The Black Dancing Body as a Measure of Culture

April 3
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Dance, Speakers

Dancer, choreographer, and scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild visits the University of Minnesota this Tuesday for a talk about race, politics, and performance. A professor emerita at Temple University, Gottschild is also a former consultant for Dance Magazine, and the author of many books on the historical contexts of black bodies on stage. Her award-winning writings include The Black Dancing Body—A Geography from Coon to Cool and Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era. She also frequently performs internationally as a soloist and with her husband, choreographer/dancer Hellmut Gottschild. Just as her writing is like dance, her movement is critically engaged. Come find out more about her process and her wisdom at this talk.