Notes on the School for Temporary Liveness

Edited by Lauren Bakst

April 2020
Edited by Lauren Bakst
Published by the University of the Arts School of Dance (Philadelphia)
Spiral-bound, 50 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 inches
Designed by BELSH (M Slater)
Printed in Philadelphia
Edition of 150
10 USD 

About the publication

This publication gathers reflections on and responses to The School for Temporary Liveness. Taking place for one week in Philadelphia in the fall of 2019, the event brought performances, workshops, talks, conversations, and new formats for study together within the poetic frame of a school. Notes on the School for Temporary Liveness includes contributions by Lauren Bakst, Jon Baldwin, Donna Faye Burchfield, Thomas F. DeFrantz, VK Preston, Rebecca Schneider, Andrew J. Smyth and Connie Yu. Their reflections offer glimmers of what the School for Temporary Liveness was, and have embedded within them tools and inquiries for ongoing collective study.

Notes on the School for Temporary Liveness has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

About the project

The School for Temporary Liveness is an ongoing experiment in the conditions of possibilities for collective study within and alongside dance and performance. How might we, via the collective performance of a school, propose and enact other models of living in, and with, the world? There have been two iterations to date—Volume One and Volume Two—both of which were extensions of the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Learn more about each volume at the links above.


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