Alumni Lecture Series

The Performance Studies Alumni Lecture Series invites alumni to share their work and wisdom with the Performance Studies community. This series seeks to continue building relationships between alumni, current students and faculty, foster professional networks, and help students think about the transition after graduation.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Day of Community Symposium | October 19 | 1-5pm

Queer New York and Urban Performance in the 1970's and 1980's

WHEN: Friday, October 19, 1pm-5pm

WHERE: PS Studio, Room 612

Ricardo Montez (M.A. '01, Ph.D. '07) joins a panel held in conjunction with the exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. This one-day symposium will explore queer performance and its relation to New York City’s public spaces in the 1970s and 1980s. Topics range from the street as a contested site of performance art to the urban framework of New York as performing on and for queer communities.

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A performance by Ethan Philbrick (M.A. '12, Ph.D. '18) | October 28

Choral Marx: Manifesto for the Communist Party in Eight Movements

WHEN: Sunday, October 28

WHERE: NYU Skirball

Choral Marx is a singing adaptation of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’s Manifesto for the Communist Party composed by Ethan Philbrick. It is a piece for mixed chorus—mixed not just in terms of gendered voice parts but also in terms of training and ability—made up of vocalists from both the contemporary music scene and socialist organizing communities, accompanied by the composer on cello. Choral Marx re-sounds Marx and Engels’s 1848 critique of capitalism in 2018 and explores the resonance of the Manifesto today.

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