Movement Research Studies Project: Podcast for “Dance and the Occupy Movement,” January 25, 2012.

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Dance and the Occupy Movement
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
January 25, 2012.

Organized by: Abigail Levine
Panelists: Barbara Browning, Paloma McGregor, Clarinda Mac Low, Edisa Weeks, and Daniel Lang-Levitsky

“Exploring an expanded notion of choreography and how it is related to our social and political organization and discovery of ourselves as individuals working within a temporary collective… circling and questioning around ideas of a moving community.” –Movement Research Festival Spring 2011 brochure

“Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.” –Declaration of the Occupation, NYC General Assembly

Participants in this Movement Research Studies Project discussed the following questions in an open conversation about the Occupy Wall Street political movement. What are the points of contact between experimental, contemporary dance and the Occupy Movement? As spatial and embodied practice? As social investigation and organization? As improvisation and movement? As agents of change? How do and might these moving communities interact? How do we approach (public and private) space in New York City?

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances, and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

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