Every two years Theatre Replacement invites a pair of ground-breaking performance makers to Vancouver to shake up expectations, invoke change and invigorate the practices of 20 mid-career artists.
In 2019, we’ve invited powerhouse artists Malik Gaines and Jeanine Durning.
Malik Gaines is based in New York, where he is assistant professor of Performance Studies in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His book, Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left (NYU Press, 2017), traces a circulation of political ideas in performances of the 1960s and beyond. His essays have appeared in Art Journal, Women & Performance, e-flux, and in many exhibition catalogues and arts publications. Since 2000, he has performed and exhibited widely with the group My Barbarian, whose work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, two Performa Biennials, the Montreal Biennial and the Baltic Triennial, among others.
Jeanine Durning is an Alpert Award winning choreographer and performer, whose work has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” Her research is often motivated by fundamental questions around how our basic desire for connection and communication aligns, and often misaligns, with how our thinking and feeling come to form and action.
*DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 15th, 2019.
For more info and to apply, go to the NEW AESTHETICS PAGE on our website.
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