UCR Department of Dance
New Research in Critical Dance Studies Colloquium Series
Towards Antiracist Futures of Dance in the Post-Pandemic Academy
Recently, dance organizations and institutions across the country have pronounced themselves in different forms against historical social and racial injustice. They have drafted values intended to prompt commitments to fighting against systemic racism and social marginalization. The colloquium and the Schlundt Lecture are motivated by the premise that in order to implement structural changes there must be a radical change on how we have learned to think, be, feel, care, do, and make in the world and in relation to one another. Presenters will be sharing their radical imagination as we keep the fire burning and the momentum going toward envisioning and building a more equitable and antiracist (dance) world.
Coordinated by Jose L Reynoso
Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies
APRIL 22, 2021 Thursday, 1:30-3:20 pm PDT
ONLINE - Free and open to the campus and broader community
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Dr. Raquel Monroe (she/her/hers)
“A Return to the Slow Burn: Antiracism and Dance Curriculum”
Dr. Monroe will discuss how the labor of de-centering western concert dance from dance curriculums prepares dancers and departments to lead antiracism efforts in the academy and their communities.
Raquel Monroe, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary performance scholar and artist whose research interests include black social dance, black feminisms, and popular culture. Monroe’s scholarship appears in journals and anthologies on race, sexuality, dance and popular culture. She is completing a monograph analyzing the intersections of Black feminism and Black liberation by Black female cultural producers in popular culture and the Black public sphere. As a maker and performer, Monroe is a member of the interdisciplinary arts collective the Propelled Animals (https://propelledanimals.org/). Monroe is the Co-Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and an Associate Professor in Dance at Columbia College Chicago. She is a founding board member of the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance.
This series is supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s Office Visiting Artist Fund
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As we strive to constantly renew our commitments to social and racial justice as a department, we acknowledge and recognize our responsibility to the original and current caretakers of the land where UC Riverside is located: The Cahuilla, Tongva, Luiseño, and Serrano peoples (see full land acknowledgement). The life of our department and the upkeep of our facilities are maintained by the labor of so many people we are grateful for. Special thanks to Kathleen DeAtley, Program Promotions Manager, and Lily Chan Szeto, Event Specialist, for contributing their expertise to the production of this Colloquium and Schlundt lecture.
Photo credit: Philip Dembinski
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