Dr. Carol Marie Webster, PhD

Twelve* – the meeting of body and mind in high-stakes human encounters, is currently allowed only private viewing. But please check back for updates on the project’s milestones and progress.


In Conversation



Dance: African Diaspora Transforming Christian Spiritual Landscape


Cardboard Dreams

an exhibit

Critical Joy: Ecstatic Reasoning

(Workshops)


In the Midst of Strangers

Migration and Constructed Identities (process 1b) In the Midst of Strangers is a visual examination of difference, sameness, and the struggle to cultivate and maintain identity against the push of hegemony.

Migration and Constructed Identities:  these sections of the work are being choreographed for ten to twenty dancers.  The spoken text (not shown here) is taken from collected migration narratives; and original and published music.  


What happens at intersections of cutting edge science, migration,

Physicist, Axel Kuhn, explains teleportation (quantum research) to artists
Audience response/discussion – Transportation Transformation performance

What can physics teach us about human emotions, spiritual well-being, and vulnerability? What can everyday human experience teach us about physics?

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We (De-Napoli Clarke  who appeared virtually,  and Jiannis Pachos, Panagiotis Pantidos, and I) had a fabulous time delivering the presentation Break-in Point: Somatic Narratives, the convergence of art and science in the transformation of temporal communities at the 2015 SDHS/CORD (Society of Dance History Scholars/the Congress on Research in Dance) Conference held in June 4 -7 in Athens, Greece.

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The 2015 Society of Dance Scholars Conference theme Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the age of Austerity was the perfect platform for this multidisciplinary transnational collaboration. Left is dance artist/sociocultural anthropologist, Dr. Carol Marie Webster; center is Dr. Panagiotis Pantidos.

The 2015 Society of Dance Scholars Conference theme Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the age of Austerity was the perfect platform for this multidisciplinary transnational collaboration. Left is physicist Dr. Panagiotis Pantidos; right is physicist, Jiannis Pachos .

Excerpt from Break-in’ Point, an arts and science collaboration with professional dance artist, De-Napoli Clarke ,  theoretical physicist,  Jiannis Pachos,  and myself, was sponsored by the University of Leeds Department of Physics and Astronomy and Stage@Leeds at University of Leeds.  The  project  enjoyed two well received performances at the Stage@Leeds, at the University of Leeds, 7 June  and 18 September 2012.

(Access full performance with access code.)


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Reflections on the body and theology engagement project and workshop series  Body Matters: Somatic Conversations on Christianity, Love, and Justice are being compiled, analyzed, written up for publication.  This initiative has  been particularly timely given the dynamic issues around justice, love, and black bodies in the United States, the politics of bodies in the Ukraine, the challenges to ethically appropriate responses to climate change and other ongoing issues of justice and the bodies of vulnerable peoples throughout the world, and the varying Christian responses.

    

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