Your Body is Not a Shark: Discourses of Somatic and Poetic Engagement on the Page and the Stage
A conversation about this interdisciplinary performance piece with
Denise Leto and Cid Pearlman
Presenting at the University of Iowa
November 15, 2014

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Photo credit: “Americana: the Routes of our Roots,” choreography by Becky Chun, Thesis I, 2012. Photography by Michelle Smith of Greensmith Photography.

The Society of Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance are excited to announce a joint conference at the University of Iowa, home of the renowned Writers’ Workshop in Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO-designated City of Literature. The 2014 location will provide an impetus to explore the interplay between dancing and writing, globally, historically, and within contemporary culture. The site of the Event provides opportunity to examine issues of authorship, representation, and narrative in dancing and writing practices across social and cultural contexts. Bringing writing and dancing into dialog allows us to once again assess their relationship in consideration of medium, form, methodology, aesthetics, authorship, tradition, temporality, duration, meaning, and communication.