Performance Intensive is an eight-day pilot program taking place in Philadelphia from January 5 to January 12, 2020. Artists working with performance in the context of visual art, sound, dance and/or theater assemble for generative conversation through a structured set of activities that include workshops, performances, lectures and individual and collaborative praxis.

The Performance Intensive includes performances, lectures and workshops by Visiting Artists Jibz Cameron, taisha paggett and Wilmer Wilson IV, Visiting Scholar Tavia Nyong’o and is co-facilitated by Sharon Hayes and Brooke O’Harra.

**all events are free with the exception of Dynasty Handbag

Monday, January 6th @ 6:30pm
a lecture demonstration
CEC (Community Education Center), 3500 Lancaster Ave., Phila, PA 19104
co-hosted by Philadelphia Contemporary
information and reservations:

Tuesday, January 7th @ 7pm
taisha paggett
a performance
Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St, Phila, PA 19122
co-hosted by Icebox Project Space
information and reservations:

Thursday, January 9th @ 6:30pm
Tavia Nyong’o
a lecture
ICA, 118 S. 36th Street, Phila 19104
co-hosted by ICA
information and reservations:

Friday, January 10th @10:30pm
Dynasty Handbag
a performance
La Peg at FringeArts, 140 N Columbus Blvd., Phila 19106
co-hosted by Bearded Ladies’ Get Pegged Cabaret, John Jarboe in collaboration with FringeArts

Performance Intensive is supported by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Center for Experimental Ethnography, Weitzman School and the Department of Fine Arts, Wolf Humanities Center and our four public event partners: Philadelphia Contemporary, ICA, FringeArts, Icebox Project Space.