Mobile Bodies, a dissertation defense

Date: 

Monday, September 28, 2015, 4:00pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Atrium and Room 203, 21 Divinity Ave

Harvard Department of AnthropologyPresented by: Harvard Anthropology Department
Admission Free: No Tickets Required

Please join the Social Anthropology department for a doctoral dissertation oral defense by Sharon Freda Kivenko: "Mobile Bodies: Migration, Performance and Social Belonging in Malian Dance".

It will begin with a prelude performance that will lead into a formal oral presentation and discussion.

Monday September 28, 2015
4pm - Prelude Performance
Tozzer Anthropology Building, Atrium

4:15pm - Oral Defense
Tozzer Anthropology Building, 203

Abstract:
Mobile Bodies is a dance ethnography about the interface of arts performance, sociality and labor migration. Based on intensive Mande dance apprenticeship in Bamako, Mali this dissertation considers the creative ways in which professional and aspiring Malian dancers garner social recognition as they perform in local, national, and transnational arena.

Mobile Bodies: Migration, Performance and Social Belonging in Malian Dance, Presented By Sharon Freda Kivenko