research tarries at the intersection of critical whiteness
studies, site-specific performance, and liberatory
pedagogies. She is the director of GROUND SERIES dance and
social justice collective and a co-founder of Practice
Progress, a body-based anti-racism facilitation platform.
is deeply committed to interdisciplinary inquiry. Her work
examines radical forms of family and collective care,
reproductive justice, and intersections of race/ethnicity and
gender in care work. Cage’s academic interests include feminist
science and technology studies, public health, health equity,
critical race studies, queer theory, the sociology of gender, and
the history of sexuality. She is the author of six books,
including the Lambda Award winning The Lesbian Sex
Bible (Quiver, 2014). In addition to writing and scholarly
work, Cage works with What Would an HIV Doula Do?, a collection
of artists, activists, and scholars joined in response to the
ongoing AIDS crisis. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from
San Francisco State University.
Galanter is a choreographer, cultural instigator, and
cave artist living on unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land, so-called
California, East Bay. Her integrative work is shared
through the vivid grove (www.vividgrove.org) — a live art
school for moving, learning, creative evolution, and collective
M.F.A., UC Davis, Dramatic Art, June 2020, M.A., University of
San Francisco, Education, September 2004, B.A., San Francisco
State University, Interdisciplinary Art, May 1994
Martinez-Campos is a Mexican performing artist,
choreographer, and movement educator currently based in
Sacramento, CA. He strongly believes that art has the power
to enrich, transform, and change people’s lives through
play, collaboration, and education.
Adam Wright is a
doctoral student working with Colin Milburn and Patrick LeMieux
on mixed reality technologies from the perspective of Performance
Studies at the University of California at Davis. After earning
his BFA from New York University Tisch School for the Arts in
Film and Television, Adam produced television content on
technology, scientific innovation, and video games for both the
BBC at White City, London, and Comcast’s G4 Network in Los
Angeles. Engaging these subjects fostered in him a deep
fascination with digital technology, which led to explorations
that would result in a professional shift from entertainment to
tech. In addition to being a founding member of Digg.com and
Revision3, he has explored and performed in many disciplines
during his time in the tech industry including software
development and user experience design. At UC Davis, he explores
the reciprocal relationship between humans and technology through
the intersection of science fiction and narrative, futurism,
human-centered design, embodied practices and experiences,
technology legacy, programming paradigms, mixed reality
technologies, and cybernetics.
ethnographic project regards the phenomena of mediumship and
(danced) spirit possession in religions of the African diaspora,
particularly Brazil. Her practice also involves experimenting
with performative modes of writing about/with/as embodied
Forlin is developing strategies for improvisation, with a
focus on how shifts in cognitive load affect the performer, using
resources such as computer mediation, real-time score
creation/interpretation with physical materials, and
game-inspired, rule-based systems.
Tsimbrovsky’s current research focuses on transformations
that constantly happen in the contemporary dance field and their
inclination towards performance art to create new discourses.
Objects of her inquiry are dance installations, avant-garde arts,
abstractions, notions of otherness.
Zharinovais a Russian dance artist. Her
research interests lie at the intersection of dance,
mathematics and technology.
Moore’s work explores how Black queer people
have implemented and created a means of survival through
performance. Black performance serves as a mode of active radical
resistance drawing upon traditions and technologies such as call
and response, improvisation, masking, reading, throwing shade and
African-American Vernacular English.
Lealis interested in the connection between
movement experimentation and the experience of being human. Her
work is often viscerally engaging and invites audiences to
examine their perceptions.
a feminist. Deeply engaged in activist praxis, Ashley’s
research interests emerge from a decade-long career as a birth
Sol is a documentary filmmaker who has
experience teaching in storytelling and film workshops, video
editing and film festivals programming.
Julian Gatto is
interested in developing a methodology at the intersection of
film, sculpture, installation, performance, design, poetry and
Marbles Jumbo Radio
born and grew up in Berlin, Germany, where she founded ALBAN
ELVED DANCE COMPANY in 1997 to form an outlet for her diverse
artistic pursuits in dance, visual art, film, scenic design and
Heather Nolan‘s current
research involves auto-ethnography and identity development and
performance related to the internet and social media.
Ashford Hart explores participatory techniques
for generating social dialogue across barriers of cultural
Vaidyawork straddles the cusp between
performance and film, and addresses issues of gender, sexuality
Burmester plays in the space
between engagement, community building, gaming,
Haughncomes to performance as a conspirator of
placentas and poetries.
Ursic’s research is in the politics and
performance practices of circus.
Hernándezhas collaborated continuously in
artistic and research works with indigenous communities of the
Peislis a performing artist, teacher and
Johnson‘s research is focused on the underbelly of
representations in techno-culture: from the material
infrastructures that permit digital/algorithmic life to
re/produce itself, to the architectures of affect that
push and pull desire into flows of capital.
Mahadevan has dedicated the last 30 years of
her life to the study and execution of performance spanning
theatre, dance, music and media.
Muller‘s research focus lies at the
intersection of performance and sexuality.
Taggart is an interdisciplinary artist and
licensed psychotherapist in private practice.
O’Connoris a multidisciplinary artist working
as a choreographer, dancer, improviser, circus artist and
Performance as Action-Research. What does it mean to engage in
dialogue and research through the body? How is it done in a
dance-performance laboratory? And how do we (bodies who move
together) engage in collective processes to challenge and
transform body-based (gender, medicalization) violence?
Zibell works with bodies and technology,
material and image, thought and representation, narration
and poiēsis. His practice happens in the theatre, cinema,
gallery and the street and interrogates that which is fully
actual within the virtual. He brings a quarter century of art
practice and political activism to practice-based research.
Dennis M. Somera practices illuminating the
colonial, imperial, patriarchal inscription on the body in art,
revisioning it through movietelling/Katsuben (a Japanese form of
film narration from the silent film era) and
archi“text”uralandscape poetics beyond the two-dimensional page
Long: Long term wine-maker and now a consultant in
Israel, France, South Africa and the west coast of the United
States, Zelma Long is studying trans-generational craft practices
in Africe and America, and a new found interest in the rhetoric
Noé: lya Noé is a practicing artist who is
researching concepts of the Sporadic, the Mycorrhizal and the
Site-Particular in simple acts of collaborating, walking and