NYU Performance Studies: Spring 2020
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Brasil Experiments: A Symposium

Join us! You won't want to miss out on this very special gathering of artists, activists, and scholars right here at PS! 
Where: Richard Schechner Studio, 721 Broadway | NYU Skirball Center
When: April 2nd-4th

What is Brasil Experiments? This three-day symposium will gather some of the leading artists, scholars, & activists working in Brasil today to present their work (performance, theater, theory, film, dance, music, poetry, street actions) as modes of reflecting, analyzing, and combating the current social-political conditions crushing the civil society in Brasil. With an emphasis on queer, trans, and black performances and theories, this gathering of voices, bodies, and actions constitutes a collective gesture against censorship, discrimination, and rising authoritarianism  — not only in Brasil but everywhere and anywhere. This event is spearheaded by Performance Studies, with the generous support of NYU Office of Global Research, IPA, Women & Performance, CLACS, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU Skirball, CSGS, and the Department of Museum Studies. Take a look at the full schedule of events. Feel free to come to the full symposium or just one or two sessions. 

Featuring Performances, Lectures and Conversations with:
Ricardo Aleixo, Susana Amaral, Viniciús Arneiro, Barbara Browning, Eleonora Fabião, José Fernando Azevedo, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Karen Finley, Lua Girino, Laura Harris, André Lepecki, Renato Livera, Fabiana Lopes. Luisa Marinho, Michelle Mattiuzzi, Jota Mobaça, Fred Moten, Felipe Ribeiro, Wagner Schwartz, Dora Silva Santana, and Miro Spinelli.Read our participants' bios.


NYU Office of Global Research Initiative, IPA, Women and Performance, NYU Skirball, CLACS, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, CSGS, Dept of Museum Studies

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