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The Dance in/and Theory Symposium

Friday, April 11th, 10 am to 6 pm
10:00 am - Opening Remarks
10:30 am - "Image/Dance" by Jean-Luc Nancy 
2:00 pm - "Re-Writing the Rite: 'Le Sacre du Printemps'" by Gabriele Brandstetter 
4:00pm - "The Dancing Body: Thinking, Art, Politics" by Jacques Rancière 
5:30pm - Closing Remarks

Morning events will take place in List Art Center 120
Afternoon events will take place in Carmichael Auditorium, BERT 130 (89 Waterman St)

 


Welcome to the event page for the Dance in/ and Theory Symposium, a 1-day event that will bring three prominent international speakers to Brown to speak about dance and its importance for the study of culture, society, politics, aesthetics, and history.

Our guest speakers are:

  • Jacques Rancière, Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris, St. Denis.
  • Gabriele Brandstetter, Professor of Theatre and Dance Studies at the Free University, Berlin
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, Professor of Political Philosophy and Media Aesthetics at the European Graduate School and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg (Prof. Nancy will participate in the event via web-conferencing)

The Symposium is open to all and no pre-registration is required.

Organizing Committee:

  • Michelle Clayton, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature
  • Dana Gooley, Associate Professor of Music
  • Kristina Mendicino, Assistant Professor of German Studies
  • Brandon Shaw, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Theater Arts and Performance Studies
  • Zachary Sng, Associate Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature

Co-sponsors:

  • The Woods Lectureship Fund
  • The Office of International Affairs
  • The Department of Comparative Literature
  • The Department of French Studies
  • The Department of German Studies
  • The Department of Music
  • The Department of Theater Arts and Performance Studies