February 25, 2016
Dance Department: Guest Scholar Lecture with Dr. Cristina Rosa
Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Massee Performance Lab
The Reed College Dance Department presents Dr. Cristina Rosa in public lecture: "Regarding the New Wave of African American Choreographers and Their Gestures of Interweaving."
Dr. Rosa is a native of Brazil who immigrated to the U.S. 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, Dr. 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 at Riverside, 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 Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
This event is supported by the Dance Department & Weitkamp Funds.