Rachmi Diyah Larasati Ph. D


April 20, 2017 to April 22, 2017

Lecture: "Dance, Body, and the Possibility of Critique"

Larasati is  an associate professor of cultural theory and historiography in the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance at the University of Minnesota. She is also a faculty advisor and affiliate of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, and an affiliate faculty in the feminist studies (GWSS) and Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media (ALL departments). Her book, The Dance that Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) theorized global corporeal commodification through genocide. She has published articles focusing on decolonialization and feminist third world tactics of transnationalism. Her new book project, Dancing in the Forest: Modern Machine and Audio Politics of Land Narrative, interrogates the aesthetic encounter between indigenous voices and capitalist noise within neoliberal space.
Her most recent writings are: "The Rethinking of Remembering: Who Lays Claim to Speech in the Wake of Catastrophe?" Editor: Fazil Moradi, Ralph Buchenhorst, Maria Six-Hohenbalken, Roudledge, 2017; “From Che to Guantanamera: Decolonizing the Corporeality of the Displaced," Rowman & Littlefield International, Kilombo: International Relations and Colonial Questions; “The  Dancing Goddess: Ecological Memory, Technique, and the Inquiry of Value in Globalized Space,” Smithsonian, Performing Indonesia, 2016; “Theorizing the Archive: Corporealness, Decolonization of Thinking and Tactics, and Playfulness of Memory," in Kerja Arsip & Pengarsipan Seni Budaya di Indonesia, Farah Wardan & Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti , IVAA, 2014. Her most recent international keynote addresses are: "Dancing the Traces of Empire Between the International and Speaking of Specificity" in China, Guangzhou Academy of Social Science, 2016; "Reviving Culture for Rural Sustanaibility" (World Culture Forum, Indonesia/ UNESCO  2016). 

Students enrolled in Dance Program courses may be able to use this event as an Engagement Activity required by their courses:

Lecture: "Dance, Body, and the Possibility of Critique", Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:05am to 11:35am, location: West Duke 106 http://maps.duke.edu/embed.php?id=21&mrkId=2809

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