Knowing Dance More Series: Marianne Kim

Caplan Recital Hall

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.

Marianne Kim discusses her ongoing collaborative performance project “Disorientalism.” “Disorientalism” studies the disorienting effects of technologized labor, junk culture and consumerism. Through live performance, video, game design and photographic projects, “Disorientalism” explores how these forces mediate race, gender and bodies. In character, the Disorientals expose our hapless submersion in junk culture, and our failed attempts to rationalize it by mistakenly resorting to industriousness and work.

Marianne M. Kim is a Korean-American artist and educator working in dance, video and multimedia installation. Her most recent work has been presented at the Dance Film Association’s Dance for Camera Festival, the Singapore Arts Festival, Harlem Stage, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival in Hong Kong, Zendai MoMA in Shanghai, the Total Museum in Seoul, Nubuke Gallery in Ghana, and Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba. As a part of the ongoing collaboration “Disorientalism,” she has exhibited work at the MOCA North Miami, the Wassiac Project, Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Poznan Biennial in Poland and the 13th Performance Studies International Conference. In 2009, she toured dance theatre project “Saudade” nationally as a company member of David Rousseve/Reality. In the past, Marianne has been a guest artist for Yu Dance Theatre, Grisha Coleman, Simone Forti, Victoria Marks, Joe Goode, Johannes Birringer, Richard Maxwell, Deborah Hay and Katsura Kan. She is a recipient of artist fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Illinois Arts Council, Jacob K. Javits Foundation, and several grants and commissions from the Scottsdale Public Art Program, Meet the Composer, Chicago Artists Assistance Grants, Durfee Foundation, NEA/Dance USA, EMPAC DANCE MOViES and the Arizona Commission on the Arts to create new work. She is currently an associate professor of interdisciplinary art at Arizona State University.

Upcoming speakers:
March 26 - Susan Leigh Foster
April 16 - Wrap Up & Student Showings with Lauren Bakst

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