UCR Department of Dance 2020-2021 Season 

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 SEPT 28-DEC 11, 2020 

OCT 22, Thursday, 6:45-7:15 pm PST - Zoom
4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showings 
The Overlap 

Works in Progress by Megan Kendzior, Talia Mason, and Giovanna Sosa Santos 
Second-year MFA students in Experimental Choreography
Committee Chairs: Joel Mejia Smith and Luis Lara Malvacías  
A shared evening of process-based research followed by a conversation between and across their three individual works, moderated by Luis Lara Malvacías

Megan Kendzior, solo explorations 
Water Lines, choreographed by Talia Mason 
Cuerpa del Futuro, directed and edited by Giovanna Sosa Santos

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OCT 22, Thursday, 6:45-7:15 pm PST - Zoom
Megan Kendzior 
4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showings

Second-year MFA student in Experimental Choreography 
MFA Committee Chair: Joel Mejia Smith 
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OCT 19, 20, 21, Monday-Wednesday, 6:00 pm PST
OCT 22, Thursday, 6:15 pm 
Livestream and Zoom in ARTS 300
Talia Mason 
4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showings

Second-year MFA student in Experimental Choreography 
MFA Committee Chair: Joel Mejia Smith 
Water Lines 
Choreographed by Talia Mason 
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OCT 22, Thursday, 6:45-7:15 pm PST
Giovanna Sosa Santos
4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showing

Second-year MFA student in Experimental Choreography
MFA Committee Chair: Luis Lara Malvacías
Cuerpa del Futuro  (Vimeo or YouTube)  
Directed and edited by Giovanna Sosa Santos     
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OCT 31, Saturday, 3:33 pm to sunset PST
Live event in a backyard in Venice, California (Tongva land) 
Herd/Heard 
by Jennifer Hong, MFA Candidate in Experimental Choreography 
taisha paggett, MFA Committee Chair      
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NOV 8, Sunday, DEADLINE
AUDITION: UCR is Dancing 2021 
Open to all undergrads, regardless of major
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       JAN 4-MAR 12, 2021

MAR 3-5, Wednesday-Friday, 6:00 pm PST - ONLINE 
MAR 6, Saturday, 2:00 pm PST
UCR is Dancing 2021 
A cyber showcase of new ideas and experiments in original dance making by UCR undergraduate dance majors.
Artistic Directors:
Assistant Professor Luis Lara Malvacías and Assistant Professor Ni’Ja Whitson
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MAR 9-25, Tuesday-Thursday - ONLINE
RECAP: UCR is Dancing 2021 
A cyber showcase of new ideas and experiments in original dance making by UCR undergraduate dance majors.  
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MAR 9, Tuesday, 8:30-10:20 am PST
Winter Dance Showings 
You are invited to see students showcase what they have learned in class and check out classes you may want to take in next quarter. 
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    MAR 29-JUN 4, 2021

APR 22-25, 2021
Water Lines
by Talia Mason, MFA candidate in Experimental Choreography
Joel Mejia Smith, MFA Committee Chair 
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APRIL 8 – MAY 27, 2021 Thursdays, 1:30-3:20 pm PDT 
New Research in Critical Dance Studies Colloquium Series
And 
The Christena Lindborg Schlundt Lecture in Critical Dance Studies and Dance Making

Towards Antiracist Futures of Dance in the Post-Pandemic Academy
Coordinated by Jose L Reynoso
Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies
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APR 8 Takiyah Nur Amin (she/her/hers) in conversation with Jose L. Reynoso (he/him/his)
ENVISIONING AN ANTI-RACIST FUTURE FOR DANCE STUDIES: RESOURCES, CHALLENGES AND THE ONGOING COMMITMENT TO CHANGE
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APR 15 J. Lorenzo Perillo  (he/him/his)
CRITICAL FILIPINX DANCE ON THE EDGE OF TOMORROW
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APR 22  Raquel Monroe (she/her/hers)
A RETURN TO THE SLOW BURN: ANTIRACISM AND DANCE CURRICULUM
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APR 29  Wilfried G Souly of Souly Dance Arts (he/him/his)
DANCING WHILE BLACK 
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MAY 6   André M. Zachery (he/him/his)
BLK HAPTICS - AFRICANIST AESTHETICS + FEEDBACK IN PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY
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MAY 13  Adanna Kai Jones (she/her/hers) and J Dellecave (she/her/hers & they/them) 
Workshop Co-Facilitators 
UN/COMMONING PEDAGOGIES: MOVING TOGETHER TOWARDS A PRACTICE OF ANTI-RACIST EMBODIMENTS 
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MAY 20  Ytasha L. Womack (she/her/hers)
DANCE AS INTERDIMENSIONAL SPACE & AFROFUTURIST PRACTICE
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MAY 27   The Christena Lindborg Schlundt Lecture in Critical Dance Studies and Dance Making
Brenda Dixon Gottschild (she/her/hers)
SANKOFA/OUROBOROS/PHOENIX – RECKONING WITH RACE
This award and lecture, in honor of the founder of doctoral studies in dance in the UC system, Professor Emerita Schlundt, is made possible by the Christena Lindborg Schlundt Endowed Fund for the support of Periodic Lectures on Research in Dance History and Theory. 
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MAY 15 • 22 • 29, 2021  Saturdays, 12:30-3:30 pm PDT
UCR Doundounba Festival 2021
West African Drum and Dance - Online! 

A free three-week Saturday Zoom Class series in West African Drum and Dance 
Hosted by Makeda Kumasi 
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MAY 15 Film Festival and Community Forum
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*MAY 22  Introduction to West African Drums with Master Drummer Bara M’Boup and Will Gordon
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*MAY 29  Master Dance Class with Master Dancer Mouminatou Camara
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*Classes will begin with Kemetic Yoga and conditioning lead by Makeda Kumasi

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MAY 28, Friday, 11:00 am PDT/ 2:00 pm EST 
Spring Forward 2021
Moving Through the Impossible 

Original dance making by undergraduate dance majors
André M. Zachery, Visiting Assistant Professor and Artistic Director 
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INFORMATION: email: dance@ucr.edu  web: dance.ucr.edu

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