A very, very non-comprehensive list of venues to seek out performances for our performance reviews assignment:
Lincoln Center (make sure to hack that student ru$h)
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)
There is some seriously good stuff happening this semester.
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.
New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, and Disability
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?
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.
Co-sponsors 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.