Dance and Other Slippages Critical Narratives on Women, Dance, and Art
Rina Angela Corpus’s collection of essays, Dance and Other Slippages: Critical Narratives on Women, Dance, and Art, is a satisfying and complex read. Corpus writes about works, spaces, and experiences of dancers and artists in the Philippines. Her subjects are made vivid through evocative description and attention to individual perspective. Her intersectional analyses explore questions of representation and agency in ways specific to the communities and artists she studies. What “slipped and transformed” in my reading of this work was my understanding of contemporary dance practices, their global interconnections, heritages, and potential meanings. — Dr. Ann Dils, Professor and Chair, Department of Dance, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Corpus’s critical essays are a thoughtful contribution not only to feminist art studies but also to the broader and ongoing feminist theoretical engagements of spatial theory/analysis. Not surprisingly, her work as a feminist intellectual crosses and bridges disciplinary boundaries because it is informed and enriched by her embodied experience. — Carolina Ruiz Austria, Instructor, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto
Dance and Other Slippages is a collection of essays that grapples with questions in reading dance, art, and gender. Covering a number of Philippine women choreographers who are forerunners in dance in a number of ways, the essays look into the complicated entanglements of aesthetics, sexual politics, and material/economic realities that inform their works. — Dr. Ruth Pison, Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines
About the Author
Rina Angela Corpus is an assistant professor at the Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines.
Her first book, Defiant Daughters Dancing: Three Independent Women Dance (UP Press, 2007), was the first of its kind to tackle in depth the histories of Philippine contemporary women dancers, and received an award for Outstanding Masters Thesis from the UP Center for Women’s Studies.
She trained and danced with the Quezon City Ballet and has taken dance workshops with the Limon Institute in New York. She was a guest artist at Topaz Arts in Queens, New York, in 2012, and her research has been presented at the Congress on Research in Dance, Barnard College.