Shandaken Projects presents Nightlife and Community Care: Collective Sociality on the Dance Floor

Jul 13, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Nolan Park

What potential does a dance floor hold for fostering alternative forms of social life and kinship? Led by Kavita Kulkarni, this event will explore this question through music, discussion, and a screening of dancer Amy Secada’s 2017 Come As You Are—a documentary short about the social and cultural impact of the legendary Loft parties in New York City in the 1970s and 80s. Dancers Deborah Conton and Brian Polie, and nightlife producer Kimberly Knox, will be present to discuss how the social ethos of spaces like the Loft has evolved in the twenty-first century. The event will take place outdoors in Nolan Park, taking advantage of the summer weather and the beautiful surroundings of Governors Island.

Event schedule:
6 to 7:15p—Dance party with jams by Rimarkable
7:15 to 8:00p—Panel discussion on the dance floor as a space of care, moderated by Kavita Kulkarni, featuring Brian Polite of AfroMosaic Soul; Deborah Conton of New Dance Alliance, Center for Performance Research, and AfroMosaic Soul; and Kimberly Knox, producer of Ubiquita Worldwide.
8 to 8:45p—Screening of Come As You Are

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier