The Performing Arts Department's new Assistant Professor of Dance Joanna Dee Das was recently interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's program Cut & Paste about her work on dancer Katherine Dunham, who lived in East St. Louis from the 1960s through the 1990s. Das, who earned her PhD at Columbia and joins Washington University following a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Williams College, is currently working on a book titled Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora (Oxford University Press).
September 16, time TBD
William Acree, Associate Professor of Spanish, Washington University
Title: "The Best Show in Town, Straight from the Countryside"
October 7 at 4:00pm
Paul Scolieri, Associate Professor of Dance, Barnard College
Title: "Birth of a Dancing Nation: The Life, Writings, and Choreography of Ted Shawn"
November 11 at 4:00pm
KJ Sanchez, Founder & CEO of American Records Theater Company
Title: “Theater That Builds Bridges, Theater That Chronicles Our Time”
February 3 at 4:00pm
Robert Henke, Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature, Washington University
Title: "The Sole of Pantalone: Shakespeare and the Masks of the Commedia Dell'Arte"
March 3 at 4:00pm
David Savran, Distinguished Professor of Theatre & Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center
April 7 at 4:00pm
Aparna Dharwadker, Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "India, Theatre, and the Axes of Modernism"