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New Possibilities for Performance

ONLINE: Saturday 4 December, 11am–1pm
Pay what you can (£7 suggestion), Free to EOP

BSL interpretation and live captioning​​​​​​​

What is at stake in experiencing performance?

How is this experience mediated, live and direct in close physical contact or mediated and transmitted via technology and screens?

What does it mean to make performance, now in a pandemic and post-pandemic world?

Where is performance made and shown, and by whose authorship?​​​​​​​

This event will explore what is currently at stake in performance across all live contemporary art forms, reflect on the current climate for making and sharing performance and build collective conversations in response to a series of urgent questions and provocations by guest contributors.

Guests include Barak adé Soleil artist, dancer and co-director of Live Art Development Agency, Joe Moran choreographer and director of Dance Art Foundation, Louise O’Kelly curator and founder of Block Universe, Lucie Mirkova, Head of Artistic Programmes at DanceXchange, and SERAFINE1369 dancer and artist.

The event will start with a series of provocations exploring ‘what is at stake in performance now’. With responses engaging with current concerns within choreography, contemporary art, live art, artistic practice and beyond. We will explore what is at stake in the live experience, and what a removed viewing through a screen or device may add or take away from the observer.

The symposium will take place live online, and will include BSL interpretation and live captioning. ​​​​​​​

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