Art, Culture, Identity, Mandisa Roeleene Haarhoff, Nigrescence, Performance, Race, South Africa, University of South Florida
I wanted to share this speaking engagement with you. I have the honor and privilege to be a part of this one-person play performed by Ms. Mandisa Roeleene Haarhoff. I don’t want to give the play away but the message and richness of the performance is perfect for what I hope to engage with you, the community, here regarding notions of identity and culture. I will follow her amazing performance with a discussion on applications of Nigrescence, “the process of becoming black,” in which we will engage the complexities found within this process of self-identification and discovery. It will be held in the Music Building’s Concert Hall on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. For more information, please see the attached flyer and link.
I will update this post later with a clip or two of an earlier performance.
This performance I found to be amazing. Ms. Haarhoff’s lived experience resonated with me in ways that I had forgotten from on identity journey. To be on the stage with her was truly an honor that I will never forget. Within the coming days, I will post links and/or footage from the event with more commentary.
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