Wednesday, September 27
Curating the Performing Arts in the Age of Performance with Shannon Jackson and Rob Bailis
Partly as a response to the desire for participatory models, museums and other arts organizations have begun to incorporate performance into their curatorial programming. How is this contemporary interest in performance affecting historic performing arts organizations—theaters, dance companies, symphonies, and presenting organizations? How are categories such as dance, theater, and music maintained or altered as we welcome new experiments? How are performing artists thinking about the goals and techniques of their medium? Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor for arts and design at UC Berkeley, and Rob Bailis, associate director at Cal Performances, discuss issues of curation in this evolving context.