Out of Site Public Performance Symposium April 22 – May 9, 2021

The OoS Collective is organizing a Public Performance Symposium entitled ‘body in site’. We are inviting local, national and international performance artists and dancers to submit proposals for Workshops and Lectures on public performance. Workshop sessions will last for three sessions at 90mins each and lectures will last for one session at 90mins. For Workshops please submit a 500 abstract (for publication) and an outline of practice. For the Lecture Presentation please submit a 500 word abstract. If selected the abstracts will be published as part of the symposia program. We will also consider Performative Lecture proposals. Please note the full symposia will take place via zoom.

As an organization we function to support working opportunities for performance artists and dancers working in urban contexts. We are currently seeking a co-sponsor for this project and wish to provide stipends for Workshops Presenters and Lecturers.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to present their performance at a live stream showing on ESS on May 8 to May 9, 2021.

Jury Panel
Martine Viale (France), ieke Trinks (Netherlands), Jeremy Pauly (Belgium), Sara Zalek (Chicago, USA) & Carron Little (Chicago, USA)

Submission Requirements:

For Lecture Submissions:
Please submit a title, a 500 word abstract and resume in one single PDF labeled with your name to outofsitechicago@gmail.com
with Public Symposia: Lecture in the Subject line

For Workshop Submissions:
Please submit a 500 word concept of workshop idea (if selected this will be published)
A curriculum plan for the workshop for three sessions
A resume
2 Images of your work (if selected this will be used for promotional purposes)

Please email in one pdf labeled with your name to outofsitechicago@gmail.com
with Public Symposia: Workshop in the Subject line

Deadline for all Submissions:
Sunday March 7, 2021 @12midnight CST
(no late entries will be accepted)

Please send all entries in one PDF to: outofsitechicago@gmail.com

Image of a performance by Sara Zalek, photo by Ji Yang, for Out of Site 2015