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Members Livestream: A Conversation with Adam Weinert

Special Event
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
Adam Weinert. Photo: Zach Gross. Adam Weinert. Photo: Zach Gross.

In this members-exclusive Livestream event, dancer, researcher, and choreographer Adam Weinert will weave together a selection of training exercises, archival media, and personal narrative by pioneering choreographer Ted Shawn in conversation with ICA Miami members and staff. Weinert will focus on Shawn’s contributions to modern dance and LGBTQ+ history with his seminal work Dance of the Ages (1938), recently reconstructed for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and a forthcoming performance at ICA Miami.

This Livestream event is open to all members. Not a member? Join today!

About Ted Shawn

A key figure in the development of modern dance, Ted Shawn is best known as the founder of Jacob’s Pillow, a performance center and school in Lenox, MA. In his time, Shawn and his dancers would perform “Tea Dances” attended primarily by the women of the local community. At these intimate parties, dancers served sandwiches before commencing a performance that combined ballet and movement with unabashed references to queer subculture. His choreography radically questioned traditional notions of masculinity that helped to legitimize dancing as a profession for men.

About Adam Weinert

Adam Weinert is a dancer, researcher, and choreographer based in Hudson NY. He began his training at The School of American Ballet and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School, and New York University, where he earned a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of scholar André Lepecki. Adam has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Christopher Williams, and for six years served as the Artistic Associate to Jonah Bokaer. In addition to his performance work, Adam has been published in The New York Times, the Juilliard Journal, and as a featured profile in Time Out NY. He produced and choreographed two award-winning dance films screened nationally and abroad, and his performance works have toured to four continents including a number of non-traditional dance venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Britain Museum, and The Tate Modern Museum. He was named a “Dance Renedage” by Dance Magazine, awarded Presidential Distinction and Scholastic Distinction from the Juilliard School, and in 2008 received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography. Weinert is currently the co-founder of the Hudson Dance Collective and on Faculty at Vassar College.

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