News from JKS Alumni Marissa Perel!

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Talking:

Lobby TALKS at New York Live Arts
219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, May 21 7:30 PM
Free

Identity Matters: Persona and Politics
Choreographers and critics discuss contemporary identity politics, and issues that shape perceptions of persona and embodiment. Panelists: Ishmael Houston-Jones, iele paloumpis, Katy Pyle, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Eva Yaa Asantewaa. Organized and moderated by Marissa Perel.

Teaching:

Touching Into Text at classclassclass
St. Nick’s Alliance/ Arts @ Renaissance
2 Kingsland Avenue (@ Maspeth Avenue)
Garden Level
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Saturdays, May 25, June 1, and June 8 1-3 PM
$8

This class will combine somatic awareness with reading to create an embodied approach to understanding language. For each class a short selection of text will be presented for reading and discussion. Through exercises that draw from various somatic practices, and experiments made up by the instructor and participants, the class will play with ways of feeling language; bringing words and their meanings into an intimate experiential sphere. Texts will include selections from such writers as Claire Bishop, Judith Butler, Dodie Bellamy, CA Conrad, David Wojnarowicz, Camille Roy, Susan Sontag, Yvonne Rainer.

Performing:

Revenant Colors/ Love Undead at AUNTS
St. Nick’s Alliance/ Arts @ Renaissance
2 Kingsland Avenue (@ Maspeth Avenue)
Garden Level
Brooklyn, NY 11211

June 1 at 8 PM
Free, suggested donation of your old clothes, household items, or drinks for the free boutique and bar.

This performance has its roots in Boy Blue, a piece I made for Golden Gallery in December. It is now a revolving mess of the 1980’s regurgitated to become one big undead, re-animated object re-articulating itself through old, distorted LPs and “throwback” fashion.