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Queerfest features wide range of speakers and activities

By Kellyann Hayes '16 on March 30, 2014

Campus is in full swing again after spring break, and there’s more going on around campus than
ever! Here are some of the events you won’t want to miss.

This week, take part in Queerfest. The annual event kicks off this year with a keynote address by Kye Allums, a trans man who is a Division I athlete. The talk will take place in the Hall of Presidents at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception for all LGBTQ and Ally students, faculty, friends, and partners.

Queerfest activities will continue throughout the week, including a talk by film producer and LGBTQ icon Buck Angel on Tuesday and a brown bag lunch on Thursday with queer performance artist, activist, and sex educator Ignacio Rivera.

End Queerfest with the annual Dragball! All are welcome and dressing across gender identities is welcomed but not required. Grab some friends and head down to the Hall of Presidents to have some fun on Sunday at 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, check out Alternative Cinema: Films of the Body. At 7 p.m. at Golden Auditorium five short Stan Brakhage films that question the relationship between flesh, the human body, and vision will be screened.

These films show a range of intensely private portrayals of human flesh, including the birth of Brakhage’s first child and autopsies at a Pittsburg morgue.

The Brakhage films will be followed by Willard Mass’s 1943 surrealist short  Geography of the Body and Pawel Wojtasik’s 9 Gates, which use extreme magnification to explore the terrors and splendors of the human body.

Head over to Brehmer Theater Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. for University Theater’s
production of August Strindberg’s A Dreamplay.  Director Simona Giurgea, professor of theater, writes that dreams are always more vivid, emotional, and distinct from waking life, and that they restore our capacity to ask old questions anew.

Be sure to stop by to see students stage what is sure to be a memorable performance! For more information, go here.

To see everything else going on around campus and in the community, check out the full Colgate calendar of events.

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