Friday, January 6, 2012

Dance and the Occupy Movement

Dance and the Occupy Movement

Wednesday, January 25 (7:30pm)

Organized by Abigail Levine

Jimmy's no. 43, in the backroom
43 East 7th Street
between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Manhattan
Exploring an expanded notion of choreography and how it is related to our social and political organization and discovery of ourselves as individuals working within a temporary collective...circling and questioning around ideas of a moving community.
--Movement Research Festival Spring 2011 brochure
Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.
--Declaration of the Occupation, NYC General Assembly
What are the points of contact between experimental, contemporary dance and the Occupy Movement? As spatial and embodied practice? As social investigation and organization? As improvisation and movement? As agents of change? How do and might these moving communities interact? How do we approach (public and private) space in New York City? Barbara Browning, Daniel Lang-Levitsky, Paloma McGregor, Clarinda Mac Low, and Edisa Weeks open a conversation about this creative political moment.

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