New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Disassembling the Hierarchy of Dance in Academia
Stefanie Fatooh
Stefanie Fatooh
Seattle University, MFA in Arts Leadership Candidate, 2022

To better understand changes that could be made within academic dance programs, this paper presents reflections from faculty members within the dance programs at Arizona State University, Wesleyan University and the University of Colorado Boulder. Presented in relation to each other, these interviews will demonstrate ways that the former hierarchy of dance can be disassembled and creative changes can be made in order to better embrace the need for polyvocality in dance studies. This dialogue can also serve as a powerful template for academic and other systems that are seeking to make meaningful and inclusive changes.