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Conversation with Marcus Young: Behavioral Art

  • Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Union Lounge

Join Marcus in conversation with professor of dance, Jane Hawley as he explains his practice of behavioral art, especially as it connects to spirituality, belonging, shaping place, and new ways of gathering. He will share what it is to be an artist in residence for Minnesota’s Department of Transportation.  Mon, Nov 1, 5-6pm, Union Lounge

Marcus Young 楊墨 (he/any) makes art to expand the repertoire of human behavior and the expressivity of social forms. Since 2008, he has been creating Don’t You Feel It Too?—a participatory street dance practice of social and inner-life liberation, an embodied practice for racial healing. From 2006 to 2015, he served as City Artist in St. Paul, MN, where he transformed the city’s sidewalk repair program into a publishing entity for poetry, an ongoing project called Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk. Marcus is currently Stage Director with Ananya Dance Theater, Faculty and Program Director at HECUA's Art for Social Change, and artist-in-residence at the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  

Questions? Contact Jane Hawley, 563-387-1694