SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE SYMPOSIUM
12-14 ottobre 2006 . NYcity
Three Day International Site-Specific Performance Symposium
Curated by Bertie Ferdman and Frank Hentschker
Special advisor: Elise Bernhardt
A three-day exploration of the phenomenon of site-specific performance.
Site-specific performance has become prevalent and increasingly inventive over the past several years, and has influenced the work of numerous choreographers and theatre practitioners. In the U.S. and Europe, artists and companies are increasingly creating pieces in non-conventional theatre spaces in the streets, architectural landmarks, public transportation, abandoned warehouses and pools, underground tunnels, and empty garages, confronting the public and mixing highly choreographed dance and rehearsed scenes with the spontaneities and idiosyncrasies of the city.
and also in N.Y.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is pleased to present a series of three theme-based self-guided audio walking tours exploring the meaning, reception, and context of public art in Lower Manhattan.
Simply download the tour to your iPod or other MP3 player and start walking.
Tour 1: Art & Security
With public art in Lower Manhattan placed amongst real threats and expressions of state power, how can art contribute to our security, either by acting as a physical barrier to a space or as a symbolic marker of authority?
Tour 2: Art and the Body
Statues of human bodies - public art - seem in some ways bridge a gap between architecture and the body. Join us as we look at the history and context of Lower Manhattan through the lens of bodies in art.
Starts at Federal Hall National Monument on Wall St. between Nassau St. and William St.
Tour 3: Monuments and Memory
On this tour we look at monuments and memorials that aren't just passive things to be looked at. They're active sites which contribute to our collective formation of memory. In the other tours we look at the ways in which public art can define a space. Now we'll hopefully look at how public art defines the way in which we, as a culture, remember.
Starts at The Sphere in Battery Park
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