Hancher Presents

S2, Episode 5 - Sing, Dance, Fly | NYC Ballet MOVES | The King & I | A Superhero for Generation Why

Oct. 27, 2017

Chuy and Micah are back in the studio - but only briefly! - recapping two recent Hancher performances, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I and an evening of dance performed by NYC Ballet MOVES. Listen in to hear them discuss the value of revisiting classic works in contemporary contexts. Then stick around to hear author G. Willow Wilson's lecture, A Superhero for Generation Why, given at Hancher on Sunday, October 8. G. Willow Wilson is a superhero who employs her literary powers to address pressing issues including religious intolerance and gender politics. In fiction, nonfiction, and comics, the American convert to Islam has distinguished herself as a writer of remarkable originality and insight. In her lecture, Wilson uses the challenges Ms. Marvel—a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager—faces as a parallel for the challenges of a misunderstood generation: the millennials. She discusses the genesis of Ms. Marvel, her roots in the historical science fiction/fantasy tradition, and the significance of writing a superhero for a millennial (and wider) audience.

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