Organized by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
An online lecture by Kate Mattingly, University of Utah
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Prior to the introduction of websites and social media, professional dance criticism circulated through print publications: newspapers, magazines, and journals. This presentation examines the current proliferation of screens as platforms for criticism and how they-mobile devices, laptops, televisions, and computers-shift the frameworks that writers and readerships use to engage with dance. I use the concept of a choreographic apparatus to show how digital technologies generate symbiotic relationships between online contexts and contemporary performance. By focusing on three sites-thlNKingDANCE, On the Boards TV, and Amara Tabor-Smith’s House/Full of Black Women-I analyze how these platforms challenge widespread assumptions about the disappearance of dance critics.
Kate Mattingly is an Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at the University of Utah. She received her doctoral degree in Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in New Media from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently teaches courses in dance histories, theory, and criticism.