Why are curators becoming increasingly important figures in new theater, dance, and other live arts?
Is the recent explosion of site-specific, participatory, and transdisciplinary performance the result of—or the reason for—the rise of the curator? Could curation help or hurt live forms in the 21st century? What can we learn from the history of curation in visual arts? Critic, curator, and professor Tom Sellar considers these questions in a lecture with images and video clips.
Tom Sellar is editor of Theater magazine, published by Yale University in the USA, where he is professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. He serves as chief theater critic for The Village Voice in New York and will curate the 2015 Prelude festival.