This Saturday ! [10/8]: Life & Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 to 1983 – symposium and photography show

THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE and THE CENTRE FOR CULTURAL STUDIES RESEARCH at the University of East London present:

LIFE AND DEATH ON THE NEW YORK DANCE FLOOR, 1980-1983: A SYMPOSIUM and PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOW

WHEN: Saturday 8 October 2016, 10-6pm
WHERE: Room 612, 721 Broadway [at Waverly Place] and Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. No reservations.

Sponsored by Department of English, NYU; Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU; Department of Performance Studies, NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Studies, NYU

 

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SCHEDULE

LIFE AND DEATH ON THE NEW YORK DANCE FLOOR – symposium. (Free entry.)
Room 612, 721 Broadway, 10-6:00

Opening
Sukhdev Sandhu (introduction)/ Tim Lawrence (keynote). 10:00-10:30.

Panel 1: Downtown Video and Film. 10:30-11:45
Panellists: Emily Armstrong (video filmmaker), Kit Fitzgerald (video filmmaker) and Pat Ivers (video filmmaker)
Chair: Marvin Taylor

Break: 11:45-12:00

Panel 2: Lifecycle of the NYC/ Downtown Party Scene. 12:00-1:15
Panellists: Leonard Abrams (East Village Eye), Patti Astor (downtown actor, FUN Gallery, Wild Style), Johnny Dynell (Mudd Club, Pyramid, Danceteria, Area), Steven Harley (New York Rocker)
Chair: Bernard Gendron

Lunch (free). 1:15-2:15

Panel 3: The Downtown Sound: DJs, Bands, Production, Remixing. 2:15-3:30
Panellists: Danny Krivit (Roxy), Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid), John Robie (musician, producer), Sharon White (the Saint)
Chair: Tim Lawrence

Break. 3:30-3:45

Readings: Patti Astor and Tim Lawrence. 3:45-4:30

Break. 4:30-4:45

Panel 4: Collaboration, Convergence, Democracy. 4:45-6:00
Panellists: Glenn O’Brien (TV Party, Downtown 81), Chi Chi Valenti (Mudd Club, Danceteria), Michael Zilkha (ZE Records), Jim Fourrat (Hurrah, Danceteria)
Chair: Jeffrey Deitch

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LIFE AND DEATH ON THE NEW YORK DANCE FLOOR – photography show. (Free entry.)
Howl Gallery, 6:30-9:30

Drinks/ Book Reception. 6:30-7:15

Photographic presentations by Allan Tannenbaum, Harvey Wang, Ande Whyland with Dany Johnson, and Bobby Grossman with Richard Boch. 7:15-9

Copies of Tim Lawrence’s Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor (Duke, 2016) will be available for purchase and signing on the day.
https://www.dukeupress.edu/life-and-death-on-the-new-york-dance-floor-1980-1983

Organised by Tim Lawrence (Centre for Cultural Studies Research at the University of East London) and Sukhdev Sandhu (Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at Draper Program, NYU). With thanks to NYU, UEL, Howl Gallery and Jeffrey Deitch.

QUERIES: ss162[at]nyu.edu

 

 

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