Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dan Fishback's got what you need


Needing It: Performance in the Queer Community Tradition

a workshop with Dan Fishback

Tuesdays, February 28-April 10 (7pm-9pm)
FREE - participants must apply by January 3
Note: no class on March 20, additional class on Wednesday March 14 
Students will develop solo performances based on their personal obsessions and political impulses, all the while exploring the recent history of queer performance in New York City. Performance artist and instructor Dan Fishback will work closely with students to move beyond conventional notions of "self-expression" and "autobiography" to something more primal and satisfying.
Using traditional queer performance as a reference point, students will be encouraged to find new artistic language to stage their most vital urges. This seven-session class will be followed by a public live performance at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange on Saturday, April 14, where each student will present finished work.
Learn more here.
Students of all ages, races, genders and sizes are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, which is on the 2nd and 3rd floors of its building, lacks an elevator and cannot accommodate students with mobility issues. Students must be prepared to work on assignments outside of class. All students MUST attend every session AND the public performance on April 14. Students do not have to identify as queer, as long as they identify as being part of a queer community.
Application Instructions:
Please write a letter to the instructor, Dan Fishback. Explain why you want to take this class, and give a brief history of your artistic pursuits. (You will not be judged by the quantity or stature of your achievements.) If you do not identify as queer, please explain how you relate to queer community or queer performance tradition. Include your name, email address and phone number.
Please write or paste your letter into the body of an email, and send that email with the subject heading "APPLICATION FOR DAN FISHBACK CLASS."
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

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