2018 ICPP Convening “Present Traditions: Performance Curation and Cultural Exchange in a Global Era”

November 8–9, 2018

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

In November 2018, Wesleyan will host the Sultan of Yogyakarta, Indonesia and a performance by his court dancers and musicians featuring instruments that are part of the University collection. Taking a cue from this event, the 2018 ICPP convening examines the curation of traditional and intercultural performance forms within and outside of American institutions. Gathering invited curators, artists, and scholars, this intimate convening reflects on some of the ethical challenges for performance curation today, in a world that is increasingly connected and mediated, as it puts in context and in common a wealth of cultural singularities. This convening is made possible by the Ford Foundation.