Partners / Center for World Performance Studies

Haleem (left – ZCCD collaborator), Masimba Hwati (ZCCD), and the Center for World Performance Studies is Ingrid Racine, and Michael Gould at ZCCD.

The “Jit Exchange” program was made possible with all the hard work put in by Ingrid Racine and the support from Michael Gould from the Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS). Working with Elizabeth James, who made the connection, the center was able not only match the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant we received in 2017, but added more to make it more successful. The center also worked with Institute for Humanities, Residential College, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, with support from the King Chavéz Parks Visiting Professors Program and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The CWPS was established in 2000 to serve the needs of faculty and a student body with an interest in the discipline of Performance Studies, expressly through a global lens. Since that time, CWPS has worked to offer a multidisciplinary space for artists, performers, scholars, and the community for intellectual interactions and public performances. As part of the University of Michigan’s Residential College, CWPS is situated at an exciting intersection of scholarly, creative, community and critical practices.