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Pacific Northwest Ruminations

Envisioning Critical Theory Through Dance

It was essential for me to bring it back to the movement; dance is what has taken me on this journey into the world of critical theory in the first place. Dance is, and has always been, my navigation system, it is what I use to make sense of all that exists around me. It was therefore only natural for me to embody the words from the critical theory texts we read in order to more fully realize how to implement these theories in my daily life; for me to live in/with/through the 'otherwise possibilities' that dance can and will always afford me. 


 

Quotes in the film sourced from the following writings on critical theory

Experiential Inspiration

Ahmed, Sara. 2017. Living a Feminist Life. Durham: Duke University Press.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. [1987] 2012. Borderlands La Frontera: The New Mestiza, 4th Edition. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books.

Crawley, Ashon T. 2017. Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility. New York:

Fordham University Press.

Betasamosake Simpson, Leanne. 2017. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Hong, Grace Kyungwon. 2015. Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Puar, Jasbir K. 2017. The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability. Durham: Duke University

Press.

Sharpe, Christina. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. 2016. Durham: Duke University

Press.