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My choreographic practice is supported by scholarly inquiry which addresses memory effects and manifestations of the collective. My writing has been featured in a variety of popular and scholarly publications and I am co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance (2021).





  • "Performing Hartford: A Community turns its head,"

    • Dance Studies Association, Vancouver, British Columbia - 2022.​

  • “Generation Sweat: Revving the Engine of Commerce with Ryan Heffington.” Author, Rebecca Pappas

    • Galvanizing Dance Studies, New Brunswick, NJ – 2021

    • 2021 Cultural Studies Association Conference [virtual]

    • Tactical Bodies: The Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects. Los Angeles, CA 

  • "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


  • 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




  • 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.

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