Just Like A Woman: NYC Edition

23 to 25 October 2015

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Full programme details now announced

“Girls will be boys and boys will be girls. It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world.” Lola, The Kinks

LADA returns to New York, in partnership with Chelsea Theatre to present a three-day programme of shows, debates, lectures, installations, book launches, and screenings looking at the performance of identity – the ways femininity can be ‘performed’ and representations of gender can be queered through performance.

With women performing women, women performing men, men performing women, and artists who go beyond the limits of gender altogether, Just Like A Woman features a dazzling array of US and UK artists including Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, CHRISTEENE, Narcissister, Kris Grey, Dickie Beau, Lucy Hutson, George Chakravarthi, Harold Offeh, Laura Bridgeman and The Drakes, The Girls, and The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein.

Just Like A Woman was first presented at City of Women Festival, Slovenia in 2013 and is part of LADA’s Restock, Rethink, Reflect initiative on Live Art and Feminism. Just Like A Woman in NYC follows LADA’s successful Access All Areas event on Live Art and Disability at Abrons in 2014.

Generously supported by the British Council.

A London version of Just Like A Woman will be presented at Chelsea Theatre on 13 and 14 November 2015.

Banner image credit:

Harold Offeh, Covers. Image courtesy of the artist

Part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Live Art and Feminism

Marking the impact of performance on feminist histories and contemporary gender politics

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Live Art and Feminism

Marking the impact of performance on feminist histories and contemporary gender politics

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A Live Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon

A free Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Live Art and Feminism

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A Long Table on Live Art and Feminism

An experimental discussion format led by Lois Weaver on relations between performance and feminism.

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An Evening on Live Art, Feminism and the Archive

Cocktail Seminar and the London launch of ‘re.act.feminism ♯2’

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Editing Ourselves into History: A Live Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

An article related to LADA’s ‘Live Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon’

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Ongoing

I Wasn’t There

A new series of LADA screening programmes drawing on the large holdings of documentation in our Study Room

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Just Like a Woman

A programme for City of Women Festival 2013 on the performance of identity.

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Just Like A Woman: London Edition

Shows, debates, installations and screenings looking at the performance of identity; at Chelsea Theatre, London

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Just Like A Woman: London Edition Programme

Performances, screenings, installations and discussions at Chelsea Theatre looking at the performance of gender

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Just Like A Woman: NYC Edition Programme

Three-day programme of shows, installations, cabarets and discussions looking at the performance of identity

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Ongoing

Live Art, Feminism and the Archive

We are working with Lois Weaver and Ellie Roberts to develop the materials we hold on feminist practices

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Long Table on Feminism Documentation

Documentation from the event facilitated by Lois Weaver

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Long Table on Live Art and Feminism documentation now available

A Long Table on Live Art and Feminism hosted by Lois Weaver

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Old Dears

Performances, screenings and discussions on the influential practices of an older generation of artists

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Old Dears

Performances & debates on the radical practices of an older generation of artists; at Chelsea Theatre, London

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Old Dears:
 performance, conversation and films about feminism and age

Performance by Liz Aggiss followed by a conversation and screening of seminal works by older women artists

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Ongoing

re.act.feminism

A living archive and exhibition project on feminism and performance art

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Also

Labour Practices: Ethics of Service and Ideas of Labour in Performance

A panel on the ways artists use ideas of service and labour as creative strategies as part of At Your Service.

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Performance Matters

A three-year research project bringing together artists and academics to investigate ideas of cultural value.

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SPILL Festival of Performance, London

A Showcase of ten of the most innovative, daring and exciting young artists from the UK and Ireland.

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Joshua Sofaer’s The Many Headed Monster in Madrid

An original and inventive resource created by Joshua Sofaer

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China Live

Collaboration between Live Art UK, Chinese Arts Centre, LADA and Shu Yang of the DaDao Live Art Festival, Beijing.

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Crossovers

Screenings, talks and a DVD series of artists’ films, documentaries and dialogues, concluding Performance Matters

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M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century

Interventions by leading disabled artists in the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

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