Symposium: Is there a “new” American avant-garde? / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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Symposium: Is there a “new” American avant-garde?

Critical approaches to contemporary experimental American practices

Made in USA


18 NOV 2016
19:00-21:00
Upper Stage
Leading American scholars will investigate contemporary experimental artistic practices in the USA questioning their impact on history, identity and the everyday life.
Free admission
Can the current political and social turbulences in the American and global level transform the very notion of the avant-garde?  Can cyborg theatre re-imagine onstage bodies but also radically reconstruct personal and collective narratives? How experimental choreographic practices overcome gender binaries and challenge disciplinary and institutional frames while exploring new modes of communication and perception? Which are the structural similarities between Performance Art and Celebrity Culture?
 
Leading American scholars will investigate contemporary experimental artistic practices in the USA questioning their impact on history, identity and the everyday life.

credits

With: James Harding, David Savran, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Miriam Felton-Dansky, Philip Auslander
Curated and Μoderated by Katia Arfara


James Harding, Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park & research fellow at the Freie Universität, Berlin
The Invisible Vanguard: Reflections on Political Movements and Contemporary Avant-Garde Formations.
 
David Savran, Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre at The Graduate Center City University of New York
From the Wooster Group to Richard Maxwell
 
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Head of Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Roehampton, London
Intermedial Contexts in "New" American Performance
 
Miriam Felton-Dansky, Assistant professor of theatre and performance at Bard College & Theater critic for the Village Voice 
Choreographic Collisions: Gender, Performance and the Institution
 
Philip Auslander, Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
The Fame: Performance Art and Celebrity Culture

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The symposium will be held in English.

Entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.

The symposium will be live streamed on sgt.gr.
The video will be available after the end on the VIDEOS tab.

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WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE U.S. EMBASSY IN ATHENS

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