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September 28, 2016 Visiting artists Ben Sears, baritone, and Brad Conner, piano, present a program from the Gershwin songbook. Join us to find out what makes Gershwin one of the greatest songwriters from the golden age of musical theater. Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m.
September 29, 2016 Three-time Indian national dance champion Prathiba Natesan uses the Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam to delve into the depths of the female psyche. Her Infinite Variety portrays the strengths, vulnerabilities and kaleidoscope of emotions of three characters: a princess, a demoness and an ordinary woman. Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
October 4, 2016 Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. She is an Emmy-nominated producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning show Transparent. Drucker will present a lecture surveying the evolution of her work over the past decade, beginning with post-graduate life and shifting into the alignment of art, production, and activism for the trans* community. Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
October 13, 2016 Author and translator Ken Liu discusses the origin of Chinese science fiction through the translation of western books, and his own translation of the Hugo-award winning novel The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. Liu will also provide some background on translation theory and the modern conception of translation as a matter of cultural negotiation. Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 12:30 p.m.