Book Launch: Re-Choreographing Cortical & Cartographic Maps, by Dr. Henry Daniel
Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (Room 2555)
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Join Dr. Henry Daniel, Distinguished Research Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, for the launch of his new book, Re-Choreographing Cortical & Cartographic Maps: Going West to Find East Going East to Find West (Intellect, 2022).
Re-Choreographing Cortical & Cartographic Maps makes a substantial contribution to current discourses in dance, choreography and performance, especially in the area of Practice-as-Research. The work reflects the perspective of the author as scholar, choreographer, performer, and arts practitioner, with an extensive background in both the professional world of dance and the intellectual academy.
Presented as part of Dancing Resilience: Dance Studies and Activism in a Global Age, the 2022 Annual Conference of the Dance Studies Association, which runs October 12 – 16, 2022. More here ~
Dr. Henry Daniel is an artist/scholar with a teaching and research specialty in Dance, Performance Studies and New Technology. He teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His work strives to prepare students to be knowledgeable and well informed, articulate, as well as expert practitioners in their chosen discipline by exposing them to an arts education seen through the lens of arts practice as research. Dr Daniel also uses his funded projects as platforms for introducing both undergraduate and graduate students to the professional world. Through these projects they have the opportunity to establish first hand contact with other academics and artists working within as well as outside a university setting.
After training at the Boston Conservatory of Music, the Juilliard School, the Joffrey Ballet School, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre in New York, Daniel had an illustrious professional, international career as a dancer.
Professor Daniel’s current multi-year research Black Creativity in the Arts, Sciences, Technology and Business (2022-2024), seeks to inspire a radical shift in the thinking that supports the current system of inequity, maintains structural racism, and prevents a redefining of Blackness through Black lenses. His previous multi-year research Contemporary Nomads (2017-2022) investigated the large-scale movement of bodies across international spaces as a kind chaotic transnational choreography, one that speaks to the deep fragmentation existing between communities across national borders, between nationalized and personalized bodies, and between the social and political institutions that were originally designed to serve their communities.
Dr Daniel is a 2020 FCAT Research Excellence Award recipient and a 2021 Distinguished SFU Professor awardee.