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ASA Funds Dance Dialogue: Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, February 12, 2019  
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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The American Society for Aesthetics Board of Trustees has awarded a grant of $7,000 in partial support of "Curved Spacetimes: Where Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Virginia Woolf," a Post-Performance Panel Discussion on the Physics, Aesthetics, and Metaphysics of Time. The event will be held March 17, 2019, at The Tank in New York City (312 W. 36th St., 1st floor). 

The project has been organized by:

  • Barbara Gail Montero (Project Director), Professor of Philosophy, CUNY and Founder and member of the Logos Dance Collective
  • Jonathan Gilmore, Professor of Philosophy, CUNY
  • Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes, a BFA student in Dance at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and member of the Logos Dance Collective
  • Cliff Mak, Assistant Professor of English, Queens College, CUNY

The evening will begin with a pre-performance reception with an introduction to Nietzsche and Woolf. A one-hour performance by the Logos Dance Collective will be followed by a panel discussion on physics, aesthetics, and the metaphysics of time. In addition, the ASA grant is supporting preparation of a program with philosophical essays on the topics, which will be available on the ASA web site. The grant also is subsidizing a video of the event which also will be posted on the ASA web site.

Panelists for the after-performance discussion:

  • Jeff Friedman, Associate Professor of Dance Rutgers University
  • Kathleen Higgins, Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin
  • Timothy Maudlin, Professor of Philosophy, New York University
  • Heather Whitney, JD, Harvard Law School & PhD Candidate, New York University

The moderator will be Rebecca Ariel Porte, Writer and member of the Core Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Free tickets for students in philosophy, literature, dance and physics are supported by the ASA grant and are available from

For all others, tickets are on sale now on-line at The Tank

Schedule of Events

6 PM: Pre-performance catered reception—pass the Woolf/Nietzsche pre-test for a free drink! 
7 PM: Performance 
8 PM: Panel discussion on the physics, aesthetics, and metaphysics of time

Logos Dance Collective (Barbara Gail Montero, Theresa Duhon, Patra Jongjitirat, and Gregory Kollarus)

Elise Crull, Theresa Duhon, Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes, Patra Jongjitirat, Gregory Kollarus, Barbara Gail Montero, and Nickolas Pappas

Selections from Bach's Cello Suites, performed live by cellist Ivan Luza
Includes excerpts from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Gay Science, Mrs. Dalloway, and The Diary of Virginia Woolf

For more information: The Tank

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