Oct 27th 2019

A panel of curators and scholars including Elisabeth Lebovici, Mlondi Zondi, January Parkos Arnall, and Hendrik Folkerts as moderator collectively envision next steps for dance in the museum, a widely discussed and visible practice in 21st century museum curation. Often the work of choreographers and dancers in gallery and museum spaces is focused on particular forms of dance, rooted in the American and European neo-avant-gardes of the 1960s–70s and 1990s, and the panel will reflect on how “dance in the museum” might become a more inclusive and encompassing practice. Lebovici is an art historian and critic; Zondi is a performer and PhD candidate in Performance Studies; Parkos Arnall is a curator at the MCA; and Folkerts is the Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

This program is part of “Between Gestures,” a one-week festival connecting Chicago to international contemporary performance and dance through performances, workshops, conversations, and screenings, proposed by the Cultural Service of the Consulate of France in Chicago and the Goethe Institut Chicago.

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