School of Dance Presents 'Knowing Dance More' Lecture Series

Speakers will reveal the multiplicity of ways that dance moves through the complexity of the contemporary moment

Lecturer Miguel Gutierrez

September 18, 2013

Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations and informal showings led by important artists and scholars in the international field of dance. This series seeks to bring into focus current issues within the production, performance and practice of dance works and will hopefully foster ongoing conversations about knowing dance (more).

For 2013-2014, “Knowing Dance More” has been mapped around four perspectives: that of the dramaturge, the choreographer, the dancer and the theorist, and four concepts: historical diversions, poetic ruptures, mediated body-hybrid identities and the social anatomical. Through their diverse and unique engagements with these concepts and perspectives, this year's guests will reveal the multiplicity of ways that dance moves through the complexity of the contemporary moment.

Susan Manning: Reggie Wilson and the Traditions of Modern Dance
In this lecture, dance historian Susan Manning contextualizes the work of Reggie Wilson within the multiple traditions of modern dance. More info >>
September 18, 2013
11:30 a.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Lauren Bakst: Introductory lecture
“Knowing Dance More” curator Lauren Bakst leads an introductory lecture that contextualizes the upcoming KDM speakers within the contemporary landscape of dance. More info >>
October 2, 2013
11:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Miguel Gutierrez: Queer Choreographies or Whatever that Means
Brooklyn-based dance and music artist Miguel Gutierrez presents a sampling of his work on video and in person through the lens of queer sensibility while discussing the malleability, slipperiness and agency of queerness. More info >>
November 13, 2013
11:30 a.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

Lecturer Marianne Kim

Marianne Kim: Disorientalism
Marianne Kim, a Korean-American artist and educator working in dance, video and multimedia installation, discusses her ongoing collaborative performance project “Disorientalism,” which studies the disorienting effects of technologized labor, junk culture and consumerism. More info >>
February 5, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Susan Leigh Foster: Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance

Choreographer, dancer and scholar Dr. Susan Leigh Foster interrogates the body presented in performances of competition dance on television shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance.” More info >>
March 26, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Wrap Up & Student Showings with Lauren Bakst
Series curator Lauren Bakst returns to lead a discussion that reflects on the year of “Knowing Dance More” and School of Dance students present responses to the lectures. More info >>
April 16, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium

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