DANSOX: Dancing on Violent Ground: Utopia as Dispossession in Euro-American Theater Dance
Join Arabella Stanger, Senior Lecturer in Drama: Theatre and Performance at the University of Sussex, for a discussion of her new book at this DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford) event.
Dancing on Violent Ground: Utopia as Dispossession in Euro-American Theater Dance develops a new theory of choreographic space to show how the embodied forms of hope promised in ballet and progressive dance modernisms conceal and depend on spatial operations of imperial, colonial, and racial subjection. Bold in its arguments and rigorous in its critique, Dancing on Violent Ground asks how performance scholars can develop a practice of thinking hopefully, without expunging history from their site of analysis.
This event will be livestreamed and will be available to watch after the event.
Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX) provides a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe, promoting dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice. DANSOX inaugurates an international exchange of interdisciplinary dance-related research with a major programme investigating a wide range of enquiries into all forms of dance. These events explore the ways in which the role of choreographic practice reveals its essential contribution to innovations across academic fields, theatre and performance.