New Research in Dance Studies Colloquium Series: Ritual / Power / Corpo-Realities

UCR Department of Dance

New Research in Dance Studies Colloquium Series:
Ritual / Power / Corpo-Realities

The generative and volatile relationships between embodied action, politics, and world-making are explored in this colloquium series that highlights new research in critical dance studies. At the same time, the series attends to the transdisciplinary reach of the field and its concerns by inviting scholars and artists from dance and other practices and fields, including those who are based locally and beyond. Finally, a main goal of this series is to explore the theory-making that happens through scholarship, writing, and dialogue as well as that which happens through other facilities of the body.

Coordinated by María Regina Firmino-Castillo; Assistant Professor, Critical Dance Studies

OCT 2 - DEC 4, 2019 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:20 pm
Free and open to the campus

OCT 2 – ARTS 166   
Melissa M. Wilcox  
Queer Transformations: Religion, Sex, and Power/Play

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OCT 9 – ARTS 166            
Dohee Lee
Mu / 巫: Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Groups through Shamanic Ritual
Root (Puri) Practice Workshop

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OCT 16 – ARTS 166        
Cynthia Ling Lee & Shyamala Moorty of the Post Natyam Collective
the sins of such wonderful flesh: Artist Talk and Creative Workshop

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OCT 23 – ARTS 166          
Gloria E. Chacón  
Ajchowen’s Embodiment of Kab’awil: Revising the Past to Change the Present

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OCT 30 – ATHD 102
S.J Norman
The Body: Spectacle of Truth and Theatre of Fantasy

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NOV 13 – ATHD 102   
Reading Performance
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NOV 20 – ATHD 102   
Grisha Coleman
THE MOVEMENT UNDERCOMMONS: FUTURE ARCHIVES, Or, Motion Capture as Technology of Resistance

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DEC 4 – ATHD 102     
Meiver De la Cruz and Heather Rastovac Akbarzadeh
Fluid Meaning, Oscillating Diaspora: Embodied Accounts of the Oriental Dancer
by Meiver De la Cruz
Threat, Defense, and Absence: Ali Moini’s My Paradoxical Knives and the U.S. “Muslim Travel Ban”
by Heather Rastovac Akbarzadeh
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Photo: S.J Norman in Cicatrix 1 (that which is taken/that which remains), 2019; photo by Ricardo Martínez Roa.

Many thanks to: Lily Chan Szeto and Kathleen DeAtley for logistical and communications support; Jacqueline Shea Murphy for sharing institutional memory, syllabi, and practical advice; taisha paggett, Melissa M. Wilcox, Liz Przybylski, Deborah Wong, and Bronwyn Leebaw for generous co-sponsorship and camaraderie; Luís Lara Malvacías for magnanimous provocations; and department chair, Joel Smith, for trusting the process.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:20pm

Arts Building, Performance Lab, ARTS 166 and Dance Studio Theatre, ATHD 102
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

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