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STUDENT COLLOQUIUM: The Knowing Body – Co-Venened by UCIRA Artists Ruth Hellier-Tinoco and Ninotchka Bennahum

Friday, June 1 / 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB


Corporeality has long been a driving issue in performance studies, as scholars and performers have sought to understand the many roles the body has performed throughout history and across cultures. Increasingly, the term “corporealities” has come to encompass the multiple encodings inscribed upon and embodied within the flesh. More than a way of being, “corporeality” refers not just to the materiality of bodies, but to embodiment as a way of knowing, as theorists from diverse fields have proposed. This event will showcase student work, both in the form of paper presentations and performances, that investigates the concept of the knowing body and that will perhaps generate more questions and suggest areas of future research.


Performance Studies Research Focus Group Co-conveners:


Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Music, Theater & Dance
Ninotchka Bennahum, Theater & Dance
Shannon M. Lieberman, History of Art & Architecture


Sponsored by the IHC’s Performance Studies Research Focus Group

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