News and Events
ICPP Intern: The ICPP is looking for an intern for the 2013–14 session. For more information, see the full description here.
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3pm-4:30pm: Join Samuel Miller, founder and director of ICPP, and recent ICPP graduates Lydia Bell, Development and Curatorial Associate at Danspace Project, Sarah Curran, Programming Director at the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Producing Associate in Humanities Engagement at New York Live Arts, at the ICPP's "Special Interest Session: Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP)" at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference in New York City. Mr. Miller and the panelists will discuss ICPP, share their experiences, and answer questions.
Friday, January 11, 2013, 1pm-3pm: Hear from ICPP faculty at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference in New York City. The panelists at ICPP's conference-wide forum, "Trends in Curatorial Practice in Performance," will discuss the ways in which curatorial practice in performance is evolving in the face of new technologies and a newfound interest in performance in a museum context, as demonstrated by the inclusion of performance in the 2011 Whitney Biennial, in the fall 2012 performance program at MoMA curated by Ralph Lemon, and in recent cross-disciplinary exhibitions and performances including Eiko & Koma's Retrospective Project. Panelists: Samuel Miller, founder and director of ICPP and president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC); Pamela Tatge of the Center for the Arts (CFA) at Wesleyan University; Judy Hussie-Taylor of Danspace Project; Kristy Edmunds of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA; Philip Bither of the Walker Art Center; and Doryun Chong of MoMA.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2-3:30pm: Hear from ICPP faculty at the National Performance Network's (NPN) annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Samuel Miller, founder and director of ICPP, and Judy Hussie-Taylor, executive director of Danspace Project and ICPP faculty member and program advisor, will be joined by Jerry Dannemiller (ICPP '12) and Michele Steinwald (current ICPP student). The past few years have seen heightened interactivity between the performance, media, and visual arts. How are the curatorial practices of artists, presenters, and others reflective of these changes and how is ICPP, as one of a number of professional development programs recently brought to life, responsive to the current environment? Samuel Miller will discuss the origins of ICPP, its work and its goals. Attendees will also learn about the opportunities for funding through NPN's Mentorship and Leadership Initiative (MLI) from Michele Steinwald, an MLI grantee and current ICPP student. Registration required (http://npnweb.org/site/annualmeeting2012).
Monday, October 29, 2012, 6:30–8pm: Join David Milch, ICPP Program Coordinator, and current and recent ICPP students for a panel discussion of trends in curatorial practice in performance and an informational session about ICPP at the ODC Theater Building (3153 17th Street) in San Francisco, CA. For more information and to RSVP, please email email@example.com with "SF" in the subject line.
Monday, October 15, 2012: Applications for 2013–2014 available online.
Friday, January 20, 2012, 6:30pm-7:30pm: "Looking to New Curatorial Models"
Join Lydia Bell for an informational session about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University. Lydia is an ICPP student and an ICPP Curatorial Fellow with Danspace Project. Inkub8, NW 1st Place, Miami
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 6:30pm-8pm: "Curatorial Approaches to Presenting Time-Based Art." Join faculty and students from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University in a discussion about curatorial approaches to presenting time-based art. Founded in 2010, the ICPP brings together artists, curators, scholars, presenters and cultural leaders for an intensive, nine-month, low-residency academic program with instructors from Wesleyan, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Danspace Project, and the Walker Art Center. Panelists include Doryun Chong (Faculty, ICPP and Curator, MoMA) Judy Hussie-Taylor (Faculty, ICPP and Executive Director, Danspace Project), Jaamil Kosoko (Student, ICPP and Artist based in Philadelphia), and Ben Pryor (Student, ICPP and Curator/Producer based in New York). Gibney Dance Center, Studio 1, 890 Broadway at 19th Street, NYC
January 8, 2012, 8am–9am: "An Introduction to Wesleyan's Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP)" with Sam Miller (President, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) and Pamela Tatge (Director, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts) New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street, Concourse D
January 6, 2012, 1pm–3pm: "Trends in Curatorial Practice in Performance" with Philip Bither (Senior Curator of Performing Arts, Walker Art Center), Kristy Edmunds (Executive and Artistic Director, UCLA Live) and Judy Hussie-Taylor (Executive Director, Danspace Project), moderated by Sam Miller (President, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) and introduced by Pamela Tatge (Director, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts) New York Sheraton, 811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street, Riverside Ballroom
October 18, 2011: Applications for 2012–2013 available online
July 9, 2011: The inaugural ICPP two week on-campus intensive starts today! The first class of students, drawn from 44 initial applications, includes 17 festival programmers, artists, choreographers, museum and arts administrators, grant-makers, producers and managers. The students are drawn from 9 different states—California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.—as well as from Canada and Japan. Instructors and guest lecturers include ICPP Program Director Samuel A. Miller; Wesleyan professors Katja Kolcio, Claudia Tatinge Nascimento, and Nicole Stanton; and field professionals Doryun Chong of the Museum of Modern Art, Philip Bither of the Walker Art Center, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director of Danspace Project, Kristy Edmunds of UCLA Live, and ethnomusicologist Steven Taylor. The artists in residence this summer are choreographers Kyle Abraham and Trey McIntyre, writer, curator, performer and choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones, and dancer/choreographer Ralph Lemon, Artistic Director of Cross Performance.
April 28, 2011: Kristy Edmunds, the newly appointed Executive and Artistic Director of UCLA Live in Los Angeles, joins the ICPP faculty. Edmunds will guest-teach for the course "Entrepreneurial Strategies," and serve as an adviser to the program.
April 2 & 9, 2011: ICPP co-presents informal conversations on Eiko & Koma's new living installation, Naked, at the Baryshnikov Art Center (BAC), in association with BAC, Asia Society, and Danspace Project. Speakers include ICPP instructors Judy Hussie-Taylor and Doryun Chong.
January 25, 2011: Danspace Project announces partnership with the ICPP, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation says: "The creation of ICPP is a thrilling advance for the presenting field. The founding partners bring tremendous artistic sensitivity, intellectual rigor and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by performing arts organizations today. We are honored to support this project, which promises to have a profound effect on both current and future performing arts curators."
January 21, 2011: Visiting artists for summer 2011 are announced. The ICPP welcomes Ralph Lemon, Trey McIntyre, Ishmael-Houston Jones, and Kyle Abraham.
January 7 & 9, 2011: ICPP at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference in New York, NY
December 6, 2010: This week, Program Director Sam Miller will travel to the Southwest to do presentations on the ICPP at the National Presenters Network (NPN) and Major University Presenters (MUP) conferences.
November 15, 2010: ICPP is on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WesICPP
November 2, 2010: Presentation on the ICPP, by Program Director Sam Miller, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
October 15, 2010: Applications for 2011 available online
September 20, 2010: Download press release announcing the ICPP Professional Certificate Program.
September 11, 2010: Presentation on the ICPP, by Program Director Sam Miller, at the TBA Festival in Portland, Oregon.
Image: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, 2006 world premiere of Ferocious Beauty: Genome, CFA Theater, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University