James Moreno

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Robinson Center, room 151

James Moreno is a dance studies scholar and choreographer working at the intersection of practice and theory. He uses performance as a way to think, theorize, and ask questions about the ways that people use their bodies to create meaning, develop communities, and respond to social systems. His research has been presented nationally and internationally and his manuscript, The Dances of José Limón and Erick Hawkins is under contract with Routledge. Moreno’s choreography has also been presented nationally and internationally and his current project, Margins will be shown at Links Hall in Chicago in October, 2017. Moreno holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Kansas.

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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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