Calendar / Type: Performance

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective. Photo by Sherri Young.

Haiku in the Gallery - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us in the exhibition Solidary & Solitary with five haiku poets of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, who will read from the new book of haiku poetry they co-authored, “One Window’s Light” (2017, Unicorn Press) and also read haiku poetry in response to works of art on view.

IMAGE: Members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, including L. Teresa Church, Ph.D, whose work has appeared in Simply Haiku and The Heron’s Nest, among many other publications; Lenard D. Moore, who received the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (1983, 1994 and 2003) and the North Carolina Award for Literature (2014); Crystal Simone Smith, author and adjunct assistant professor of English at Elon University and Greensboro College, managing editor of Backbone Press; Sheila Smith McKoy, Ph.D, author and professor of English at Kennesaw State University; Gideon Young, whose poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku and Obsidian, among many other publications. Photo by Sherri Young.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (first of four days) - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (second of four days) - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.

PARLIAMENT

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Participating in Experience: Ethics and Essential Questions” - 7:00 PM

When we interrupt and peel away most all norms and conventions, what is left of us? Join us for a cross-disciplinary panel discussion exploring the essential dynamics of human interaction, in light of the experience of Parliament at Duke, a four-day performance piece (on view March 7-10 within a Nasher Museum gallery) created by Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program. Duke faculty will offer insights and impressions from neuroscientific, cultural and philosophical perspectives. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke.

Friday, March 9, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (third of four days) - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT AT DUKE (last of four days) - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Nasher Museum and Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance in Duke’s Dance Program, present a performance art piece involving 100 participants within an empty gallery. The group gathers in the gallery every day for four days, six to 10 hours per day. PARLIAMENT involves such simple rules as no talking, no electronic devices, no reading material all day long. Kliën has presented versions of PARLIAMENT in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. To find out more, please contact Michael Kliën at michael.klien@duke.edu.