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Dance and Democracy: A Symposium for Social Movement

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Join us as the current class of research fellows at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division present their final projects drawn from our archive.

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UPDATE: Due to the Omicron variant this event is now online only and will take place on Monday, January 31, 2022.

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division oversees the Dance Research Fellowship, an annual cohort of dance scholars and artists invited to research a specific aspect of dance. Focused this year on the theme of dance and democracy, the symposium is the culmination of work undertaken during a six-month fellowship cycle that began in July 2021. The 2021-2022 Symposium schedule is as follows:

10:00am to11:00am — Huiwang Zhang Soften into the bones/Ooo baby: experimenting with the creative processes of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

11:00am to 12:00pm — zavé martohardjono TERRITORY: The Island Remembers

12:00pm to 1:00pm — Petra Kuppers Crip/Mad Archive Dances

1:00pm to 2:00pm — Lunch break

2:00pm to 3:00pm — Jason Samuels Smith Digging Deeper

3:00pm to 4:00pm — Ariel Nereson Plague Dances: Revisiting Bill T. Jones' AIDS Archive in the Time of COVID

4:00pm to 5:00pm — Tommie-Waheed Evans “Polytemporal Re-Mixes”

The Vimeo webinar link will be emailed two days prior to the event, with reminders on the day.

Photo: Bill T. Jones, 1978, photograph by Arnie Zane. Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company records, *MGZMD 477, b. 45, f. 1, Jerome Robbins Dance Division.

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