Knowing Dance More Series: Lauren Bakst

Connelly Auditorium

Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations, and informal showings led by important artists and scholars in the international field of dance. This series seeks to bring into focus current issues within the production, performance and practice of dance works and will hopefully foster ongoing conversations about knowing dance (more). 

For 2013-14, Knowing Dance More has been mapped around four perspectives—that of the dramaturge, the choreographer, the dancer, and the theorist, and four concepts—historical diversions, poetic ruptures, mediated body-hybrid identities, and the social anatomical. Through their diverse and unique engagements with these concepts and perspectives, this year's guests will reveal the multiplicity of ways that dance moves through the complexity of the contemporary moment.

Knowing Dance More curator Lauren Bakst leads an introductory lecture that contextualizes the upcoming KDM speakers within the contemporary landscape of dance. Through a discussion of the forthcoming guests' work, Bakst explores the multiplicity of ways that dance engages with the world.

Biography
Lauren Grace Bakst makes dances and organizes conversations. She believes in feminism, failure, ghosts and the dancing body. Her work has been performed throughout New York in spaces such as Abrons Arts Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Draftwork at Danspace Project, CPR and the Drawing Center. Lauren's writing can be found in BOMB where she is also the online performance editor. In addition to making her own work, Lauren has recently performed with Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Mariana Valencia and is currently working with Michelle Boulé. She holds a BA/BFA in Dance & Gender Studies from Hollins University. This is her second year curating Knowing Dance More.

Upcoming speakers:
November 13 - Miguel Gutierrez
February 5 - Marianne Kim
March 26 - Susan Leigh Foster
April 16 - Wrap Up & Student Showings with Lauren Bakst

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