Eric Mullis is a Charlotte, N.C.-based dance artist who received an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina. His current research interests include ecstatic states in charismatic Appalachian Pentecostalism and improvisation across artistic disciplines. Eric curates an independent site-specific performance series in Charlotte and has presented at the Performance Philosophy Biennial (University of Amsterdam), the University of Malta, UrBANGUILD (Kyoto), FACT/SF Summer Dance Festival, the Midwest Alternative Performance Festival, the Richmond Dance Festival, and the North Carolina Dance Festival. He is an assistant professor of philosophy at Queens University of Charlotte and has published essays on dance in Dance Research Journal, Performance Philosophy, Dance Research, Dance Chronicle, and the Journal of Performing Arts and Digital Media. His book, Pragmatist Philosophy and Dance: Interdisciplinary Dance Research in the American South will be included in Palgrave-MacMillan's Performance Philosophy series. ericmullis8.com
The Eric Mullis residency is part of the MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary PraxisGraduate Movement Research Guest Series 2019-20: On a Darkness that Cannot be Dispelled: Moving into the Anthropocene, curated by Michael Kliën, Director, MFA in Dance.