DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

DOCH Open Lectures John-Paul Zaccarini

Welcome to DOCH Open Lectures series of spring 2019! Meet circus artist, dancer, performance artist etcetera John-Paul Zaccarini.

The MixRace MixTape,
a beginner’s guide to intersectionality

I’m gonna lay the same thing out in a couple of different ways, see how each one plays out. The same theme, those recurring memes in our Facebook echo chamber. But there’s a danger here that I might offend, so I’m gonna be coming at it from all sides; Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality, defending my claims, confessing my aims and let you decide about this professor’s version of Intersectionality.

Songs, raps and poems from the forthcoming album The MixRace MixTape: a collaboration between Associate Professor in Circus and Dragademic John-Paul Zaccarini and composer Peter Coyte. John-Paul has been working with memoir alongside readings of afropessimism, black feminism and queer of colour theory to produce a theory of the space he works in – whom it promotes and whom it is not designed for – called "The Aesthetics of Privilege". From this study he has produced an album of spoken word, song and rap which he calls “research as reaching out”, meaning having the same content but a different, more accessible mode of delivery.

Sisters and brother, this is the MixRace MixTape.

A hand holding a portrait of a boy


John-Paul Zaccarini has worked as a circus artist, dancer, performance artist, choreographer and director in a variety of contexts and was curator of the gallery Studio 29, London. He was awarded his doctorate at DOCH in 2013, where he adapted psychoanalytic procedures for the production of unconscious knowledge in circus.

DOCH Open Lectures

Artists, thinkers and teachers connected to DOCH's Dance Department share their works and thoughts in various forms. DOCH Open Lectures are open to the public, free and don't require a reservation. Welcome!

Spring program

  • Jeroen Peeters 20 February
  • Eroca Nicols 13 March
  • Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovsk 27 March
  • Thomas Hauert 10 April
  • Lea Moro 16 April
  • Frédéric Pouillaude 17 April*
  • André Lepecki 2 May
  • Antonia Baehr 22 May
  • John-Paul Zaccarini 29 May

*Philosophy in the Context of Dance 
-The lecture series Philosophy in the Context of Dance is a part of the BA-program in Dance Performance and is included in the Department of Dance’s Open Lectures at DOCH.

All of the DOCH Open Lectures series are held at DOCH Brinellvägen 58 room G at 5.30 pm.