Parliament (1st NY Session) with Michael Kliën (Austria)
DEC 03, 2018 | 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
December 03, 2018: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
The Segal Center is proud to present the CUNY version of Parliament: A choreographic site for citizens. Parliament is a pioneering work of situational choreography and exploration of ecological aesthetics. The work offers participants a critically needed withdrawal from normal modes of social action and provides instead an innovative site for 21st-century experimentalist cooperation. Embedded in the immediacy of Kliën’s choreographic framework, citizen-performers, working in silence, come together to bear witness to and hold council amidst the elemental phenomena and fundamental concerns of collectively lived experience. Pointing towards unseen and unexperienced modes of social organization, Parliament traverses, probes and navigates the paradigms that animate our present-day political relations.
Produced in collaboration with Cory Tamler.