Sun, 18 October 2009
Studies Project: Private Dancer, Movement Research Festival: Spring 2009
co-produced by LABA, the National Laboratory of Jewish Culture
April 28, 2009; 14th St. Y; 6pm
Panel discussion and public dialogue about new economic notions in performance practice. Moderated by Thomas F. DeFrantz, director of Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT and director of SLIPPAGE, a multi-disciplinary arts collective in residence at MIT. Panelist Randy Martin is Chair of the Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School; panelist Chris Elam is director and resident choreographer of Misnomer Dance Theater; panelist Jmy Leary is a dancer around town.
Thu, 15 October 2009
Studies Project: Artists Speaking Face to Face
Moderated by Barbara Bryan
3.3.09, Dance Theater Workshop Studio, 5:30 pm
This evening was initiated by Stephen Petronio as a way to begin a conversation between artists of various generations. There is no agenda, no motive other than the desire to frame a way in which to listen to what artists might say to each other, hopefully on an ongoing basis. Are the issues that interest us as artists related as we travel through our careers? We practice, perform, and tour next to each other, often competing against each other for an ever shrinking pool of resources. We rarely, however, have a chance to speak to each other. This evening is a simple way to have a dialogue with each other and above all to get to know each other face to face. Panelists include Wally Cardona, Ann Liv Yound, Elizabeth Streb, Nora Chipaumire and others.
Direct download: artists_speaking_face_to_face_3-3-09_full_edited.mp3
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Wed, 14 October 2009
Studies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism
New ways of engaging with art and artists have gone mainstream, and the artists and their audiences are active in online communities that are democratic, participatory, and user-directed. Is the age of a singular opinion holding substantial sway over? How does one person's experience of a work, no matter how informed that person is, compare to the rich discussion (in words, movement, video, images, music, links, rehearsal, residencies, showings, and live presentations) that takes place over the life of a dance? What purpose does dance criticism, in its current form, retain? And how do we bring about the change that the institutions resist? Panelists will include Laura Colby, Maura Donohue, Doug Fox, Marc Kirschner, Jaki Levi, Eric Ost, David Parker, Sarah A.O. Rosner, Paz Tanjuaquio, Eva Yaa Asantewaa and others.