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Rape Awareness Through Music, Dance, and Poetry

Aspects of rape and cultural attitudes about women are explored in a multi-media performance called “A Rose By Any Other Name.”

March 21, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—In recognition of rape awareness and Women's History Month, Nancy Hulse, a performance artist and educator, will perform “A Rose by Any other Name” at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at The Cellar Pub in Coxe Hall on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The show explores the many aspects of rape in our culture, including how current and past cultural attitudes about women continue to contribute to rape and violence against women. The event is free.

“A Rose by Any other Name” lasts about an hour and is organized around six performance, music, dance, and video segments illustrating different aspects of rape in our society. The segments are introduced and punctuated by poetry and dialogue where Hulse draws upon her own story as a survivor, as well as her many years of experience working with women and victims of violence.

Hulse produces live, multi-media programs, combining live music, dance, poetry, dialogue, lighting effects, and video projection, dealing with the issues of violence against women. She currently has two shows in production; the other is a program called “That Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady” about relationship violence.

The presentation is sponsored by the Colleges' Women's Collective, with additional funds from the William Smith Deans and the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men.

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