Leadership Talks from ICPP

Leadership Talks from ICPP

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University

Eiko Otake, A Body in Places, 2016. Photo: Ian Douglas.

June 23, 2017
Leadership Talks from ICPP
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University
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Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) invites you to participate in Leadership Talks from ICPP, a series of digitally archived presentations by today’s leaders in the field of performance curation, by streaming them on the ICPP website.  Excerpts from ICPP class lectures, public presentations, and intimate interviews with artists, curators, architects, critics, and presenters are available for screening, including: Judy Hussie-Taylor and Lydia Bell (Danspace Project); Philip Bither (Walker Art Center); Kristy Edmunds, (Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA); Philip Bither in conversation with Sam Miller (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and ICPP); Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts); Elijah Huge (Wesleyan University); and poet and critic Claudia La Rocco. Each video features a key idea in the field of performance curation. 

Judy Hussie-Taylor and Lydia Bell: The Making of “Platform 2016: A Body in Places
The ICPP archive will continue to be updated throughout the year with talks by Katherine Profeta (Queens College), Darrell Jones in conversation with Nicole Stanton (Wesleyan University), and artists Okwui Okpokwasili, Ralph Lemon, and Faye Driscoll. ICPP is committed to supporting current dialogue around performance curation.  

Leadership Talks from ICPP are made possible by The American Express Foundation, with additional funding from Danspace Project, supported by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 

ICPP announces the most recent leaders in the field of Performance Curation
The five Master of Arts in Performance Curation graduates for 2017 are: 

–Paige M. Blansfield, Words, Life, and All: Language, Performativity and Engagement in the Theater 
–Christine Bolingbroke, Designing a 21st Century Dance Ecology: Questioning Current Practices and Embracing Curatorial Interventions
–Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, The Blood Was On Their Shoulders: Mapping Black Intersectional Identities within Curatorial Practice  
–Cori Olinghouse, Mapping the Unruly: Imagining a Methodology for the Archiving of Performance
–Jessica L. Wasilewski, Effecting Dynamic Cultural Exchange Through the Performing Arts: Three Case Studies of U.S. Exchanges with Asia “Festival of Indonesia In Performance” (1990-1992) “Dance, the Spirit of Cambodia” (2001) “Season of Cambodia” (2013)  

About ICPP
The first and only program to offer a graduate degree in Performance Curation, the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University is a center for the academic study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance. Distinct from graduate programs in Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, and the Humanities, ICPP offers its students a graduate-level education in innovative and relevant curatorial approaches to developing and presenting time-based art.

ICPP offers a two-year MA program, which encourages emerging curators to enrich their understanding of intellectually rigorous, innovative, and artist-centered curatorial models. The mix of instructors—artists, scholars, curators, cultural leaders, writers, and theorists—is intended to spark new possibilities and connections both intellectually and professionally. Instructors provide theoretical and practical tools for students to deepen their research methodologies through reading, writing, viewings, and discussion.

The ICPP program is firmly rooted in Wesleyan University’s commitment to the liberal arts and study of the arts in context. Through a low-residency model, ICPP asks its students not only to engage with ideas, but to simultaneously put those ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address the inter-disciplinary nature of performance work today.

Application Information
Application information is available online here

For more information
Contact: Rosemary Lennox, ICPP Program Manager, T +860 685 3283 / icpp [​at​] wesleyan.edu

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