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What Is Queer Performance? Luke George Workshop

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Event:
What Is Queer Performance? Luke George Workshop
Start:
June 11, 2014 7:00 PM
End:
June 11, 2014 9:00 PM
Cost:
$10
Organizer:
Li Cata
whatisqueerperformance@gmail.com
Updated:
May 17, 2014
Venue:
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone:
646 457 0859
Address:
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83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Queer Performance WKSHP

Queer theory meets the queer body in these workshops. This smattering of queer artists bridges queer writing practices with queer bodybased practices. Drawing upon the varied performative interests and inspirations of the teaching artists, the workshops touch upon text, sound, witchcraft, impulse, free association, and movement.

These workshops are for folks with none to a lot of performance experience. Come see what inspirations and mini-spectacles are always-already burgeoning in your queer bodies.

Workshops are $10 each, all money goes to support the teacher and the space. Drop-in or take all of them. Space is very limited, so pre-registration strongly encouraged. Please send an email with your name and a quick tidbit about yourself to whatisqueerperformance@gmail.com. Curated by Li Cata.

 

LUKE GEORGE / WEDNESDAY JUNE 11TH/ 7PM – 9PM

 

WISQ luke

For this workshop I am interested in exploring how we experience the unseen things in our bodies, in ourselves, that transmit between our body and others, and how this unfolds into a practice of performing and being seen, and then how being a performer is also being a maker, and being an audience.
We may or may not experience and explore:
mind
body
energy
sensing
touching
drawing
writing
talking
sounding
imaging
imagining
presence
presenting
‘reading’
perceiving
how we see body/s
how we are seen
experiencing our performing
performing our experiencing
the choreography of performing
the transmittance of information between bodies
firing into our intuition, imagination, criticality, receptivity and our playfully ferocious creativity
a field of enquiry that is about being a person, being a body, being a performer, being a watcher, being a maker, being queer.

 

 

 

BIO

Luke George is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts – Dance. He has been collaborating and performing on new works since 1999 by artists in Australia: Chunky Move, Stephanie Lake, Jo Lloyd, Shelley Lasica, and Phillip Adams BalletLab. Europe: Frances d’Ath (Berlin), Field Works (Brussels). Asia: ITOH Kim (Tokyo). United States: Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, K.J. Holmes, luciana achugar, Melinda Ring, Neal Medlyn, and Deborah Hay (solo commissioning project).
Luke is an artist working in dance and performance. He grew up in Tasmania and is based between Melbourne and Brooklyn. Luke identifies as a queer cisgender man. Luke makes his own performance work, as well as collaborating and performing in the work of other artists. His practice as a maker and performer is occupied with the interplay between the embodied and conceptual. In his work he is exploring energy and presence in relation to how we perceive ourselves, each other and the world around us. He is interested in the act of performance as both a collective and individual experience for both performer and audience, and in how things transmit between the two. He aspires to access multiple modes of performance and embodied knowledges in daring and unorthodox ways.

 

 

 

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