Dr. C. Kemal Nance

C. Kamal Nance's ResearchDr. C. Kemal Nance's research emerges from his interest in the practice of African dance traditions in the United States with a focus on African American men's involvement in their continuance and evolution.

Rebecca Nettl-Fiol

Alexander Technique Class My book Dance and the Alexander Technique: Exploring the Missing Link was published in 2011 by the University of Illinois Press. Since that time my coauthor, Luc Vanier, and I have continued to explore and refine our work on the relationship between the Alexander Technique, developmental movement, and dance technique.

Tere O'Connor

Tere O'Connor's BLEED My most recent dance, BLEED, premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival in December 2013 and is currently on tour in the United States through fall 2015. BLEED is the culminating work of a two-year research project during which I constructed three other pieces, Secret Mary, poem, and Sister, all from very different source material and each with an entirely different cast. I then collapsed these into this fourth work simultaneously remembering and forgetting the previous dances. All eleven of the performers from these works form the ensemble for BLEED, yet the specific movement material from those works is gone. Ghosts of the other dances resonate through the new work and shape its form, but they are subterranean and exert their pressure on this new construction from the caves of memory.

Cynthia Oliver

Cynthia Oliver and Leslie CuyjetRecently returned from sabbatical in the fall of 2014, Cynthia Oliver worked on projects that included a combination of activities: two essays for publication—one for the visual artist Kehinde Wiley's Los Angeles exhibition on Haiti and the other for a forthcoming book on dance and politics—and continued appearances with Tere O'Connor Dance in two pieces she performed with his company, BLEED and Sister, a duet with David Thomson.

Kirstie Simson

Kirstie Simson I continue to travel the world, teaching and performing dance improvisation. My research is embedded in my classes as I negotiate improvised dances with people of all cultures and backgrounds. As part of this exchange I perform in the places I visit, often with people from the area.