André Lepecki


André Lepecki (1965, Brazil) started his professional life as a cultural anthropologist writer for Portuguese newspapers and magazines, such as Diário de Notícias (1990/92) and Público (1991-95). Drawn into dance by friends-artists Francisco Camacho and Vera Mantero in 1989 he came to witness the surge of Portuguese dance, both as an insider in productions and soon as a critic for the weekly rock magazine Blitz (1990-1993).

André Lepecki is a curator, dramaturg, writer, and co-creator based in New York city. He is currently Associate Professor in Performance Studies at New York University where he teaches courses on critical theory, continental philosophy, performance studies, dance studies, and experimental dramaturgy. He graduated in cultural anthropology at the New University of Lisbon. He was a post-graduate fellow at the Center for Sociological Studies at New University of Lisbon between 1990-3. He obtained his Masters in Arts degree in 1995 and his Doctorate in 2000 both at New York University. In the Fall of 2000 he joined the Department of Performance Studies at NYU as an Assistant Professor. In 2006 he was promoted to tenured Associate Professor. Lepecki has received grants and scholarships from the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Luso-American Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation (as a member of the team "Conversations in Choreography"). In the 1980s he was dramaturg for Vera Mantero and João Fiadeiro. In the 1990s he was dramaturg for Meg Stuart and Damaged Goods, and also for Francisco Camacho. He co- directed with Bruce Mau the video- installation STRESS (MAK, Wien, 2000), and co-directed with Rachael Swain the video-installation proXy (Performance Space, Sydney, 2003). With Eleonora Fabião he co-created the performance series Wording (2004-6). In 2006 he directed for Haus der Kunst Munchen the only authorized re-doing of Allan Kaprow's 1959 work 18 Happenings in 6 Parts. He has curated events for Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), and Tanz in August (Berlin). He has lectured at the University of Ghent, Brown University, Tate Modern, TanzQuartier Wien, among other academic and cultural venues in Europe, the US, and Brazil. He was a member of the board of directors of the Society of Dance History Scholars, and of Performance Studies International. He is member of the editorial board of the journal Performance Research. He contributes regularly for several art publications in the US, Brazil, and Europe, including The Drama Review, and Performance Research. Featured lectures and public talks at Tate Modern, University of Ghent, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Brown University, TanzQuartier Wien, among others. Heis the editor of the anthologies Of the Presence of the Body (Wesleyan University Press, 2004) and The Senses in Performance (with Sally Banes -- Routledge, 2006). He is the author of Exhausting Dance: performance and the politics of movement (Routledge 2006). He is the curator of the 2008 and 2009 editions of the IN TRANSIT festival at haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. His current book project focuses on the relationship between dance, philosophy, and sculpture.

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Author Title Publication Year
André Lepecki Springdance conversations: André Lepecki in conversation with Bruno Beltrão, Hooman Sharifi and Rosemary Lee Sarma 2005
André Lepecki The fractal space of self Dramaturgical notes 1992
André Lepecki Appetite Programme note 1998
André Lepecki Exhausting dance Sarma 2005
André Lepecki Encontros Acarte’91: Up with the Belgians! (Part Two) BLITZ 1991
André Lepecki The latest new dance (Part two) BLITZ 1990
André Lepecki Klapstuk '91: Apocalyptic and integrated (Part Two) BLITZ 1991
André Lepecki Paula Massano: Sea Dancer BLITZ 1990
André Lepecki Bimárginario: In the land of imagination BLITZ 1990
André Lepecki Springdance Festival: Dances in May BLITZ 1993
Jeroen Peeters Kan dans vandaag anders dan struikelen en vallen? De Morgen 2006
André Lepecki Encontros Acarte '92: The life raft (Part One) BLITZ 1992
André Lepecki Poetics André Lepecki Sarma 2004
André Lepecki Swallow My Yellow Smile - Schlucke mein feiges Lächeln Programme note 1994
Jeroen Peeters Como é que quer trabalhar hoje? Obscena 2007
Jeroen Peeters Strompelen, struikelen, stilstaan Etcetera 2006
André Lepecki Aspects of contemporary dance: The problem of context BLITZ 1991
André Lepecki Europália 91: Four for Klapstuk BLITZ 1991
André Lepecki Klapstuk '91: Apocalyptic and integrated (Part Two) BLITZ 1991
André Lepecki Next Wave festival: Urban Tribe Dances BLITZ 1992

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