Dr Miguel Mera’s audiovisual dance composition, Morriña, will be presented at the Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival at the Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi from the 17th to the 27th of June 2015. It will be the first in a cycle of three events in June, July and August 2015.
The festival is focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization of identities within different cultural, physical, social, and urban settings. Morriña explores relationships between music and bodily movement, examines how communities hold onto perceptions of particular identities, and considers how memory and nostalgia are distorted over time.
In April Dr Diana Salazar, Lecturer in Music, Admissions Tutor and INTO Link Tutor, travelled to China and Hong Kong to deliver a number of presentations about the Music Department at City University London. She travelled to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Hong Kong where her schedule of activities included speaking at ‘Visit London Roadshow’ events, talking to Higher Education agencies, liaising with INTO regional representatives, visiting School counsellors and prospective students, and delivering interactive workshops. All of the presentations and meetings focused on City’s BMus undergraduate degree and City’s new International Foundation Programme in Music, which is run in partnership with INTO. Highlights of the visit included a performance workshop and presentation with Huafu School students and regional music teachers in Guangzhou (pictured), and the Visit London Roadshow events that brought together education agents and advisors from various regions (Guangzhou event, pictured)
Dr Diana Salazar at Huafu School, Guangzhou
Dr Diana Salazar (centre) with students, staff and invited regional music teachers at Huafu School, Guangzhou
Dr Diana Salazar with educational agent and advisor attendees at the Visit London Roadshow event, Guangzhou