Dance Under Construction 2018: Doing Dance and Dances that Do

Department of Dance
This conference is an open-ended, interdisciplinary forum that presents graduate student work on dance, the body, and performance.
Dava Hernandez and Sophia Levine, co-chairs

April 6 & 7, 2018
Free and open to the public
Registration: 9:00 am, INTS 1113
Conference Panels: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, First Floor INTS
Performance Panel: April 6 @ 6:00 pm, Performance Lab, ARTS 166
CHASS Interdisciplinary South (INTS)

Dr. Rosemary Candelario, Keynote Speaker
Assistant Professor of Dance, Texas Woman’s University
Doing Dance and Dances that Do: On Adagio Activism,
Spontaneous Choreographies of Protest, and My Trajectory as an Artist Scholar

April 7, Saturday, 6:30 pm
Performance Lab, ARTS 166

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The way that Dance Studies defines dance and scholarship is constantly shifting. New questions of embodiment as a way of being and knowing on and beyond the stage abound. As disciplinary borders and the line between artist and scholar blur, we ask, what does dance do? And why should we pay attention to it?

Dance Under Construction (DUC) was conceived by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures in 1999 with the hopes of creating a platform for communication and exchange among UC campuses and between graduate departments across the country. We hope that this year’s conference will lead to conversations about expanding understandings of dance, performativity, body and mobility that are being employed in Dance Studies and other fields.

DUC is an interdisciplinary UC forum in which graduate-level scholars meet to discuss each other’s work and to reflect on new developments in the field of Dance Studies. The conference will include paper panels, performances, workshops, films and feedback from faculty. Participants are requested to be in attendance for the entirety of the conference in order to support each other.

Dr. Rosemary Candelario, is an assistant professor of Dance, a choreographer and dancer. Dr. Candelario’s book Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma’s Asian/American Choreographies was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2016. She also has published articles in the Journal of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training; The Scholar and Feminist Online; and The International Journal of Screendance, and has chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance, and Race in the Vampire Narrative. Candelario’s choreography has been produced across the United States, and as a dancer she has performed in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Germany, and South Africa. Dr. Candelario teaches graduate theory and writing courses, advises PhD and MA students, and directs the International Dance Company at Texas Woman’s University.

Dava D. Hernández is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside, a recipient of the prestigious Eugene Cota Robles Award and a Gluck Fellowship for the Arts. She holds an MA in Dance and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Texas Woman’s University, where she earned the 2015 award for Outstanding Graduate Student from the Former Students Association and the Department of Dance. Hernández also holds a BA in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Literary Studies and a minor in Bicultural/Bilingual studies from the University of Texas, San Antonio. Hernández was a long-time member of the Guadalupe Dance Company, one of the nation’s leading professional folklórico and flamenco dance companies. Her artistic and scholarly work is based in Mexican Folklórico, Flamenco and the dance expressions of the US-Mexico borderlands, such as social and contemporary dance practices that meld old and new traditions. Hernández’s research interests also include a cultural investigation of how dance intersects with notions of identity in south Texas’ Chicana/o community and what that looks like in choreography.

Sophia Levine is a second-year PhD Student in Critical Dance Studies at the University of California, Riverside. A dance artist trained in various post-modern forms, Levine has presented with the Conney Conference on Jewish Arts - Choreography Lab and the Mnemonics Network for Memory Studies Conference. Levine’s current research concerns tarantism—a need to dance ostensibly caused by a spider bite—and the use of somatic work and trance states in contemporary practice and performance. This work is informed by her experience dancing for a dance-theater company in Southern Italy—and as a BA at Middlebury College and MFA at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Parking: permits available at the Information Kiosk
Information: danceunderconstruction2018@gmail.com

Generously supported by the UC Riverside Department of Dance and Graduate Students Association

Photography: Olana Z. Flynn    Graphic Design: Irvin Manuel Gonzalez

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building - South (INTS)

9:00 am - 10:00 am   Opening (INTS 1113)
Registration
Breakfast snacks provided for all presenters
Opening remarks

10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Panel 1: Material Bodies (begin in INTS 1111 and move to 1109)
Performance: “CoiAzul”
Fabiana Della Giustina (Visiting PhD Candidate, UCR, Instituto de Artes Universidade de Brasília)

Workshop: “Vogue: Get Yo' Tenz”
Cuauhtemoc Peranda (PhD Student, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

Paper: “‘An Environment with No Distractions’: Reconstructing The Spirit Moves’ Framing of Social Dance and Race”
Mallory Peterson (PhD Student, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch provided for all presenters (INTS 1113)

1:00 - 3:00 pm   Panel 2: Place-Based Memories and Imaginaries (begin in INTS 1109 and move outside)
Workshop: “Meeting Arts Building”
Josie Bettman (MFA Candidate, Experimental Choreography, UCR)

Paper: “Flamenco in in Madrid and the Fight for Amor de Dios Dance Academy”
Theresa Goldbach (PhD Candidate, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

Paper: “Choreotopias: Assaulted Desires in Asaltodiario's Street Choreographies in Mexico City from 1985-1994”
Juan Aldape Munoz (PhD Candidate, Performance Studies, Berkeley)

3:00 - 5:00 pm   Presenter Gathering (INTS 1113)
Group discussion or faculty led workshop

6:00 - 7:30 pm   Panel 3: Performance (Performance Lab, ARTS 166)
Performance: “Sort”
Marisa Plasencia (MA/PhD Student, Theater Studies, UCSB) and Maribel Plasencia

Performance: “Selfieography”
Alissa Elegant (MFA Candidate, Dance, Temple University)

Performance: “‘I Should... I Shouldn’t…’”
Kalila Kingford Smith (MA Candidate, Dance, Temple University)

Performance: “Here in the Background Between Two Figures”
Olana Flynn (MFA Candidate, Experimental Choreography, UCR)

Performance: Christina Leyva (MFA Candidate, Experimental Choreography, UCR)

8:00 pm   Optional Dinner
Pay for yourself, location and menu TBD


SATURDAY, APRIL 7
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building - South (INTS)

9:00 - 9:30 am   Breakfast Snacks provided for all presenters (INTS 1113)

9:30 am - 12:00 pm   Panel 4: Accessing Identity (move between INTS 1111 and 1109)
Workshop: “The Body Knows: Topographies of the Self”
Sarina Ramirez-Ortiz (MFA Candidate, Dance, UCI)

Paper: “The Dance of Posthumanism”
Kelly Bowker (PhD Candidate, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

Workshop: “Preparing to Meet the World: Increasing Possibilities for Action through Embodiment”
Kira Mikayla Bessey (MFA Candidate, Dance, UCI)

Paper: “Improvisation as Transformation: A close reading of Earl Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t Dance”
Rosalia Lerner (PhD Student, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch provided for all presenters (INTS 1113)

1:00 - 3:00 pm   Panel 5: Protest and Excessing Absence (move between INTS 1111 and 1109)
Paper: “Freezing: A Position(ality) that Reveals Matter Matters”
Jason Noer (PhD Candidate in Theater Historiography, University of Minnesota Twin Cities)

Workshop: “Locating the Invisible Character in Physical-based Acting and Dance Training”
Nora Woolley (MFA Candidate, Playwriting, UCR)

Paper: “‘For a Better Future’: An Analysis of Stillness, the Potentiality of Othered Bodies, and the Nation-States’s Imaginary, or On the Deportation of Mexican Motherhood”
Irvin Gonzalez (PhD Candidate, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

3:00 - 5:00 pm   Panel 6: Archive (INTS 1109 or 1113)
Paper: “Post-Soviet Ballet Primas: Construction of Alternative and Protest Narratives”
Ania Nikulina (PhD Candidate, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

Paper: “Tapping and Grafting Family Memories: Semiotic Cultural Performances in Chinese Vietnamese Stockholm”
Trangđài Glassey-Trầnguyễn (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UCR)

Paper: “Deconstructing the Sadsad Kinetics: The Kaleidoscopic Features of Aklan’s Ati-atihan Festivals”
Jemuel Jr. Garcia (PhD Student, Critical Dance Studies, UCR)

5:00 - 6:00 pm   Presenter Gathering (INTS 1113)
Lecture Demonstration: “Between the Sections”
Graduate Students of Dr. Susan Ossman's Ethnographic Methods Course (UCR)

6:30 - 7:30 pm   Keynote Speech (Performance Lab, ARTS 166)
"Doing Dance and Dances that Do: On Adagio Activism, Spontaneous Choreographies of Protest, and My Trajectory as an Artist Scholar."
Rosemary Candelario, Assistant Professor of Dance, Texas Woman’s University

8:00 pm   Optional Dinner
Pay for yourself, location and menu TBD

Saturday, April 7 at 9:00am to 7:30pm

CHASS Interdisciplinary South, New Media Lab, INTS 1109

Event Type

Arts, Dance, Conferences

Audience

Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, International Students, Transfer Students, General Public

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