Conversation with Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young

May 04, 2021 - May 05, 2021

Rooted in friendship and alliance, One hundred more (2019) by Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young is a dance performance portraying gestures of resistance. The work considers the ways in which power structures are inscribed in the body and in quotidian life. Through iterative gestures that point to both the personal and the sociopolitical, the artists generate a choreographic language that embodies physical strategies of political resistance and refusal.

Join Chambers and Young in conversation as they reflect on this co-authored piece. Together, they convene to discuss the role of choreography as a relational tool and the value of collaboration within their respective individual practices.

This event is generously supported by our Public Programs Partner Chubb.

About the Speakers

Justine A. Chambers is a dance artist living and working on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her movement based practice considers how choreography can be an empathic practice rooted in collaborative creation, close observation, and the body as a site of a cumulative embodied archive. Privileging what is felt over what is seen, she works with dances that are already there – the social choreographies present in the everyday. She is Max Tyler-Hite's mother.

Laurie Young is a choreographer and dancer whose work focuses on the embodiment of unauthorized histories and their representation. Her work brings into focus how relationships are choreographed between human and other than human beings in the theater, museum and city. Laurie has been busy with interdisciplinary projects between arts and science and is a fellow of Volkswagen Foundations Arts and Science and Motion.

Time: Tuesday 4 May, 6:30 p.m. EST

Location: This public program will be held over Zoom. If you have any accessibility requests or need assistance navigating Zoom please email virtual@oakvillegalleries.com. Closed captioning is available and can be enabled by selecting the CC icon on the toolbar at the bottom of your Zoom window.

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