As in-person performances are returning, yet digital work appears here to stay, dance, theater, and performance artists are at a crux of evolution and discovery. In this live-streamed conversation, Creative Capital Awardees Raja Feather Kelly, Faye Driscoll, and Carmelita Tropicana discuss how they transformed their recent performances to include digital variations. What new perspectives—on collaboration, technology, risk, care, the body, the voice—did they discover? How does an artist’s creative process change as a result? What are performing artists carrying forward? And how will this present new opportunities? The conversation, moderated by Shanta Thake will include audience Q&A via YouTube chat.
Date and time
Thu, July 15, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Art changes the world, and Newark’…
Professor of Sociology and Executive Vice Chancellor of Rutgers-Newark Sherri-Ann Butterfield is Fran’s first guest of Rock Steady Season 3. Sherri-Ann talks about how her life experiences shaped her commitment to the arts. She emphasizes how the arts are a gateway for students in higher education that may often be overlooked.
Fran and Sherri-Ann also talk about how collaboration between Newark’s non-profit, business community and the university are strengthening the Newark Arts ecosystem.
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