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Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)

Recent News

West African Drum & Dance Course: Winter 2023

T. Ayo Alston, from Chicago's Ayodele Drum & Dance will teach a West African Drum & Dance course during Winter 2023. Combining both drum and dance into one course, students will learn the techniques, terminology, and histories of both traditions...

CWPS Director Michael Gould Receives 2023 Harold Haugh Award

Center for World Performance Director, Michael Gould has been named the recipient of the 2023 Harold Haugh Award for excellence in studio teaching!

The Center for World Performance Studies seeks to create intellectual and physical space for the study of performance. Our aim is to advocate for performance as a mode of research and as a means of public engagement, centering on underrepresented, non-Western, and diasporic voices, bodies, and acts. We connect—both locally and globally—students, faculty, artists, thinkers, and scholars in order to educate each other about Performance Studies and to promote interdisciplinary and intersectional insights and research methodologies.