Karole Armitage | Naked Body Language

Friday, October 30, 2015

Karole Armitage | Naked Body Language || Radcliffe Institute

"Naked Body Language—Dance Is Time and Gesture Is Meaningless"
2015–2016 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities

Known as the “punk ballerina,” Karole Armitage RI ’16 considers how meaning is made in dance without words, plot, or story, exploring material from theoretical physics to a personal search for meaning. She is the Mildred Londa Weisman fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

Armitage is then joined in conversation with Richard Colton, who founded and directs, with Amy Spencer, Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy, a nationally renowned dance workshop and performance series that takes place each summer at the Institute of Contemporary Arts/Boston.

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University