Photo: Nicholas Nazmi

André Lepecki discusses his new book, Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance, as part of a conversation with and Barbara Browning, Leon J. Hilton, Ralph Lemon, and Fred Moten.

Barbara Browning is a colleague of André Lepecki, in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. She has written on dance, epidemiology and fetishism, and in recent years has turned to ficto-critical forms to enact and analyze performance. Her third novel, The Gift (or, Techniques of the Body) comes out in May 2017.

Leon J. Hilton received his PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University in 2016 and is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. His writing has appeared in GLQ, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and TDR/The Drama Review, among other venues.

Ralph Lemon is a choreographer, writer, and visual artist. He currently serves as the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation.

André Lepecki is a writer, independent curator, and Associate Professor in Performance Studies at NYU. He is author of Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement, and editor of several anthologies on dance and performance theory.

Fred Moten is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, Hughson’s Tavern, B. Jenkins, The Feel Trio, The Little Edges, The Service Porch and co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study and, with Wu Tsang, of Who touched me?. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of California, Riverside.

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