UCR Department of Dance 2019-2020 Season 

:::::::: FALL  2019 :::::::: 

OCT 2 - DEC 4, Wednesdays, 4:30-6:20 pm
New Research in Dance Studies Colloquium Series:
Ritual / Power / Corpo-Realities
Coordinated by María Regina Firmino-Castillo; Assistant Professor, Critical Dance Studies

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

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OCT 9 - Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Dohee Lee
Mu / 巫: Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Groups through Shamanic Ritual

Root (Puri) Practice Workshop
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OCT 16 - Performance Lab, 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 - Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Gloria E. Chacón  
Ajchowen’s Embodiment of Kab’awil: Revising the Past to Change the Present

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

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

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DEC 4 – Dance Studio Theatre, 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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OCT 7 - NOV 25, Mondays, 5-7 pm - Screening Room, ARTS 335
Dance 171F/ MCS 151 F:  Filmic Bodies
Embodying Global Hip Hop Documentary Screenings*  

Coordinated by Imani Kai Johnson, Assistant Professor, Critical Dance Studies

OCT 7  Estilo Hip Hop  
OCT 14 Planet B-Boy 
OCT 21 Mongolian Bling 
OCT 28 Bouncing Cats 
NOV 4   Slingshot Hip Hop 
NOV 18 Shake the Dust 


OCT 14, Monday, 4:00 pm - Dance Studio Theatre, ATHD 102
LGBT Resource Center, Department of Dance and The Well
Béy Dance Day
Featuring choreographer Mz Honey
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OCT 25, Friday, 12:00-6:00 pm -  Commonwealth & Council
3006 West 7th Street Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90005 
4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showing 
“Within REPEATER, a study” by Julie Tolentino

Dean's Distinguished Fellow and 2nd-Year MFA student in Experimental Choreography
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NOV 25, Monday, 3:00 - CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South – New Media Lab, INTS 1109
ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION: Experiments & Fieldwork 
A Conversation with Curator Jeanne Vaccaro & Professor Jennifer Doyle on MFA graduate student, Julie Tolentino’s 2019 exhibition, REPEATER and guest artists 
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OCT 28, Monday, 12:30 pm - Dance Studio Theatre, ATHD 102
Marvin K. White, poet, preacher and performer 
Housemology: The Theory of Ehvuhrething
A House Music Ritual, Reading and Theopoetic Service

Coordinated by Ni’Ja Whitson, Assistant Professor

OCT 29-30, Tuesday-Wednesday, 8:00 pm - Performance Lab, ARTS 166 
4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showing 
8 ways of relating to gravity 
Work in Progress by Jennifer Hong 洪 with Su-Don Hong 洪 

2nd-year MFA Student in Experimental Choreography 
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NOV 13, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday - 3 Oaks: Watkins Hall West, UCR 
EarthWaterBone: :HuesoAguaTierra
Showing by Cristina M. Leyva, MFA Candidate Experimental Choreography

with la colectiva: Dava Hernández, Sophia Levine, Dafne Vasquez, Julia Zumaya
Outdoor performance between Watkins 1000 & Sproul Hall
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DEC 4-6, Wednesday-Friday
Fall 2019 Dance Showings
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DEC 5, Thursday, 6:45 pm - Mary Lu Clayton Rosenthal Dance Studio, ARTS 300   
Gluck Contemporary Dance Ensemble Performance
Choreography by Guest artist and UCR Alumna, Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier

Featuring: Angelica Bursey, Jessica Espinoza, Nohely Gomez-Arroyo, Daniel Adrin Rubiano, Silvanna Torres and Julia Zumaya
DANCE 168 Course Professor: Joel Smith
Gluck Graduate Leader: Magnolia Yang Sao Yia
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:::::::: WINTER 2020 ::::::::

FEB 6-8, Thursday-Saturday - 3 Oaks: Watkins Hall West, UCR
Cristina M. Leyva, MFA Candidate Experimental Choreography

Outdoor performance between Watkins 1000 & Sproul Hall
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FEB 11-MAR 3, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - Performance Lab, ARTS 166 
Current Topics in Dance Research Colloquium Series: 
Embodied Ologies

Coordinated by Ni’Ja Whitson, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance

FEB 11, 6:30 pm
SA Smythe, UCLA Department of African American Studies
Can I Get a Witness? 
Black Feminism, Trans Embodiment, and Thriving Past the Fault Lines of Care 

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FEB 18, 11:00 am workshop. 6:30 pm presentation.
jayy dodd, Literary & Performance Artist  
CALIGINOUS LAVENDER: a dose of jayy dodd 
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FEB 25, 6:30 pm. Workshop 1: Pleasure Is Power 
FEB 26, 2:00 pm. Workshop 2: Free’Em Trainique 
Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa, Cross-disciplinary Artists 
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MAR 3, 11:00 am. Workshop: Why Move and Other Important Questions. 
MAR 3, 6:30 pm. Performance: Container 1 
NIC kay, Performance Artist and Writer 
Workshop and Performance
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MAR 5 & 6, Thursday -Friday, 8:00 pm - University Theatre
MAR 7, Saturday, 2:00 pm 
UCR is Dancing 2020 
Luis Lara Malvacías, Artistic Director and Assistant Professor
$14 General. $10 Students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children.
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MAR 10-13, Tuesday-Friday, times and venues vary
Winter 2020 Dance Showings 
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:::::::: SPRING 2020 ::::::::

The UCR campus is closed through June 19 due to of rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The following live events are postponed.  

We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment these changes may cause. Please check back for weekly updates. 4/2/20

Jennifer Hong, MFA candidate in Experimental Choreography

taisha paggett, Committee Chair

UCR Department of Dance, WE 3 PRODUCTIONS 
and “We The People” Cultural Dance Center present 
Inland Empire’s Ultimate Doundounba Festival 2020 
Workshops in West African Drum and Dance. Makeda Kumasi, Artistic Director 

MAY 4, Monday, 6:10-7:30 pm PST – Zoom
Rulan Tangen, Founding Artistic Director of DANCING EARTH
Hosted by María Regina Firmino-Castillo in collaboration with Jacqueline Shea Murphy
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MAY 11, Thursday, 6:10-7:30 pm PST – Zoom
Fabiola Torralba
Hosted by María Regina Firmino-Castillo 
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MAY 18, Monday, 5:00-6:30 pm PST– Zoom
Lukas Avendaño
“No Soy Persona; Soy Mariposa” y la Arqueología de la Memoria
 “I Am Not a Person; I Am A Butterfly” and The Archaeology of Memory 

Hosted by María Regina Firmino-Castillo
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MAY 25, Monday, 5:30-7:00 pm PST– Zoom 
randy reyes, choreographer, performance artist, and healer 
hosted by taisha paggett and maría regina firmino-castillo
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MAY 26, Tuesday, 3:30-5:20 pm – Zoom 
Deidra Demens, A New York-based certified Iyengar yoga teacher and contributing writer to Yoga Journal
In Dialogue: Yoga, Black History, Black Lives
Hosted by Jacqueline Shea Murphy, “Dance Cultures, Culture in Dance”
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MAY 29, Friday, 1:00-2:30 P.M. PST – Zoom
Christena Lindborg Schlundt Lecture Series
Heather Castillo and MiRi Park, California State University Channel Islands
Towards a Mindful Preparedness: How Teaching Dance Online in a Crisis Prepares Us for Future Possibilities of Digital Dance Pedagogies in Higher Education
Coordinated by Anthea Kraut
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JUNE 1, 3 & 5, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00 am-12:50 pm – Zoom
Spring Forward 2020
Dancing Rituals Alone & Together During Uncertain Times

By UCR Dance-Making Students
crystal sepúlveda, artistic director
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JUNE 3, Wednesday, 3:30 pm - Zoom
UCR Departments of Dance and Music Lecture 
Dr. Tamara Levitz, Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA
“Ida Rubinstein”
Co-coordinated by Drs. Byron Adams and Linda J. Tomko
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JUNE 12, Friday, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm PT  – Zoom
Julie Tolentino
Dean's Distinguished Fellow and MFA candidate in Experimental Choreography
Sending Out The Smoke for Future Fire: A Choreography of Arrival and Taking Leave

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:::::::: SUMMER 2020 ::::::::

JUNE 21, Sunday, and June 27-July 25, Saturdays,
10:30 am - 3:00 pm – Zoom
Inland Empire's Ultimate Doundounba Festival 2020
A free six-week Saturday Zoom Class series of West African Dance and Drum. Hosted by Makeda Kumasi Learn more

JUNE 21, Sunday, Film Festival and Community Forum
JUNE 27, Saturday, Dance Class with Youssouf Koumbassa
JULY 4, Saturday, Djembe Class with Fode Sissoko
JULY 11, Saturday, Dance Class with Jahanna Blunt
JULY 18, Saturday, Doundoun Class with Malik Sow
JULY 25, Saturday, Dance Class with Kosi Williams

Information: dance@ucr.edu  dance.ucr.edu

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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

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