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March 2017

08mar10:30 am11:50 amPerforming Sweating Saris: Rethinking Gendered Migrant Labor10:30 am - 11:50 am

Time

March 8, 2017 10:30am - March 8, 2017 11:50am

Location

Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre

130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event Details

The School of Dance will be hosting visiting guest artist Priya Srinivasan in a performance of excerpts from her award-winning book, Sweating Saris Indian Dance as Transitional Labor. “Performing Sweating Saris: Rethinking Gendered Migrant Labor” will be performed on Wednesday, March 8th from 10:30AM -11:50AM in the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre.

Dr. Priya Srinivasan (Independent Artist and Researcher, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne) has a dual career as an artist and scholar, committed to the questions of migration, female labor and art, framed by postmodern sensibilities while grounded in Indian “traditional” performance practices. Sweating Saris Indian Dance as Transnational Labor is a groundbreaking book that seeks to understand dance as labor, Sweating Saris examines dancers not just as aesthetic bodies but as transnational migrant workers and wage earners who negotiate citizenship and gender issues.

This performance is made possible with support from Opening Nights Performing Arts.