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Calvin Alagot Inosanto-3.2

 

Janet O’Shea

Professor 

Dance, Martial Arts, Postcolonial Studies, Phenomenology, Life Writing

 

Office: 140C Glorya Kaufman HallCA 90095

Tel: 310-825-0198

Fax: 310-825-7507

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BA Anthropology and Dance, Wesleyan University (1990)

MA South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1995)

PhD Dance History and Theory, University of California Riverside (2001)

 

Janet O’Shea is author of At Home in the World: Bharata Natyam on the Global Stage, co-editor of the Routledge Dance Studies Reader (second edition), and a member of the editorial review board for the Routledge Online Encyclopedia of Modernism. Recipient of a UCLA Transdisciplinary Seed Grant to study the cognitive benefits of Filipino Martial Arts training, she is completing an ethnographic memoir entitled Risk, Failure, Play: What Martial Arts Training Reveals about Proficiency, Competition, and Cooperation. She recently gave a TED Talk, entitled “Beyond Winning,” on competitive play and offered a keynote presentation at the second annual Martial Arts Studies conference. 

 

Having worked as a Reader in Dance Studies at Middlesex University (UK) and Lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Surrey (UK), she is currently Professor of dance studies in the department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. 

 

Her UCLA teaching includes instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate teaching includes World Dance Histories and History of Modern and Postmodern Dance. Graduate teaching includes Theories of Corporeality and graduate writing seminars. Electives such as Risk, Failure, Play and Work in Creative Practice, and Memoir and Ethnography of Movement Practices are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Emerging areas of teaching interest include ethnography of sport, life writing, and food politics. 

 

Select Publications:  

It Matters How You Move: An Ethnographic Memoir on Collaboration between Dance Studies and Neuroscience. Dance Research Journal 49 (3): 6 - 23.  Click here for more information.

Making Play Work: Competition, Spectacle and Intersubjectivity in Hybrid Martial Arts. In Dodds, Sherril, ed. Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

 

Festivals and Local Identities in a Global Economy: the Festival of India and Dance Umbrella. In DeFrantz, Thomas and Rothfield, Philipa, eds. Choreography and Corporeality: RELAY in Motion. Palgrave Macmillan. 2016.

 

From Temple to Battlefield: Bharata Natyam in Sri Lanka. In Giersdorf, Jens and Morris, Gay, eds. Choreographies of 21st Century Wars. Oxford University Press. 2016.

 

 

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Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

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Tue May 29 @ 2:00PM
Chew On This with Shamell Bell
Tue May 29 @ 4:30PM
WACD End of Year Gathering
Wed May 30 @12:00PM
Life After WACD Part 1
Mon Jun 04 @12:00PM
Life After WACD Part 2
Nia Love

Nia Love

Nia Love featured in Dance Magazine's "Meet the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Postmodern Dance ...
Maya Zellman

Maya Zellman

Meet Maya Zellman (WACD BA 2005) of Maya’s Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets in Sherman Oaks featured i...
Elyan Hill - Ghana

Elyan Hill - Ghana

This past summer from August 9-13th a couple of WAC/D students and a student who graduated from the...
Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

  One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second pri...
Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

 Recent Culture and Performance PhD, Dr. Neelima Jeychandran, will participate in the UCLA Fowl...
Christy Bolingbroke

Christy Bolingbroke

 It isn't every day—or year, or even decade—that a dedicated choreography incubator opens i...
Wong @ Harvard

Wong @ Harvard

Kristina Wong - The Toast of HarvardI’ve returned from a spectacular mini-tour of Portland and Bos...
Cari Ann Shim Sham ~ NYU

Cari Ann Shim Sham ~ NYU

Cari Ann Shim Sham, New Media Artist & Award Winning Filmmaker, Joins NYU Tisch Dance ...
Sara Wookey London

Sara Wookey London

Tribute to 2016 In a season of reflection I share a few of the highlights of 2016 which marked my s...
Neima Patterson awarded Extra Innings Fellowship

Neima Patterson awarded Extra Innings Fellowship

WACD alum Neima Patterson award Extra Innings Fellowship. The Extra Innings Fellowship Program ...