National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Presentation: Choreographic Pedagogy

Friday, October 9 12 – 1 p.m.

Online - Zoom

This event is open to all members of the USF community.

Registration is required.

The 2019-2020 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chair Megan Nicely will introduce her book project Choreographic Pedagogy: Experimental Dance and the Somatics of Language, which investigates felt relations between bodies and language as a means for movement. Analyzing sensations produced via language in the choreographic structures of certain artists in the lineages of American postmodern dance and Japanese butoh, Professor Nicely suggests that such approaches are instructive as well as aesthetic; choreography is a mode of transmission that allows humans to surpass themselves.

Professor Nicely is an Associate Professor in Performing Arts and Social Justice (Dance). Her scholarship brings together experimental choreography, critical dance and performance studies theory, philosophy, cultural studies, and physical practices including modern/contemporary dance, Japanese butoh, and other somatic approaches.