Dialogues

I am interested in having conversations in public and on air about the following range of topics:

  • Somato-politics
  • Contemporary Dance History (Rearranging Narratives)
  • Dance and Visual Culture in Modernity
  • Dance and Body Image (Age, Shape, and Shade)
  • White Positionality in Contemporary Arts (purported proximity of contemporaneity to whiteness)
  • White Fragility/Guilt/Saviour Complex in the Arts

Contact for keynote, moderator, interview, and guest speaker appearances

PUBLIC SPEAKING HIGHLIGHTS

Event Design

I occasionally take on event contracts in cases where the work is inspiring and values-aligned. My event design work can include curation, programming, organizational systems, and day-of/week-of production, such as strategizing staff and volunteer roles, designing schedules, and organizing tasks and communications between teams. Some events that I have collaborated with include:

Community Organizing

I have been organizing arts and community events since 2009. My most recent projects have been with Indian Summer Festival, as Community Engagement & Project Manager (since 2016). Projects I have worked on include:

  • Accessibility initiatives, many events
  • Tiffin Talks: South Asian and Indigenous thinkers together on a range of topics 2019, 2018
  • The PAUSE Pavilion: Free, multi-arts programming, 2019, 2018
  • Historical Walking Tours: Themes of displacement, erasure, gentrification, and community solidarity 2019, 2018, 2017

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