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Roski Talks: taisha paggett
Tue, April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Lecture:Finding an end to this dance: scores at the edge of the of the body and knowing
taisha paggett is a Southern California-based dance artist whose individual and collaborative works for the stage, gallery and public space take up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race.
paggett’s work seeks to de-center and reframe certain western choreographic conventions and the ways in which bodies and spaces become normalized in both dance practices and the actions of daily life, by colliding them with socio-political metaphor and meaning.
More specifically, paggett's work interrogates fixed notions and representations of Black and queer bodies through the construction of idiosyncratic structures and scores in which those subjects also become agents, including her recent large-scale collaborative project, School for the Movement of the Technicolor People.