Judaica project in UK and US

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Dear colleagues:

The Judaica project (Ben Spatz, Nazlıhan Eda Erçin, and Agnieszka Mendel) is UK (AHRC) funded, six-month laboratory for new embodied technique at the crossroads of experimental performance, critical identity politics, and ethnomusicological archives. After four months of focused research, we are currently traveling to present our work in three different countries and across several different types of venue. We would love to have you join us at any of the following open events:

LONDON

October 3: Full day event at JW3 Cultural Centre
– with Yvon Bonenfant, Nwando Ebizie, and Shanti Suki Osman

October 4: Research Seminar at RCSSD

NEW YORK CITY

October 10: Panel discussion on artistic research at NYU
– with Ximena Garnica, Andre Lepecki, and Katherine Profeta

October 11-12: Workshop at Cave, home of Leimay, NYC

October 16: Public presentation at the Segal Theatre Center, CUNY
– co-hosted by SITI Company Thought Center, NYC
– and the CUNY Centre for Jewish Studies

PHILADELPHIA

October 18: Institute for Somatics & Social Justice, Philadelphia
– with Nicole Bindler, Fatima Adamu, Dan Blacksberg,
– Lela Aisha Jones, and Ezra Berkley Nepon
– co-hosted by The Big Shebang, FringeArts,
– and Jewish Voice for Peace Philadelphia

MIDDLETOWN, CT

October 19: Full day event at Wesleyan University

BOSTON AREA

October 20: Workshop at Tufts Hillel, Medford

October 21: Public presentation at Studio@550

MORE UK CITIES

October 24: Research seminar at University of Kent

October 26: Full day event at University of Manchester

October 31: Research seminar at University of Leeds

FOR DETAILS ON ALL EVENTS PLEASE VISIT:

www.urbanresearchtheater.com

In the meantime, or if you cannot make it to any of these events, you are welcome to view the recent Judaica video essays or take your pick of nearly two hundred unedited video selections in the online Songwork Catalogue.

Hope to see you soon!

Dr Ben Spatz
Senior Lecturer | University of Huddersfield
Author | What a Body Can Do (Routledge 2015)
Editor | Journal of Embodied Research | Open Library of Humanities
Convener | Embodied Research Working Group | IFTR
Artistic Director | Urban Research Theater

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