Dr. Susan Leigh Foster performs her lectures. She hurls herself around the auditorium, climbs over seats, attacks the podium. She explores the dancing body and the nature of movement by performing the topic she lectures about. After all, how can you truly communicate about the nature of performance without performing?

How did this series happen?

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage asked Foster to present three of her danced lectures at the Live Arts Studio in Philadelphia in 2011. Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland was invited to introduce the performed lectures which became a launching point for a new iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series. Read more ›