Highlights from the Ben Barson & Gizelxanath Rodriguez Spring 2020 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts, the the Asian American Studies Program, the Dance Department, the Mead Witter School of Music, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies welcomed musicians, activists, and co-founders of the Afro Yaqui Music…

Highlights from the Ben Barson & Gizelxanath Rodriguez Spring 2020 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency

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The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts, the the Asian American Studies Program, the Dance Department, the Mead Witter School of Music, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies welcomed musicians, activists, and co-founders of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez as the Spring 2020 Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence.

Barson and Rodriguez guided and inspired students to participate in the construction of a new performance module of the recent jazz opera, “Mirror Butterfly: The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite.” Students experienced how dialogic art can be life-altering, in its communal generation and re-creation.

Videography credit: Aaron Granat

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