Like Making Someone Laugh: Affective and Corporeal Messiness in Non-Phallogocentric Communication

A thesis presentation by Matea Mills-Andruk
Matea Mills-Andruk ’18.5, presents the findings of her senior thesis produced in Dance and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Through dance and spoken word, Like Making Someone Laugh flaunts the ways hope, passion, and laughter are crucial to movement for social change. This upbeat event demonstrates the feminist potential of communicating in ways that do not center rationality and linearity, while simultaneously refusing to position reason and emotion as opposites.

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The Middlebury College Dance Program seeks to develop the creative artist and artist/scholar through critical study and regular practice in contemporary, world dance techniques; improvisation and choreography; history, theory, and cultural studies; experiential anatomy and kinesiology; and performance. Along with classes, the Middlebury Dance Program hosts a series of master classes and workshops that are free and open to the public. Artists are brought in from all over the world to share their perspective and put into practice the notion that Movement Matters.


November 16, 2018
7:30–8:30 PM




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Published October 23, 2018