Development Program

Practical Session & Conversation with Ishmael Houston - Jones

Keir Choreographic Awards

Ishmael will facilitate a practical session and conversation engaging Critical Path’s 2018 themes, archive, memory & prediction. The sessions will investigate the curatorial process behind ‘Lost and Found’ and the relationship to decolonizing cultural access to history and its expression.

The workshop will run over two days
12 & 13th March, 11am – 5pm

“We were baffled. We were angry. We were terrified. We were wary of sharing a glass of water. But we also learned how to nurture and care for the sick and the dying. We made art, those of us who were dying and those of us who survived. Surviving love and death. …But we also rallied; we shouted; we marched in the streets.”

To register your interest, please fill out an EOI

Deadline 21 February 10am AEST.

If you have questions email

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES is a choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. His improvised dance and text work has been performed in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. Houston-Jones and Fred Holland shared a Bessie Award for their piece Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders. He also revived THEM, his 1985 collaboration with writer Dennis Cooper and composer Chris Cochrane for which he was awarded his second Bessie Award. He has curated Platform 2012: Parallels and Platform 2016: Lost and Found, both at Danspace Project. He is a recipient of the 2016 Herb Alpert, a 2015 Doris Duke Impact and a 2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artists Awards.

FURTHER READING – http://intermsofperformance.site/interviews/ishmael-houston-jones

This program is co-presented with Carriageworks as part of the CARRIAGEWORKS 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM

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Date & Location

Monday 12 March 2018 - Tuesday 13 March 2018

Drill Hall, Rushcutters Bay