Kate Elswit

Kate Elswit is a scholar–artist whose research on performing bodies combines dance history, performance studies theory, cultural studies, experimental practice and technology. She is the author of Watching Weimar Dance (2014), which won both the Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research and an honorable mention for the Callaway Prize, and of Theatre & Dance (2018). Her current projects includes a monograph on the intersections of breath, performance, and measurement from the Victorian era to the present, and her digital work together with Harmony Bench has been most recently funded by a three-year project grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council for Dunham’s Data: Katherine Dunham and Digital Methods for Dance Historical Inquiry. Recent artistic projects include Breath Catalogue, with Megan Nicely and Ben Gimpert, and Future Memory, with Rani Nair. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, and is currently Reader in Theatre and Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. www.kateelswit.org / @somethingmodern

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