new participants: peggy phelan and andré lepecki

We are very proud and honored to announce that Peggy Phelan and André Lepecki will give  lectures during WEAVING POLITICS.

Peggy Phelan is Professor in Drama and English at Stanford University. She is the author of Unmarked: The Politics of Performance (1993), Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories (1997), among many others. She is also founder and previous president of Performance Studies international –  a professional association founded in 1997 to promote communication and exchange among artists, thinkers, activists and academics working in the field of performance.

Peggy Phelan will give a keynote lecture during WEAVING POLITICS.

André Lepecki is Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. He was the curator of the festival Nomadic New York  (2007) and chief-curator of the 2008 and 2009 editions of the performing arts festival IN TRANSIT all at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.In 2010 he co-curated with Stephanie Rosenthal the Archive on Dance and Visual Arts since the 1960s for the exhibition Move: Choreographing You, for the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Center, London.He is the author of, among others,  Exhausting Dance: Performance and Politics of Movement, 2006 and edited  Of the Presence of the Body, 2004.

Both Peggy Phelan and André Lepecki were published in Koreografier (Raster) an anthology edited by Sven-Olov Wallenstein and Cristina Caprioli in 2008.