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City/Cité St. Louis: Performances by Amala Dianor and Treasure Shields Redmond

Part of City / Cité St. Louis

Photo by Jef Rabillon

City/Cité St. Louis is the fourth event in the series, “City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange,” launched by the French association Métro-Univers-Cité and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago in 2015, in collaboration with partners in France and the United States.

Free and open to the public but registration is required

Program


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Performances

French choreographer and dancer Amala Dianor will perform his solo work Man Rec (2014) alongside a performance by St. Louis-based poet Treasure Shields Redmond with musical accompaniment by Aysia BerLynn. You can view an excerpt of Dianor's performance here

Treasure Shields Redmond hails from southern-story telling roots in Mississippi. In addition to her work as an artist, she is the founder of Get the Acceptance Letter Academy and The Black Skillet. Excerpts of Treaure Shields Redmond performing her poetry can be found here.



City/Cité St. Louis is the fourth event in the series, “City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange,” launched by the French association Métro-Univers-Cité and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago in 2015, in collaboration with partners in France and the United States. This three-day event is scheduled on October 18-20, 2018, in several venues throughout St. Louis.

 City/Cité St. Louis brings together influential French scholars, activists, performers, policymakers, and non-profit leaders and their counterparts in the Gateway City to engage in a public dialogue about immigration, diversity, integration, discrimination, inequality, and the future of the city. A city transformed in recent years by economic decline, racial strife, increasing immigration, urban revitalization, and gentrification, St. Louis is the ideal setting for such exchanges, which will take the form of interactive roundtable discussions, debates, and artistic events. City/Cité St. Louis will continue the City/Cité objective of creating a multi-dimensional, two-way transatlantic exchange, while building bridges and networks between cultural and academic institutions in France and cities in the Midwest.

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