susan foster! susan foster!
Notes on the upcoming presentation by Susan L. Foster
“I first began presenting ‘danced lectures’ in 1980 and have been experimenting with alternative ways to deliver a lecture while dancing ever since. My goal in developing this form of presentation has been two-fold: first, I want to place directly in front of the audience an example of the subject I am lecturing about, i.e. a moving, dancing body; and second, I want to comment upon the format of the lecture itself, since it is, after all, a performance in which the body of the lecturer typically stands very still and everyone watching seems to pretend that the speaker is merely reading aloud what would normally be read silently.”