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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Women, Protest, and Dance: An Activist Art?

As members of society, artists have historically served a dualistic purpose to reflect the ideologies of the world in which they live, and to challenge those ideologies. By challenging ideologies, artists may enter into a world of social and political activism. However, can art be an effective form of protest? In this paper I explore the characteristics that allow dance to function as a form of social and political activism. Furthermore, I explore the potential implications of the female dancing body as it pertains to dance as an activist art form.

Presenter: Kristi Faulkner (Graduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Dance Theater
Time: 10:15 am (Session I)

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