I approached attending my first conference of scholars in the field of Dance Studies with excitement, as I looked forward to getting a sense of where I might fit into a field that, up to this point, I only have known through my involvement with the Dance Department at OSU. Rohini and I, traveling on… Read More my first Dance Studies conference
In my Comparative Studies class, I am investigating theories useful in defining working-class culture. This photo represents an old expression of working-class values: no single poppy should grow taller than any other in the field, yet together they can create a beautiful vista. This is one of the most persistent tensions in working-class culture, especially… Read More theorizing working-class culture
The woman in the front of the group in this photo is Lee Becker Theodore. She originated the role of Anybodys, the tomboy in the Jets gang, in West Side Story, and she was the dance captain for Jerome Robbins on the original production. Lee was a huge influence on me and one of the most… Read More representations of labor and the working class in dance
the work dynamics at play in dance making, dance rehearsing, dance performing, dance organizing, dance scholarship . . . precarity . . . contingency . . . basic income guarantee . . . socialist dance projects . . .
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