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Nasty Performances — with Ryan Tacata

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Interviewer: Johal, Am
Interviewee: Tacata, Ryan
Contributor: Aoki, Julia
Contributor: Feng, Kathy
Contributor: Bardi, Alyha
Contributor: Tornes, Steve
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This week on Below the Radar, our host Am Johal is joined by Ryan Tacata, Assistant Professor of Performance at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts.
Together, Am and Ryan discuss his performance residency at the Libby Leshgold Gallery, and methods of designing pedagogy for contemporary performance education. Ryan also shares how he started in live performance and some of the various artists who have inspired him.

Dr. Ryan Tacata is a performance maker, educator, and scholar living in Vancouver, BC. He is currently Assistant Professor of Performance at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University.
He has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007) and received his PhD in Performance Studies from Stanford University. His dissertation "La Mamelle: Bay Area Conceptual Performance Art and The Alternative Art Archive" undertakes the La Mamelle/Art Com archive and various histories of West Coast conceptualism.
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