schedule | topographies of dance

Friday May 5

Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street, Room 108

3-4 pm 

Felipe Rojas and Sarah Olsen—Introduction

Felipe Rojas—Why Archaeology & Dance?

4-5 pm 

Robert Weiner—Movement Must Be Emulated by the People: Dance, Ritual Movement, and Animated Landscapes in the Indigenous U.S. Southwest

5-6 pm 

Zoa Alonso—Moving through the Ludic Space with the Roman pompa circensis

Commentator: Jennifer Stager


Valeria Luongo—When Women Fly: Voladoras in Cuetzalan del Progreso, Mexico

Reception and opening of photographic exhibition When Women Fly

Saturday May 6

Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street, Room 108


Sarah Olsen—Why Comparison in the Study of Dance?


Hanna Golab—Blazed Marks: A Comparison Between Contemporary Wardaman and Ancient Greek Dance Practice

Commentator: Mariana Cabral

11am-noon Snack

12-1 pm 

Rhonda Taube—Bounded Place and Segmented Time: The Function and Meaning of Space in Contemporary K’iche’ Maya Rituals 


Mali Skotheim— Place and Performance: Dancing in the Theaters of Late Antiquity

Commentator: Barbara Kowalzig

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