The School for Temporary Liveness

Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts
251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary Liveness September 25–October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary ... more

University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary Liveness September 25–October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary Liveness, featuring a new commission by Isabel Lewis and a live performance album from nora chipaumire, September 25–October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. This project marks the Art Alliance at University of the Arts’ programmatic debut. The events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration for programs will be available at www.temporaryliveness.org in mid-August. The School for Temporary Liveness is a week-long series of performances, workshops, lectures, and conversations inhabiting the poetic frame of a school. Supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, The School for Temporary Liveness brings together an international roster of artists and scholars working in dance, visual art, poetry, music and more, including nora chipaumire, Isabel Lewis, Colin Self, Simone White and Jackie Wang, among others. Open to the public from 4 to 10pm daily wi... more

University of the Arts School of Dance
presents
The School for Temporary Liveness
September 25–October 2, 2019
at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts

University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary Liveness, featuring a new commission by Isabel Lewis and a live performance album from nora chipaumire, September 25–October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. This project marks the Art Alliance at University of the Arts’ programmatic debut. The events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration for programs will be available at www.temporaryliveness.org in mid-August.

The School for Temporary Liveness is a week-long series of performances, workshops, lectures, and conversations inhabiting the poetic frame of a school. Supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, The School for Temporary Liveness brings together an international roster of artists and scholars working in dance, visual art, poetry, music and more, including nora chipaumire, Isabel Lewis, Colin Self, Simone White and Jackie Wang, among others. Open to the public from 4 to 10pm daily with a 24-hour cycle over the weekend, The School for Temporary Liveness consists of three zones of encounter: The Classroom, The Library and Study Hall, and invites anyone who participates to consider themselves a student, and to engage in new forms of spectatorship and ways of being together.

“If we think of the whole operation of a school as a performance, how does that change the ways we teach and learn, or what we think of as knowledge?” said curator Lauren Bakst. “The School for Temporary Liveness engages the theatre of a school while looking to performances themselves as sites of knowledge, so that we might engage with the public in critically reflecting on and imagining what a school can do and be.”

The Classroom hosts a new commission by Isabel Lewis, who will create a site-specific piece bringing together the work of Berlin-based musical entity LABOUR, scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center, and local musicians and Philadelphia-based dancers. The Classroom is a contemporary social ritual through which various bodily and sensorial knowledges are discovered and experienced.

The Library is home to nora chipaumire’s #PUNK 100% POP N!GGA, a three-part live-performance album inspired by chipaumire’s formative years in Zimbabwe during the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. It explores the sonic ideologies of punk, pop and Congolese rumba, through the iconic artists Patti Smith, Grace Jones and Rit Nzele, respectively. Each part is embedded with a lecture or history lesson that explores how knowledge can be shared through live performance.


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The School for Temporary Liveness

The School for Temporary Liveness
09/25/2019 04:00 PM
Wed, September 25
4:00PM
$
251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts

251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Schedule

September 25, Wednesday 4:00PM
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Category

Dance

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