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Studies Project

An artist-curated series of panel discussions, participatory dialogues and community conversations that focus on provocative, timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy at the intersection of dance and social politics.

All Studies Project events are free and open to the public.

Proposals for Studies Projects are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please include a description of the issues to be investigated, the format (panel discussion, film screening, etc), and a list of potential artists involved. Send your proposals, in any stage of development, to [email protected]

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Studies Project: An ethics of (talking about) watching

Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Jaime Shearn Coan, André Daughtry, Yvonne Montoya, Mark Travis Rivera, Eva Yaa Asantewaa
May 08, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Studies Project: All Together Now: Artist-Parent Community Meet-up

Sita Frederick, Paloma McGregor, Anthony Romero, Abbey Williams
March 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Studies Project: Decolonial Design, Indigenous Choreography, and Multicorporeal Sovereignties: A Womanist/Queer/Trans Indigenous Movement Dialogue

Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Rasha Abdulhadi, Anthony Aiu, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Melissa Iakowi:he'ne' Oakes, Kaina Quenga
February 18, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Studies Project: Making Sense of Each Other—Embodied Practices

Claire Cunningham, Jess Curtis
January 20, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Jess Curtis, Claire Cunningham, Alva Noë
January 17, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Fall Festival | Studies Project: Diasporic Interventions

Chinatown Art Brigade, The South Asian Women's Creative Collective, Yellow Jackets Collective
Nov 29, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Studies Project: interdisciplinary responses to the political moment

Pramila Vasudevan, Piotr Szyhalski, Salome Asega, Jill Sigman
Nov 7, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Studies Project: Stories, Strategies and Practices

Stephanie Acosta, Arthur Aviles, Stanley Gambucci, Ebony Noelle Golden, lily bo shapiro, Eli Tamondong
Oct 10, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Studies Project: Epic Memory Lab

Nia Love
Sep 14, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Thomas F. DeFrantz
Aug 10, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

luciana achugar
Aug 8, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

André M. Zachery
Aug 1, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

iele paloumpis
Jul 25, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Clare Croft
Jul 20, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

Jennifer Monson
Jul 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Mariana Valencia
Jul 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

Ishmael Houston-Jones
Jul 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Reza Abdoh: Theater Visionary

Anne Hamburger, Adam Soch
Jun 4, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Precarious Collaboration and Equitable Conflict

Chloe Bass, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Justine Williams, André M. Zachery, Eleni Zaharopoulos, Queer Scouts, Matthew Dicken
May 9, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Does the Dance Field Make Room for Dancer-Parents?

Anna Azrieli, Peggy Cheng, Nia Love, Heather Olson Trovato, Samantha Speis, Sarah White-Ayón
Apr 29, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Appropriate Citations

Hadar Ahuvia, Yoshiko Chuma, Malik Gaines, Will Rawls, Ali Rosa-Salas, Alexandro Segade, Rosy Simas, Reggie Wilson
Apr 11, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Talking Heads: What’s Your How?

Lydia Bell, ​Siobhan Burke, Yve Laris Cohen, ​Benjamin Akio Kimitch, Esther Neff, Ali Rosa-Salas, Jaime Shearn Coan, DeeArah Wright
Mar 15, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fall Festival | Financial and Personal Wellness in Dance: A Panel Discussion

Juliana May, Aaron Mattocks, Kay Takeda, Antonio Ramos, Katy Pyle
Nov 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Diversity and Accountability: A conversation with the MR Artists of Color Council

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Alicia ayo Ohs, Lisa Parra, Marýa Wethers, Tara Aisha Willis
Nov 2, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Does the Dance Field Make Room for Parenting?

Yanira Castro, Rebecca Davis, Ursula Eagly, Shannon Hummel, Craig Peterson, Stacy Spence, Donna Uchizono, Nami Yamamoto, Netta Yerushalmy
Oct 11, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Back to School with Teaching Artists

Diana Crum
Sep 13, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Tara Aisha Willis
Aug 11, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

luciana achugar
Aug 9, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

Miguel Gutierrez
Aug 2, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Myriam Van Imschoot
Jul 28, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

Jennifer Monson
Jul 26, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Biba Bell
Jul 21, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

K.J. Holmes
Jul 12, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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