Diasporic Dance Humanities 2017: Bodies|Mobilization|Transmission

The Dance Program and African & African American Studies (AAAS) will convene a series of events that underscore the reach of diasporic dance humanities in Spring 2017.

  • January 31, visual artist and choreogrpahic collaborator Lamont Hamilton will visit the Duke campus in an artist residency, sharing work he recently showed at the Studio Museum of Harlem.
  • February 14, noted historian and theorist of Asian American dance Yutian Wong, Chair of Dance at San Francisco State, will visit Duke, to offer a public lecture and a casual luncheon event aimed at Asian American students interested in the arts.  
  • March 2, choreographer Jennifer Harge will offer a work-in-progress showing of a collaboration with artist Duane Lee Holland, Jr.; Harge and Holland will also visit courses and meet with students on campus to discuss the dimensions of “black art” that drive their explorations.
  • April 11, the leading researcher of Afro-Peruvian artistic exchanges, Luis Paredes, will be in residence at Duke to offer a research lecture and participate in a casual event with students.
  • April 20, professor Diyah Larasati, Chair of the Dance Program at the University of Minnesota, will offer a research lecture before she keynotes the Choreography and Corporeality working group conference, “The Future of Reenactment,” April 20-22 at Duke.

Sponsored by: Duke Dance Program, FHI Humanities Futures, SLIPPAGE, AAAS.