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Alternate / Shelter // Movement Research Festival


6–7pm: Precarious Homes: A Conversation on Precarity and Performance with Katherine Brewer Ball

Performance and the performing body have a unique relationship to life in later capitalism. In post-Fordist economies characterized by precariousness — what Julia Bryan-Wilson calls “a pervasively unpredictable terrain of employment” — the language of performance is commonly used to describe effective and immaterial labor that does not generate an end product. So how might we understand the economics of performance? What are the stages, platforms, and structures that support dance and other “live” performances? This conversation-and-cocktails event is an attempt to discuss the economics of home, of stages, and the unique place of the performing and precarious bodies that inhabit them.

7:30pm: Welcome to the Alternate Shelter! 

House warming and house sweating performances by Erin Markey, Jen Rosenblit, Greg Zuccolo $10 (donation based bar included)

Curated by Vanessa Anspaugh, Hilary Clark, Mina Nishimura and Antonio Ramos

For full schedule of events visit:

Dates + Times
May 21–25
6–7pm + 7:30pm


The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.

Earlier Event: May 16
Actua 1
Later Event: June 1
Facts and Fictions