The School for Temporary Liveness
Contemporary life increasingly values bodies for what they can produce, rather than for who and how they are, and crucially, who and how they could be. What can dance and performance teach us about liveness—living and being live in the world and with each other? Reimagining performance through the poetic frame of a school, The School for Temporary Liveness mobilizes educational structures to generate new forms of knowledge and spectatorship.
251 S. 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
25 September – 2 October 2019
The Classroom with Isabel Lewis
A new commission in the form of a contemporary ritual that taps the situated-knowledges and ghostly presences embedded in Philadelphia.
The Library with nora chipaumire
A three-part live-performance album engaging black African pedagogies and imaginaries to transmit the sonic ideologies of punk, pop, and Congolose rumba.
Study Hall with Rizvana Bradley, Jarrett Earnest, Brooke Holmes, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Colin Self, Jackie Wang, Simone White, and others
A space for learning and reflection through group and one-on-one tutoring sessions led by a host of expert-practitioners, artists, and scholars.
Lauren Bakst, Donna Faye Burchfield, Alejandro Calcaño Bertorelli, Niall Jones, Daniella Rose King, Derek Rigby, Yotam Hadar, Sean Yendrys, and Julia Novitch.
The School for Temporary Liveness is being presented by The University of the Arts School of Dance. This project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.