Open lecture by theoretician Professor André Lepecki
events, singularities, persistence: dance and the age of performance
Kelim Choreography Center in Bat Yam is pleased to host researcher and curator, Professor Andre Lepecki, Chair of the Department of Performance Studies at New York University (NYU). Supported by ARTIS (www.artis.art), the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Tel Aviv, and Outset Bialik Residency Israel.
In this talk, I will address some recent traits in contemporary dance that approximate it to a certain tradition of performance art. By closely attending to the works of several contemporary artists operating in the singular zone between choreography, performance art, body art, video, and exhibition, I will address how three recent strategies in choreography have recast dance's relation with aesthetic and political imaginations. The strategies I will be focusing on in this talk will be: persistence, thingness, and darkness. The artists in focus will include: Trajal Harrell, Julie Tolentino, Ron Athey, Mette Edvardsen, and Ralph Lemon.
Thursday 21st February, 20:00, at Kelim Choreography Center
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