Provincializing Dance Studies (2020-2024)

a five year initiative of the Dance Studies Association, curated by Susan Leigh Foster

"Provincializing Dance Studies” works to provoke reflection and discussion around the relationship of locality to the various epistemological frameworks being deployed to study dance. A focus on these histories works to undo the US-centric methods and approaches that lay at the foundation of Society of Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance, DSA’s predecessors. It also serves to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of methodological approaches that the field has developed.

Previous Years

2022: Urmimala Sarkar Munsi (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), Xu Rui (Beijing Dance Academy), Lisa Doolittle (University of Lethbridge, Canada), Daystar/Rosalie Jones (Daystar: Contemporary Dance Drama of Indian America)

2021: Funmi Adewole (Lecturer in Dance, DeMontfort University), Thomas F. DeFrantz (Professor of Performance Studies and Theater, Northwestern University), Yanique Hume (University of the West Indies), and Jeleel Ojuade (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)

2020: Thomas F DeFrantz (Professor of Performance Studies and Theater, Northwestern University), Lena Hammergren (Stockholm University), Ya-ping Chen (Taipai National Univeristy of the Arts), Urimala Sarkar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli), and Susana Tambutti (University of Buenos Aires)