DIAP Felllow Alethea Pace to perform on March 13th at the Guggenheim

photo of dancer Alethea Pace dancing with partner

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Alethea Pace and Yin Yue

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

stills of dances by Alethea Pace and Yin Yiu

Supported by a partnership between Works & Process and Dance Magazine Awards, choreographers Alethea Pace and Yin Yue, recipients of the 2021 Harkness Promise Awards, discuss their creative process with Joan Finkelstein, executive director of the Harkness Foundation for Dance.Prior to its May 2022 premiere at BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Alethea Pace shares highlights from Here goes the neighborhood . . ., a multimedia performance installation created in collaboration with Bronx community members. Anchored in the history of the Bronx, the work conjures memories born from both turmoil and resilience and reminds us of the wealth of knowledge we hold in our bodies, memories, and histories. It is an offering to the Bronx and an incitement to dream of radical visions for the future.

In preparation for her May 19 world premiere at BAM Fisher, Yin Yue opens her rehearsal space to an audience. Working with a newly formed group of seven dancers, she shares her narrative research and phrase-building process, offering an intimate look at the experience of making a dance on the first day of rehearsal.

Alethea Pace is a Bronx-based multidisciplinary choreographer and performer. A former Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre company member, her work has been supported by BAAD!, Dancing While Black, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, New Dance Alliance, New York Live Arts, and the 92nd Street Y. She is committed to creating work in and with her community that is rooted in social justice, born out of resilience, and made in spite of the obstacles facing artists (and people) of color.

Yin Yue, the artistic director of YY Dance Company, has taught her signature FoCo Technique™ around the world. Her company has toured to Germany and China, and presented at SummerStage in New York, BAM Fisher, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside Out, and many other venues in the United States. The company will present its spring season in May 2022. As a choreographer, Yue has received commissions from the Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, Limón Dance Company, Gibney Company, BalletX, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, and many others.


12/16 – Footnote* a series of thesis research presentations

DIAP Thesis presentations 2019

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DIAP Thesis presentations 2019

FOOTNOTE* a presentation of work in progress by the 2nd-year DIAP MFA students. Come see and hear what they are panning for their upcoming Spring 2020 MFA Thesis shows!
Monday Dec 16th, 7-9PM
Shepard Hall Rm 408
259 Convent Ave (Entrance near 140th st.)


02/07/19 – last [DIAP] MFA information session for Fall 2019

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If you are considering an MFA in the Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice [DIAP] MFA Program, come to the last information session before the Application deadline. It is a chance to see the studio, ask questions about the program, the application process, portfolio requirements, curriculum or scholarship options.
Deadline to submit an application for Fall 2019 is March 1st 2019.

Thursday February 7th 2019 at 4:00PM

Please RSVP to diap@ccny.cuny.edu and let us know what you are most interested in.


DIAP Faculty and Student News Spring 2018

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DIAP MFA Current Student:

Brick Shoemaker (MFA 2018) is a part SHED, a group of four artist who received one of the Queen’s Council on the Art’s Artist Commissioning Program Grants for 2017-2018. As part of the grant’s fulfillment they are hosting a public studio showing in their work space in Elmhurst, Queens on Sunday, February 25th from 1-3PM. Drinks and snacks and art on display and all are welcome.

SHED Open Studio
February 25th 1-3PM
88-10 Whitney, Ave, Basement (Floor B)
Elmhurst, NY 11373

DIAP MFA Recent Graduate:

Priyanka Dasgupta will be exhibiting in Another Echo, an exhibition presented through In Practice at the SculptureCenter on view in Long Island City, NY January 29- April 2, 2018.

Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall’s installation considers the current plight of American immigration, by revisiting the paths that Blacks and early twentieth century Bengali sailors took to the United States, through the holds of slave ships and steamship boiler rooms. “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on the Statue of Liberty base—echoes through the installation: translated into Yoruba and Bengali, and set to traditional music by the artists’ collaborators Moses Mabayoje and Monjula Datta.


DIAP Faculty:


Tyler Coburn‘s one seat from Ergonomic Futures installed for long-term use at Centre Pompidou, Paris (gallery 10), NaturallySpeaking in “Open Codes,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, “Walkthrough,” a restaging of Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen’s exhibition at Brakke Grond — opening January 7th, 4pm, “The Unfinished Object,” an expanded talk at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds — January 10th, 6pm, I’m that angel in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th. Excerpt from I’m that angel published in Visions of the Now (Sternberg Press), Waste Management discussed in “From Trash to Waste: On Art’s Media Geology” by Yvonne Volkart Schmidt, Texte Zur Kunst #108

DIAP faculty João Enxuto and Erica Love were awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts and a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for  their Contemporary.Institute. They too participated with Tyler Coburn in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th.

Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto and Erica Love will be screening their work for After Effects at Anthology Film Archive on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. All are invited to attend!




September/October DIAP news

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Congratulations to Ralph Lemon (DIAP visiting artist Spring 2016) for receiving a National Medal of the Arts for his contribution to dance and the visual arts by President Barack Obama.


Priyanka Dasgupta (2017 DIAP)
will be speaking on art and social change, as part of a panel of artists and writers in conversation with Mick Minard, on Saturday, October 8, at the Annual Indo American Arts Council Literary Festival, New York. The event is from 12.15 – 1.15pm, at NYU’s Kimmel Center, located on 60 Washington Square Park

Michelle Levy (2016 DIAP Alum):
DIAP Alumni Michelle Levy will be performing “Ruins of Achelach”
on October 15, 2016, @ Dixon Place (works in progress series)
161 A Christie Street, 10 pm.
Tickets on sale by September 15 dixonplace.org

Created and performed by Michelle Levy (DIAP Alum).
Developed with and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde (DIAP Alum).
Intro performance by Leigh Davis and invited guests: “Mother Circle,” with choral compositions written by Annie Garretson for the Threshold Choir.

Lionel Cruet (2014 DIAP Alum):

Lionel Cruet presented his project “Intangible Sites”, an immersive environment in a mobile container unit that displays reflections through images and sounds collected with the participation of the immigrant community of New Mexico during the month of September and October of 2016 at PASEO Taos, NM.

And postmatter published a very good write-up about his piece here


William Tucci (2014 DIAP Alum):
Provided parts of the soundtrack for Wastedland 2, the new film by writer and director Andrew H. Shirley.

See him live with his band “Unstoppable Death Machines9/30/16 ☠ 8pm @ Aviv ☠ 496 Morgan Ave
Death is not the end

Sarah Cameron Sunde (2016 DIAP Alum)
has started her 9 month Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) workspace residency.sarah_7747576_orig