Theories of embodiment in performance studies
Seminar by André Lepecki

  • Theories of embodiment in performance studies
    João Fiadeiro, \"Este corpo que me ocupa\", 2008, photo by Patrícia Almeida

This seminar is a follow-up to the open lecture "Performance and corporeality" and it aims at critically discussing some theoretical texts and artworks which have expanded the concept of embodiment.

Particular emphasis will be given to recent practices in performance art and experimental dance, where it becomes clear how a critique of embodiment is a fundamental step towards a general critique of economy, property, authorial function and political authority in neo-liberal capitalism.

Dance critic and curator working mainly in the field of performance studies, choreography and dramaturgy. Lecturer at the Faulty of Performance Studies and the University in New York.

His texts are published in various types of periodicals, he is also the author and co-editor of several important publications on performance arts. Lepecki is a curator of exhibitions and performance art festivals, including the reconstruction of the happening by Allan Kaprow “18 Happenings in 6 Parts” which received awards during the Performa festival in 2009. In 2010, together with Stephanie Rosenthal, Lepecki was the co-curator of the Archive of Dance and Visual Arts from 1960 until present days, which constituted part of the exhibition entitled: “Move: Choreographing You” in Hayward Gallery in London. Lepecki is the author of the following publications: anthology entitled “Dance”(2013), “Exhausting Dance” (2006), and the editor of “Planes of Composition” (with Jenn Joy, 2009), “The Senses in Performance” (with Sally Banes, 2007) and “Of the Presence of the Body” (2004). He is also a member of curator teams of several academic periodicals from the area of performance arts, like “Performance Research” (UK), “Dance Research Journal” (USA), “Choreographic Practices” (UK), ”Revista Dança” (Brazil). His publications on dance and performance are published, among others, in “The Drama Review” (USA), “Artforum” (USA), “October” (USA), “Nouvelles de Danse” (France).
 

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Other archival events from that cycle:

18:00 Lecture Performance and PublicsLecture by Nicholas Ridout Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
17:00 Seminar Audiences, publics, economiesSeminar by Nicholas Ridout Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Performance and the SocialLecture by Shannon Jackson Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
17:00 Seminar Publics, Performance, and Social TheorySeminar by Shannon Jackson Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Performance and DocumentationLecture by Rebecca Schneider Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
16:00 Seminar Neoanimisms and Necropolitics: The Live and the Document in Late Capitalist Time Seminar by Rebecca Schneider Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Performance and BlacknessLecture by Fred Moten Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
17:00 Seminar The Onto-theology of PerformanceSeminar by Fred Moten Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Performance and PoliticsLecture by Bojana Kunst Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Small Auditorium
Pańska 3, Warsaw