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Questions of Practice: Choreographer and Dancer taisha paggett on the Relationship Between Art and Politics

Choreographer and dancer taisha paggett talked with us about her artistic practice and the ways in which her art grapples with public life and what she describes as the “political landscape of being.” Paggett told us, “I started making work to understand and maybe even reinvent how I move through the world and how…bodies on the margins move through the world.” Hear more in the video below.

taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. Her work has been presented in the 2017 Center-funded project Endless Shout at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Danspace Project, among others.