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Very excited to be participating in the Buffalo Humanities Festival 2019! I’m giving a talk, “Dancing Democracy: Empathy Rehearsals in Contemporary Performance” on Saturday, September 21. Full schedule here and below!


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I’ll also be sharing work from my book project, Democracy Moving, in two upcoming talks:

the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute’s Scholars @ Hallwalls Series, October 18, 2019, 4 pm, at Hallwalls Gallery in Buffalo. My talk is “Choreographing History: Black Concert Dance and the Question of Genre” and is about postmodernism and sentimentalism in Bill T. Jones’s concert dances about Abraham Lincoln.

the American Society for Theatre Research annual conference in Arlington, VA in November 2019. I’m giving a plenary talk entitled “A Genius Public: Site-Specific Dance at the University of Virginia and the Presence of the Past.”