Hannah Schwadron

Choreography and Performance,  Dance and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Humor Studies.

 

Education

2013                      PhD, University of California-Riverside. Major: Critical Dance Studies.

2009                     MFA, University of California-Riverside. Major: Experimental Choreography.

 

Professional Experience

2014–present       Assistant Professor, School of Dance, Florida State University. 

2013–2014            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dance, CUNY Queens College. 

2011–2013             Director of Gluck Touring Dance Ensemble, Gluck Program for the Arts, UC Riverside.

2012                       Associate Instructor, Dance, University of California, Riverside.

2007–2012           Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dance, UC Riverside. Intro to Dance

2010–2011             Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dance, UC Riverside. Asian and Asian American Culture Shows. 

2007                      Adjunct Professor, Dance, CUNY Queens College. Modern Dance Technique. 

2005–2007          High School Teacher, Saint Elizabeth High School, Oakland, CA. World Cultures, World Literature, Theater.

 

Honors, Awards, and Prizes

2017                     COFRS Summer Research Award, FSU. Awarded for ongoing project development and dance film, Between I and Thou

2016                     Arts and Humanities Performance Enhancement Grant, FSU. Awarded for creative development lab, Field Studies

2015                     Funding Agency Travel Award, Center for Research and Creativity, FSU. Award for Travel to UC Berkeley Dance Studies Working Group

2015                     Small Grants Program Award, Center for Research and Creativity, FSU. Awarded with Malia Bruker for dance film, Klasse.

2015                     First Year Assistant Professor Award, Center for Research and Creativity, FSU.  Award for Book Manuscript Research and Development

2015                     Friends of Dance Chair Discretionary Fund. Award for project: Dance, Camera and the Archive: Dance Film for Conscious Classrooms

2105                     Gedenk und Bildungsstätte Israelitische Tochterschule. Grant for archival research, dance film production and performance, Hamburg, GE

2015                     Projekts Erinnerungsarbeit der Ida Ehre Schule. Grant for Klasse: Getanzte Zeitspuren, Hamburg, GE

2014                     Production Grant, Dance Film Association. Award granted by Dance Film Association, New York, NY for dance film Klasse  

2012                     Body, Performance, Research and Dance Platform Travel Grant, UC Riverside

2011                      Body, Performance, Research and Dance Platform Travel Grant, UC Riverside

 

Fellowships

2014                     Mellon Dance Studies Summer Fellow, Stanford University

2010                    Graduate Student Mentorship Program, UC Riverside

2012-2013           Dissertation Year Fellowship, UC Riverside (2012–2013). 

2007-2013          Gluck Fellowship of the Arts. 

2011-2013            Gluck Summer Fellow.

2007-2008         Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship.

 

Teaching

Courses Taught

Choreographies of the Global City (Graduate and Undergraduate)

Seminar in Dance Research  (Graduate)

Dance Theory (Graduate)

Choreographic Projects (Graduate)

American Dance since 1950 (Graduate)

Ballet History (Undergraduate)

World Dance History (Undergraduate)

Dance and Culture (Undergraduate)

Introduction to Dance (Undergraduate)

Introduction to Modern Dance Technique (Undergraduate)

Classical Approaches in Dance (Undergraduate)

Cultural Approaches in Dance (Undergraduate)

 

Publications

Books

             Schwadron, H. The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-Work in US Pop Culture. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

Book Chapters

Schwadron, H. (2017). "Black Swan, White Nose". Oxford Handbook on Dance and Politics. Eds, Randy Martin, Rebekah Kowal and Gerald Sigmund. Oxford University Press.

Schwadron, H. (in press). (Post) Pious and Porn Spectacles: Frontier Choreographies of the US Jewess. In Sally Sommer, Jennifer Atkins, & Tricia Young (Eds.), Dance in American Culture. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Journal Articles

             Schwadron, H. (in press). "The Weight of Light Contradictions for Susan Rose and Dancers: An Exercise in Power and Parallel Processing." Choreographic Practice. Eds. Vida L. Midgelow and Jane Bacon. 

Online Articles 

Schwadron, H. (2017) "Ballet Bawdies and Dancing Ducks: Jewish Swans of the Silver Screen" Oxford Handbooks Online, Dance and Music. http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935321.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199935321-e-162?rskey=UIyeY6&result=1

Schwadron, H. (2017) "Lessons Learned from the Past: Part II" Dancercitizen.org. http://dancercitizen.org/issue-4/following-up/hannah-schwadron-and-malia-bruker/

Schwadron, H. (2016) "Lessons Learned from the Past: Movement, Memory, and the Stateless" Dancercitizen.org. http://dancercitizen.org/issue-3/hannah-schwadron/

Invited Reviews

Schwadron, H. (2015). Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance. By Rebecca Rossen. Oxford University Press, 2014. American Jewish History, 99 (2), 204-206. Retrieved from http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/american_jewish_history/v099/99.2.schwadron.html

 

Presentations

Refereed Papers at Conferences

Schwadron, H. (presented 2015, April). "Ballet Bawdies, Dancing Ducks: Jewish Swans of the Silver Screen". Paper presented at Annual joint PCA/ASA conference. Dance and Dance Culture, Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA. (International)

             Schwadron, H. (presented 2014, November). Un/Holy Methods: Facing Jewish Dance Ethnography. Paper presented at SDHS/CORD Iowa City, Iowa. (International). 

             Schwadron, H. (presented 2014, October). Misrecognition. In Interdisciplinary Performance Symposium. FSU School of Dance. (Regional) 

             Schwadron, H. (presented 2014, May). Testing Theory-Practice in the QC Dance Classroom. Teaching and Learning Conference, CUNY Queens College, NY. (Local).

             Schwadron, H. (presented 2013, November). Power Plays: A Lec Dem Panel w/ Susan Rose & Dancers. Paper presented at SDHS/CORD, Riverside, CA. (International)

Schwadron, H. (presented 2013, May). Un/Jewish Moments, Love and Looking for Queerness: At Home (out) in the World. Paper presented at Conney Conference on Jewish Arts, Conney Project on Jewish Arts, Madison, WI. (International) Retrieved from http://vimeo.com/69041083Performance integrated into Paper presentation.

Schwadron, H. (presented 2013, February). Sexy Sabras, Guns and Calendar Girls: Defensive Desires of a Global Diaspora. Paper presented at Thinking Gender Annual Conference, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Los Angeles, CA. (International)

Schwadron, H. (presented 2012, November). The Golden Age of American Jewish Comedy and the Post-feminist Bawdy Turn. Paper presented at Congress on Research in Dance Annual Conference, Congress on Research in Dance, Albuquerque, NM. (International)

Schwadron, H. (presented 2012, June). Pious and Porn Spectacles: Frontier Choreographies of LA's Jewish Femme. Paper presented at Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference, Society of Dance History Scholars, Philadelphia, PA. (International)

Schwadron, H. (presented 2012, February). Lesbian Sex and Swan Sin: Domesticating the Queer in Aronofsky's "Black Swan". Paper presented at Congress on Research in Dance Special Topics Conference, Congress on Research in Dance, Ann Arbor, MI. (International)

Schwadron, H. (presented 2011, June). The Ruse of the Jewish Exotic and the Special Case of the Sexy Jewess. Paper presented at Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference, Society of Dance History Scholars, Toronto, Canada. (International)

Schwadron, H. (presented 2010, April). Waiting to Exile: Temporary Economies in Jewish Shanghai. Paper presented at Dancing Under Construction Conference, Dancing Under Construction, Los Angeles, CA. (International).

 

Invited Lectures and Readings of Original Work

Schwadron, H. (2017, April). Punk Porn Princess Joanna Angel and the Rise of Jewess Raunch. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Lecture hosted by Natalie Zervou

Schwadron, H. (2015, March). Jewish Swans in American Film: Fanny Brice, Barbara Streisand and Natalie Portman. Delivered at Jewish Studies Association, Fresno State University, Fresno State University. (Local) Retrieved from http://www.fresnostatenews.com/2015/03/lecture-series-looks-at-jewish-actresses-in-american-film/

Schwadron, H. (2014, February). Neo-Jewish Burlesque and the Return of the Sexy Jewess. Delivered at University of Iowa Department of Dance, Iowa City, Iowa. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2013, February). Ballet Girls Gone Bad and the Swan Queen Revisited. Delivered at Dance Cultures and Contexts course, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA. (Local). Invited to present dissertation research to undergraduate Dance Studies course taught by Dr. Linda J. Tomko.

Schwadron, H. (2012). Moving Face and Other Expressive Components of a Dance Dissertation. Delivered at CHAR Salon, Riverside, CA. (Local) Invited to present original research and performance on dissertation material to salon-styled lecture series curated by Harmony Wolfe.

Schwadron, H. (2011, April). From the Balls Up: How Sexy Sells Joanna Angel and Sarah Silverman. Delivered at Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. (Local) Invited to give talk on dissertation research in Jewish Studies course taught by Professor Jeffrey Tobin.

 

Master Classes and Invited Workshops

Schwadron, H (2016, Nov). Movements of Migration: Choreographies of the Local and Global. Mt. Saint Jacinto College, CA. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2015, May). Getanzte Zietspuren. Two Week Workshop delivered at Ida Ehre Schule, Ida Ehre Schule, Hamburg, GE. (International) 

Schwadron, H. (2015, December). Choreographing Improvisation. Master class delivered at FSU Dance-a-Palooza, FSU School of Dance, Tallahassee, FL. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2015, April). Partnering Improvisation and the Pas de Deux Revisited. Master class delivered at FSU Dance-a-palooza, FSU School of Dance, Tallahassee, Fl. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2014, June). Flurry or Flood: Improvisation for Times Like Ours. Master class delivered at DanceStorm, Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, CA. (National)

             Schwadron, H. (2014, February). Choreographing Improvisation. Master class delivered at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2014, February). Choreographing Representation. Master class delivered at Texas Women's University, Denton, TX. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2014, February). Techniques of Improvisation. Master class delivered at Texas Women's University, Denton, TX. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2013, November). Dreaming Im/Providence. Master class delivered at 186 Carpenter Gallery, Providence, RI. (Regional)

Schwadron, H. (2013, March). Improvisation for Modern Dancers. Two week master class delivered at Scripps College, Pomona, CA. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2013). Performance Workshop. Weekly master class delivered at Twin City, New York, NY. (International)

Schwadron, H. (2010, February). Modern Dance Technique and Improvisation. Four master classes delivered at Scripps College, Pomona, CA. (Local)

Schwadron, H. (2009, December). Mindfulness in Modern Dance. Week long master class delivered at University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA. (Local)

 

Original Creative Works

Films

Schwadron, H., & Mandos, B. (Choreographer, Creative Producer). (2017). Between I and Thou [Dance Film and Documentary]

Schwadron, H., & Bruker, M. (Choreographer, Creative Producer). (2016). In Transit [Dance Duet and Interview with Mayo Akinruli] 

Schwadron, H., & Bruker, M. (Choreographer, Research Director). (2015). Klasse [Dance Film]

 

Exhibitions Curated

Field Studies, Choreography and Performance. Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC (2017). Field Studies is a laboratory for choreographer-scholars to move new projects forward in an environment of collaboration and experimentation. Over the course of three days, ten dance makers and writers gather together to share work and develop process thinking on studio practice and performance research. Friday and Saturday showings make space and time to show bits of bigger pieces and a whole host of dance ideas, dilemmas, and discoveries. Participants - Stephen Fiehn,  Ann Mazzocca, Jeannine Murray Román, Hannah Schwadron, Rebecca Fitton, Cydney Watson, Adanna K. Jones, Andre Zachary, Melissa Templeton, Jenee Strand. 

Field Studies, Choreography and Performance. Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC and Gibme Dance, Lower Manhattan, NYC (2016). Participants - Dasha Chapman, Ilana
Goldman, Adanna Jones, Anusha Kedhar, Ann Mazzocca, Jeannine Murray Román, Jocelyn Perez, Hannah Schwadron, Edwin Siguenza, Amanda Waal, Trent D.
Williams.

Field Studies, Choreography and Performance. Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC (2015). Participants : Alfonso Cervera, Amanda Waal, Ann Mazzocca, Cydney Watson, Hannah Schwadron, Julie Mayo, Marilyn Maywald Yahel, Rachel Carrico, Rachel Thorne Germond, and Rebecca Pappas. 

Field Studies, Evening of Dance. Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York (2014). Participants - Amanda Waal, Irvin Gonzalez, Alfonso Cervera, Cydney Watson, Melissa Bell, Ann Mazzocca, and Crystal Sepulveda. 

Between the Tables. Back to the Grind Café, Riverside, CA: P.L.A.C.E. Performance (2013). Invited as guest curator for local choreography showcase; selection of artists and individual works to present; production and publicity. 

Sweet Bread. Tikal Bakery, Riverside, CA (2011). Invited as guest curator for local choreography showcase; selection of artists and individual works to present; production and publicity. 

VOLTA. Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA (2011). Organization of interdisciplinary graduate student caucus on music and dance, day-long conference. 

Shape, Shake, Moo. The Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA (2009). Facilitate graduate student collaboration of music and dance gallery installation.

 

Invited Performances

Schwadron, H. and Sakhi Poya, (Choreographer and dancer). (2017, June). I and Thou: Parts I, II, and III [Dance].  Church of Reconciliation at the Berlin Wall. Berlin. Moving Matters Traveling Workshop. 

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2014, January). Blueface [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Torrance Art Museum, CA: Theatrical Dynamics. Solo performance on "Jewface" research material at inter-arts exhibition curated by David Leapman.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and dancer). (2012, September). Love on Mars: Mein Liebe Ursel [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. Ida Ehre Schule, Hamburg, Germany: Ida Ehre Schule. Evening length work on Jewish family history, Holocaust, escape, euphoria, Mars, and discovery; single performance with 25 12-year-old students.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and dancer). (2012, September). Love on Mars: Meine Liebe Ursel [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Pomegranate Gallery, New York: Jews Magazine. Excerpts of evening length work on Jewish family history, Holocaust, escape, euphoria, Mars, and discover performed in Evening of Jewish Performance and Poetry.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and dancer). (2012, September). Love on Mars: Meine Liebe Ursel [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Miralles Saal, Hamburg, Germany: Stones of Remembrance Project. Evening length work on Jewish family history, Holocaust, escape, euphoria, Mars, and discovery, performed in citywide Stones of Remembrance Project.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2011, December). Hard Hearted Hannah [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Milk Bar, Oakland, CA: Milk Bar. Solo performance on self-parody and Jewish femininity, included in evening of California choreographers.

 

Juried Performances

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2014, June). Misrecognition [Dance]. [Origination and direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA: Culver Center of the Arts. Solo performance developed out of research on politics of perception, recognition and misrecognition performed at day-long symposium of experimental dance, "DanceStorm".

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2014, April). Blueface [Dance]. [Origination and direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Brooklyn, NY: Center for Performance Research. Solo performance on "Jewface" research material at Comedy and Dance festival, curated by Caitlin Dutton.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2011, November). Hard Hearted Hannah [Dance]. [Origination and direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Highways, Los Angeles, CA: Highways Performance Space. Solo performance on Self-parody and Jewish femininity performed in evening of performance curated by Eric Kupers, artistic director of Dandelion Dance Company.

             Schwadron, H. (Co-choreographer and dancer). (2009). In Relation. [Collaboration with Rosie Trump]. Cal State San Bernardino, CA. Inland Empire Choreographer's Showcase.

Schwadron, H. (Co-Choreographer and dancer). (2009). In Relation [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron and Rosie Trump]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron and Rosie Trump]. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA: Dancing Under Construction Conference. Collaborative dance work based on letter writing and grandmothers, performed in Graduate Student Dance Conference.

Schwadron, H. (Co-choreographer and dancer). (2009). In Relation [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron and Rosie Trump]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron and Rosie Trump]. Performance Lab, UC Riverside, CA: UC Riverside. Collaborative dance work based on letter writing and grandmothers, performed in Graduate Dance Concert.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2008, August). Sink or Swim [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. CounterPULSE, San Francisco, CA: CounterPULSE. Solo pairing grandmother's experiences in World War II with autobiographical material, performed at choreography showcase for venue's monthly "2nd Sundays.".

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2008, August). Sink or Swim [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. The Open Space, Los Angeles, CA: Anatomy Riot. Solo pairing grandmother's experiences in World War II with autobiographical material, performed at monthly event curated by Meg Wolfe.

Schwadron, H. (Co-choreographer and dancer). (2008, April). Premises for a Yellow Manifesto [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron and Laura Vriend]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron and Laura Vriend]. UC Riverside, Riverside, CA: UC Riverside Performance Lab. Collaborative dance work based on utopic imagining, performed at Graduate Student Dance Conference.

 

Non-Juried Performances

Schwadron, H., & Sakhi Poya, Arsalan Soltani, Barat Mohammadi, Mahdi Nagisade, Leonie, Malia Bruker. (Choreographer and dancer). (2016, Dec) Art of Confusion. [Ensemble Dance Theater]. Gaengeviertel Fabrique. Showcase of original choreography and performance. 

Schwadron, H., & Goldman, I. (Choreographer and dancer). (2015, March). Human Subjects II [Duet]. [Origination and direction by Hannah Schwadron]. 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL: 621 Gallery. Showcase of original choreography curated by Loren Davidson.

Schwadron, H., & Goldman, I. (Choreographer and dancer). (2015, February). Human Subjects I [Duet]. [Origination and direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Bread and Roses Market: Bread and Roses Market.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer, Soloist). (2014, May). Misrecognition [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: Chez Bushwick. Solo performance developed out of research on politics of perception, recognition and misrecognition, performed in Field Studies, evening of original choreography, curated by Hannah Schwadron.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2013, October). Blueface [Dance]. 186 Carpenter Gallery, Providence, RI: 186 Carpenter Gallery. Solo performance on "Jewface" research material, shown in evening of performance curated by Jori Ketten.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and soloist). (2013, June). Blueface [Dance]. Stanford University, CA: Mellon Studies in Dance Summer Seminar. Solo performance on "Jewface" research material.

             Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and dancer). (2009, October). Love on Mars: Meine Liebe Ursel [Dance].  Riverside, CA: UC Riverside. MFA Thesis Concert.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and dancer). (2009, May). Around the Green Table [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA: Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts. Response to Kurt Jooss' The Green Table.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and dancer). (2009, March). Around the Green Table [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. UCR Artsblock, Riverside, CA: UC Riverside. Response to Kurt Jooss' The Green Table.

Schwadron, H. (Choreographer and dancer). (2008, November). Deli Dance [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron]. Relish Deli, Riverside, CA: Gluck Fellows of the Arts. Dance theater on Jewish dance and storytelling as deli's first challah was baked and cooled.

Schwadron, H. (Co-choreographer and dancer). (2008, October). Premises for a Yellow Manifesto [Dance]. [Origination of the work by Hannah Schwadron and Laura Vriend]. [Artistic direction by Hannah Schwadron and Laura Vriend]. Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA: Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts. Collaborative dance work based on utopic imagining; ensemble performance in collaboration with installation artists, Caroline Kim.

 

Additional Ensemble Choreography and Direction

Schwadron, H. (accepted). Barring None [Concert Dance]. FSU School of Dance, Days of Dance.  Ensemble choreography for ten student produced in Days of Dance. 

Schwadron, H. (accepted). Together Alone [Contemporary Dance]. Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. Ensemble choreography for ten dancers. 

Schwadron, H. (accepted). Stars of Juarez: Cuca and Eva [Choreographer]. UC Riverside. Original play by Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera based on lives of radio starlets of the 1930s, Cuca and Eva Aguirre. 

Schwadron, H. (accepted). Horn Star [Musical]. Surf Reality, New York, NY.  Original play by Louis Schwadron, 15-performance run.

 

Current Membership in Professional Organizations

             CORD + SDHS (Congress of Research on Dance and the Society of Dance History Scholars)

             Popular Culture Association

             Performance Studies international

             Association of Jewish Studies

             German Studies Association

             World Dance Alliance

 

Service to Professional Associations

Conference Planning Committee, Congress on Research in Dance Annual Conference, Congress on Research in Dance (2012).

Conference Planning Committee, Dancing Under Construction/VOLTA graduate archival/performance project, Dancing Under Construction/VOLTA (2012).

Conference Planning Committee, VOLTA graduate inter-arts symposium, VOLTA (2011).