Curating Performance: A Map Drawn to the Scale of the Territory Itself

THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!   the 5th Annual Performance Studies Curatorial Symposium with Nana Adusei Poku, Hendrik Folkerts, Noémie Solomon, Diya Vij, & others to be announced. For more and updated information about this event, please visit here. It is well known that performances are situated temporally and performance […]

Talking with Pêdra Costa

Pêdra Costa (1978) is a Brazilian-German Performance Artist and Visual & Urban Anthropologist based in Berlin and working with queer artists internationally. Through the complexity and fragmented epistemologies from queer communities, their work has built bridges between Performance Art, music, visual art and text, having the body as the main medium. Embodying knowledge almost destroyed […]

Terrifying Drag

a conversation with Faluda Islam & LaWhore Vagistan RSVP: apa.nyu.edu/events This conversation brings together two fabulous US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss a broad array of topics connected to the aesthetics of their practices. Specifically: pastiche as a mode of re-making the world; death as well as conviviality as […]

John Kelly: Underneath the Skin

a performance by John Kelly Tickets: https://nyuskirball.org/events/john-kelly-underneath-skin/ Created and performed by John Kelly, Underneath the Skin, is a new solo work of dance-theater drawn from the life of the societal and sexual maverick, Samuel Steward (1909-1993). A novelist, poet, and scholar, Steward abandoned his post as a staid university professor to reinvent himself as a […]

Wild Bore

a performance with Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez, & Adrienne Truscott Tickets: https://nyuskirball.org/events/wild-bore/ The first rule of making art is don’t respond to your critics. But in the U.S. premiere of Wild Bore, three masters of smart, political and outrageous comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury that has been aimed at baffling, misunderstood […]

March 12: ¡CUÉNTAMELO! ORAL HISTORIES BY LGBT LATINO IMMIGRANTS

¡CUÉNTAMELO! ORAL HISTORIES BY LGBT LATINO IMMIGRANTS a book performance with Reina de Aztlán, Alexandra Cruz Delight, & Juliana Delgado Lopera March 12, Tuesday, 6 to 8 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Join us for a night of celebration featuring performances, visual art, and readings from ¡Cuéntamelo! by Juliana Delgado Lopera. ¡Cuéntamelo! is […]

October 29: AFTER THE PARTY: A MANIFESTO OF QUEER OF COLOR LIFE

a Decolonizing Vision Series talk with Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson October 29, Monday, 6:30 to 8 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, Performance Studies, Northwestern University Presenting material from the new book After the Party: A Manifesto of Queer of Color Life, Chambers-Letson presents a eulogy and a manifesto that stakes out […]

October 23: QUEER TROUBLE IN CARIBBEAN ART & ACTIVISM

a conversation with Rosamond S. King & Angelique V. Nixon October 23, Tuesday, 6 to 8 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Rosamond S. King, English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York Angelique V. Nixon, Institute for Gender & Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad Two award winning artist-scholars […]

April 13/14 :: THE BETWEEN: Couple Forms, Performing Together

The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together an interdisciplinary two-day symposium with keynotes by Lauren Berlant & Kathleen Stewart; Lisa Duggan & Anna McCarthy;Alexandra T. Vazquez & Germán Labrador Méndez; Imre Lodbrog et sa Petite Amie (Barbara Browning & Sébastien Regnier) Presented by the NYU Department of Performance Studies in association with Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory  April 13 & […]