12:50 pm, Lecture Hall 1
Like the E Pluribus exhibition (on view until December 5), Ms. Stockdale’s lecture explores ideas of identity, diversity, and multiculturalism in the United States. Ms. Stockdale discusses ways in which her own experience as an immigrant to the United States led her to construct this collection. She also talks about the concept of “e pluribus unum” (or, “out of many, one”) as having continued relevance in the increasingly multicultural context of the United States. Additionally, Ms. Stockdale gives an overview of the materials, techniques and references used in selected flags from the collection.
HOW OLD IS HINDUISM?
Lecture & Book Signing by Andrew J. Nicholson
Wednesday, November 10, 1:00 pm, Wang Lecture Hall 2
Some postcolonial theorists argue that the idea of a single system of belief known as "Hinduism" is a creation of nineteenth-century British imperialists. In his new book, "Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History (Columbia Univ. Press), Professor Nicholson argues instead that this idea has its roots in innovations within Indian philosophy from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries. During this time, thinkers treated the philosophies of Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga, along with the worshippers of Visnu, Siva, and Sakti, as belonging to a single system of belief and practice. Instead of seeing such groups as separate and contradictory, they re-envisioned them as rivers leading to the ocean of Brahman, the ultimate reality.
For more information, call the Center for India Studies at 632-9742
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(Wang Xiaoshuai/2001/113 min/Mandarin with English Subtitles)
Wednesday November 10, 4:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
Confucius Institute Presents Free Film and Discussion
The Sixth Generation Directors:
Urban Themes In Comtemporary China
Beijing Bicycle is a neo-realistic film by director/writer Wang Xiaoshuai. Against the gritty urban backdrop of contemporary Beijing the film explores challenging social and ethical issues through the story of Guei, from the countryside, who depends upon the silver mountain bike for his job as a courier, and Jian, from the city, who buys the bike second hand after it is stolen from Guei and relies upon it for the status it gives him with his girlfriend and friends. Each boy feels the bicycle belong to him and each of them are desperate to keep it. Free admission.
Introduced by E.K. TAN , Assistant Professor Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Wednesday November 10, 4:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
(Kim Ji-woon/2000/113 minutes/Korean with English Subtitles)
Thursday, November 11, 7:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
From the mind of Kim Ji-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters), The Foul King is a dark comedy about the incompetent bank clerk Dae-Ho tormented by his manic, power-obsessed manager at work. After getting into a physical confrontation with his boss that left him helpless, Dae-Ho seeks ways to defend himself by transforming into the cheating villain wrestler known as the Foul King.
Part of the Korean Film Series
Discussion to follow all films with HEEJEONG SOHN, Assistant Director, Center for Korean Studies, Lecturer, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. Films are co-sponsored with the Center for Korean Studies. Free Admission.
INDO-US RELATIONS: Obama's Visit and After
by Ambassador HARSH BHASIN
Saturday, November 3, 3 pm, Wang Lecture Hall 1
President Obama’s current visit to India has variously been described as “historic,” “path-breaking” and a “defining moment” in US-India relations. Just now, we can hardly tell whether, which or all of these will prove to be true. What can, however, be said for sure is that the visit takes place in the backdrop of growing Chinese political, economic and military assertiveness, the unabated threat of terrorism and mounting economic crises. Thanks to the unique efforts of the last two US Presidents, the bilateral relationship has already acquired strong strategic overtones. Where will Obama take it next?
Ambassador Harsh Bhasin is Chair of Stony Brook’s Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies, and a former diplomat who served in the US for nearly eight years. He is author of "The Big Three: The Emerging Relationship Between the United States, India and China in the Changing World Order".
Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian & Asian American Studies. Lecture is free and open to the public. All are invited.
A Conversation with FREDRIC ROBERTS: From Chairman of Wall Street to Award-Winning Photographer
Saturday, November 13, 5:00 pm, Wang Center, Room 301
Award-winnng photographer Fredric Roberts presents a slide lecture featuring photographs taken on his recent travels throughout Asia, from India to Cambodia, Bhutan to Thailand, Myanmar to China. Roberts explains the transition of his life from high finance to the appreciation of civilizations whose richness is not based on material wealth. The photographs reveal the rapport Roberts establishes with his subjects, as well as their own sense of elegance and self-expression.
A reception will immediately follow at Fredric Roberts' exhibition, "Humanitas: Images of India by Fredric Roberts," at the University Art Gallery in the Staller Center for the Arts. The exhibition was organized by The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California.
The lecture, exhibition, and reception are free and open to the public.
Exhibition on view, November 10 through December 11
University Art Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
REDUCING PREJUDICE/A MATTER OF EDUCATION
18th Annual Council for Prejudice Reduction Conference
Monday, November 15, 2010, from 8:00-3:00, Wang Center
Have you ever suffered from discrimination? Bullying?
Have you ever been excluded from something just because someone else did not like who you are, what you look like, what you sound like or what you believe?
Everybody knows somebody who has been hurt because of prejudice. Everybody knows somebody who is prejudiced. We are all affected. We can all help.
Discover how other people across our region are advancing equity and reducing prejudice by joining educators,students, faith communities, business leaders, activists and so many others for the nationally recognized 18th Annual Council for Prejudice Reduction Conference: Reducing Prejudice/A Matter of Education
If you are:
A teacher or other educator in Nassau or Suffolk County, please register at http://webreg.esboces.org
A student, please use the attached form for student registration
Any other member of our community, please use the attached form for regular registration.
For more information, just go to www.cprnys.org
• Registration includes lunch & materials: $95. Students $45.
• Register your team of FIVE and pay for FOUR!
• Ask ES BOCES about state aid for schools & reimbursement for subs.
Registration fax form: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/wang/ConferenceFaxForm.pdf
Student Registration: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/wang/StudentRegistration.pdf
THE AIDS JAAGO PROJECT
Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
Four of India’s finest directors aim to dismantle myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, which if ignored will soon reach epidemic proportions in India, in the AIDS Jaago Project. Putting their individualistic stamp on these films and using top Indian movie stars they created four beautifully shot, richly textured stories about the human dimension of the disease in order to change minds and save lives. In observation of World’s AIDS Day. Free admission.
The Directors and Films:
Migration by Mira Nair
Blood Brothers by Vishal Bhardwaj
Positive by Farhan Akhtar
The Beginning by Santosh Sivan
Watch Trailer: http://www.aidsjaago.com/trailer.htm
For more information: http://www.aidsjaago.com/
For more information about Wang Center's Asian and Asian American Programs please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/wang/events.shtml or call 631-632-4400.