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Kishik (and His Work) on Stage in Dance Performance

Associate Professor David Kishik, left, reads from his work while dancer Marc Crousillat performs Yerushalmy’s choreography. Photo/Hayim Heron for Jacob’s Pillow.

Associate Professor David Kishik was featured in The New York Times#SpeakingInDance weekly Instagram feature in connection with his performance in Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities, a deconstruction of work by six choreographers set to text written by scholars in place of music. Paramodernities runs through March 17 at New York Live Arts.

In the video, Kishik, who teaches philosophy in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, reads from his essay, “The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives,” as dancer Marc Crousillat performs individual movements from Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring reimagined by Yerushalmy. The Times called Paramodernities “an excitingly ambitious work.”

As of this writing, the Instagram post has been seen more than 356,000 times.

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