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GALVANIZING DANCE/STUDIES: Building Antiracist Praxis, Transformative Connections, and Movement(s) of Radical Care


October 14 – October 17, 2021
Rutgers University/ Hyatt Regency
New Brunswick, NJ, USA

The DSA 2021 Program Committee is collectively imagining this conference as a vessel to build, explore, collaborate, perform, and agitate a discourse in dance studies that speaks to our current global crises, especially in terms of anti-black racism, apparatuses of supremacy, technologies of connection, and individual/collective health, well-being, and care.

As dance artists and scholars, we work to mobilize bodies in order to remain nimble and resilient. As such, we must pivot and rise to the urgent needs of the current moment, from food/water insecurities to racial inequities, by putting theory into action. We want the 2021 DSA Conference’s format and structures to expose, dismantle, challenge and transform white-supremacist practices of convening and assembly. We propose aligning the conference format and structure with the aspirations expressed in our title, inviting participants to use conference time, energy, and resources to collectively act and build anti-racist pathways. This conference is imagined as the start of a long process of holding ourselves to account, such that we can equitably uphold diverse movement(s) of care and connection in and as dance/studies.

Sub-Themes:

● ANTI-RACIST RESTORATION AND ACTION

● (IN)STABILITIES

● DECOLONIZING TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF SUPREMACY

● CONNECTION

● HEALTH & RADICAL CARE

● MOBILIZATION/GALVANIZATION

Call for papers forthcoming.

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