Thomas F. DeFrantz photo by Christopher Duggan

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MELT – Moving Words Worlding Dancing

Thomas F. DeFrantz

10:00am – 12:00pm
January 7, 2019
MELT – Moving Words Worlding Dancing

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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We make worlds with our moving, and words define our dances – like it or not.

But whose words and whose dances?

What is an appropriation in the context of gesture?

Can I dance in someone else’s story?

Does someone own my dances?

How do I own my gestures?

This MELT is a thinking-doing-reading|writing exploration of making-dancing, cultural appropriation, writing about dancing, and being alongside. Come to challenge and be challenged.

Location: Movement Research, 122 Community Center

(122CC is a fully ADA compliant facility)



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Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz believes in our shared capacity to do better. Received the 2017 Outstanding Research in Dance award from the Dance Studies Association. Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, and director of SLIP...