James Moreno

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Robinson Center, room 151

James Moreno is a dance studies scholar and choreographer. His research, which he has presented nationally and internationally, investigates stagings of race and gender in mid-century US modern dance with a focus on José Limón and Erick Hawkins. Moreno is published in Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts and Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies. He also has chapters forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics and Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Literature and Music. His current choreographic project human, next, a collaboration with video artist Benjamin Rosenthal, made its New York City premiere in March 2014, with Rosenthal’s video adaptation of the work presented in video/film festivals in Athens, Greece, Weimar, Germany, Holon, Israel, New York City, and Venice, Italy. Moreno holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Kansas where he teaches critical dance studies, modern dance technique, choreography, and dance for the camera. In 2011/12 he was Visiting Professor of Dance at the University of Panamá in Panamá City, Panamá and Visiting Guest Artist at the National Dance of Panamá.

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The Dance between Art and Science


The dance between art and science

Who do you find standing at intersection of art and science? Someone like Natali Diaz-Yepes, who graduated in May with a double major in dance and genetic biology. To prepare for her senior dance recital, Diaz-Yepes navigated lecture halls and dance floors, chemistry and choreography, body and mind.

Posted by The University of Kansas on Wednesday, July 22, 2015



Michelle Heffner Hayes

Professor & Chair of Dance, Michelle Heffner Hayes, talks about finding your "voice" through dance.

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