international dance panel

Dancing on the Battlements: Choreography in the Age of Insecurity Monday, March 7, 2005 6:30 PM, $8 The New School, Teresa Lang Center 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor New York City

Once a nation that welcomed its immigrants, the United States has become fortified against “aliens.” This panel brings together choreographers who come from distant lands to work in the U.S., such as Eiko (Japan), Patricia Hoffbauer (Brazil), Ibrahim Qurashi (Pakistan), and Americans who chose to work elsewhere. In conversation with Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, they will investigate the effects of the advent of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, and address the multiplicity of new challenges they now face-legally, politically, and emotionally-as borders tighten, visas get more difficult to obtain, and the cultural and funding climate becomes more hostile to the unknown.

Moderated by Elise Bernhardt, consultant and former director of The Kitchen, New York; presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School.

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