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Rosemary Candelario


Assistant Professor




940 898-2084

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Description of research activities: Rosemary Candelario conducts research on the globalization of the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form butoh, focusing in particular on how a performance practice that arose out of a particular time and place has been loosed from its historical moorings to migrate around the world. Her interdisciplinary research raises important questions about dance in diaspora, cultural appropriation and innovation, intercultural work, and the meaning of locality. Other research interests include Asian American dance, site-specific performance, arts activism, space and place, and representations of sex and reproduction in performance and pop culture.

Keywords: butoh, Asian American dance, Asian performance, site-specific performance, arts activism, feminism and pop culture

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