In light of today’s advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, please note the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program will proceed based on a planned attendance of 200. We continue to pay close attention to the advice of NSW Government Health to ensure we follow rigorous preventative measures and positive hygiene practices.
Serge Laurent will give a short presentation on his history of curatorial practice within the performing arts at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Following this, a broader discussion about curatorial practices for dance and museums will take place with Dr Erin Brannigan, Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of New South Wales, Hannah Mathews Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art, Choreographer and Dancer Shelley Lasica and Louise Lawson, Time-based Media Conservation Manager at Tate Modern.
About Serge Laurent:
Serge Laurent studied Art History before beginning his career at the Artier Foundation as deputy curator. After four years of curating their exhibitions program, he was appointed curator of the performing arts program and initiated the famous Nomadic Evenings, which quickly became a staple in the experimental multi-disciplinary arts ecology in Paris and continue today. From 1997- 2002, he was the inaugural director of the Dijon Art Dance Festival, Nouvelles Scenes and in 1998, he curated the first performing arts program at the Printemps de Cahors Festival – a video and photographic art festival. He later became the Director of Performing Arts at the Centre Pompidou, Paris until April 2019, when he was appointed Director of Dance and Arts Programs at the Maison Van Cleef et Arpels, Paris.