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The College of Arts Sciences

Adam Weinert presentation, Oct. 20

October 20, 2016

When: Thursday, October 20, 5:00 p.m.

Where: SB10, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Adam Weinert is a performer, thinker and artist, and "living archive” who has brought into question the role of dance in the art world and the problematic nature of the archive in live performance.

Click here for a video with additional links to other videos about his revival, or Reaccession at MOMA of the work of early modern dance pioneer, Ted Shawn. Adam will, in part, discuss his subsequent engagement with technology to augment the reality of the work into a type of alternative, technological, guerrilla performance. 

Adam H Weinert is a performance-based artist born and raised in New York City. He began his training at The School of American Ballet, and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School, and New York University, where he recently earned a master’s degree under the tutelage of André Lepecki. Adam has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Christopher Williams, and for six years served as the Artistic Associate to Jonah Bokaer. In addition to his performance work, Adam has been published in The New York Times, the Juilliard Journal, and as a featured profile in New York Magazine. He produced and choreographed an award-winning collection of dance film shorts screened nationally and abroad, and his performance works have toured to four continents including a number of non-traditional dance venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Britain Museum, and The Tate Modern Museum. He was awarded Presidential Distinction and Scholastic Distinction from the Juilliard School, and in 2008 received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography. He is currently Visiting Artist in Residence at Bard College.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is located at 430 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850, in the heart of Ithaca's Collegetown.

Adam Weinert