Artist’s Talk and workshop: Dance in the Community: a current perspective , February 2006

with Petra Kuppers, community dance artist and disability advocate

Dr. Petra Kuppers was visiting Australia during her stay at the University of Otago, as the first Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance. Petra is also Associate Professor of Performance Studies, Bryant University USA, and Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Projects, through which she runs community arts and disability culture workshops. Petra is the author of Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge (2003) and Bodily Fantasies: Medical Visions/Medical Performances, (in press) and is currently writing Community Performance: An Introduction