The Muse of Urban Delirium: How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities into Centers of Cultural Innovation | Wilson Center
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The Muse of Urban Delirium: How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities into Centers of Cultural Innovation

Webcast available

Webcast Recap

The Muse of Urban Delirium is a collection of essays that seeks answers to the challenges of urban diversity, conflict and creativity by examining the emergence of musical and theatrical originality-to include opera, dance, theater and music-in a series of specific cities at particular times. It explores the relationship between those creative minds who sought to define their communities and their urban muses.

Musical Performance by The DC Legendary Musicians featuring Manny Kellough and the Jazz All Stars 

 

Reception to follow.

Speakers

Keynote

  • Blair A. Ruble

    Distinguished Fellow
    Former Wilson Center Vice President for Programs (2014-2017); Director of the Comparative Urban Studies Program/Urban Sustainability Laboratory (1992-2017); Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) and Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Resilience (2012-2014)

Panelists

  • Maurice Jackson

    Fellow
    Associate Professor of History and African American Studies and Affiliated Professor of Performing Arts (Jazz) at Georgetown University
  • Barbara Lanciers

    Director, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, NY