February 9: Clare Croft on Centering Race in Dance Research

Clare Croft

Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Michigan

Centering Race in Dance Research:

Dancers as Diplomats in the Archive and the Interview

Croft front coverIn this talk, dance historian and theorist Clare Croft, author of the recently published Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange  (Oxford 2015), considers how dance research requires a specific attunement to questions of race and racism. How does dance research locate racism among bodies? In the archive? In interviews? Croft considers these questions in relationship to the archival work, performance analysis, and 70+ interviews with dancers that form the spine of Dancers as Diplomats, while also gesturing toward how these questions might guide her new work on dance critic and lesbian activist Jill Johnston.


Tuesday, February 9

2:30-4:00 PM*

Memorial Auditorium, Room 125

Stanford University

*Note the time change!

For a campus map, click here. For directions, click here. There is free parking on Memorial Drive. For a map, please click here.

This event is free, but please register by emailing rcarrico@stanford.edu.

The Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies is sponsored by the Mellon “Dance Studies in/and the Humanities” initiative and is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It receives administrative support from Stanford’s Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS), and additional funding from Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.


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