CDF/Silverspace Salon with Marissa Perel
Monday, February 2, 7-9pm
Silverspace Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave, #3
Light refreshments will be served. BYOB - Wine is Welcome!
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MARISSA PEREL has worked as a poet, choreographer, musician, teacher and curator in New York since 2001. Having recently relocated to Chicago to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's graduate program in performance, she danced for 24 hours over the course of the New Year as part of the nation-wide performance/protest/ritual, Freedom of Information. On February 2, she will give a lecture and experiential exploration of this performance.
Topics such as the power of the body working through its limits as an ecstatic act of solidarity, the potential for dance-artists to push their cognitive and somatic boundaries through to a new form, the agency of dance as a transformational practice and its bearing on the political will be discussed. Can endurance-based performance lead to a new discourse on Bush-era paralysis and the need for catharsis, disclosure and empathy as citizens and artists? Let's explore this possibility.
Read the New York Times article about Freedom of Information or visit: http://www.freedomofinformation2008.blogspot.com/