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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke University.
Date & Time
Friday, September 20 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Admission
Free; open to all.
Venue
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
Description

Drop by the Ruby on Friday at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

This talk refigures athletics through the lens of dance, urging us to reimagine how we think about sports, economics, and even politics through the lens of martial arts.

About the Speaker

Image by Calvin Alagot.

Dr. Janet O’Shea, Dance Scholar and Martial Arts Practitioner, is the author of Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training (2018, Oxford University Press) and At Home in the World: Bharata Natyam on the Global Stage (2007, Wesleyan University Press). Recipient of a UCLA Transdisciplinary Seed Grant to study the cognitive benefits of Filipino Martial Arts training, she gave a TEDx Talk on competitive play and has offered keynote presentations at the Martial Arts Studies conference and Dance/Performance in Interdisciplinary Perspective Symposium. Her essays have been published in five languages and seven countries. She is professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA.

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