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Julian Carter lecture, “Dancing in the Folds of Time,” takes place Nov. 30

Nov 27/12

Julian Carter of the California College of the Arts will speak at Laurier Friday, Nov. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Schlegel Building, room SBE1240.

His lecture, titled “Dancing in the Folds of Time,” draws on contemporary works by post-modern choreographer Jerome Bel and performance artist Carrie Leilam Love to illustrate how narratives of class and race shape the embodied experience of time. By putting critical trans-pressure on recent performances that manipulate and meditate on the physical experience of time’s sequence and duration, Carter shows how histories of domination help to condition temporality in the present for both audiences and performers.

Carter is a queer theorist and critical historian whose work focuses on normativity, embodiment and the construction of identity. He is currently working on a phenomenological account of the “wrong body” experience filtered through contemporary dance performance.

The event is sponsored by the graduate program in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory and the Women and Gender Studies program.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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