12:00 p.m.: Welcome into TREES
12:30 p.m.: Adham Hafez: This is the end – Postwar chronicles as Transhuman choreographies
1:30 p.m.: Live Music and CCAP Choreo_Intervention; excerpts from Omkretz

2:00 p.m.: Break

2:20 p.m.: CCAP Choreo_Lecture; att att
3:00 p.m.: Peggy Phelan: The Choreography of Samuel Beckett: The Violence of Gesture,The Endurance of Logos
4:00 p.m.: Avital Ronell: Transhuman Truckin’
5:40 p.m.: Collective Closure; TREES

CHOREO_ POLITICS of the TRANS_ HUMAN, organized by Cristina Caprioli, is a lecture/performance designed to inspire a collective discussion of contemporary choreography as a political and social practice. The event retains specificity of thought and action through the intertwining of text, bodies, and places, articulating a different fabric of discourse. The lectures are given by the authors, and performed within a frame of choreographic patterns and virtual imagery. The audience is invited to watch, listen, discuss, rephrase, resist, reaffirm, re-trace and re-embody the subjects and actions that arise. The event addresses a common field of exchange in which a joint choreography is recognized and immediately dispersed.

CHOREO_ POLITICS of the TRANS_ HUMAN takes place within, TREES, an immersive and interactive installation that, in addition to being the environment for Sunday’s lectures, is on view to the public from Friday January 23, 2015 to Saturday January 24, 2015.

Peggy Phelan is Professor in Drama and English at Stanford University. She is the author of Unmarked: The Politics of Performance (1993), Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories (1997), co-editor of Acting Out: Feminist Performances (1993), co-editor of The Ends of Performance (1997) and editor of Live Art in LA. Performance in Southern California 1970-1983 (2012).

Avital Ronell taught at the University of California at Berkeley from 1984-1995 and at New York University from 1995 to the present. Her books include The Uber Reader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell (2006); The Test Drive (2005); Stupidity (2001); Finitude’s Score: Essays for the End of the Millennium (1994); Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania (1992); The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (2001) and Dictations: On Haunted Writing (1986).

Adham Hafez works as a choreographer, performer, music composer and cultural producer. He is founder of HaRaKa: Egypt’s first Dance Research, Development and Archive project; Cairography, Egypt’s only critical writing publication for choreography and performance studies, and TransDance, the series of transdisciplinary festivals on dance and performance Adham initiated in Egypt.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.


CHOREO_ POLITICS of the TRANS_ HUMAN is organised by Cristina Caprioli

Performers: Ulrika Berg, Philip Berlin, Pavle Heidler, Emelie Johansson, Sebastian Lingserius, Louise Perming and Pontus Pettersson.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

ccap would like to thank The Swedish Arts Council and the City Council of Stockholm and coproduction partner TANZ IM AUGUST for their support of CHOREOPOLITICS of the TRANSHUMAN.

  1. Sunday, January 18, 2015,
    12:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1
  2. Saturday, January 17, 2015,
    12:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1
  3. Friday, January 16, 2015,
    12:006:00 p.m.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.