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Brooklyn-based choreographer Miguel Gutierrez

in conversation with NYU Performance Studies PhD student Jenn Joy

Monday, November 16
7-8:30 PM

NYU Department of Performance Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

NYU’s Department of Performance Studies presents the third event in this year’s Performance Studies Lecture Forum

Miguel Gutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez, an active figure in the New York scene for the past twelve years, is a dance and music artist who creates group work with a variety of dancers, music and visual artists under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, while also making solos. His work includes: enter the seen (2002), I succumb (2003), dAMNATION rOAD (2004), Retrospective Exhibitionist and DifficultBodies (2005), myendlesslove(2006), Everyone (2007), Nothing, No thing, and he instigated the performance/protest/meditation freedom of information. He is twice the winner of a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award: in 2002 for dancing with John Jasperse Company and in 2006 as a choreographer for Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies. When You Rise Up, a collection of his performance writings, will soon be available from 53rd State Press. He teaches regularly around the world and he invented DEEP AEROBICS, an absurd(ist) workout for the leftist imagination revolutionary in all of us..

Jenn Joy is collaborating with choreographer Chase Granoff on The Art of Making Dances, which will premier at The Kitchen in New York City in November 2009. She co-edited Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory and the Global with André Lepecki (Seagull Press, 2009) and her writing has recently been published in Movement Research Performance Journal, Dance Theatre Journal, TDR, Women and Performance, Contemporary, and NYC: Das vermessene Paradies Positionen zu New York (Haus der Kulturen Welt/Theater der Zeit). She is a PhD Candidate in Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts/NYU and teaches at Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design. She founded and directed jennjoygallery in San Francisco from 1997-2000.


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** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

a lecture by Amelia Jones

October 25, Wednesday
6 to 7:30 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612

The Right to Maim

The Right to Maim

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Jasbir K. Puar with panelists Liat Ben-Moshe, Fred Moten, Helga Tawil-Souri, & Hentyle Yapp, with a response by Jasbir Puar

November 3, Friday
5 to 6:30 pm

19 West 4th Street, room 101

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

a performance by Adrienne Truscott, & post-show conversation with Ann Pellegrini

November 10, Friday
7:30 pm

Skirball Center
60 Washington Square South

Listening to Images

Listening to Images

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Tina Campt

November 20, Monday
6 to 8 pm

285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor