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Forum on Site Specific Performance

April 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - April 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

NEW YORK – NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre will host The Forum on Site-Specific Performance this spring. Allied professionals of all disciplines, emerging artists and community-engaged practitioners are invited to exchange perspectives and collectively envision the future of site-specific work. The event’s dynamic roster features workshops, interdisciplinary panels and innovative performances from creative teams and representatives of organizations such as: 3LD, Accomplice, Community Word Project, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, Spellbound, Trusty Sidekick, Third Rail Projects and more.

Through the mutual re-imagining of space, site-specific work moves beyond traditional notions of art and audience, developing a nuanced relationship between spectator and space, blurring the line between performer and patron. “Site-specific explorations have long been embraced by artist-practitioners across disciplines, particularly as they colla-borate with partners in the field to link performance and community on common ground,” says forum curator Dr. Amy Cordileone. “Through participation in such encounters, stu-dents, stakeholders and artists have the potential to unlock new understanding of the stories imprinted in their surroundings.”

This 4-day event will interrogate art-making processes by and with established artists in the fields of music, visual art, theatre and dance. Sharing creative space through site-specific production, forum participants will engage in transgressive acts, questioning conventional practices and interfacing with live art in non-traditional settings to explore the following:

• As location-driven productions gain commercial visibility, how can we as artists and educators further utilize, build upon and innovate form while re-examining space as opportunity?

• To what extent does technology inform site-specific performance work?

• What can we offer a given space as artists, and what can that space offer us in return?

For more information and to register for the conference, please go to:


April 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
April 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Frederick Loewe Theatre
35 W. 4th Street
New York City, New York 10003

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