CPR Presents NViLP: (Re)Patterning Performance

June 7-9, 2019
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave

Curated by Lauren DiGiulio

All performances and sessions are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

New Voices in Live Performance invites curators to shape a weekend of performances and events at CPR that highlight creative practices in dance, theater, and performance art. This season will consist of two distinct weekends of work.

(Re)Patterning Performance will bring together artists, curators, and scholars to explore how language can be retooled by the performing body to create new ways of thinking about who can speak, and how. In a series of talks and performances, we will think through methods by which the body can be “re-patterned” to open out into a network of exchange among cultural communities, modes of self, and the ecological environment.


Friday June 7 | 6:30pm

Keynote Address: Hõng-Ân Truong (Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), “Our Bodies Can Bear Almost Anything”

Saturday June 8 | 2pm

2pm: Reading by Sibyl Kempson

Talk by Greta Hartenstein 

3pm: Lecture Demonstrations and Panel

Ilya Vidrin (Harvard University), “Care, Dialogue, and Wearable Tech”

Leon Hilton (Brown University), “Gesture, Wander, Trace”

6:30pm: Recent Poems, a performance by Christopher Knowles

7pm: Reception with DJ session by Christopher Knowles

*Christopher Knowles’s vinyl LP, The Typing Poems (2017) will be available for sale in partnership with White Columns to benefit White Columns and the Center for Performance Research.

Sunday June 9 | 2pm

2pm: Readings and Panel 

Leila Nadir (University of Rochester), “Life After Ruins (Ruderal Ecologies, Ethnic Diaspora, and Creative-Critical Practices Outside the Frame)”

Lakshmi Padmanabhan (Dartmouth College), “notes towards an ethics of inaction

Candace Williams (Poet), “Generative Erasure: A Reading by Candace Williams”

5pm: plural(love), a performance by Kristine Haruna Lee and Jen Goma

Presented with support from the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY

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