Performances & Events of Interest

A very, very non-comprehensive list of venues to seek out performances for our performance reviews assignment:


Dixon Place

The Kitchen

New York Live Arts

Danspace Project at St. Marks Church

Movement Research at Judson Church

Franklin Furnace

Joe’s Pub


Lincoln Center  (make sure to hack that student ru$h)

Dance Theater of Harlem

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Ballet Hispanico


Glasshouse Project

The Bushwick Starr

The Bell House


Center for Performance Research

MoMA PS1  (especially the “Sunday Sessions” series) [actually it’s in Queens]

Specific Performances that might be relevant to our class (if you have performances to share, e-mail them to me and I’ll add them here)


Any/all of the Spring 2017 CSGS Events. 

There is some seriously good stuff happening this semester.


Paulina Olowska: Slavic Goddesses—A Wreath of Ceremonies

January 26-28 at The Kitchen. Tickets: $20. 

Having often addressed questions of feminism and cultural convention, Paulina Olowska here revisits the work of Zofia Stryjeńska—exploring the visionary Polish artist’s notion of ballet as a “wreath of ceremonies,” and designing costumes after her 1918 painting series Bożki słowiańskie (Slavic Deities) that was based on Slavic folklore and mythology. Katy Pyle, Artistic Director of the Ballez, will be working with Jules Skloot, Lindsay Reuter, Mei Yamanaka, Janet Werther, Madison Krekel, and Charles Gowin to personify Stryjeńska’s goddesses in solos that reactivate classic folk steps. An original score by Sergei Tcherepnin will mix cosmic sounds together with traditional Mazurkas, Polkas, and Oberkas, as well as spiritual disco. Lighting design by Madeline Best with inspirational quotes of Zofia Stryjeńska and Paulina Olowska.


The Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU presents

New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, and Disability

108 W. 3rd St (Lipton Hall @ NYU Law) / Accessible Entrance @ 110 W. 3rd.
Friday, January 27, 2017, 1pm-5pm
For more information and to reserve limited seating, please visit and RSVP:
Artists Candice Lin and Xandra Ibarra

Mel Chen (UC Berkeley)  |  C. Riley Snorton (Cornell) |  Aimee Bahng (Dartmouth)
Jasbir Puar (Rutgers)       |  Mark Rifkin (UNC)             |  Ivan Ramos (UC Riverside)


This symposium pairs recent work in critical indigenous and race studies with disability and queer theories. We will work through important provocations by recent humanists and artists who have turned to the formation of the New World in order to better understand our contemporary moment. These turns force us to account for a deeper sense of history, along with the aftermath of racial logics, colonization, enslavement, resource extraction, the policing of intimacy, and the disablement of bodies/communities. We will explore how to imagine new world orders and futures. What is the responsibility of the humanities and the arts to move forward with the reverberations of the New World? What new world orders can emerge by contending with the “old” New World?

Please e-mail with requests for accommodations.

Sponsors include NYU’s Art & Public Policy; Dean’s Office at Tisch; Asian/Pacific/American Institute; Council for the Study of Disability; Center for the Humanities; Vice Provost’s Office for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity; and NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

include Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Center for Media, Culture and History; Social and Cultural Analysis; Performance Studies; Spanish and Portuguese; Center for Multicultural Education and Programs; Media, Culture, and Communication; and the Hemispheric Institute.


May 11: Approaching Dance Conference @ CUNY Graduate Center