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Social Saturday - Nina Burleigh: ISIS AND THE DEATH CULT

Social Saturday, June 13, 2015

DINNER: Guest Digestion Choreographer Athena Kokoronis 

Tour – 5:00 p.m.
Cocktails – 6:00pm
Presentation – 6:30pm
Dinner – 8:00 p.m.


Fire #4 at Mildred’s Lane - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Fire #4 will be rescheduled for June 20th. All other programming for this coming weekend is still on!

2015 Amor de la Mort Fellows
Gary Graham, Independent/New York City
Gary Lee Cordray, SUNY New Paltz
Michael Ramirez, University of Arkansas
Emily Popp, Independent/School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Cesar Valdez-Roserio, FLORA Ars/Natura, Colombia
Carli Holcomb, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kevin Pyle, Destination Independent

Nina Burleigh is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books. Her last book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In the last several years, she has covered a wide array of subjects, from American politics to the Arab Spring. She is National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek and has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Businessweek, The New Yorker, Time, New York and The New York Times. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and C-Span, on NPR and numerous radio programs.

Athena Kokoronis is a cross-disciplinary performing artist based in Manhattan. Her works are usually participatory and involve food and dance, to feed her curiosity of habits and rituals in society. She attended General Sculptural Studies at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (BFA, 2004), and studied at the Center for Art and Culture in Aix-en-Provence, France. She has presented her works at the Judson Memorial Church, New York (2009); Center For Performing Research, Brooklyn (2008); Maxon Mills, Wassaic, New York (2008); ABC No Rio, New York (2008); Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens (2007); and has self-produced a number of works at her live-work space, The GWB Ramphouse. She has also performed in the dance works of Kathryn Lynn Shearman, Daria Fain, and Robert Kocik. In 2009, as part of the collaboration team BiG CAAKE, she will begin their research residency fellowship with the Indisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance. Big CAAKE will begin to exchange, research, and develop platforms that will share with NYC Community the importance of mushroom emergence.