On the Presence of the Body: Essays on Dance and Performance Theory

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Of the Presence of the Body: Essays on Dance and Performance Theory

Includes bibliographic essays on dance texts, newspapers and periodicals Melissa Blanco Borelli is a Lecturer in Dance Studies at the School of the Arts, University of Surrey. Previously, she was a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar in the Music and Theatre Arts department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has also taught at the University of California, Riverside, UCLA and Citrus College. She is currently working on a monograph entitled, She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body, that traces a social dance history of Cuba through the body of the mulata and her corresponding corporeal language of hip(g)nosis. Blanco Borelli is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen (in progress), which features a variety of essays on dance in film, television, video games, commercials, and music videos. As a dancer she has performed Afro-Cuban sacred and social dance in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, London and Havana, Cuba. Her cabaret show, Mulata Madness, or a Day in the Life of an Adventurous, Sensual and Lost Woman, is based on the cabaretera aesthetic made popular in Mexican Golden Age cinema.

Her essays on dance have been published in numerous anthologies

Dr. JillNunes Jensen received dual B.A. degrees in dance and political science, cumlaude, from the University of California, Irvine. She holds an M.A. in dancefrom the University of California, Los Angeles, and Ph.D. in dance history andtheory from the University of California, Riverside. At present she instructscourses in dance history, appreciation, and ballet technique in the dancedepartments of Loyola Marymount University and the El Camino College Departmentof Fine Arts. Dr. Nunes Jensen has presented papers at the Congress on Researchin Dance, Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), and Popular CultureAssociation conferences, as well as contributed to the formation of Dance underConstruction in 1998. Additionally, she has lectured for the University ofCalifornia, Irvine and taught a master class for the American College DanceFestival. She serves on the Executive Board of SDHS as the CorrespondingSecretary. Her research on Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been published inJennifer Fisher and Anthony Shay’s When Men Dance (Oxford UniversityPress), Dance Chronicle (Routledge, Taylor & Francis), and TheatreSurvey (Cambridge). She has a forthcoming article on King that will bepublished in an anthology of American dance.

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