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Dance, Politics, and Gender: An Exploration of New Work with Leila Mire

Presented ByCenter for the Arts
When/WhereTuesday, May 05, 2020 3:00pmLIVE Online

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This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 5 at 3:00 p.m. 

Join Linda Miller, Professor of Dance History in George Mason University’s School of Dance, for a conversation with dancer, choreographer, and alumnus Leila Mire, live on the Center for the Arts Facebook page. A dancer, choreographer, educator, and researcher, Mire explores her interest in orientalism and the intersection between dance, politics, and gender. She is a recent 2020 award recipient of the Young Alumni Commissioning Award for her (in-progress) work exploring the Ballet Russe's 1910 ballet, "Scheherazade" as a product of imagined colonialist and orientalized renderings of a created "Other." This discussion will center around orientalism in dance and the artistic process of reimagining work through the lens of "Scheherazade," and will include video samples, a glimpse into the research process, and an understanding of the transformation process from idea to performance over the course of the next year.