Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series 2017 - Contemplating Social Justice: Mind, Body and Spirit



Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series 2017 - Contemplating Social Justice: Mind, Body and Spirit


Sun., Sep 24 2017 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM


Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Please join UVA Department of Drama Associate Professor, Theresa Davis, for an afternoon talk and contemplative practice experience that focuses on contemplation and social justice.

This session will include guided movement exercises so please wear comfortable attire.
Speaker: Theresa Davis
Title: “Contemplating Social Justice: Mind, Body and Spirit” 
Location: Rotunda Multipurpose Room 
Theresa M. Davis is an Artist-Educator in 3-D (Dramaturg-Deviser-Director) working to expand the boundaries of creating culturally specific work in academic institutions and beyond. Tenured at three different institutions, Theresa has taught at Kalamazoo College, West Virginia University and the University of Virginia where she joined the faculty in 2007 as an Associate Professor of Cross Cultural Performance. Directing credits include The Colored Museum, Mo Pas Connin, and for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. Theresa is the founding Artistic Director of the Cultural Awareness Troupe (The CAT) and the Director of the Contemporary American Theater (CATF) Hostel Youth Program. Her current research and creative investigations include: Embodiment of the Spiritual Self, African American Theatre, Theatre as a Sacred Space, New Play Development and Poetry in Performance. Devised Poetic works include Speak! The Forbidden Truth, Give Me Liberation and Give Me Soul: A Poetic Exploration of Oppression versus Freedom, Dissolving the Mask, and NEXUS—Where Parallel Paths Cross.
Theresa M. Davis continues to hold firmly to the belief that theatre has the power to transform.
Please arrive early—room size will dictate class capacity. 
This is part of the CSC Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series. Sessions are independent, so you may attend single or multiple events.