New Books in Asian and Asian Diaspora Dance Studies Virtual Series

Organizer: Emily Wilcox ([email protected])

Time: 8:30-10pm EST (except July 11th session, which starts at 9:30pm EST) 

Free and Open to All (DSA Membership NOT required, must RSVP for Zoom access)
This series is sponsored in part by a financial donation from Bruce Baird.


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Session 1: Wednesday, June 15 8:30-10pm EST - REGISTER HERE

A History of Butô, Oxford University Press, 2022
Bruce Baird - Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Butoh America: Butoh Dance in the United States and Mexico from 1970 to the early 2000s, Routledge, 2022
Tanya Calamoneri - Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

Session 2: Wednesday, June 22 8:30-10pm EST - REGISTER HERE

Love Dances: Loss and Mourning in Intercultural Collaboration, Oxford University Press, 2021
SanSan Kwan - Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

An Empty Room: Imagining Butoh and the Social Body in CrisisWesleyan University Press, 2022
Michael Sakamoto - Performing Arts Curator and Director of the Asian and Asian American Arts and Cultures Program, University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center

Session 3: Wednesday, June 29 8:30-10pm EST - REGISTER HERE

Choreographing in Color: Filipinos, Hip-Hop, and the Cultural Politics of Euphemism, Oxford University Press, 2020
J. Lorenzo Perillo - Assistant Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

K-pop Dance: Fandoming Yourself on Social Media, Routledge 2022
Chuyun Oh - Associate Professor, San Diego State University

Session 4: Friday, July 8 8:30-9:30pm EST - REGISTER HERE

Dance Studies in China: Selected Writings from the Journal of Beijing Dance Academy, Intellect Books, 2022
Youling Deng - Vice President, Beijing Dance Academy
Yanjie Zhang - Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Beijing Dance Academy
Yuting Zhao - Assistant Arts Professor, NYU Shanghai
Shuo (Sally) Cai - Doctoral Student, Peking University

Session 5: Monday, July 11 9:30-11pm EST - REGISTER HERE

Uday Shankar and His Transcultural Experimentations: Dancing Modernity, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
Urmimala Sarkar Munsi - Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
The Routledge Companion to Dance in Asia and the Pacific: Platforms for Change, Routledge 2022
Stephanie Burridge - LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore and Singapore Management University

Session 6: Friday, July 15 8:30-10pm EST - REGISTER HERE

Heat and Alterity in Contemporary Dance: South-South Choreographies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

Dancing Transnational Feminisms: Ananya Dance Theatre and the Art of Social Justice, University of Washington Press, 2021

Ananya Chatterjea - Professor, University of Minnesota
Hui Niu Wilcox - Professor, St. Catherine University
Alessandra Lebea Williams  - Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Session 7: Monday, July 18 8:30-10pm EST - REGISTER HERE

Final Bow for Yellowface: Dancing Between Intention and ImpactYellow Peril Press, 2020
 Phil Chan - Co-Founder of Final Bow for Yellowface and President of the Gold Standard Arts Foundation

Chino and the Dance of the Butterfly: A Memoir, University of New Mexico Press, 2022
Dana Tai Soon Burgess - Artistic Director of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company and Choreographer-in-residence at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery