Dance Studies Colloquium [programme 2016-17]

Voici le programme 2016-2017 du Dance Studies Colloquium que vous pouvez suivre en live streaming à cette adresse :

Première séance, le 13 septembre prochain : Clare Croft, “Jill Johnson’s Political Embodiments”


Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 – 7pm, Chat LoungeGladfelter Hall, 10th fl., Temple University

About Jill Johnson’s Political Embodiments

Jill Johnston has often been described as a dance critic or a lesbian feminist activist. Rarely has Johnston’s work as the crucial writer on postmodern dance and a foundational voice of lesbian feminism been considered together. This talk examines how Johnston’s emphasis on the physical as a way of knowing and “speaking,” and on physical engagement as a way of re-imagining hierarchies knits together her work in dance and activism. Specifically, the talk will focus on two major events in Johnston’s career that both happened in 1971: the publication of Marmalade Me, the first book-length publication of her dance writing and her participation in the now infamous panel featuring Johnston and three other feminists, with Norman Mailer as moderator. The talk moves beyond biography toward imagining the larger implications of thinking about Johnston’s arts criticism and activism: how might the two modes, taken together, create what Croft calls a “queer lesbian” stance on the body?

About Clare Croft

Clare Croft is a dance historian, theorist, and sometimes dance dramaturg and curator. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan where she teaches in the MFA program in Dance, and the BFA programs in Dance and Interarts. She is the author of Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange (Oxford University Press, 2015), and the editor and curator of the hybrid print/Web/performance project, Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2017). Her writing as appeared in Dance Research JournalDance ChronicleTheatre Journal, and Theatre Topics, and she has also been a regular contributor to The Washington Post, the Austin American-Statesman, and Dance Magazine. She is a past member of the Michigan Society of Fellows, where she was a postdoctoral fellow from 2010-2013, and this year Croft is the Norman and Jane Katz Fellow at the Institute for Humanities at the University of Michigan, where she is working on her next book, A Different Kind of Lady: Jill Johnston’s Political Embodiments in Art and Criticism.

About Dance Studies Colloquium

Temple University Dance Department announces the 2016-17 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 RR.

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.

Upcoming Events
September 27, Jeff Friedman, Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
“Minding the Gap: The Choreographer as Hyper-Historian”
October 11, Harmony Bench, Ohio State University
“The Gift and Given of Dance Online”
October 25, Jane Desmond, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Moving Across the Species Lines”
November 15, Danielle Robinson, York University
“Materializing Historical Dance, Past Dancers, and Modern Dancing”
November 29, Pallabi Chakravorty, Swarthmore College
“This is How We Dance Now: Performance in the Age of Bollywood”
December 6, Petra Kuppers, University of Michigan
“Drifting and Dancing in the Asylum: Disability Culture Movement”


January 24, Danielle Goldman, The New School
“New York Dance in the Eighties: A Partial Return”

February 7, Lucia Ruprecht, University of Cambridge
“Gesture between the Auratic and the Profane: Reading Franz Kafka and Niddy Impekoven with Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben”

February 21, Cindy Garcia, University of Minnesota
“Latin@ Dance Shimmers, Visions, and Grooves”

March 7, Michelle Ellsworth, University of Colorado
“Corporeal Coping”

March 21, Nadine George, University of California San Diego
“Taking the Cake: Black Vaudeville, Dance Competitions and Value”

April 11, Rachmi Diyah Larasati, University of Minnesota
“Decolonizing the Archive: Dance Technique and Politics of Moving Body”

April 25, Gustavus Stadler, Haverford College
“Dance, Disability, and the Rhythms of Intimacy: Woody Guthrie, Sophie Maslow, Marjorie Mazia.”