Visions&Voices Spring 2013

Flowering Trees

Theme Guides to selected programs from the Spring 2013 Visions & Voices program were created in partnership with USC Libraries faculty and staff.
Look for recommended books and readings on the people, performances and topics covered by these events.
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Photo: Holly Burt from California, USA, "Flowering Trees", University of Southern California, CC BY 2.0

South Coast Repertory: Chinglish (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
January 30, 2013
David Henry Hwang’s Broadway hit shares that when an American businessman arrives in China, the deals involve much more than wining and dining.
Joffrey Ballet (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
February 1, 2013
The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring, recreating the original Ballets Russes production.
Additional topics in guide: Igor Stravinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky, Le sacre du printemps; Guide creator: Stephanie Bonjack.
An Evening with Patti Smith (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
February 5, 2013
American artist Patti Smith shares in an evening of music, poetry and conversation.
Additional topics in guide: Robert Mapplethorpe; Guide creator: Rita Romero.
East West Players: Christmas in Hanoi (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
February 28, 2013
World premiere of Christmas in Hanoi, by Eddie Borey, follows a mixed-race family as they return to Vietnam for the first time after the Vietnam War.
Additional topics in guide: Vietnamese history, Little Tokyo; Guide creator: Ken Klein.
Just Food and Fair Food: A Multidisciplinary Exploration (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
March 1, 2013
The question of just and fair food—the ready availability of fresh, equitably produced, affordable food to all people, regardless of income or place of residence—is the focus of this event which includes Luz Calvo, Paula Daniels, Robert Gottlieb, Oran Hesterman, LaVonna Lewis, and Sarah Portnoy.
Additional topics in guide: Barbara Born, Nicole Carter, Michael Gil, Molly Gray, Linda Peng, Marie-Alise Recasner de Marco, Eduardo Tinoco, Myca Tran, Homegirl Cafe and Catering, Luz’s Decolonial Cooking Club, Mama’s Hot Tamales, Sustainable food; Guide creators: Rita Romero, Chimene Tucker, Sue Tyson.
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Duadamel Conducts Adams (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
March 10, 2013
Based on the New Testament stories of Lazarus and Jesus’s Passion as well as contemporary Latin American poetry, John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary is staged by director Peter Sellars.
Additional topics in guide: Gustavo Dudamel; USC Libraries contributor: Ross Scimeca.
Los Angeles Burning: Memory, Justice and the 1992 Riots (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
April 29, 2013
Fires raged in the USC neighborhood and throughout Los Angeles over several days in April and May of 1992 after an all-white jury failed to convict four LAPD officers for the videotaped 1991 beating of Rodney King. On the 21st anniversary of the verdict, a discussion on these issues will feature Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Dae Hoon Kim and Darnell Hunt.
Additional topics in guide: Christopher Commission, Webster Commission; Guide creators: Beth Namei, Dace Taube.