As my contribution to Platform 2016: Lost & Found, I’ll screen excerpts from Not-About-AIDS-Dance (1994) and The Disco Project (1995) alongside live performance and a conversation with Jaime Shearn Coan.
Platform 2016: Lost & Found, Danspace Project’s most ambitious Platform to date, is curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls and examines the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (View the full schedule of Platform events here.)
The Platform will look back at the plague years of mass AIDS hysteria, specifically 1981-1996. The series will “try to recover the loss of a generation of mentors, role models, and muses,” says Houston-Jones, “and what effect that absence has had on the current generation of artists.”
A collaboration with sound and visual artist Steve Roden, lighting
designer Joe Levasseur, costumes by James Kidd Studio, and dancers Molly
Lieber, Mina Nishimura, Omagbitse Omagbemi, and Connor Voss.