The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance’s ITDP offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff from across the campus community to further research through practical exploration and application. The goal is to expand understanding of creative power, of different kinds of knowledge, especially the embodied, and of communication that offers insight into different cultures and peoples. ITDP encourages cutting edge research and production across fields of practice and in dialogue with the diverse community of Davis and beyond.
In the unique voice of choreographer Raissa Simpson (“Pushing The Standard” – San Francisco Chronicle), Dancing in Sepia becomes an eloquent examination of racial representations on stage. Through probing permutations of past imagery, resistance, inter-culturalism and Afrofuturism, Simpson’s rolling set design adds to a stunning sensory landscape for the dancers of UC Davis.