UVA TODAY: WOODSON INSTITUTE’S ‘AUGUST IN PERSPECTIVE: CREATIVE RESPONSES’ CALLS TO BODY AND SOUL
Writing and performing original plays and hip-hop. Learning African dances that enslaved people brought with them from regions of Africa to the American South. Making collages with “found” poetry. Putting broken pottery back together – showing the cracks – using the Japanese kintsugi repair method.
The University of Virginia and local community have reacted in various ways to the white supremacists’ Aug. 11 and 12 marches on UVA’s Lawn and downtown Charlottesville. This month, which also coincides with Black History Month, UVA’s Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies takes an approach focused on the arts, offering “August in Perspective: Creative Responses” a series culminating March 2.