2017 Events

December 15, 2017
6:30pm; ODC Theater Building
Performance Ecologies in Curatorial Practices
A conversation with Hope Mohr (Artistic Director, Hope Mohr Dance and curator/producer of The Bridge Project) in dialogue with Julie Potter (Director, ODC Theater) and Sarah Curran (Director, Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts), during NPN in San Francisco. Join us for happy hour noshes in the Mission and a discussion about curatorial practices and projects which entail partnership, shapeshifting among roles in performance making, and a focus on ecologies. We'll look to The Bridge Project, which approaches curating as a form of community organizing and recently completed the Radical Movements project, as well as public engagement and presenting collaborations at ODC Theater as points of departure to explore generating and amplifying cultural and cross disciplinary experiences.

November 9, 2017
7:00pm; Ring Performing Arts Hall
Meredith Monk In Conversation with Judy Hussie-Taylor
Meredith Monk will be joined by Danspace Project's Judy Hussie-Taylor in conversation.

October 14, 2017
11:30am; Bootleg Theater
Thinking and Making / Performance Curation in L.A.
A conversation with Kristy Edmunds, ICPP (Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance) faculty and Executive & Artistic Director of UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, in dialogue with LAX Festival Director Miranda Wright and producer/curator Rachel Scandling.

July 18, 2017
12:10pm; Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Wesleyan University
FREE Noontime Talk
Based in Washington, D.C., Goldie Patrick is a spirited playwright, poet, performer, and teacher of hip hop education and culture. Originally from Detroit, she is a bold advocate for black women and girls, and has gained recognition for her work as founder and Executive Director of F.R.E.S.H.H. Inc.—Females Representing Every Side of Hip Hop. 

July 13, 2017
7:30pm; CFA Theater, Wesleyan University
Ping Chong + Company: Beyond Sacred-Voices of Muslim Identity
The New England premiere of Beyond Sacred (2015), an interview-based theater production by Ping Chong + Company, explores the real-life stories of five young Muslim Americans, from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, coming of age in New York City at a time of increasing hostility towards, and violence against, Muslims in the United States.

July 11, 2017
12:10pm; Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Wesleyan University
FREE Noontime Talk
Cedric Douglas is an artist and designer who integrates graffiti ideology into design and advertising. His work is inspired by everyday life idioms and the subculture of guerrilla or street art. He uses this approach to express his social views on the world. He is the lead artist for the UP Truck, a mobile creative arts lab that engages people in the arts.

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.

January 6, 2017
1:30pm; New York Hilton Midtown
ICPP at APAP Conference NYC
Join our APAP session "EXPLORING DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ON CURATORIAL PRACTICE" on Friday, January 6 1:30-2:50pm in the Hilton Madison Room where speakers from ICPP will draw upon their work in museums and on campuses, sharing information, strategies and perspectives on performance curation, including those from independent and artist curators.