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Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83

From author TIM LAWRENCE:

"As part of two weeks of events in NYC I'm co-organising a symposium on the themes raised in the book with Sukhdev Sanhu of NYU. It'll take place on 8 October and will be followed by a book event at Howl Gallery in the East Village in the evening that'll feature photographers who appear in the book showing slides and providing commentary."

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83: A Symposium and Photographic Show

NYU Tisch Performance Studies, 721 Broadway (at Waverly Pl.) Suite 612
8 October
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Introduction: Sukhdev Sandhu/Tim Lawrence: 10:00-10:30

Panel 1: Downtown video and film: 10:30-11:45
Panellists: Emily Armstrong (video filmmaker), Kit Fitzgerald (video filmmaker) and Pat Ivers (video filmmaker)
Chair: Marvin Taylor

Panel 2: Lifecycle of the NYC/Downtown Party Scene: 12:00-1:15
Panellists: Leonard Abrams (East Village Eye), Patti Astor (downtown actor, Fun Gallery, Wild Style), Johnny Dynell (Mudd Club, Pyramid, Danceteria, Area), Steven Harvey (New York Rocker)
Chair: Bernard Gendron

Panel 3: The Downtown Sound: DJs, Bands, Production, Remixing: 2:15-3:30
Panellists: Danny Krivit (Roxy), Salvatore Principato (Liquid Liquid), John Robie (musician, producer), Sharon White (the Saint)
Chair: Tim Lawrence

Readings: Patti Astor and Tim Lawrence: 3:45-4:30

Panel 4: Collaboration, Convergence, Democracy: 4:45-6:00
Panellists: Michael Holman (Negril, breaking impresario), Chi Chi Valenti (Mudd Club, Danceteria), Michael Zilkha (ZE Records), Jim Fouratt (Hurrah, Danceteria)
Chair: TBC

Howl Gallery
Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st St, New York, NY 10003, 6:30-9:30
6:30-9:30 Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor photography show / free entry
6:30-7:15 drinks/book reception

Photographic presentations by Allan Tannenbaum, Harvey Wang, Ande Whyland with Dany Johnson, and Bobby Grossman with Richard Boch

Organised by the Centre for Cultural Studies Research at the University of East London and New York University. With thanks to NYU, UEL, Howl Gallery and Jeffrey Deitch.

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