Known as the most ephemeral art, dance is also intellectual thought, labor and creative achievement. How do we honor the legacy of dance, its pioneers and innovators? How do we tell the deeper stor(ies) of dance? Who does (or does not) get to shape and tell these stories? How do we preserve the record of dance as a touchstone for future artists and communities?
Circling Back Guides: Maria Bauman, Nicky Paraiso
Part of Gibney’s Center Line series.
Also join us for Long Table: Against Forgetting: Archiving Dance.
Curated and hosted by Senior Curatorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Center Line is a series highlighting issues in the dance community through monthly conversations (Long Tables) and experiential gatherings (Circling Back).
Long Tables conversations adopt performance artist Lois Weaver’s non-hierarchical Long Table format, encouraging informal conversation around topics of concern to the community.
Circling Back events are experiential gatherings, guided by dance community elders, in which artists reflect on themes and ideas from the previous Long Table while sharing wisdom, core values, and ways of living that inform their creative movement practice. Each circle—unique in format and content—will establish respectful, generous and generative space held by the guides and all who attend.
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