Monthly Archives: August 2010

Acclaimed Chinese Folk Dance Show Visits Boston in First of Two U.S. Stops

“Wind of Colorful Guizhou,” a large-scale traveling show of folk dances from the Guizhou province in China, will be stopping in Boston September 5th for one of only two U.S. performances.

The show’s creator, Ding Wei, was a director of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. In the “Wind of Colorful Guizhou” Wei combines stage art, stunning ethnic costumes, and music and dance to create an awe-inspiring show performed by acclaimed Chinese performers.

Event details:

Sunday, September 5
7:00 p.m.
John Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Click here for ticketing information

Former Rosenberg Visiting Scholar Awarded at Locarno Film Fest

J.P. Sniadecki, a 2009-2010 Rosenberg Institute visiting scholar, and Verena Paravel were awarded “Leopard for Best First Feature” and “Special Jury Prize – Filmmakers of the Present” at this month’s Locarno Film Festival for their film Foreign Parts.

Foreign Parts documents the struggle of a contested Queens, NY neighborhood before its demolition and disappearance under the capitalization of New York’s urban ecology.

Sniadecki and Paravel are both Harvard Film Study Center fellows. Sniadecki’s 2008 documentary Chaiqian (Demolition) focuses on migrant labor and urban space in Chengdu, Sichuan province in China. It received the Joris Ivens Award at the 2009 Cinéma du Réel documentary film festival in Paris and has been shown around the world.

J.P. Sniadecki is a doctoral candidate in the Social Anthropology Department at Harvard University with an emphasis on Chinese society and sensory ethnography, and a former Rosenberg Institute visiting scholar.