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Carol Brown is an internationally established choreographer, performer, teacher, and writer based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr. Brown is a senior lecturer in dance studies at the University of Auckland, director of Carol Brown Dances, and a codirector of Movement|Architecture|Performance. She has presented her work at major international festivals and published several articles on performance and the practice of space. She has received a number of awards, including a prestigious Jerwood Award and a NESTA Dream Time. In 2003, she was awarded the Ludwig Forum International Prize for Innovation. Her practice takes place at the intersections between movement, public environments, architecture, and creative technologies.

Elizabeth Dempster lectures in performance studies at Victoria University, Melbourne. A former dancer/choreographer, she was a founding member of the Dance Exchange Company. Her choreographic work has been presented throughout Australia and at Dance Umbrella, UK. Her research and writing include articles in Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance (1995) and Imagining Australian Space: Cultural Studies and Spatial Inquiry (1999). Dr. Dempster is a founding and continuing coeditor of the journal Writings on Dance.

Georgiana Gore is a professor of anthropology of dance and bodily practices at Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and a member of the research group Corporeal Experience and Practices of ACTé. She founded several Master's programs in the anthropology of dance and is local convener for Choreomundus, the Erasmus Mundus international Master's degree in dance knowledge, practice, and heritage. Her research focuses mainly on dance transmission, the politics of embodiment, and epistemological issues in dance anthropology. A recent volume is Anthropologie de la Danse: Genèse et Construction d'une Discipline (with Andrée Grau, 2006).

Drid Williams has conducted anthropological fieldwork in England, the U.S., Australia, and Kenya. She has taught anthropology of the dance and human movement studies in all four countries. Dr. Williams holds a D. Phil in social anthropology from St. Hugh's College, Oxford. Recent articles include "Visual Anthropology and Language," Visual Anthropology (2009), and the entry "Dance" in The New Encyclopedia of Africa (2007). A new book is titled Teaching Dancing with Ideokinetic Principles (University of Illinois Press, 2011). She is the founder and senior editor of JASHM.



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