Current Research

I am currently writing a research paper on Black women’s participation and influence on postmodern dance. I plan to do this by examining the works of Blondell Cummings, Bebe Miller, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. I plan to research how the intersection of gender and race impacted the creation of their work and whether it impacted spectator responses to the work that they created. I would also like to research the legacy that their work has left. I believe this research will benefit me because it relates to my overall research theme of African American women in concert dance. I hope to be able to use this work in the future to present at conferences and develop myself as a scholar.

 

Research Questions:

  1. How did being a Black woman impact Blondell Cummings, Bebe Miller, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s ability to create work?
  2. Did spectators view the work of Blondell Cummings, Bebe Miller, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar differently because of their identities as Black women?
  3. What is the legacy of Blondell Cummings, Bebe Miller, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar work?
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