Performance Department Showcase 2021
Friday, February 19, 5:00 p.m.Sunday, February 21, 4:00 p.m.
United States


We are pleased to announce and present OLD WAYS NEW TOOLS a showcase of online performances by the current class of graduate students.


With the shift to online learning in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the medium of live performance has faced particularly acute challenges. The works presented in OLD WAYS NEW TOOLS demonstrate how performance makers and live artists continue to innovate in response to this moment. The works, presented entirely within the Zoom platform, confront the edges of liveness, the possibilities of digital intimacy, and the urgency of art in a time of crisis.

The festival features three full evenings of boundary pushing performance and showcases the SAIC Performance community as a vital contemporary think tank, constantly challenging yesterday's notions of what performance is and can do.


This event is free and open to the public. Register at https://oldwaysnewtools.com/


Captioning will be available. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodation should visit saic.edu/access.