Bill T. Jones, Elizabeth Streb, Majora Carter & Laura Flanders Set for RISKY TALKING Panel at SLAM, 11/1
What do you get when you put urban activist Majora Carter, action architect Elizabeth Streb and legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones in the same room as broadcaster/ interviewer Laura Flanders? I'm not sure either but I know I want to be in that room. And I know there will definitely be some Risky Talking. The conversation begins on Friday November 1st from 7 to 9 pm at SLAM, 51 North 1st St. Admission is $10 or $20-you decide.
Everyone has an opinion but only a few people have vital information. Four of the bravest risk-takers on the planet come together to share what they know, and hear about what they don't and, in the process, shake up the brain cells of everyone within ear-shot.
RISKY TALKING is a three-part pilot series of live events convening creative thinkers and doers from the world of arts and politics in conversation with a live audience hosted by author and broadcaster Laura Flanders with choreographer Elizabeth Streb and produced for radio, audio and live streaming.
Think of TED Talks meets Bauhaus. Each event will include a "real movement moment" created by Streb to shake up the brain cells; a clearly framed question to structure the conversation and generous time for public discussion and audience interaction. Possible themes include: Risky Thinking, Risky Making, Risky Development, Risky Imagination, Risky Politics, Risky Organizing, publishing. The Risky Possibilities are endless.
The Risky Talking series will take place at SLAM (the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics) in Williamsburg, moderated by best-selling author and GRITtv host Flanders and her partner the MacArthur genius award-winning "action architect" Elizabeth Streb, whose big, risky masterpiece of flight, Human Fountain, recently stole the show at Fall For Dance in Central Park. Two-time Tony Award winning legendary choreographer, Bill T. Jones, has also received a MacArthur and his vast and robust body of work incorporates risk in every breath. Majora Carter is a renowned urban revitalization consultant, real estate developer, a Peabody Award winning broadcaster and the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship