Dérives with Ligia Lewis

For this next Dérives talk with choreographer and director Ligia Lewis, we will explore her most recent work opening onto bodies of stillness through the lenses of critical race theory, performance and film studies.
The radical contributions of thinkers David S. Marriott, Tina Campt, and Hortense Spillers will be woven into conversation with the arresting work of artists such as Steve McQueen - sources central to Lewis' movement-based practices and lines of questioning.

In conversation* with Madeleine Planeix-Crocker, associate curator.

As part of the Echelle Humaine festival, the film Deader than Dead by Ligia Lewis will be screened on 25 and 26 September.

*The talk is held in English and will be available for replay in our media library in October, with French subtitles.
Talk
Lafayette Anticipations
Sunday 26 Sep 2021
from 11:30 am to 01 pm


Free, booking mandatory


© Chloé Magdelaine - Lafayette Anticipations

Participants

Ligia Lewis is a choreographer and dancer. Her choreographic work moves between the familiar and the unknown.

The body, in and through embodied practice, meets sonic and visual metaphors materialising the enigma, poetry and dissonance in her work.

Her latest stage work is Still Not Still (2021), which follows a museum-based performance, deader than dead (2020), now presented as a film.

As a dancer, she has collaborated with many artists such as Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Mette Ingvartsen, Eszter Salamon or Les Ballets C de la B. She has also worked with music artist Twin Shadow, visual artist Wu Tsang, and the DJ collective NON Worldwide.

Originaire de Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker est curatrice associée à Lafayette Anticipations.

En 2018, elle y a fondé les "Warm Up Sessions", un cycle de rencontres publiques et participatives autour des pratiques de training en danse et en performance. Au printemps 2021, elle propose la série "Dérives" qui souhaite contribuer à l'écriture de nouvelles histoires des arts à travers des dialogues co-construits avec des artistes contemporain·e·s. Ses intérêts se portent à la croisée de la recherche et de la curation de performances féministes, queer et intersectionnelles.

Madeleine est également co-directrice de la Chair “Troubles, Dissidences et Esthétiques” au Beaux Arts de Paris et membre permanent du Conseil Scientifique de le Recherche de l’ESAD de Reims. 

Diplômée de Princeton University en études culturelles, Madeleine a obtenu un Master spécialisé en Médias, Art et Création de HEC Paris et un M2 à l’EHESS. Elle y a porté un projet de recherche-création avec l’association Women Safe, où elle mène désormais un atelier de théâtre et d’écriture créative. Madeleine poursuit actuellement une thèse à l’EHESS (CRAL) autour des performances en commun contemporaines en France.

Elle pratique la danse et le théâtre depuis l’enfance.