Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
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Wednesday, October 2 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Martha Graham and Modernism: Trauma, Interdiction, and Agency in “The House of Pelvic Truth”

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A response to Martha Graham’s Night Journey (1947)
by Netta Yerushalmy with contributions from Taryn Griggs, Carol Ockman, and Katie Brook

Performed by Taryn Griggs, Carol Ockman, and Netta Yerushalmy
Text by Carol Ockman
Video: 1960 film by Alexander Hammid
Discussion following performance

This performance examines the physical and emotional trauma in Martha Graham’s 1947 Night Journey with movement from the original dance reshuffled, re-presented, and accompanied by spoken commentary. What does it mean to create work that exposes the body’s discord? To give form to psychic trauma through the wordless language of the body? Can it make us see, feel, even do what we might not otherwise?

The performance includes representation of sexual violence.

Support provided by Civic Liberal Arts at Eugene Lang College, the Centennial Women’s Legacy Project, and the SUS Dean’s Office.

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Carol Ockman

Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History Emerita, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Curator at Large, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL
Long-time Professor of Art History at Williams College, Carol Ockman focuses on modern and contemporary art with special interests in the body, trauma, and live performance. Publications include Ingres’s Eroticized Bodies: Retracing the Serpentine Line; Sarah Bernhardt: The Art... Read More →
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Netta Yerushalmy

Netta Yerushalmy is a dance artist based in New York City. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed.For her choreographic work Netta has been... Read More →

Faculty Organizer
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Julia Foulkes

Professor of History, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Julia Foulkes investigates interdisciplinary questions about the arts, urban studies, and history in her research and teaching. Professor Foulkes's most recent book, A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York (2016), examines what this legendary musical and film reveal about mid 20th century New York. She has curated an exhibition marking the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins that focuses on his relation to New York: Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York, at New York Public Library... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106