Spring 2020
NYU Co-Sponsored Event
Locations Vary

In accordance with guidance from public health and governmental authorities, as well as New York University, CBA has ended all in-person activities until further notice. You can watch full recordings of past CBA Public Programs on our YouTube page at any time.

NYU Co-Sponsored Events consist of dance-related content presented and curated by NYU centers, institutes, or departments. As a co-sponsor, CBA aims to encourage multidisciplinary conversations on dance throughout the university setting.

We will continue to update this page as new events are confirmed.

Presented by NYU Skirball:

Post-show talk following Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker: Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind
Friday, February 14, 2020 | 7:30pm | 566 LaGuardia Place

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are a milestone in the history of Western music. Placing the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras at the center of Bach’s Cello Suites, contemporary dance luminary Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker builds on her choreographic language, developed in tune with Bach’s musical language, to capture an affinity between the music and five dancers, including De Keersmaeker herself. In a feat of physical endurance, the suites are played in their entirety, making this a rare chance to hear all six performed together live.

A post-show talk with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Jean-Guihen Queyras will be moderated by CBA Founder and Director Jennifer Homans.


Presented by NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality:

Decolonial Aesthetics: Feminist Responses to Occupation
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

This roundtable with Samar Haddad King (CBA ’20), Sameetah Agha, Layal Ftouni, and Ather Zia places in conversation feminist scholars, artists, and activists broadly engaged in the project of decolonial aesthetics in the context of military occupation in Kashmir and Palestine. We seek to think through the resonances between these two sites both in terms of regimes of violence and dispossession, but also in terms of modes of resistance, particularly in the form of poetry and performance as responses to state terror.


Presented by NYU Center for Disability Studies:

Screening/Discussion: Perfectly Normal for Me
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 5:00 – 7:00pm | 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor

This event will begin with a screening of Perfectly Normal for Me — a documentary that follows four charismatic kids who strive for acceptance in a world that is often, at best, indifferent to them — followed by a post-screening discussion with Director Catherine Tambini, Producer Elizabeth Hemmerdinger, and dancers/protagonists Veronica Siaba and Kathleen Downes.