Join me and dance artists Ishmael Houston-Jones, iele paloumpis, Katy Pyle and Larissa Velez-Jackson on Tuesday, May 21 (7:30pm) at New York Live Arts for Lobby TALKS: Identity Matters: Persona and Politics.
About Lobby TALKS
The spring 2013 Lobby TALKS series kicks of May 14 at 7:30pm with Curating Performance: The New Wave. With a panel of young curators featuring Lydia Bell, Travis Chamberlain, Christopher Lew and Lana Wilson, the discussion will explore the role of live performances in diverse contexts, from historical sites and theaters, to museums and biennials. The series continues with Identity Matters: Persona and Politics on May 21 at 7:30pm. Featuring Ishmael Houston-Jones, iele paloumpis, Katy Pyle, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Eva Yaa Asantewaa, this talk will concentrate on contemporary identity politics and issues that shape perceptions of persona and embodiment. Closing the series will be Feedback: Say it, Mean it, with Megan Byrne, Nicole Daunic, Andy Horwitz and Dean Moss on May 28 at 7:30pm. In this final talk, questions surrounding review-based qualifying systems and forms of feedback will be probed.
Originally created by Dance Theater Workshop, Lobby TALKS create a forum for open and in-depth discourse on contemporary issues in dance and performance. Conceptual themes are investigated, challenged and considered by an invited group of artists, curators, scholars and critics. Discussions are open to all who would like to participate.
All Lobby TALKS take place in New York Live Arts’ Ford Foundation Live Gallery.
Admission is FREE; reservations are not required.
Following the live discussion, Lobby TALKS are available for download on iTunes.New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Manhattan