Dr. Rosemary Candelario, Assistant Professor

Dr. Rosemary Candelario performance photo

Rosemary Candelario, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor) specializes in the Japanese avant-garde movement form butoh. Other research interests include dance and ecology, Asian American dance, site-specific performance, and arts activism. Her book, Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma’s Asian/American Choreographies was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2016. Candelario’s choreography has been produced across the United States, and as a dancer she has performed in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Germany, and South Africa. She has published articles in the Journal of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training; The Scholar and Feminist Online; and The International Journal of Screendance, and has chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance, and Race in the Vampire Narrative. Rosemary earned a PhD in Culture and Performance from UCLA. At TWU she teaches graduate theory and writing courses, advises PhD and MA students, and directs the International Dance Company. http://www.rosemarycandelario.net/