Gregory King awarded a See Chicago Dance Critical Writing Fellowship

Congratulations to assistant professor Gregory King on being awarded a See Chicago Dance Critical Writing Fellowship. When selected for the program, King was applauded for his “background and expertise, familiarity with various genres of dance and performance, and geographic and cultural diversity.” The inaugural See Chicago Dance Fellowship existed in collaborated with dance scholars and writers in South Africa and the U.K. around the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, an annual festival held in Durban, South Africa. This year, the festival was digital.

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In addition to writing workshops and performance review assignments, fellows participated in discussions about the contemporary dance landscape and history of the form in South Africa as well as the culture and nature of criticism in the country. Each fellow was assigned to write two reviews which were to be published on either the See Chicago Dance (SCD) website, the South African Khuluma digital magazine, or the SCD fall brochure.

The JOMBA! Khuluma, in line with the national agenda to redress and develop historically marginalized languages, has welcomed an isiZula language editor and translator onto the team.

Professor King's reviews 'Exit/Exist' ruminates on body/voice in JOMBA!'s third day, and JOMBA! Digital Fringe: The Black dancing body in the time of COVID-19 were both selected to be a part of the digital Khuluma magazine, with his writing on the Fringe translated in isiZulu, one of the 11 official languages of South Africa.

The festival ran Aug. 25 - Sept. 6.


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POSTED: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 1:06am
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