Symposia > Artist Roundtable 1: Po'Chop, McCurdy, Moore & Squire

Presented on March 26, 2017 at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery. The Artists Roundtable is a seasonal symposium organized to expand the individual conversation of artists interviewed for the Movement Matters column series at Sixty Inches From Center into the broader contexts of a discussion on the socio-cultural influence of their work.

Po'Chop (Jenn Freeman), dancer and current artist-in residence at Links Hall

Darling Squire, dancer and current artist-in residence at Links Hall

Allen Moore, DJ, visual and sound artist and performance co-curator at Comfort Station Logan Square

Carole McCurdy, Dancer, performance artist and current Lab artist at Chicago Dancemakers Forum

Organized and moderated by Michael Workman, Artist, Founder and Director of Bridge, a (501) (c) (3) organization, Reporter and Columnist at Guardian US, Newcity & Sixty Inches From Center

The Artists Rountable series provide a critical early evening of engagement on the topics highlighted by the interview profiles published at Sixty of these celebrated artists. It also provides a chance to expand the dialogue about those issues and to demonstrate how they relate in the broader contexts of a discussion on the socio-cultural influence of their work. The discussion will between the artists and moderator, live and in-person before a public audience. Additionally, each artist participating in the roundtable will prepare a 5-15 minute performance, exemplary of their work, to help contextualize the discussion. This can be historic, current or future experimental, and is done with a minimum of tech or stage support, intended ideally as a way to provide an artistic jumping-off point for a deeper audience understanding of that work.

At the end of the discussion, a short DJ set and dance party will be hosted by Moore.

A biweekly column at Sixty, seasonal symposia series and periodic performance initiative, Movement Matters investigates work at the intersection of dance, performance, politics, policy and issues related to the body.

Co-sponsored by the Dovetail Studios, and supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities' Illinois Speaks program. Additional program support is provided by Sixty Inches From Center, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Links Hall and Audience Architects.

A program of Movement Matters, The Neo-Judson Project: Dance, Performance, Art, Politics & Philosophy and Bridge, a 501(c)(3) organization.