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My choreographic practice is supported by scholarly inquiry which addresses memory effects and manifestations of the collective. In Fall 2017 my paper “Always Already: The Jewish Body as Victim and Victimizer,” was featured at the Melton Center Jewish Dance Panel at the DSA Conference and is part of the collection The Body, The Dance and The Text: Essays on Performance and the Margins of History. I am co-editing the forthcoming Handbook on Jewishness and Dance in Contemporary Perspective. 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • (Upcoming) Co-Editor,  Handbook on Jewishness and Dance in Contemporary Perspective. With Naomi Jackson and Toni Shapiro-Phim, 2020.

  • “Always Already, The Jewish Body as Victim and Victimizer,” in The Body, The Dance and The Text: Essays on Performance and the Margins of History. Ed: Brynn  Shiovitz. McFarland Books. Jefferson, NC. Forthcoming 2019.

  • “What Could Be Riskier than Utopia,” in Itch #15 – ow-ow-ow-howl. Over the edge?. Showbox LA, Los Angeles, CA. 2013.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • "Folkdance Mixtape: An Interactive Artists Talk"

    • Conney Conference on Jewish Arts. 92nd Street Y. New York, NY - 2019.​

  • “Dance History as Practice.”

    • Cultivating Equity and Access: Dance Education for All. National Dance Education Organization Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX – 2017.

  • Always Already, The Jewish Body as Victim and Victimizer.”

    • (Featured in Melton Center Jewish Dance Panel) Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance. CORD + SDHS Joint Conference. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH – 2017.

  • “Rounding the Monument: Parading in Circle City.” Author, Rebecca Pappas.

    • (Featured in Debut Panel) Beyond Authenticity and Appropriation: Bodies, Authorship and Choreographies of Transmission. CORD + SDHS Joint Conference. Pomona College, Claremont, CA - 2016.

    • Moving Interactions: Dancing through In-Between Spaces. World Dance Alliance Americas. UDLAP, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico - 2016

    • Intersections. Network of Ensemble Theaters Conference. Chicago, IL - 2016

  •  “The Show Must Go On: A participatory rewriting of Euro-American Folk Dance.” Author, Rebecca Pappas.

    • Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing. SDHS + CORD Joint Conference. Iowa City, IA – 2014

PANELS

  • Panelist, Social Practice Panel, Indiana Arts Commission: Homecoming. Indianapolis, IN - 2017

  • Panelist, Sustainable Developments: The Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts of Dance. 2017 Dance/USA Conference. Saint Louis, MO - 2017

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • Rebecca Rossen. "Jews on View: Spectacle, Degradation, and Jewish Corporeality in Contemporary Dance and Performance." Theatre Journal 64.1 (2012): 59-78. 

  • Sara Wolf. At Home in the World? Mobilizing Inbetweenness in ‘Choreographing Identities’. Theatre Research International, 35, (2010).  pp 172-177.

  • Sara Wolf. “Moments of Intrigue and Wit to Savor” Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2008.