Summit Schedule - Friday, March 16, 2012

Outline of Festival Program for Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17, 2014


8:30 - 9:45 am Registration Main Lobby of the Wang Center
Enjoy coffee, view various art installations, meet and greet participants.
10 - 11 am

General Session: Charles B Wang Center Theatre

Welcoming Remarks:                                                                                       President of Stony Brook University                                                                       Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

Opening Keynote Address and Provost Lecture on Thursday:                           Dr. Joan Frosch

Professor of Dance in the School of Theatre and Dance, affiliate faculty of the Centers for African Studies, Latin American Studies, and Digital Worlds at the University of Florida where she has taught since 1995. She is a consultant for the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and Creative Capital, among others. Recently awarded the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship (2012-2015), Dr. Frosch is a dance ethnographer, Laban Movement Analyst (CMA), filmmaker, choreographer, and author. She is co-founder and director of UF’s Center for World Arts (1996), a living laboratory exploring the interface of arts and society. Her research has attracted numerous honors and awards, such as the national Lilly Fellowship for innovative curriculum in Dance in World Cultures, the National Endowment for the Arts (Dance-Creativity), the Cologne Choreographers' Forum for her choreography, "China."

Opening Keynote Speaker on Friday: TBA

11:15 - 12:45 Session I : Presentations, Workshops, Panels, Lectures


1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch • On Your Own

2:15pm - 3:45pm Session II: Presentations, Workshops, Panels, Lectures
4:00pm -5:00pm

Thursday:"Open Forum" Challenges, Discussions on The Moving Body, 4-5 

Friday: Closing Keynote Speaker, 4pm

Gabri Christa, Artist, Director, Filmaker, Choreographer:

Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, born and raised Gabri Christa brings to her filmmaking and directing her background as a choreographer and performer. Now based in New York, (via Havana, Amsterdam and) she has received many awards for her Choreographies and Short Films including a Guggenheim Fellowship for her choreography.

Of her directing Jennifer Dunning in the New York Times said: Something happens in Gabri Christa’s Dominata, that can not be said for many great dances today…she transforms the theater and transports you …she directs without seeming lifting a finger”. In 2008 Gabri Christa was invited to the Pangea Day Film Festival as “One of the World’s 100 most promising Filmmakers”. Her film “High School” received an ABC TV award for Creative excellence.

Gabri Christa her films have screened as Jury finalists in festivals in Tokyo, Atlanta, Denver and in Screen Dance festivals in Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, New York (Lincoln Center), Monaco, Munich, Capetown, Shanghai, Kumming, Being as well as in Musea and Galleries.

Her choreography has been performed among others in Latin America, Europe, the Caribbean several US cities and in New York at Central Park Summer Stage, Dance Theater Workshop (5 seasons) PS 122, Symphony Space, Aaron Davis Hall (Harlem Stage), St. Marks Church, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Center For the Arts at CUNY/CSI, and Judson Church.

As a performer she was among others, a dance member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and DanzAbierta de Cuba (directed by Marianela Boan) of which she was one of the co-founders. Gabri Christa ‘s ongoing projects include Dance Conduction Continuum a Conduction Improvisation ensemble she co-directs with Germaul Barnes.

She has been a contributing author to “Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk” a de la Torre Bueno Price winning book, and has written for “Scholar & Feminist”, a Journal published by Barnard College. She has also published writings on Dance, Art and social topics in the Netherlands as recently as 2009 in a trajectory that started with broadcasting for Radio Netherlands World Wide (Radio Nederlands Wereld Omproep).

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Dinner on your own
7:00pm - 8:30pm 

The Moving Body in Performance and Dialogue, Thursday Evening, 7pm

The Moving Body Film Series on Friday Evening, 7pm



Photography and recording of any kind is strictly prohibited

Upcoming Festival of the Moving Body 
October 16 and 17, 2014
Stony Brook University 
Welcoming Remarks and Opening Keynote:
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10 AM
Welcoming Remarks:
Stony Brook University President
Opening Keynote Address and Provost Lecture
Professor of Dance, Director Center for World Arts
University of Florida, Gainesville
Closing Keynote Address and Film Series:
Friday, October 17, 2014, 4PM
Closing Keynote Address
Artist, Director, Filmaker, Choreographer 

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Phone: 631.632.3005

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