Theater Director Sellars on the Importance of International Cultural Interaction—June 12


NYU will host acclaimed theater director Peter Sellars, who will address the importance of international cultural interaction, on Mon., June 12, 6 p.m. at the School of Law.

Peter Sellars
Peter Sellars

New York University will host acclaimed theater director Peter Sellars, who will address the importance of international cultural interaction, on Mon., June 12, 6 p.m. at NYU’s School of Law (Vanderbilt Hall [Tishman Auditorium], 40 Washington Square South [between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets]).

The event, the Asian Cultural Council’s Second Annual East-West Dialogues, is free and open to the public. To register, please click here. For more information, please call 212.843.0403. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

In his lecture, Sellars will address how international cultural interaction has become essential to a shared future – enlarging the national experience, generating knowledge of world conditions, and stimulating artistic work for the new century.

Sellars has gained international renown for his ground-breaking and transformative interpretations of artistic masterpieces and for collaborative projects with an extraordinary range of creative artists. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, a resident curator of the Telluride Film Festival, and was a mentor for the Rolex Arts Initiative. Sellars is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Erasmus Prize for contributions to European culture, the Gish Prize, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014, he was awarded the Polar Music Prize and named Artist of the Year by Musical America.

East-West Dialogues is an annual lecture series that engages distinguished thought leaders from the arts and cultural fields in Asia and the West. The series aims to encourage critical thinking and promote cross-cultural dialogue, exchange, and understanding to further the mission of the Asian Cultural Council.

The Asian Cultural Council is a partner of NYU’s John Brademas Center in supporting international cultural mobility and reach.
 

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