Faculty Research

Linda Caldwell had one refereed publication in the Korean Journal of Dance Studies and was invited as a Guest Scholar for the Korean Society for Dance Symposium.

Dr. Rosemary Candelario published Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma’s Asian/American Choreographies with Wesleyan University Press in 2016 and is under contract with Routledge to co-edit the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance with Dr. Bruce Baird.

Jordan Fuchs has been appointed as a Fulbright Specialist until 2018. His choreography for video screen has been presented in Istanbul, Turkey and São Paulo, Brazil, while his choreography for stage has recently been presented by the Performance Mix Festival in New York City and in Western Australia.

Sarah Gamblin had five nationally refereed performances last year, two choreography commissions and was reviewed for one of her dances by Barry Watts, from the Oregon Arts Watch. He wrote “Sarah Gamblin’s very well-made dance was direct… explosive… and determined to undermine …”

Dr. Matthew Henley published three articles in well known dance journals: Research in Dance Education, Journal of Dance Education and Journal of Dance Medicine and Science and has been selected as a peer reviewer for these journals. He also had one adjudicated dance performed in New York City, NY and just returned from Lebanon as an artist scholar.

Dr. Ilana Morgan has been adjudicated to present at the National Dance Education Organization Conference in Tempe, AZ and at the Aesthetics, Ethics, and Biopolitics of the Posthuman Conference at the Aarhus University, in Denmark.

Professor Mary Williford-Shade performed with SOLA Dance: Women Dancing Women in 5 nationally adjudicated performances last year and was previewed by Nancy Wolzny in the Houston magazine, Arts & Culture, as one of the “Top Ten + Winter Dance Events in the State of Texas”.  Her work was produced internationally by The Dance Café in Uppsala, Sweden.

Professor and Chair, Mary Williford-Shade, poses in a pink robe.
Mary Williford-Shade, professor and chair of the TWU Department of Dance. Photo by Jesse Scroggins.