22 May 2012
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Room 501, Level 5, Building 421, 26 Symonds Street
Dance Studies Programme seminar by Professor Julie Kerr-Berry, Director, Dance Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University.
The field of dance education is not immune to conflicted discourses about race in the United States. Professor Kerr‐Berry’s research investigates the subject of race, education, and dance, and problematizes current postracial discourses in post-secondary education. It examines the implications of race and ethnicity in a number of critical areas, such as faculty
and student populations in dance, dance content and curriculum, access and equity, and the ways in which dominant ideas continue to situate dance practices primarily in a Western theatrical paradigm.
Professor Julie Kerr-Berry's current research looks at diversity as it relates to dance pedagogy and curricula.