Art + Activism: Anurupa Roy, Activist Puppetry

Discussion and performance by Anurupa Roy and members of her Activist Puppetry Against AIDS WAC course module.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 208, Kaufman Hall
adjacent to the Fowler Museum
UCL A campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Anurupa Roy, who is based in New Delhi, India, believes that puppetry is one of the most powerful tools available for initiating social change. She holds diplomas in puppet theater from the Department of Puppetry at Dramatiska Institut, Stockholm, Sweden, and also from the Scoula Della Guaratelle, Naples, Italy. In Delhi she runs Kat-Katha, a puppet troupe that addresses such issues as gender, conflict resolution, and AIDS awareness. Her talk features a resonant performance by members of her Activist Puppetry Against AIDS WAC course module.

Next Event in the Series:
Art + Activism: Gideon Mendel, Photography in the Age of AIDS
Tuesday February 20th, 2007 -- 4:00 PM
Location:  Glorya Kaufman Hall, Room 208

Gideon Mendel is a photographer of enormous emotional depth and political sophistication, best known for chronicling AIDS in South Africa. He is the author of A Broken Landscape: HIV & AIDS in Africa (2001), which depicts the devastation of AIDS but also the activist impulse that seeks to stop it. The talk will include some of his most prominent images, including a photograph of Nelson Mandela donning Treatment Action Campaigns HIV Positive t-shirt.

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 4 for $8.

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

Sponsor(s): , World Arts & Cultures/Dance