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Temple University 2017-18 Dance Studies Colloquium
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:21:05 PM »
Temple University Institute of Dance Scholarship announces the 2017-18 Dance Studies Colloquium. A list of speakers, topics, and dates follows. The Colloquium extends through the entire year and affords the opportunity for a sustained conversation on the state of dance and dance studies: speakers include both scholars and artists.

These events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise specified, all presentations are on Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7pm at the Center for Humanities at Temple (CHAT) Lounge, Gladfelter Hall, 10th fl., Temple University. Live streaming available at

Parking is available in a TU parking lot (hourly, reasonable) at Berks and 11th. Gladfelter Hall is the first high-rise building when entering TU's main campus from Berks and 11th, two blocks from the Septa Regional Rail TU station.

Dance Studies Colloquium is a dynamic interactive speaker series designed to facilitate a dialogue about emerging topics and issues related to dance. It brings together artists and scholars to explore how we initiate and assimilate ideas and events and our resulting actions within the field of dance.


September 19
Sheron Wray , University of California, Irvine
Towards Embodiology: How West African Performance Aesthesis Informs Praxes of ContemporaryDance Improvisation

October 3     
Richard Move, Queens College/CUNY
Martha@20 - Sonic Bodies, Seizures and Spells

November 7   
Hubert Hazebroucq , Independent artist/France
Between Technique and Dramaturgy: a Contemporary Dancer's Historical Method

November 28
Joanna Dee Das, Washington University
Choreographing Diaspora: Katherine Dunham as an Artist-Activist

January 23   
San San Kwan, University of California, Berkeley
On Love and Mourning in Intercultural Collaboration

February 6
Petra Kuppers,  University of Michigan
Asylum Dancing

February 20 
Olga De Soto, Independent artist/Belgium
Re-imagining “Le Jeune Homme et la mort”: histoires

March 13   
Timmy de Laet, Visiting Scholar Temple University
Trading Dance: Transatlantic Currencies in Postwar Choreography (1958-1991)

March 27
Olivia Sabee, Swarthmore College
Ballet blanc from Revolutionary Festival to Iconic White Act

April 10 
Fiona Macintosh , Oxford University
Telling Tales with the Body

April 24 
Juan Ignazio Vallejos, CONICET, Argentina
Articulations of the political in Argentine contemporary dance