In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed Spike Lee’s controversial film Bamboozled about the representation of Black people in the media and pop culture. In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions, beginning on Thursday, September 29. Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue. Remember to be considerate and...Read More
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Nina Simone on the Duty of an Artist
An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. . . I CHOOSE to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself. That, to me, is my duty. And at this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when every day is a matter of survival, I don’t think you can help but be involved. . . We will shape and mold this country or it will not be molded and shaped at all anymore. So I don’t think you have a choice. How can you be an artist and NOT reflect the times? That to me is the definition of an artist.