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Lecture: BETWEEN APATHY AND ACTION with Kate Speer '08
Start Date: 2/24/2015Start Time: 2:40 PM
End Date: 2/24/2015End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description:
Since its formation in 1985, David Dorfman Dance has become one of the leading American modern dance companies known for politically relevant and community based works. By analyzing the choreographies of Disavowal (2008) and underground (2006) through the lens of activist art and protest theories, Dorfman’s work reveals a set of beliefs that are distinctly American, including democracy, individualism, and activism. Additionally, his works strive to encourage the audience to begin dialoguing, effectively employing democracy within the concert stage environment. Consequently, David Dorfman’s work aims to create active American citizens who are more critical of their actions in the world, perhaps even inspired to act after leaving the theater.

Kate Speer says of herself:

"I am a dance artist who relishes a good beat that sends my sweaty, exhausted body into motion, who choreographs huge landscapes that crescendo into mountains and dissolve into streams, and who writes in order to open my mind to the body's subtle, hidden meanings.

Within the discipline of dance, I identify as a scholartist, a term that evokes a synthesis of choreography, performance, and scholarship. As a choreographer, I live at the intersection of social activism and artistic production by merging theatrical storytelling with athletic, momentum-based movement in order to engage the audience’s visceral and emotional capacities."  http://www.katespeerdance.org/about.html

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building
Room: Lang 407
Contact Information:
Name: Publicity Admin.
Phone: 610-328-8260
Email: lpacevents@swarthmore.edu
Apathy and Action
Event Sponsors
The Departments of Music and Dance, Theater, Black Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the William J. Cooper Foundation
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The Public
Additional Information
Free and open to the public without reservation. Seating is first come, first served. Space is limited.

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