Oct. 10-17, 2021 -- Dance Studies Association annual conference held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Early Dance Papers and Sessions at DSA 2021

(V) = virtual session (IP) = in-person session  Times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)


  • 2pm-3:30pm (V) -- Radical Religion I: Religious Dance as an Antiracist Praxis


  • 4pm-5:30pm (V) -- Radical Religion II: Historically Transformative Connections 

Thursday, October 14 

  • 2pm-4pm (IP & V) -- Annual Meeting of the Early Dance Working Group

  • 6:30-8pm (V) -- Cultural Crossings in Late 18th- and 19th-century Mexican Dance Sources


  • 12:30pm-2pm (IP & V) -- Individuals and Communities in Conversation: The Choreography of 'Call and Response' -- *Session sponsored by the Early Dance Working Group

  • 12:30pm-2pm (IP) -- Dance History Teachers Discussion Group Panel

  • 12:30pm-2pm (IP & V) -- Decolonizing Dance Pedagogy in Canada


  • 8:30am-10am (IP) -- Scopic Regimes: Photography, Telescopes, and the Burlesque 

  • 8:30am-10am (IP) -- Non-Compliant Bodies: Can-Can, Chronic Illness, and Skolting 


  • 10:15am-11:45am (IP & V) -- Choreographies of Connection: Embodying Politics of the Past and Present