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Wesleyan University's ICPP and Danspace Project to present livestreamed panel on performing arts curation Friday, July 25, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014

Wesleyan University's ICPP and Danspace Project to present livestreamed panel on performing arts curation Friday, July 25, 2014

Wesleyan University’s ICPP and Danspace Project to present livestreamed panel on performing arts curation
 
Participants to include curators from The Walker Art Center, Museum of Modern Art, Danspace Project and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts;
panel to be broadcast on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11am, with keynote address at 3:30pm (EST)
 
Middletown, Conn.—Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) will host a two-day convening of leaders in the performing arts field on the occasion of Wesleyan University and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP)’s new Master of Arts in Performance Curation degree program and the permanent establishment of the Certificate Program in Performance Curation.
 
ICPP has invited performing arts curators and leading field professionals to the Wesleyan University campus on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, 2014, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The convening attendees, facilitated by ICPP Program Director Samuel A. Miller, will discuss topics including creating an artist-centered curatorial practice, and the curator’s role in activating the public imagination around live performance. The discussion will inform the curriculum of the ICPP Master of Arts in Performance Curation program, and Danspace Project's plan for an online publication on performing arts curation and contemporary choreography and performance practice.
 
As part of the convening, Danspace Project and ICPP will co-present two events to be livestreamed from Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts on Friday, July 25, 2014:
 
11am - 12:45pm (EST)
Curating as a verb: What is artist-centered curatorial practice?
Panel discussion with ICPP faculty Philip Bither, Curator of Performing Arts, Walker Art Center; Thomas Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media & Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director, Danspace Project; moderated by Pamela Tatge, Director, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University.
 
3:30pm – 4:15pm (EST)
Keynote Address
by ICPP faculty Kristy Edmunds (Director, Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA)
 
Visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/wescastto view a free, live broadcast of these events. You can also follow these ICPP events on Twitter and Instagram at “wesicpp.”
 
 
About ICPP’s MA and Certificate in Performance Curation
The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance was founded in 2010, and introduced as a pilot initiative in 2011, by Wesleyan graduates Samuel A. Miller and Pamela Tatge, Director of the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Judy Hussie-Taylor and New York’s Danspace Project. ICPP is the first institute of its kind, a center for the academic study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance.
 
Beginning in the summer of 2015, the new MA is a two-year, low residency program that can be pursued concurrently with one’s existing professional responsibilities. The MA is for those who seek a deeper immersion in the theory and practice of performance curation and desire more opportunities for substantive critical writing, as well as those who require an advanced graduate degree to be considered for higher-level positions in the field.
 
Applications for the MA and Certificate programs are available online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/icpp.The deadline for submitting all application materials is Thursday, January 15, 2015.
 
Leadership support for the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
 
For more information about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, please e-mail icpp@wesleyan.eduor visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/icpp.
 
About Danspace Project
Danspace Project presents new work in dance, supports a diverse range of choreographers in developing their work, encourages experimentation, and connects artists to audiences. Now in its fourth decade, Danspace Project has supported a vital community of contemporary dance artists in an environment unlike any other in the United States, the sanctuary of the historic St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, New York.
 
Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW2) provides context for audiences and increased support for artists. Danspace Project's Commissioning Initiative, residencies, guest artist curators, and contextualizing activities and publications are core components of CW2 offering a responsive framework for artists’ works. Since 2010, CW2 has commissioned 86 emerging and established artists, produced eight Platforms, published eight print catalogues and five e-books, launched the cross-disciplinary Conversations Without Walls discussion series, and explored models for public discourse and residencies. For more information about Danspace Project, please visit  www.danspaceproject.org.

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