2018-19 marks the 25th anniversary of UC Riverside’s Ph.D. program in Critical Dance Studies (previously Dance History and Theory). To commemorate this historic occasion, the UCR Department of Dance is organizing a daylong series of events, which seek to highlight and honor the work of artists, teachers, and scholars who have passed through the department over the years. We hope the event will be an opportunity to be in dialogue with alum, faculty, and the public about the past, present, and future of Dance Studies as a field, and to collectively and critically look back as we look forward, and look forward as we look backSpeakers and performers include MFA and PhD alumni of the department from 1997 to 2017 as well as current faculty and graduate students who will animate the space with a range of dance(d) offerings, including lectures, performances, films, workshops, and performative talks.  

Come join us for a day of stimulating talks, performances, conversations, food, and dancing! This event is free and open to the public.

taisha paggett and Anusha Kedhar (co-curators) on behalf of the UCR Department of Dance

The UCR Department of Dance would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Sheila Bergman and Amy Metcalf at the Culver Center for the Arts for the Culver’s generous support. We’d also like to thank the Department of Dance for additional funds that have helped make this event happen.