Joyce Rosario

Lecture May 11, 2019

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Starting with the 18/19 Season a new program brings curators from around the world to Seattle, where they will conduct studio visits with local artists and deliver a public lecture about their work. Learn more about this series

Joyce Rosario
Sat, May 11, 3 pm  


General admission
$25 covers the average, per-ticket cost of staging this event

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Rosario's talk will be based on what she shared at the 3rd edition of Configurations in Motion: Performance Curation and Communities of Colour, which took place in Montreal in June 2017. Rosario will reflect on her practice as an autodidact curator and what it could mean to belong in a post-post-post-colonial future. She writes: "I'm not a scholar, nor a lecturer, nor a performer; part of this talk may involve an exercise and/or game as a way of embodying practice together."

"What I will say is that I'm interested in art that shifts power, that makes room for other voices, and other ways of seeing the world. Art in which we are implicated and yet have agency, and our actions have consequence. Art that proposes the opposite of being complicit in this status quo."

–Joyce Rosario, excerpt from Configurations in Motion 

Joyce Rosario is currently Interim Artistic Director at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver BC, Canada. She has been with the PuSh team since 2013. Previously, Joyce spent 10 years in the Canadian dance milieu as a curator, producer and manager. Her training is in Theatre Production/Design from University of British Columbia’s Theatre program, and she was once nominated for a Jessie Richardson award for Costume Design. Her first foray in performance was as a teenage participant in ‘Turning Point’, a new genre public art project by Suzanne Lacy. Joyce is a first-generation Canadian of Filipina descent. She is privileged to live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Photo Credit:  Julie Zhu