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Papers: Lisa Fusillo & Tanya Evidente | Moderator: Lisa Smith

Dancing Through Artistic Boundaries – Parade and the Surrealist Movement Lisa Fusillo, Professor University of Georgia, Georgia, USA Abstract: The avant-garde artists in the early part of the 20th century, continually pushed the boundaries of established art movements, which lead to explosions in abstraction.  Often arts movements began in music, art and/or literature, however in […]

Papers: Emily Morgan, Kaus Sarkar & Danielle Georgiou | Moderator: Jilissa Cotten

Two Interactive Performances: Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16” and Headlong Dance Theater’s “This Town is a Mystery” Emily Morgan, Director of Dance Colorado State University, Colorado, USA Abstract: This paper will analyze two different approaches to interactive performance. Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16” takes place in a traditional performance space and for the bulk of the dance, […]

Panel: Multidisciplinary Performance as Change-Agent: A Framework for Replication | Genevieve Durham DeCesaro & Rachel Hirshorn | Moderator: Cristina Goletti

Multidisciplinary Performance as Change-Agent: A Framework for Replication Interpersonal and “inter-web” conversations about dementia tend to focus on the devastation of the disease, particularly the ways in which it bulldozes individual identities. Frequently, individuals living with the disease become subordinate to the disease itself. They lose their identities twice: first, to dementia, and, second, to […]

Panel & Response: Border Communities & Resistance: A Contemporary & Historical overview of El Paso & Ciudad Juarez | Sandra Paola Ramirez Lopez with Women Studies

In the first component of this panel we will hear from local and long-time community activists, scholars and organizers. Moderated by Dr. Guillermina G. Núñez-Mchiri— Community scholar and Director of the Women and Gender Studies program at UTEP, we will hear from Lorena Andrade— Director of La Mujer Obrera, Dr. Yolanda Chavez-Leyva— Director of the […]

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