7:00pm – 9:00pm
July 20, 2017
Studio G05 at Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand St New York, NY 10002
- $3 suggested donation, open to the public
- RSVP encouraged
Touching the Archive of the Everyday, or why Lesbians Need to break Grammar Rules
This reading group will focus on the writing of iconic dance writer, Jill Johnston, to consider how rhythm and the sensorial move across modes of archiving dance, archiving the everyday, and archiving queer identities. We’ll read three columns written by Johnston, published in The Village Voice, to consider how writing, dance, and affect—specifically lesbian affect—suggest a queer archiving practice. Johnston’s writing will be complemented by reading from lesbian and queer theorist Ann Cvetkovich’s 2003 book, Archives of Feelings.
MELT Reading Groups provide an opportunity to gather socially to discuss critical issues that speak to the work and practices of contemporary dance and movement-based artists. The reading groups are free and are led by various writers, artists and seminal thinkers in our field. Each reading group is anchored by a text or texts made available in advance. Check the website for details and to download readings. RSVP encouraged, space is limited.
ASSISTIVE SERVICES: Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made two weeks in advance of the event by contacting Anna Adams Stark at [email protected] or 212.598.0551 (voice only).