SanSan Kwan

Associate Professor

Dance, Performance Studies

  • 15F Dwinelle
  • Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
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Ph.D., Performance Studies, New York University.  Research interests include critical dance studies; transnational Asian American studies; theories of space and kinesthesia, and interculturalism.  Her book, Kinesthetic City:  Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.  She is editor, with Kenneth Speirs, of the anthology, Mixing It Up:  Multiracial Subjects, published by University of Texas Press.  Her article on dance artists Jerome Bel and Pichet Klunchun and the ethics and politics of interculturalism is forthcoming in Theatre Survey.  Her article on cartographies of race and the Chop Suey circuit, a group of Asian American cabaret entertainers who toured the nation during the World War II era, is published in the winter 2011 issue of TDR.  Additional articles are published in Performance Research, as well as various journals and anthologies (see CV for complete list).  SanSan danced professionally in New York with Joanna Mendl Shaw, Jonathon Appels, Maura Nguyen Donahue, HT Chen, and others.  She maintains a regular practice in modern dance, ballet, and yoga and is currently performing with choreographer Lenora Lee.

View Curriculum Vitae (pdf)