Hi. I’m an early modernist researching the cultural history of dance. I tend to work in a highly interdisciplinary way. My research coalesces around the entanglements of dancing bodies with colonial crises and social/political modernisms. Toward that end, I often mix digital & data-based methods with historically rigorous storytelling. As you’ll see, along the way I keep working on contemporary practices of art across its “disciplines”, and in this I’m very influenced by performance art approaches. There is also the fact that I’m ever trying really hard to learn German (ja, ich kann einige Dinge auf Deutsch sagen, aber es ist “work in progress”).
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What’s (relatively) New:
- Tbilisi-based 90’x Collective Online Exhibition “Visual Echoes” (co-curated with Sima Ehrentraut, designed by Lea Hopp) supported by EXC 2020 “Temporal Communities”
- Co-organizer of Einstein Forum “Scales of Temporality: Modeling Time and Predicability in the Literary and the Mathematical Sciences” with the Berlin Mathematics Research Center Math+.
- My article “Double Life of Pagan Dance” given the Honourable Mention for the 2022 Gertrude Lippincott Award for best English-language article in the field of dance studies.
- New article out in Dance Research Journal: “What’s in a Name? Somatics and the Historical Revisionism of Thomas Hanna”. Access accepted manuscript version here (Green Open Access)
- “The Blurred Bodies of Matachines: Warburg’s Notes on A New Mexican Colonial Dance Drama” in the exhibition catalogue Lightning Symbol and Snake Dance: Aby Warburg and Pueblo Art edited by Christine Chávez and Uwe Fleckner (Berlin: Hatje Cantz). News about the publication here.