What the Heart Remembers
USF’s School of Theatre & Dance is presenting "What the Heart Remembers: The Women and Children of Darfur" from November 16-21. University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how a pair of professors and a dedicated cast and crew has put together a dance-theatre performance that focuses on war and genocide.
An original dance-theatre piece making its debut at USF this week takes on the subject of civil war with a sense of beauty and horror. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at "What the Heart Remembers: The Women and Children of Darfur."
Fanni Green, USF Theatre Professor & writer/director of What the Heart Remembers: The Women and Children of Darfur, says the work was a year and a half in the making. She also talks about some of the challenges the creative team faced.
Jeanne Travers, USF Assoc. Professor of Dance, speaks about what she had to do to choreograph a dance performance based on genocide. She also talks about how the performance brings the USF School of Theatre and Dance together.
We re-introduce you to USF senior student Zo Vallejo-Bryant (University Beat Bobby and the Chimps 2/16/09), who plays a variety of roles in What the Heart Remembers.
For show times and ticket information:
USF Theatre Box Office 813-974-4323
Performance information with schedule of symposium speakers
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.