Queering the Archive. Valeska Gert Visiting Professorship Ong Keng Sen
Decoloniality or decolonialism is a school of thought which focuses on untangling the production of knowledge from a primarily Eurocentric episteme. It critiques the perceived universality and superiority of Global North knowledges and cultures.
This seminar designed for dance studies masters will concentrate on performance as agency, through strategies of queering, border thinking, and archives. Participants will focus on overcoming the present in dance and performance, with its intersectional contestations surrounding race, migration, class, sexuality, and gender. It focuses on the practice of creating unhappy archives. Final presentation will include the unpacking and sharing of each individual unhappy archive with the public, its conception, its embodiment, and its potentiality in worlds-creating.