RE: Worldbuilding through Performance

April 26, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 6:30pm- 7:30pm

Where: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis | 3750 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

This event is free.

Doors open: 6pm
Panel discussion: 6:30–7:30 pm
Dinner and guided tours: 7:30-8:30 pm

Beyond the limits of language is the possibility for performance to express and create identity. Join a conversation with Professor Marlon M. Bailey, Maxi Glamour, and Julian Kevon Glover, PhD about the complexities of gender and sexuality that emerge within African diasporic cultural formations and the power of performance to transcend limitations and build community. Following the conversation, a light dinner will be provided as well as a guided tour of the exhibition that inspired the program, Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth.


Marlon Bailey (he/him), Professor of African and African American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, at Washington University in St. Louis

Maxi Glamour (they/them), artist, philosopher, activist

Julian Kevon Glover (they/them/she/her), Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Dance & Choreography at Virginia Commonwealth University

This event will include ASL interpretation provided by student interpreters from St. Louis Community College.

This event is hosted by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity and the Department of African and African- American Studies.