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Love Dances: A Workshop and Lecture on Intercultural Collaboration

Drawing from SanSan Kwan's book, Love Dances: Loss and Mourning in Intercultural Collaboration, this event will begin with a participatory workshop in embodied collaboration. Following that, SanSan will share excerpts from the book and engage the audience in a discussion about interculturalism and dance. No dance experience necessary, but please come dressed to move.  

SanSan Kwan is professor and chair in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include dance studies, performance studies, and transnational Asian American studies. Her recent book, Love Dances: Loss and Mourning in Intercultural Collaboration (Oxford UP, 2021), is winner of the 2022 de la Torre Bueno© Award. She is also author of Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces (Oxford UP, 2013) and co-editor, with Kenneth Speirs, of Mixing It Up: Multiracial Subjects (University of Texas Press, 2004). She has published her work in Dance Research JournalTDRTheatre Survey, Choreographic Practices, and Performance Research, among other journals and anthologies. She remains active as a professional dancer and is currently performing with Lenora Lee Dance, Chingchi Moves, and Jen Liu.