Upcoming Events 

News on upcoming events will be available this Fall


Past Events 

May 28, 2017
Wesleyan University, Middletown,  CT
11:00am; Andrus Field
Wesleyan's 185th Commencement Ceremony
ICPP celebrated the graduating MA Class of 2017. All are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony; tickets are not required. The ceremony will take place on Andrus Field in the center of campus, rain or shine, and will last approximately 2.5 hours. The ceremony may also be viewed online.

For more on Reunion and Commencement 2017 events, click here.

March 2, 2017
Center for the  Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown,  CT
7:00pm; Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Artists as Curators
In this public panel moderated by curator and performance scholar Adrienne Edwards, artists Ralph LemonMeena MurugesanTaisha Paggett, and Julie Tolentino discuss a series of individual and collective initiatives in which artist research intersects with curatorial practice. Join us for this interdisciplinary exchange to explore what we can learn from creative, timely interventions in performance curation to negotiate the epistemological and political challenges of the contemporary. This event is free and all are welcome.

October 1, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA
12:00pm; The Springs
ICPP Meet & Greet followed by LAX Brunch Chats: Building Networks, National Connections
Join us in Los Angeles to catch up with old classmates, meet new friends, or learn more about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance. Hosted by ICPP alumna Miranda Wright (Founder & Curator, Live Arts Exchange/LAX Festival). This event is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.

September 17, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, PA
6:30pm; Bok Bar
ICPP Meet & Greet
Join us in Philadelphia to catch up with old classmates, meet new friends, or learn more about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. Hosted by ICPP alumni Ellen Chenoweth (Freelance Curator, Director of Development and Communications at Pig Iron Theatre) and Mirand Wright (Founder & Curator, Live Arts Exchange/LAX Festival). This event is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.

September 10, 2016
PORTLAND, OR
11:30am; Portland Institue for Contemporary Art
ICPP Meet & Greet followed by Artist Dialogue with Narcissister
Join us at our first regional gathering of the season to catch up with old classmates, meet new friends, or learn more about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. Hosted by ICPP alumni John Andress (Curator of Performing Arts, ICA Boston), Jerry Tischleder (Producing Artistic Director, Risk/Reward), and Miranda Wright (Founder & Curator, Live Arts Exchange/LAX Festival). This event is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.

July 19, 2016
MIDDLETOWN, CT
12:10pm; Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Wesleyan University
FREE Noontime Talk
Through the thrill and unpredictability of live performance, Faye Driscoll aims to create a communal space where the co-emergent social moment is questioned, heightened, and palpable. Driscoll will discuss her work and process, and a question that recently drives her practice: How do we perceive ourselves as participants in the co-creation of our reality? Her work Thank You for Coming: Attendance received its Connecticut premiere at Wesleyan in November 2015 as part of Wesleyan's Performing Arts Series.

January 15, 2016
NEW YORK, NY
1-2:50pm; New York Hilton Midtown, Madison Suite
Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Curatorial Practice
ICPP Program Director Sam Miller, faculty member Judy Hussie-Taylor, Managing Director Pam Tatge, and ICPP alumni will draw upon their work in museums and on campuses, sharing information, strategies and perspectives on performance curation. Alumni panelists include: Lydia Bell (Program Director, Danspace Project), Sarah Curran (Director of Programming and Partnerships, Stanford ARTS), and Juliana Mascelli (co-founder/co-curator, TICKS and Dance Specialist, Performing Arts Division, NEA).

December 12, 2015
PORTLAND, OR
5:00pm; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Kristy Edmunds at NPN
During a break from National Performance Network's (NPN) busy conference schedule, join NPN Keynote Speaker and ICPP faculty member Kristy Edmunds (Executive and Artistic Director, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA) and ICPP alumni Lydia Bell, Jane Gabriels and Jerry Tischleder for an informal discussion highlighting current trends in thinking at ICPP as well as curatorial projects by alumni that stemmed from their studies at ICPP.

December 8, 2015
NEW YORK, NY
6:30pm; Danspace Project, Parish Hall at St. Mark's Church
ICPP in Conversation: Judy Hussie-Taylor and Thomas Lax
Join faculty of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance Judy Hussie-Taylor and Thomas Lax for a conversation centered on innovative and relevant curatorial approaches to developing and presenting time-based art. Judy Hussie-Taylor is Executive Director at Danspace Project and Thomas Lax is Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Together they teach the Curatorial Practice course at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.

November 11, 2015
PHILADELPHIA, PA
5-6:30pm; The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Join us for a panel discussion with ICPP faculty member Nicole Stanton and ICPP alumni Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and Kelsey Halliday Johnson about the current collisions between the moving body and the constraints of real and virtual space. Given the aspirations of so many artists today to cross disciplinary and institutional boundaries, what does a curator need to know to be an effective connector between an artist’s vision and an audience's expectations?

November 11, 2015
VALENCIA, CA
4-6pm; CalArts Center for New Performance
Join ICPP Program Director Sam Miller and faculty member Kristy Edmunds, internationally recognized leaders in the field of contemporary performance, for a conversation centered on innovative and relevant curatorial approaches to developing and presenting time-based art, and the evolution of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.

January 10, 2015
NEW YORK, NY
3:30-5pm; Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Curatorial Practice
Join ICPP Director Sam Miller, in a discussion with ICPP alumni. Panelists will speak on different modes of performance curation, drawing on their work in museum and academic contexts, as well as sharing the vantage point of independent and artist curators. Sam Miller in conversation with John Andress (Public Programs Manager, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston), Sharon Fantl (Assistant Director, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College), and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (Assistant Curator, Humanities and Engagement, New York Live Arts and Co-Director, anonymous bodies II art collective).

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK, NY
3pm; St. John's University
Academic-Museum Collaborations: Educating for the Future
Former St. John's University Dean of The School of Education and Academic Vice President of the Staten Island campus at St. John's, Jerrold Ross, will give the opening keynote talk on "Reconconceptualizing and Strengthening Museum Partnerships," followed by a panel discussion with ICPP Director Sam Miller (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), Carlo Lamagna (NYU Steinhardt), and Danielle Rice (Drexel University).

November 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA
5-6:30pm; The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Black Box/White Cube/Gray Matter
Kristy Edmunds (Executive and Artistic Director, Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA), Judy Hussie-Taylor (Executive Director, Danspace Project), and Sam Miller (President, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) discuss the current collisions between the moving body and the constraints of real and virtual space. Given the aspirations of so many artists today to cross discipline and institutional boundary, what does a curator need to know to be an effective connector between an artist’s vision and audience expectation?

November 17, 2014
TULSA, OK
2-3:30pm; National Performance Network (NPN) Annual Meeting
Idea Forum: Movable Parts: Who's Who?
Panel members, including ICPP faculty member Judy Hussie-Taylor and ICPP alumna Michèle Steinwald, share stories of successes and learning moments for projects where the curator acts as collaborator, the artist as curator, and interactive audience participation. Participants are invited into an open, creative, and directed discussion about innovative ways to mix and match these traditionally separate roles.

Panelists:
Kirsten Olds, Contemporary Art History Professor, University of Tulsa
Michèle Steinwald, Community Engagement Consultant, The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and ICPP alumna
Jorge Rojas, Curator, Low Lives
Shana Berger, Co-Director, Coleman Center for the Arts
Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director, Danspace Project and ICPP founding faculty member

For more information on the annual meeting, click here.

November 13, 2014
WORCESTER, MA
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), Idea Swap
9:30-3:00pm; lunch time discussion
For more information on the Idea Swap, click here.

November 6, 2014
BOSTON, MA
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
6:00pm; during ICA's free Thursday night
Join ICPP alum John Andress, Public Programs Manager and Anna Stothart, Assistant Curator, for an informal conversation on curating performance and time-based work in the museum. Also learn more about ICPP's new graduate M.A. program.

October 22, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
6-7:30pm; panel discussion and Q&A with ICPP alumni Julie Potter, Megan Brian, Randi Evans, and ICPP visiting artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph

 

Image above: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, 2006 world premiere of Ferocious Beauty: Genome, CFA Theater, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University