[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Temple University Dance Studies Colloquium: Jeff Friedman

David Francis Heller tuf76214 at temple.edu
Thu Sep 22 07:51:37 EDT 2016

*Temple University *


*Tuesday September 27, 5:30 - 7pm *

*CHAT Lounge*

*Gladfelter Hall, 10th fl., Temple University*

*Live-streaming at *

*www.temple.edu/boyer/dance/RR <http://www.temple.edu/boyer/dance/RR>*


*Jeff Friedman, Minding the Gap: *

*The Choreographer as Hyper-Historian*

*About Minding the Gap: *

*The Choreographer as Historian*

The lecture will discuss Jeff’s prior activities as a working choreographer
and his community-based work in oral history in the San Francisco Bay Area
and how he cross-references these two activities in documentary
performances based on oral history. He will discuss theoretical foundations
for his theory/practice integrated research, and discuss a case-study of
documentary performance that elucidates the choreographer as a

*About Jeff Friedman*

*Jeff Friedman* is an Associate Professor of Dance Studies at Mason Gross
School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey where he
is the Graduate Director of the MFA in Dance degree. He holds a
professional B.Arch (Cornell/Oregon) and was a working dance artist in San
Francisco from 1979-1997. He earned the Ph.D in Dance History and Theory
from University of California-Riverside in 2003. Jeff has created over
forty performance works, including his solo work *Muscle Memory*, based on
Legacy, his oral history archive for performing artists at-risk for
life-threatening illness, including HIV-AIDS, held at the San Francisco
Museum of Performance & Design (1988-present). His publications on oral
history theory method and practice include book chapters for Oxford,
Routledge, Palgrave, and Epodium Press in Germany where he was a Senior
Teaching and Researching Fulbright Fellow in 2010, and refereed articles in
the US, UK, Korea, Germany, Spain and New Zealand, where he was visiting
lecturer at the Dance Studies Programme at the University of Auckland in
2005. Jeff is also the director of the Rutgers Dance and Parkinson’s
Program and recently received the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award for
his academic and service work towards equality, equity and inclusion for
underserved populations.

*About Dance Studies Colloquium*

Temple University Dance Department announces the 2016-17 Dance Studies
Colloquium. A list of speakers, topics, and dates follows. The Colloquium
extends through the entire year and affords the opportunity for a sustained
conversation on the state of dance and dance studies: speakers include both
scholars and artists.

These events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise specified,
all presentations are on Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7pm at the Center for Humanities
at Temple (CHAT) Lounge, Gladfelter Hall, 10th fl., Temple University. Live
streaming available at www.temple.edu/boyer/dance/RR.

Parking is available in a TU parking lot (hourly, reasonable) at Berks and
11th. Gladfelter Hall is the first high-rise building when entering TU's
main campus from Berks and 11th, two blocks from the Septa Regional Rail TU

Dance Studies Colloquium is a dynamic interactive speaker series designed
to facilitate a dialogue about emerging topics and issues related to dance.
It brings together artists and scholars to explore how we initiate and
assimilate ideas and events and our resulting actions within the field of
*Upcoming Events*


October 11

Harmony Bench
Ohio State University
“The Gift and Given of Dance Online”

October 25

Jane Desmond
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Moving Across the Species Lines"

November 15

Danielle Robinson
York University
“Materializing Historical Dance, Past Dancers, and Modern Dancing”

November 29

Pallabi Chakravorty
Swarthmore College
"This is How We Dance Now: Performance in the Age of Bollywood"

December 6

Petra Kuppers
University of Michigan
"Drifting and Dancing in the Asylum: Disability Culture Movement"

January 24

Danielle Goldman
The New School
"New York Dance in the Eighties: A Partial Return"

February 7

Lucia Ruprecht
University of Cambridge
"Gesture between the Auratic and the Profane: Reading Franz Kafka and Niddy
Impekoven with Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben”

February 21

Cindy Garcia
University of Minnesota
“Latin@ Dance Shimmers, Visions, and Grooves”

March 7

Michelle Ellsworth
University of Colorado
"Corporeal Coping"

March 21

Nadine George
University of California San Diego
"Taking the Cake: Black Vaudeville, Dance Competitions and Value"

April 11

Rachmi Diyah Larasati
University of Minnesota
"Decolonizing the Archive: Dance Technique and Politics of Moving Body"

April 25

Gustavus Stadler
Haverford College
"Dance, Disability, and the Rhythms of Intimacy: Woody Guthrie, Sophie
Maslow, Marjorie Mazia."

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Mark Franko at
mark.franko at temple.edu, or David Heller at hellerd at temple.edu.

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