********Rescheduled as a Zoom Webinar Event********


Worldmaking through Embodiment Series Presents:

“Dancing on the (Bamboo) Ceiling: Performing While Asian in U.S. Postmodern Dance”


A conversation with

Gerald Casel, Professor of Dance at Rutgers University,
Dorothy Fujita-Rony, Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine


Thursday, April 20th




This conversation with Gerald Casel explores his personal background as an immigrant Filipinx dancer/choreographer and his career performing as Asian in U.S. postmodern dance. He also will share “Cover Your Mouth When You Smile,” a movement essay (a dance performance that follows the format of a five paragraph paper) that examines the essential labor of Filipino overseas workers and their simultaneous invisibility across the diaspora. This event explores the impossibility of being presumed to be a model minority, the expected