Danceworkbook, a series produced by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, documents the creative practice of living and working with dance.
“What if the ballerina could own up to her own monstrous identity?” —Susan Foster
In the third iteration of danceworkbook, Susan Foster! Susan Foster! Three Performed Lectures, Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland introduces three performed lectures by Dr. Susan Leigh Foster, presented at the Live Arts Studio in Philadelphia in 2011.
When Foster performs her lectures, she hurls herself around the auditorium, climbs over seats, attacks the podium. She explores the dancing body and the nature of movement by performing the topic she lectures about. After all, how can you truly communicate about the nature of performance without performing?