October 24: From Storytelling to Storyweaving: Muriel Miguel, A Retrospective

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Thursday, Oct. 24

6:30-8:30 PM

509 Knox Hall, 

606 W. 122nd St.

Muriel Miguel, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of New York's Spiderwoman Theater, talks about her fascinating journey from the Indigenous community of 1940's Brooklyn to her pioneering contributions to the current feminist and Indigenous theater movements in the United States, Canada and around the world. Experience her extraordinary life and work through photos and video from the last 50 years. Miguel will discuss the development of her Storyweaving methodology, which combines storytelling and performance to bridge the gaps between the epic, the personal, the everyday and the ritual.

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Muriel Miguel (Kuna/Rappahannock) is a director, choreographer and actor. She has created one woman shows-Hot 'N' Soft, Trail of the Otter and most recently Red Mother which premiered at La MaMa in 2010. Muriel was an Assistant Professor of Drama at Bard College. She is an instructor of Indigenous Performance at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre (CIT) in Toronto and Program Director for CIT’s Summer Intensive and is a pioneer in the development of an Indigenous performance methodology