Beth Weinstein is winding down her sabbatical, which has taken her all over the world. In her latest dispatch, she reports the following:

"I will be giving a talk, Performing Space, at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture (ESA) in Paris on November 8th, and the Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham exhibition will also be on view there from November 8-18.

"I am also visiting studio critic at the ESA for Nov-Dec, teaching a one-month 3rd year UG studio that I am calling radical indigenous performing space. Space-par.html

"I will also be a repeat guest critic at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture Paris-Malaquais in the studio/workshop of artist and urbanist Bertrand Lamarche, who is part of the Department Art Architecture Politique or AAP (

"I was recently invited to participate in the plenary discussion at the conference I will attend in Zurich, reArt:the Urban. (

"Lastly, I'll be preparing a paper atthe 3rd Global Conference Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice held November 13 through November 15 in Salzburg Austria. My presentation, Harmony|Trauma: Flip Sides of the Sublime (Childs|Forsythe) Coin addreses the design of the visual and spatial environment in performances by Lucinda Childs and William Forsythe, and relates to the 2nd chapter of the Collaboration in Space and TIme book project.

"Meanwhile, in Paris the days are short: it's cold, and I am without internet at home...but the cheese is fabulous! There is too much art and theater to absorb, and--when the workload permits--I am enjoying walking until my feet hurt. It will be very busy through Thanksgiving and before we know it this sabbatical will draw to a close."

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:45am