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Sept 26: Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance



Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance

a roundtable discussion with Daphne Brooks, Thomas DeFrantz, Malik Gaines, & Tavia Nyong’o

Thursday, September 26
7 to 9 pm

Daphne Brooks, English and African-American Studies, Princeton

Thomas DeFrantz, Dance and African & African American Studies, Duke University

Malik Gaines, Art, Hunter College

moderated by: Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, New York University

This roundtable will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines, including art history, dance, theater and performance studies to dialogue on the radical potential of black performance as a scene of study. What might performance be able to do if we suspend assumptions about its proper time and location? How might artists, scholars, curators and the public find better ways of getting together for collective study and action? Can radical presence build concrete utopias? Can performance sustain the powerful feelings of love and mutuality that it so frequently evokes in the moment? This panel will explore how black study — both within and beyond the academy — might redraw the maps, and reimagine the histories, of performance art.

Department of Performance Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 621

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Department of Performance Studies; and Grey Art Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information about this event, please contact Performance Studies at performance.studies(at)nyu.edu or call 212-998-1620.

Facebook event page here.



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*** SPRING 2018 EVENTS ***

CSGS spring 2018 calendar

Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

a panel with Fatima Cadre, Nimmi Gowrinathan, & Sujith Xavier, as part of the 10th annual Global South Asia Conference (Feb 23 & 24)

February 24, Saturday
9 to 11 am

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

The Extractive Zone: The Social Ecologies of Cecilia Vicuña

extracive zone

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris

February 28, Wednesday
6 to 8 pm

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

Signs & Grips

Signs & Grips

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

March 6, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th FL
NYC