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March 19, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

University Club Conference Room B

Lecture by Dr. Diana Taylor, New York University

"Bom Retiro 958 metros," a performance by Brazil’s theatre company, Teatro da Vertigem, leads us on a walk through São Paulo's phantasmagoric world of things—things in a state of consumer glory, in use, in disuse, and in various stages of disintegration. This experiential piece challenges many of our assumptions about the desire to accumulate, transform, archive, and collect ‘things’ as we move through the underside of an immigrant neighborhood. What circulates? What remains, and what we assume disappears from culture?

Diana Taylor is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. She is the award-winning author of multiple books, among them: Theatre of Crisis (1991), Disappearing Acts (1997), The Archive and the Repertoire (2003), and Performance (2016). Her new book, ¡Presente! The Politics of Presence is forthcoming with Duke University Press. Taylor is director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics which she helped found in 1998. In 2017, Taylor was President of the Modern Language Association and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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