Conversations on Cross Cultural Identity in 21st Century Performance

17 Sep 2011
10:00:00 - 14:00:00
Independence Black Box at the Prince Music Theater

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Independence Black Box at the Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary approaches are catalyzing new possibilities in dance and contemporary art-making. The migration of forms, ideas, and perspectives across borders has given rise to a huge variety of inter-cultural work. Leading artists from Africa, Europe, North America, and South Asia discuss their current projects, which raise questions about identity, culture, and our notions of borders. These conversations highlight the perspectives of the artists themselves, and provide a fascinating insight into the ways artists navigate complex ideas of identity.

Moderated by Simon Dove, director of the Herberger Institute School of Dance at Arizona State University, curator of Crossing the Line festival in New York, and former artistic director of Springdance, the international dance festival in the Netherlands.

10 a.m. - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa
10:45 a.m. - Ralph Lemon
Noon - Jayachandran Palazhy
12:45 p.m. - Nora Chipaumire with Ralph Lemon
1:30 p.m. - Open Discussion

Wheelchair accessible