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Schedule

February 2
Technology and Pop Culture in Performance
Conceived by Greer Dworman With AUNTS, Steve May, Neal Medlyn and more TBA


Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Full title: [Technology and Pop Culture in Performance: how are we feeling?] Obviously not everything matters to all people BUT The Biebs and The Kardashian-Wests and #memes and The Apple Watch, these things are giving us information about where we are and who we are. Engaging with popular culture, as opposed to discounting it, asks us to think about our present moment more multi-dimensionally. In this conversation with invited artist speakers, let us unpack a combination of popular media trends, iconography and the #internet with live, experimental performance and the potential for true resonance in this work.

March 1
Band of Outsiders: WOMEN

Organized and Moderated by Sam Kim

With Lorene Bouboushian, Moira Brennan, Sheila Lewandowski, Noopur Singha, Adrienne Truscott

Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Women dominate the dance and performance field in numbers, but not in visibility, ‘success,’ or positions of power. Let’s keep the issue at the forefront and explore how to rectify this. One of the biggest untapped resources is women helping and supporting other women more vocally and consciously—as the majority, our collective efforts would have a massive impact on leveling the field. In this panel, we’ll discuss how to effect change and meaningfully support the majority of our fellow practitioners. Any gender expression is welcome and all are encouraged to participate.


March 22
MR AIRS @ CPR
Alex Escalante, Erin Ellen Kelly, Yanghee Lee, Jen McGinn, Antonio Ramos, Melinda Ring, Gwen Welliver, and Nami Yamamoto

Center for Performance Research, 8:00 pm
361 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Movement Research Artists in Residence present work at CPR’s Performance Studio Open House

April 5
Puppetry and Dance

Conceived by Nami Yamamoto

With Patti Bradshaw, Chris Green, Dan Hurlin, Christopher Williams, Nami Yamamoto

Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Panelists will discuss their various perspectives on the integration of puppetry and dance in live performance. Like dance, puppetry is a hands-on, physical art form. What happens when the puppet appears onstage? This conversation will explore how artists are bringing these two forms together in unique ways and how they complement and inform one another. 
 


May 11
Body Disrupt

Initiated and moderated by Kathy Westwater
With Mat Fraser, Petra Kuppers, Marissa Perel, Cathy Weis, and Wendy Whelan

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 6:30 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Artists with disabilities and artists whose work disrupts normative notions of what constitutes a dancing body will come together in conversation. We will consider the artistic work of the panelists and how it opens up possibilities for dance to move beyond narrow historical paradigms to include a more expansive range of physical experience and formal content.

June 7
Festival Studies Project: PASSAGE
Festival Curated by Aretha Aoki, Elliott Jenetopulos, Eleanor Smith and Tara Aisha Willis
Moderated by Risa Shoup with panelists Anna Carapetyan, devynn emory, Robert Kocik, and iele paloumpis.

Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

This Studies Project will bring together dance artists who also work in the field of care-giving: end-of-life, beginning-of-life, navigators of illness and wellness. Why do many dancers become doulas? What is the overlap between guiding bodies through the cycles of life, and guiding bodies through space? What is it that draws dance artists to this profession? How do we acknowledge the specific needs of different communities and that all care is not equal/universal?

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