Dance critic for The New Yorker set to lecture Oct. 28

Joan Acocella
Joan Acocella

Joan Acocella, staff writer for The New Yorker, will lecture on dance at 5:45 p.m., Oct. 28 in the Van Brunt Visitors Center. The lecture is part of the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium's presentation of the dance company GIMP, whose performance is Oct. 29 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Acocella's recent collection of essays, "Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints," was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle award in criticism and won the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Acocella has also received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance Research from the Congress of Research on Dance and the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Books Critics Circle. She is a former Guggenheim fellow and current fellow of the New York Institute of the Humanities.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium is sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, which is presented in part by the Lied Center for Performing Arts and funded partly by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

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