Cornell University

THROUGHLINE: a multimedia performance

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30pm

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Kiplinger Theater 430 College Avenue, Ithaca

THROUGHLINE: a multimedia performance inspired by Heavy Blue, the album by Alicia Hall Moran

How do black women artists, living lives, striving for excellence, throughout history and throughout the day, take up and create space? How do black women artists move through and travel with each other’s work?

The Atkinson Forum presents THROUGHLINE, a new collaborative work created by four dazzling African-American women creators: 

Mezzo-soprano and composer Alicia Hall Moran, a multi-dimensional artist performing across the genres of classical opera, theater, visual art, and jazz, whose work has been performed at the Whitney and Venice Biennales

Cornell poetry professor and National Book Award finalist Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, widely known for her literary portraits, fine art photography, and lyric videos

Interdisciplinary poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, a Whiting Award recipient whose interdisciplinary work has been featured at museums including the Whitney and MoMA


Sponsored by David R. and Patricia D. Atkinson, the Atkinson Forum in American Studies is held twice a year and brings individuals and groups to campus to enrich the curriculum of the American Studies Program and the cultural life of the university. 


For more information, please contact  Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon,


Event Type

Cultural, Music, Theatre, Performance


English, American Studies Program


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Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

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Open to the public

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