Dancing on the Battlements: Choreography in the Age of Insecurity

Panel Discussion Mon 7 Mar 2005 The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID
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Formerly a nation that welcomed immigrants, the United States has become fortified against "aliens." In this panel, choreographers from abroad who have chosen to work in the U.S. and choreographers from the U.S. who have chosen to work abroad will investigate the effects of the advent of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act and address the multiplicity of new challenges immigrants now face—legally, politically, and emotionally—as borders tighten, visas get more difficult to obtain, and the cultural and funding climates becomes more hostile to the unknown.

Elise Bernhardt
, consultant and former director of The Kitchen, New York

Olga Garay
, program director for the arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and funder, Arts International
Patricia Hoffbauer, performer (originally from Brazil)
Ibrahim Quraishi, performer (originally from Pakistan)
Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer, the Brooklyn Academy of Music