photos by Ryan Muir

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"Walking into the 19th annual Woolf and the City conference as a non-academic fan of Virginia Woolf can be intimidating. I was in the midst of close to 250 Woolf scholars and fans from across the globe, most of whom were wavy-haired, intellectual, modern-day Virginias with silk scarves and thick-rimmed glasses. Virginia Woolf, novelist, critic, publisher, and preeminent modernist, has fascinated readers over the last century with her experimental fiction, progressive feminism, involvement in the controversial Bloomsbury Group, and finally, her suicide in the River Ouse in 1941...

Days were closed with entertainment such as the collaborative performance of the L.A.-based shoegaze, pop rock band Princeton and the Stephen Pelton Dance Theater. While Princeton played lyrical portraits of Bloomsbury group members from their album Bloomsbury, the choreography of the Stephen Pelton company focused on the punctuation in a single paragraph from To the Lighthouse. It sounds a bit cheesy, but the contrast of Princeton's upbeat, playful music with the somber and nuanced dancers created an interesting expression of opposing sides of Woolf...
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This event took place on June 5th at Lincoln Center's Pope Auditorium in NYC. More pictures from it below...

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