About this Event
Athletics & Dance Building, Riverside, CA 92521#ucrdance
UCR Department of Dance
New Research in Critical Dance Studies Colloquium Series
Mon. Nov. 20, 3:00 - 5:30 PM, PST
Dance Studio Theater, ATHD 102
MANGROVES AND MURMURATIONS: CHOREOGRAPHIES OF ENTANGLEMENT, a talk and movement workshop
As self-propagating vegetation that survives the variable nature of brackish waters, mangroves have become metaphors of resilience across disparate global sites. As a species, they are integral to the livelihoods of multispecies populations, aquaculture economies, and the subject formation of communities living at the thresholds of fresh and salt water. Murmurations, alternately, enact a different commons that distributes sense across bodies. This talk and movement workshop will explore choreographies of mangrove forests and murmurations as transcorporeal assemblages to trace networks between human and plant life that were exposed and debilitated by military herbicides and colonial warfare.
Natalia Duong is a researcher, teacher, and performance maker whose work spans performance studies, Asian American studies, disability studies, and the environmental humanities. Her current book, Chemical Diasporas, examines the transnational spread of the chemical compound Agent Orange and the sensory and affective geographies created through its dispersal. Natalia received a PhD in performance studies with a designated emphasis in gender and women’s studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her writing can be found in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience; Canadian Review of American Studies; Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism; and Dance Research. Natalia is currently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles and she will be joining UC Davis as an Assistant Professor of Asian American studies and science and technology studies in Fall 2024.
NEW RESEARCH IN CRITICAL DANCE STUDIES COLLOQUIUM SERIES
Coordinated by María Regina Firmino-Castillo
Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies
Cosponsors: CHASS Dean's Office and the Center for Ideas and Society; Center for Ideas and Society Performing Difference Faculty Commons.
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"Rhizophora film still, photo courtesy of Davide De Lillis and Julia Metzger Traber, ¿Che.ne.so?"