3:30pm – 6:00pm
July 8, 2019
131 E 10th St New York, NY 10003
This workshop is a compositional interrogation and an interrogational composition. We will consider our partialness and our specificity, troubling the deep grooves of authorship, identity, and representation. Through improvisational movement scores, choreographic studies, writing, and dialogue, we will gather around such questions as: How have I composed myself in order to compose? How have systems of power composed me to compose myself? What is it that I habitually relegate to the background while dancing, or in order to dance? What do I assume to be stable in order to produce mobility for myself? What does my dancing (re)produce? Can I become aesthetically clearer and (yet) less legible to a normative (or normativizing) gaze? How can I refuse to reproduce the lines of whiteness?
The following texts will frame our discussions. Please read them before our first meeting.
- Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology, Chapter 3: The Orient and Other Others
- José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia, Chapter 4: Gesture, Ephemera, and Queer Feeling: Approaching Kevin Aviance
- Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda, “On Whiteness and The Racial Imaginary” – https://lithub.com/on-whiteness-and-the-racial-imaginary/
Participants will be e-mailed the readings when they register.
You can explore the full schedule for Summer MELT 2019 here. Stay tuned for schedule updates and announcements.
We currently have multi-workshop pricing available, so you receive a discount when you register for 3 or more workshops:
Register for 1-2 workshops here.
Register for 3-5 workshops and receive #10% discount here.
Register for 6-8 workshops and receive 12% discount here.
Register for 9-14 workshops and receive 15% discount here.