A Conversation: Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left

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October 2 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation between scholars Tina Campt and Joshua Chambers-Letson who will join Malik Gaines to discuss his new book, Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible. In this transnational study, Gaines explores the legacies of leftist theater in performances of the 1960s. Attention to the roles played by Afro-German actor Günther Kaufmann in the early films of R.W. Fassbinder and Nina Simone’s revisions of Brecht/Weill materials offer examples of German engagement and influence in the era’s black politics.

From Deutsches Haus NYU. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu.


Deutsches Haus NYU
42 Washington Mews
New York City, NY 10003 United States