Sunday Sessions

CHOREO_POLITICS with Peggy Phelan, Avital Ronell and Adham Hafez

Sunday, January 25, 2015
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00-6:00 PM - TREES
Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:00–6:00 PM - TREES
Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00–6:00 PM - CHOREO_POLITICS 



VW Dome

12 PM:      Welcome into TREES
12.30 PM: Adham Hafez: This is the end - Postwar chronicles as Transhuman
1.30 PM:   Live Music and CCAP Choreo_Intervention; excerpts from Omkretz

2 PM:        Break

2.20 PM:    CCAP Choreo_Lecture; att att
3 PM:         Peggy Phelan: The Choreography of Samuel Beckett: The Violence of                    Gesture,The Endurance of Logos
4 PM:         Avital Ronell: Transhuman Truckin’
5.40 PM:    Collective Closure; TREES

With Corrine Fitzpatrick and Yoann Durant

CHOREO_POLITICS of the TRANS_HUMAN, organized by Cristina Caprioli, is a lecture/performance designed to inspire a collective discussion of contemporary choreography as a political and social practice. The event retains specificity of thought and action through the intertwining of text, bodies, and places, articulating a different fabric of discourse. The lectures are given by the authors, and performed within a frame of choreographic patterns and virtual imagery. The audience is invited to watch, listen, discuss, rephrase, resist, reaffirm, re-trace and re-embody the subjects and actions that arise. The event addresses a common field of exchange in which a joint choreography is recognized and immediately dispersed. 

CHOREO_POLITICS of the TRANS_HUMAN takes place within, TREES, an immersive and interactive installation thatin addition to being the environment for Sunday's lectures, is on view to the public from Friday January 23, 2015 to Saturday January 24, 2015. 

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), co-editor of Acting Out: Feminist Performances (1993), co-editor of The Ends of Performance (1997) and editor of Live Art in LA. Performance in Southern California 1970-1983 (2012).

Avital Ronell taught at the University of California at Berkeley from 1984-1995 and at New York University from 1995 to the present. Her books include The Uber Reader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell (2006); The Test Drive (2005); Stupidity (2001); Finitude’s Score: Essays for the End of the Millennium (1994); Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania (1992); The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (2001 and Dictations: On Haunted Writing

Adham Hafez works as a choreographer, performer, music composer and cultural producer. He is founder of HaRaKa: Egypt’s first Dance Research, Development and Archive project; Cairography, Egypt’s only critical writing publication for choreography and performance studies, and TransDance, the series of transdisciplinary festivals on dance and performance Adham initiated in Egypt. 

Cristina Caprioli is an Italian choreographer based in Stockholm. In 1998 she founded the production company ccap. She has produced over 30 works, several films, two festivals, one symposium, one trans-media exhibition, toured internationally, choreographed for institutions and taught extensively. Cristina is Professor of Choreography (2008 – 2013 at DOCH).


*MoMA and MoMA PS1+ Members can purchase tickets at this discounted rate in advance by calling 718.784.2084 and choosing extension 0 during museum hours or in person at the Box Office.


CHOREO_POLITICS of the TRANS_HUMAN is organised by Cristina Caprioli

Performers: Ulrika Berg, Philip Berlin, Pavle Heidler, Emelie Johansson, Sebastian Lingserius, Louise Perming and Pontus Pettersson.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

ccap would like to thank The Swedish Arts Council and the City Council of Stockholm and coproduction partner TANZ IM AUGUST for their support of CHOREO_POLITICS of the TRANS_HUMAN. 


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