Dance Studies Working Group January / February Events


Please join the Dance Studies Working Group for three upcoming discussions.

Wednesday, January 13
FRESH EXCHANGES [Discourse]: Archiving Embodiment
Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street, San Francisco]
A panel featuring three artists from FRESH – Debby Kajiyama, José Navarrete, and Anna Martine Whitehead – will offer a discussion of the wider artistic and social contexts surrounding the festival through the embodied histories of these dancer/choreographers. The conversation will open questions about their trajectories, influences, and training with all of its ramifications. Drawing on the work of Diana Taylor, we approach a discussion of bay area dance history through the repertoire of living artists, challenging the dominance of tangible archives and foregrounding the significance of embodied practices.

Monday, February 8
Conversation with Dr. Clare Croft
Dwinelle Annex 126, UC Berkeley, Time TBA
facilitated by Randi Evans and kate mattingly
Topics will include her recent book, Dancers as Diplomats, as well as research methodologies in dance studies and her next project. Two chapters from Dancers as Diplomats that will be referenced in our discussion are attached. Clare has generously provided a flyer (attached) with a discount code if anyone would prefer to purchase the book.

Friday, February 19
Rachel Carrico and Latanya D. Tigner: "Why Yo’ Feet Hurt? Doing Dance Research at the New Orleans Second Line"

5m-7pm in ARC conference room, UC Berkeley
Rachel and Latanya share research on the aesthetic, political, and social dimensions of second lining, an African diaspora dance form rooted in New Orleans’s black parading traditions. Readings for this meeting will be provided in early February.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2016,

Kate, Randi, and Olive

Chapter 3 Croft.pdf
Chapter 4 Croft.pdf
Dancers as Diplomats Paperback Flyer.pdf