CUNY Dance Initiative Residency: Ariyan Johnson / D.I.M.A.B.A.

2022-23 | Queensborough Community College | The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) is a transformative incubator that secures two vital yet scarce resources—rehearsal time and performance space—for New York City choreographers and dance companies across the five boroughs. Housed within the City University of New York (CUNY)–the nation’s largest public urban university system–CDI is a residency program […]

Seven UCI faculty members named Hellman Fellows for 2022-23

Program supports research by assistant professors July 8, 2022 UCI’s 2022-23 Hellman Fellows, from upper left, clockwise: Ariyan Johnson, Katherine Thompson-Peer, Benis Egoh, Xiaoyu Shi, Yanning Shen, Nadia Chernyak and Samar Al-Bulushi. Irvine, Calif., July 8, 2022 — Seven assistant professors at UCI will receive Hellman Fellowships, which are bestowed annually to support research by junior […]

46th Newark Black Film Festival Preview

Saturday, July 16, 4:30pm–6:30pm – Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. Long Documentary | Directed by Leslie Harris. (92 min). R. A spirited Brooklyn teenager copes with the challenges of life, sustained by her fierce desire to go to college and become a doctor. Join us for this throwback screening of an underrated classic on its 30th anniversary. Screening will be followed […]

“Have I Mentioned I’m Working on a Sequel?” Leslie Harris on Her Groundbreaking 1993 Film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

In 1993, director Leslie Harris had an enormous breakthrough. Her debut feature Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., a coming of age story about a Black teenager named Chantel (Ariyan A. Johnson) who becomes unexpectedly pregnant, premiered at Sundance to overwhelming critical acclaim. The film won the festival’s special jury prize and was picked up by […]

Film: A Difficult Conversation

The link to the performance for ‘A Difficult Conversation’:   Dance Visions 2022 ONLINE Molly Lynch and Tong Wang, artistic directors Filmed Live On-Stage at Irvine Barclay Theatre Live Streaming: March 10-12, 2022 On-Demand: March 10-26, 2022 ONLINE The in-person performances for this event, originally scheduled in February, have all moved online this March. […]
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