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Arts & Entertainment - April 26, 2019

A Q&A with Kaneza Schaal

'Go Forth' ponders the mysteries of mourning and mortality around the world

by Karla Kane

Kaneza Schaal's "Go Forth" is a multimedia performance piece inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the 3,000-year-old funerary text that gives the soul instructions on how to navigate the afterlife. The performance, which involves photography, film and dance from a diverse range of cultural influences (from African and African American sculptural traditions to pop songs) to portray seven burial vignettes, questions, "how we create space in our lives for the presence of the absent?" Schaal will bring "Go Forth" to Stanford University's Bing Studio on April 26 and 27.

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