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Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts

721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

December 2009

Noho Hewa

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

Winner of the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Award For Best Documentary 2008 In the Hawaiian language, hewa means “wrong” and noho means “to occupy”. This documentary is a contemporary look at Hawaiian people, politics and resistance in the face of their systematic erasure under U.S. laws, economy, militarism, and real estate speculation. It is a raw, unscripted story that makes critical links between seemingly unrelated industries, and is told from the perspective of Hawaiians. Anne Keala Kelly is a Hawaiian journalist and…

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March 2012

Transmitting Trans-Asian

Friday, March 2, 2012, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

Hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, roundtable conversation and screening performance Transmitting Trans-Asian will highlight transgender and gender-nonconforming diasporic and international Asian media artists and activists who exploit the networked infrastructure of global media in the information age. Singer, performance artist, and costume designer Yozmit draws on her professional training as a fashion designer and elements of traditional Korean music, performance art, corporeal mime, modern dance, yoga, and meditation to create a unique style of abstract performance. With the assistance of new media…

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March 2015

Here Lies Love: Making Sense of Martial Law in the Philippines

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Poster for Here Lies Love. A woman is smiling, arms thrown up, microphone in hand. Behind her, people are dancing underneath rainbow lights.

A Lecture by Christine Bacareza Balance, Asian American Studies, University of California Irvine Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Department of Performance Studies. In Here Lies Love (2014), an immersive theatrical experience created by musician David Byrne, DJ/producer Fatboy Slim, and theatre director Alex Timbers, former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos’ rags-to-riches tale takes place on a dance floor. With infectious pop tunes performed by…

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April 2015

Lenapehoking Transformance Laboratory Roundtable

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Poster for Lenapehoking Transformance Laboratory. In bottom left, image of stretched out hands. Hovering above is a cloud of rainbow light.

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…

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February 2020

Eraser Mountain & the New Ecological Theatre

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Eraser Mountain & the New Ecological Theatre

Presented by NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Co-sponsored by NYU Performance Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In this salon we explore Eraser Mountain, the latest work by playwright-director Okada Toshiki, and a representative work of the new ecological theatre. Part installation work and part contemporary performance, Eraser Mountain will figure in a wider discussion about performance, ecology, ecocritical theory and the role of arts and scholarship in addressing environmental crisis. Helping to introduce and contextualize the…

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