Deeper Lecture Series: Alexandra Beller

Feb. 9, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

$5 – $20

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The Deeper Lecture Series is a new talk + Q&A program on Zoom designed to acquaint Gibney’s community of artists and audiences with the most provocative, influential and inspiring minds at work in the arts, humanities and activism.

This interactive discussion proposes that questions might be a tool for changing power. Whether that is an attempt to defuse our own unearned power,  a way to empathize with one another, a way to challenge the systems that hold us in hierarchies, or a way to understand our own motives, questions are an essential tool.

We will ask:

Why is a question a tool?
When should we use a question?
How do we form the ideal tool for a given moment?
What are our questions, both for ourselves, and our neighbors?
Who has the power, and how can asking a question open opportunities to shift power?
Where do our questions come from?

I do not come to this with answers, only more questions, primed for a discussion, self reflection, and a fascination with the power of a question.

About Alexandra Beller

Alexandra Beller, Artistic Director of Alexandra Beller/Dances (2002-present), was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1995-2001. Alexandra has created over 40 original Dance Theatre works, presented at/commissioned by theatres throughout NYC, and companies in Korea, Hong Kong, Oslo, Cyprus, and the US. Alexandra choreographs predominantly for Theatre. Credits: Off Broadway: Sense and Sensibility (Sheen Center, Judson Gym, Folger Shakespeare Library, American Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage), (Helen Hayes Award, Lortel Nomination, IRNE Best Choreography), The Mad Ones (59E59), Bedlam’s Peter Pan (Duke Theatre), How to transcend a happy marriage (Lincoln Center Theatre), Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), As You Like It (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Folger Shakespeare Library), The Young Ladies of… (Taylor Mac), Chang(e) (HERE), Current: Antonio’s Song (CATF, Milwaukee Rep), Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) (La MaMa, and touring), Directing/Choreographing Macbeth. She is on faculty at Princeton, Rutgers, and The Laban Institute for Movement Studies. Alexandra holds a BFA/Dance, MFA/Choreography, and CMA/Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals. She develops courses in Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Directing, Dramaturgy, Choreography, Pedagogy, and more. For more info: www.alexandrabellerdances.org.

All Winter & Spring 2021 Season events will be held online via Zoom. Gibney’s Box Office can be reached via email. For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email Marketing & Audience Services Manager, Kimiko Tanabe, at boxoffice@gibneydance.org.

Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online offerings, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Gibney’s “Deeper Lecture Series” events usually feature live ASL interpreters (see event pages for more details) and live captioning through Otter Transcription is available for all events by request. If you have any questions or access needs, please email us at sarah@gibneydance.org or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) at least 24 hours in advance of the event you plan to attend. If you are hoping to attend an event and would like us to engage the services of an ASL interpreter or audio descriptor, please let us know with as much notice as possible, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Photo by Judith Stuart.