AUX Performance Space Presents Anya Liftig and Sophia Cleary

Add to Calendar

Brooklyn-based performers Anya Liftig and Sophia Cleary present an evening of performance rooted in comedic and ecstatic engagements of the everyday, examining their lives as artists, and mining anxiety as a performative strategy.

Anya Liftig is a “transpecies” artist who is currently in the process of transitioning from human to canine. Her performance will explore the phenomenology of nature through John Milton’s maxim, “The way to know were not to see but taste.”

Sophia Cleary will present “Female Figure II,” a solo performance that cultivates sensitivity to an emotional body by acknowledging a persistent tension between performer and audience. A lecture-performance and dance, “Female Figure II” explores the specificity and nuance related to ways of speaking, and how the quality of the voice can misconstrue or amplify the words that are uttered.

This event was organized by Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James. James is a New York-based curator who succeeds Marissa Perel, AUX’s Fall 2013 Curatorial Fellow.

Additional performers and participants may be announced at a later date.

The AUX Curatorial Fellowships have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.


Grants & Grantees

Paul Fierlinger is an animator and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

One the first curators to radically re-think the contemporary art exhibition context, Siegelaub spoke with Gleadowe, a British art historian, prior to his passing in 2013 for a forthcoming book from the Center on structural innovation in exhibition-making.

Grants & Grantees

Cliveden of the National Trust is an 18th-century historic house and the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. A National Historic Landmark, Cliveden was the summer home of prominent colonial attorney Benjamin Chew.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ruth Estévez is a curator, writer, and stage designer. She is currently gallery director and curator of REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Grants & Grantees

Tempesta di Mare implemented a three-year plan, which addressed new artistic opportunities for the orchestra, including a recording contract and social media expansion.

For the first time in 40 years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will reinstall and reinterpret its eight galleries of South Asian art, which include nearly 3,000 works spanning over 2,500 years.

Commissioned by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with Center support, A Fierce Kind of Love is a new play by theater artists Suli Holum and David Bradley.

Grants & Grantees

Pig Iron is a company specializing in exuberant ensemble-devised works. The organization has begun to train the next generation of daring physical theater artists through the Pig Iron School of Advanced Performing Training.

Grants & Grantees

Marc Brodzik (Pew Fellow, 2009) is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker interested in filming portraits of the common man.

The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights, a new documentary by Emmy award-winning director and producer Ilana Trachtman, will premiere June 23 at 9 p.m. on WHYY-TV.

WPCA cultivates interest and support for the arts in West Philadelphia by increasing the visibility of the community’s cultural resources.

As part of the Center-funded project Cliveden’s Living Kitchens, project, Cliveden presents a series of “Kitchen Conversations”—moderated discussions with scholars, community members, and activists about issues surrounding race, history, and memory.