Upcoming Workshop with Claudia La Rocco


a workshop with Claudia La Rocco

May 16-19, 2013
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway


Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Learn more about Claudia and her work…

Check out this Critical Correspondence interview by Marissa Perel: “Renowned dance critic Claudia La Rocco discusses her journey into the profession, the culture clash between the dance and visual art worlds, her hunger for discussion about performance and the invention of P-Club, and why the starving artist model is gross.”

And read some of Claudia’s writing on The Performance Club: This piece based on Claudia’s Impulstanz workshop, and this poem written as part of a collaboration with Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell for the O,Miami Poetry Festival.

Claudia La Rocco is the founder of thePerformanceClub.org, which focuses on criticism as a literary art and won a 2011 Creative Capitol/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, guest teaches internationally (including ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival) and contributes to such publications as Artforum.com, The Brooklyn Rail and tanz. She is a member of the Off The Park poetry press, and her current interdisciplinary collaborations include projects with the visual artist Thomas Micchelli and the choreographer Karen Sherman. She has had residencies at Mount Tremper Arts, Arizona State University and, this summer, Headlands Center for the Arts.

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