American Realness

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group

CONVERSATION: Why a dramaturge?

SAT JAN 7 12:30 PM

466 Grand Street

Reggie Wilson will be joined by dramaturge and historian Susan Manning to discuss the research process for his forthcoming work, (project) Moseses Project, slated for BAM’s Next Wave Festival in 2013. The conversation will explore how Wilson came to work with a dramaturge on this project, how the working relationship has evolved and how the research process has embraced numerous tangents and unexpected connections in its explorations of Moses as story, myth and metaphor. Through this exploration Wilson and Manning will query “why a dramaturge” not only in Wilson’s new work but also more broadly in the field of dance-making.