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How Artists Work, Now: Collaborative Directions in Art and Health

Artists Work, Now
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Speakers: Artists and MacArthur Fellows Dr. Anne Basting and Liz Lerman

Moderated by Sarah Wilbur, Associate Professor of the Practice in Dance and Theater Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Duke Dance MFA-EIP Program

What is the unique role of the arts in reimagining creative approaches to the pressing public health issues of the present? This public conversation features two MacArthur "genius grant" winners with longstanding commitments to transdisciplinary collaboration. Duke proudly welcomes artist-scholar Dr. Anne Basting and choreographer Liz Lerman to share their individual histories as practicing artists in health partnerships. Basting will discuss her award winning TimeSlips project which has occupied the forefront of gerontology, neuroscience, participatory art engagement and memory care. Lerman will discuss her evolving approach to interdisciplinary and intergenerational dance making and critical questioning in medical education and community-based performance. Audiences from all corners of Duke and Durham are welcome to join this conversation about the expanding ways that artists are organizing at the intersection of art and health.

Generously co-sponsored by: Duke Arts, Duke Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke Dance Program, Duke Theater Studies, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Hart Leadership Program at Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Sarah Wilbur