Affiliated Working Groups

Dance Studies

The Dance Studies working group consists of diverse communities working in the field of dance, including practicing artists, dance writers, critics, theorists, and Bay Area community members. The group is currently committed to the study of dance from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The group meets twice a month: once for a performance or studio class, once for theoretical discussion. Themes include: engaging technology, dance discourse, somatic practice, mapping, memory, archiving, citing, documenting, and perception.

Group Coordinator: Juan Manuel Aldape (Performance Studies Graduate Student)


Disability and Sexuality Studies

The Disability and Sexuality Studies working group provides a space for inquiry into both disability scholarship and activism. Through connecting readings with current events, screenings, performances, etc., the group explores the intersections of queer theory and disability studies.

Group Coordinators: Natalia Duong (Performance Studies Graduate Student) and Gracen Brilmyer


Performance in the Americas

The Performance in the Americas working group provides a support network and platform for the advancement of scholars, artists and activists of the UC Berkeley campus community who are working in the area of Performance research in Latin/o America.

Group Coordinators: Angela Marino (TDPS Faculty) and Laura Pérez (Performance Studies Core Faculty)


Performance and Literary Studies

The Performance and Literary Studies Working Group examines the myriad intersections between thestudy of drama as a literary form and the study of performance. Additionally, this working group works with local theatres to enhance knowledge of performance practice.

Group Coordinator: Julia Fawcett (TDPS Faculty)