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Art: Discussion

The Languages of Dance: Conversation with RoseLee Goldberg and Simon Dove


Thursday Dec 13, 2012 (6:30pm)



The Jewish Museum (Venue Partner)

1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street


Directions: 4, 5 to 86th Street or the 6 to 96th Street


$15 general/FREE for students

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The Jewish Museum says…

The Jewish Museum will present The Languages of Dance, a conversation with RoseLee Goldberg, founding Director and Curator of Performa, and Simon Dove, co-curator of the Crossing the Line festival, on Thursday, December 13 at 6:30 pm. Goldberg and Dove will explore ideas about notation and recording dance as reflected in Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol. The exhibition will also be considered in the context of burgeoning art world interest in bringing dance into galleries and museums. Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol is a unique collaboration features Los Angeles-based artist Sharon Lockhart engaging the work of Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol in an exhibition integrating a film installation and photographic series by Lockhart with a selection of scores, drawings and wall carpets by Eshkol. Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator at The Jewish Museum, will introduce the conversation.


RoseLee Goldberg is an art historian, curator and the author of the seminal survey, Performance Art from Futurism to the Present which remains an influential text on the history of performance art. She is Professor of Art History at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. In September, RoseLee Goldberg moderated a panel discussion exploring the history and future of the art world's interest in dance presenting the diverse perspectives of an historian, a choreographer, visual artist, curator, and art critic. The December 13 program at The Jewish Museum continues consideration of this fascinating subject and provides new insights.


Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century.


Simon Dove is an independent curator and co-curator of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Française’s annual fall festival presenting interdisciplinary works and performances created by artists from around the world in New York. He has had an extensive career as an arts curator, festival director and educationalist.