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Tanya Jayani Fernando

TANYA JAYANI FERNANDO ([email protected]) is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is completing a book on the avant-garde concept of shock. She has written a play on dance, patronage, and race, called Dance, Salome! Dance!

The New Millennium Minstrel Show

Danspace Project, a leading space for experimental contemporary dance, just finished a two-month program that examined the meaning of black dance. Curator and choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones asked, “[D]oes ‘Black Dance’ even exist? And assuming it does, what defines it?”


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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