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BPT 2011: Hemispheres & Souths
May 6 - 7, 2011
University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Logistical Information for Participants

Thank you for accepting our invitation to participate in the
2011 Black Performance Theory Working Group!!
Below please find logistical information that will help you plan your visit to UCSB.

BPT 2011: Hemispheres and Souths

Conference Schedule

**Please note that “Profession and Research” sessions are limited to Presenters and Witnesses only. Witnesses are defined as professional scholars and artists researching and producing work in the field. Audience members are invited to attend presentations. Thank you for your support of the working group’s focus and agenda.**

Friday May 6, McCune Room
9:30-10:30       Welcome and Introductions

10:30-11:20      “The Black Queer South: A Performance in Three Movements,”  
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Matt Richardson, and E. Patrick Johnson

11:25-12:15     “Da Bashment, Da Breath, Da Basement: Spheric Positions of and/from
the Bottom,”  Jeffrey McCune, Venus Opal Reese, N. Fadeke Castor

12:15-1:30       Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:20      “Revising Representation: The Paradox of Language and Performance
of Southern Black Characters,”  Antonio Cuyler, Monica Ndounou, Anita
Gonzalez

2:25 - 3:15       “Westworld,”  Stephanie Batiste, Jayna Brown

3:20 - 3:30         Break

3:30 - 4:20       “Going Home: Memory, Performance, and All of Africa,” Anna Bean, Harvey Young, Koritha Mitchell

4:20 - 5:30     **Profession and Research**


Saturday May 7, Loma Pelona Room

9:30-10:00         **Profession and Research**

10:00-10:50      **Profession and Research**

10:55-11:45     “The Search for True North,” Christina McMahon, Melissa Blanco
Borelli, Rashida Braggs

11:45-1:00        Lunch Break

1:00-1:50         “the embrace of dis/orientation: errant souths and crooked dreams ,”
Hershini Bhana Young, Uri MacMillan, Sarah Jane Cervenac

1:55-2:45   “Transformative Gestures in Southern Rotation,” Grisha Coleman, Yolanda Covington Ward, Raquel Monroe

2:45-3:00   Break


3:00-3:50            “easy-n-greasy: dirty south keeps rollin' along,” Thomas DeFrantz & Anna Scott

3:50 -5:00           **Profession and Research*


5:00-5:30            BPT futures

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A CAMPUS MAP

 

Accommodations

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE 2011 HOTEL INFORMATION SHEET

 

The Conference Hotel:

Best Western South Coast Inn
5620 Calle Real, Goleta CA 93117
(805) 967-3200 Tel, (805) 683-4466 Fax
http://www.bestwesterncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-plus-south-coast-inn
Courtesy shuttle available from Santa Barbara Airport, 7:30am until 10:30pm.
Call (805) 967-3200 when you arrive (Inn is 3 miles from airport)

Participants will be asked communicate your travel dates to selections to Kristie Soares, ksoares@umail.ucsb.edu and to suggest a roommate. We will try to coordinate roommate requests with your arrival date. Thank you for your help in finalizing these arrangements.

The Participant bio page will be active through MIT’s BPT webpage: http://web.mit.edu/bpt/

Participants making their own reservations can contact the Best Western directly. Ask for Sales or Shelagh and request the UCSB conference rate. One can never be certain about the weather, but Santa Barbara averages only 60 days of rain per year. There is a pool at the hotel and a beach on campus, fyi.

 

Transportation

The most convenient airport for flying to Santa Barbara is the Santa Barbara airport. You may also choose to fly to LAX though it is 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and a 2-hour drive or much longer shuttle ride.

Participants who are flying to the conference should use the hotel courtesy shuttle if arriving between 7:30am and 10:30pm. After 10:30pm, please take a taxi from the airport to the hotel (please keep your taxi receipts so that we may reimburse you).  Transportation will be provided between the hotel and the UCSB campus on the days of the conference.  Please meet in the lobby of the hotel at 8:30AM on Friday and Saturday so that we may drive you to the start of the conference. Transportation will also be provided to and from the dinner Saturday.
 

Driving Directions

To South Coast Inn

From 101 Northbound:
Patterson Ave. exit, to the right
Left on Calle Real (first stoplight), follow road about a mile
Inn will be on your right at corner of Calle Real and Kellogg.

From 101 Southbound:
Fairview Ave. exit, to the left
Right on Calle Real, follow road past several stoplights
Inn will be on your left at corner of Calle Real and Kellogg.

To UCSB from US 101

From 101 Northbound:
take the UCSB/Highway 217 exit
Follow signs to UCSB
Upon entering Henley Gate, keep right and follow Mesa Road to the third traffic light.  At this intersection, turn left onto Ocean Road.  Continue on Ocean Road until you reach Parking Structure 22 on your left.

On May 6th the conference will be held in the McCune Room of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, located North East of the parking garage. On May 7th it will be held in the Loma Pelona Room, located South East of the parking garage. For more information see the attached campus map.

From 101 Southbound:
take the Storke Road/UCSB exit
Drive south (toward the ocean) to a “T” junction with El Colegio Road.
Turn Left onto El Colegio Road and follow it until it intersects with Ocean Road. Take a right on Ocean Road, and follow it until you reach Parking Structure 22 on your left.

On May 6th the conference will be held in the McCune Room of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, located North East of the parking garage. On May 7th it will be held in the Loma Pelona Room, located South East of the parking garage. For more information see the attached campus map.

 

Contact Information:

Stephanie Batiste, sbatiste@english.ucsb.edu
Thomas DeFrantz, defrantz@MIT.EDU
Kristie Soares, ksoares@umail.ucsb.edu (graduate assistant, conference)

Mair Culbreth, culbreth.3@buckeyemail.osu.edu (graduate assistant, travel)