About the collection

The “Social Choreography” research group is interested in exploring the proliferation of artistic projects that cross the lines of activism, protest, community organizing, and alternative institutions building, on both the Left and the Right, to make use of cultural forms in order to express their views. The most noteworthy of these projects have an effect on society while existing simultaneously in the symbolic plane of art. Through public programming, this research group reflects the theme of “social choreography” in form as well as content, resulting in programs that go beyond spectatorship and lead out into the dance of everyday life, movement and politics. Social Choreography is part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.