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CWAH Annual Dance and Philosophy Lecture
Featuring Dr. Natalia Esling, author of Experiments in Immersive, One-to-One Performance: Understanding Audience Experience through Sensory Engagement (forthcoming, Routledge). Registration link forthcoming.
Natalia Esling, PhD is an editor, copy-editor, teacher, research dramaturg, and mum based in Vancouver, Canada, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. Informed by her background in dance and theatre, her academic work focuses on artistic research, participatory performance, and empirical audience research, which are the foundations of her current book project entitled Experiments in Immersive, One-to-One Performance: Understanding Audience Experience through Sensory Engagement (Routledge). Her research involves collaborating with survivors of traumatic brain injury to experiment with ways of communicating embodied experience, perceptual difference, and autobiographical memory through immersive performance. This work is guided by cross-disciplinary questions about how sense-specific dramaturgies can impact concepts and practices of care and compassion in medical education and professional healthcare contexts.
This public lecture is sponsored by the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts and the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH). Dr. Esling’s lecture is also supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Rutgers University.