Students from OU’s Contemporary Dance Oklahoma ensemble perform adaptations of poems from Margarita Engle’s The Surrender Tree set to music composed by Caleb Westby, with original choreography by Austin Hartel, Leslie Kraus, and Roxanne Lyst. Followed by a talkback with the creators.
The NSK Prize laureate discusses her life, Cuban American culture, and the contexts of her work at the 2019 Neustadt Lit Festival keynote talk. Margarita Engle (b. 1951) is a Cuban American author of over two dozen books. Born in Los Angeles, she developed a deep attachment to her mother’s homeland during childhood summers with relatives […]