Dance Lecture: Dr. Cristina Rosa, choreographer
Thursday, February 25, 6:30 PM
Massee Performance Lab
This event is open to the public.
From Tufts University's Department of Drama and Dance
Presenting Public Lecture: "Regarding the New Wave of African American Choreographers and Their Gestures of Interweaving"
Dr. Rosa is a native of Brazil who migrated to the US in 1996. Her research interests include the intersection of embodiment, knowledge production, and processes of identification. In her recently published book Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification (Palgrave McMillan), she examines how aesthetic principles cultivated across the black Atlantic contributed to the construction of Brazil as an imagined community. Additionally, Rosa has been published in the edited book Performing Brazil(2015) and Cultures in Process: Encounter and Experience (2009), and peer reviewed journals such as TDR and e-misférica. Rosa currently teaches at Tufts University and has previously taught at Reed College, the University of California, Riverside, the Florida State University, and the California Institute of the Arts. She has also served as a research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin's International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" (Germany, 2012-13). She earned her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Supported by the Dance Department & Weitkamp Funds.
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