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Performing the Moment | Performing the Movement

Dr. Melissa Blanco Borelli
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
6:00-7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Free & Open to the public
Registration required:

Melissa Blanco Borelli is Associate Professor of Theatre Scholarship and Performance Studies and Associate Director of the International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research (IPCCR), School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland. She is the author of She Is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body which won the Society of Dance History Scholars' 2016 de la Torre Bueno Prize for best book in Dance Studies. She has been faculty at MIT, University of Surrey, UK and Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests include identity and corporeality; blackness in Latin America; dance on screen; film studies; feminist historiography and performance/auto-ethnography; cultural memory; digital humanities; decolonial aesthetics; and thinking beyond "the human." A recipient of a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council grant, she was the Principal Investigator (2018-2020) on a project that co-creates digital performance archives with Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities affected by the armed conflict. The archive will be available soon. She is the current President of the Dance Studies Association.

For this talk, Dr. Blanco Borelli will discuss her chapter in Performance, Dance and Political Economy: Bodies at the End of the World (Bloomsbury, 2021) entitled "Community, Coloniality, and Convivencia in the Festival de Danza de Santa María la Antigua del Darién, Colombia," as well as her research and writing methodologies, "Historicizing Hip(g)nosis."

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Dance, Latin America, Rackham, Research
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, Residential College