Queer Tangueras & Rebellious Wallflowers: Women Taking the Lead in Argentine Tango

Visiting Dance Scholar Juliet McMains' work centers on social dance practices and their theatrical expression on competition and theatrical stages. Her research and teaching spans issues cross cultural dance studies, dance ethnography, salsa, tango, swing, and ballroom dance. Her publications include two books, Glamour Addiction: Inside the American Ballroom Dance Industry (Wesleyan, 2006) and Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce (Oxford University Press, 2015).  

McMains has a Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from the University of California at Riverside, a B.A. in Women's Studies from Harvard University and she has won numerous titles as a competing DanceSport professional. She is an associate professor and a Donald E. Petersen Endowed Fellow at the University of Washington.

Photo Credit: Shelley Rose Photography

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Performing Arts Building, Performance Lab 128
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Performing Arts


Open to the Public


dance, lecture, McMains





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