Social Practice and the Arts

Culturebot is moderating a panel as part of Ping Chong’s “Undesirable Elements” Festival at La Mama.
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 4:30pm–6pm
La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street, New York, NY


In 1992, Ping Chong was working on a visual art installation at Artist Space, titled “A Facility for the Channeling and Containment of Undesirable Elements,” when the curator asked him to create an accompanying performance piece. Chong gathered a group of multi-lingual individuals and the first UE performance was born. this panel event which revisits the interdisciplinary roots of UE by inviting practitioners from theater, dance, media and visual arts to participate in a discussion on current socially engaged practices. This event will be livestreamed through Culturehub.
Panelists include:
Gonzalo Casals, Director of Education & Public Programs, El Museo del Barrio
Ping Chong, Artistic Director, Ping Chong + Company
Michael Rohd, Artistic Director, Sojourn Theatre/Center for Performance and Civic Practice
David Brick, Founder and Co-Director, Headlong Dance Theater
Shay Wafer, Executive Director, 651 Arts
Moderated by Andy Horwitz, Culturebot

For more information about this panel, click here.

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