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Dance Scholar Lizzie Leopold and Artist Brendan Fernandes on the Arabesque in Dance


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Celebrated for inserting live dancers in tutus and on pointe into unexpected contexts, performance artist and professor Brendan Fernandes (Northwestern University) converses with dance scholar/professor Lizzie Leopold (University of Chicago) on the topic of the arabesque–a ballet position on one leg with both arms extended. Their conversation concludes our series of thematic lectures related to Kamrooz Aram: Privacy, An Exhibition now in the galleries. Fernandes continues to use and research the arabesque in his own practice. He digs into the topic with Leopold, who draws upon her knowledge of the genres and geographies of dance.