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Lenapehoking Transformance Laboratory Roundtable

Co-presented by NYU Performances Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

The Lenapehoking Transformance Laboratory, a collaborative indigenous research strategy facilitated by Dåkot-ta Alcantara Camacho and A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar Jack Gray, aims to set a unique precedent by presenting innovative interventions between western theater performance studies and contemporary indigenous world views and practices, and acknowledging the creative potential of Lenapehoking Territory (the indigenous name of New York City).

The Transformance Laboratory invites a cohort of international and local artists to collaboratively activate Lenapehoking through creative responses to sacred and significant sites in New York, illustrating the connections between local and genealogical histories, and indigenous sovereignty movements emerging through art. In this roundtable the visiting scholars, artists, and activists will share their research in conversation with findings from our Laboratory about the applications of indigenous creative research. We will ask and answer questions such as: how do we recognize what is leading the resurgence of indigenous cultural creativity? How do we integrate cultural practices that empower the possibility of cross-cultural dialogue? What might we gain from sharing and co-creating these diverse knowledge practices? Our artists and scholars represent the indigenous of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Guåhan (Guam), Diné Bazaad (Navajo), Cheyenne, Ilokano (Philippines), Y’upik (Alaska), Lenni Lenape, and Matinnecock territories.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited.

Questions? Email performancestudies.nyu@gmail.com. Special thanks to the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Performance Studies, Native Student Forum, and Creative New Zealand.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Address:
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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