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The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) presents the world premiere of Agua Furiosa from CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater in January 2016. Photo by Tyrone Domingo. Courtesy of CAP UCLA. 

Questions of Practice: Performance Curator Kristy Edmunds on Risk

During a recent conversation at the Center, visiting scholar Kristy Edmunds described to Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center, how she approaches risk in the context of her curatorial work. Her profession continually challenges her to cultivate experiences that help audiences “find their way toward an authentic discovery,” she says.

Visiting scholar Kristy Edmunds describes to the Walker Art Center’s Philip Bither how she approaches risk in the context of her curatorial work. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on March 30, 2015.

Edmunds is the Center’s visiting scholar and is Executive and Artistic Director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Previously, she was the artistic director of the Melbourne Festival and the Park Avenue Armory in New York, Edmunds is recognized for innovation and depth in the presentation of works by contemporary artists, with a particular emphasis on contemporary performing arts. This conversation took place at the Center on March 30, 2015.