Symposium welcomes artists, public to explore feminist performance

Cornell Chronicle
Feminist Directions
Visiting professor Rhodessa Jones, right, leads a master class in performance at the Schwartz Center in March 2018. Jones will join guest artists and scholars at the “Feminist Directions” symposium March 15-16. Photo by Simon Wheeler/Cornell Brand Communications.

The history of feminist performance is one of radical storytelling, of showing how the personal is political, and of carving out spaces in which women can feel, in the words of performance artist Holly Hughes, “at last, fully human.”

An interdisciplinary symposium at Cornell March 15-16 will explore what this history can teach us about the future of feminism, and how we can use performance to reflect the changes we want to see.

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