Lunchtime Performance Series - The Changing Role of Art in Society

Fri, 07 Oct 2016

Thursday September 29th

Theatre 1, 1.15pm-2pm

Maureen Fleming 

This one-hour presentation geared to third-level comprises excerpts of Fleming’s repertoire. The excerpts are presented with intermittent projected videos and narratives that deal with the philosophical underpinnings of Fleming’s work and process and its relationship to the changing role of art in society. The presentation was developed and presented for the Juilliard School Dance Division.

Choreographer and performance artist (Fulbright artist) Maureen Fleming invents surreal movement poetry with the discipline of a classicist and the imagination of an iconoclast. She is renowned for her original form of visual theatre. According to The New York Times, “she seemed to transcend the material world and enter a realm of pure spirit…wondrous choreographic metamorphosis.” Her works have received international acclaim at prestigious international festivals in Italy, Japan, Iceland, France, Colombia, Korea, Brazil and the US. She has received numerous fellowships from around the world. Some of her evening-length works include collaborations with playwright David Henry Hwang, composer Philip Glass and light and visual designer Christopher Odo. For more information, visit

 Admission is free and all are welcome.