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2018 Fall Semester Events


  • Nov. 29/Thurs 7pm, CSUSM Arts Bldg/ARTS 101. Composing the Instant, annual CSUSM student improvisation performance, emerging from Lecturer Anya Cloud's DNCE 311 class. $5 a ticket. Hosted by Dance Studies. For more information contact


Dec. 3/Mon 8pm, CSUSM Arts Bldg/ARTS 101. Contemporary Folklorico end-of-semester performance, emerging from Lecturer Rayven Armijo’s DNCE 303 class. Free and open to the public. Hosted by Dance Studies.

Synopsis: Social knowledge has often taken a form that is controlled by fewer people having the means of accessing and documenting information. Using Diana Taylor’s theory of “performing cultural memory in the Americas,” students in Dance Studies 303 - Contemporary Folklorico, are researching how embodied knowledge, or the repertoire, is an approach that the community uses, as well as the archive, to document and democratize history, set values, demonstrate regional idiosyncrasies, and embody social justice issues of a vast and varying community. This culminating performance, titled “Missing 43,” will demonstrate how students are relating to the research and shaping history and narratives contemporarily and transnationally.