Privatizing and Publicizing Gender: An Intimate Dialogue into Private Places

Live Arts Studio
919 North 5th Street
September 15, 2012 at 3pm

idiosynCrazy productions’ J-Sette choreographic consultants and collaborators Jermone Donte Beacham and LaKendrick Davis opened up a dialogue about gender and race identification, gender and race fluidity, status, appropriation, and self-discovery.  The conversation included artists and scholars (niv Acosta, Mark Broomfield, Wendell Cooper, Regina Rocke) who are working with similar themes in their work.  Conversation was moderated by Lela Aisha Jones.

This panel discussion was a partnered event to the premiere of idiosynCrazy productions’ Private Places.  Private Places was  supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance.Private Places is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Private Places was also supported in part by a New Edge residency at the Community Education Center, and a creative residency through Pittsburgh’s Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. General operating support is provided, in part, by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.