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Dancing at the End of the World: Armageddon or Sunrise or Something

  • 1310 N University Ct., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Choreographers Mauriah Kraker and Leah Wilks will perform their acclaimed duet Armageddon or Sunrise or Something, an hour-long endurance-driven event that asks questions about place, boundary, sensuality, care, and exhaustion. Pulling from the duo’s different training histories in improvisation, Olympic-level sport, ballet, modern dance technique, photography, and sound design, the piece functions as both a grief ritual and a space for reckoning with limitation. This performance is part of the Art in the Anthropocene: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Performance, Technology, and Ecology taking place Monday, October 21 through Saturday, October 26. This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together artists and scholars across the fields of dance, art and design, science and technology studies, and women’s studies who are currently working at the intersections of performance, art, and ecology. Through workshops, performances, and open panels participants will be examining the relationship between the arts and sciences during what is commonly referred to as ‘The Anthropocene,” meaning the current epoch in which human impact on earthly geography is undeniable and irreversible. All events are free and open to the public. 

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