We are artists, scholars, and cultural leaders.

The faculty and students of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) forge new understandings about the social and cultural impacts of choreography, performance, media, visual arts, activism, and critical studies.

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Our four innovative degree programs are devoted to academic and artistic excellence, diversity, freedom of expression, activism, and social transformation through the arts.

B.A. in Dance

B.A. in Dance

We integrate composition, training, and improvisation, while challenging students to locate dance culturally, politically, and historically.

B.A. in World Arts and Cultures

B.A. in World Arts and Cultures

We emphasize studies in arts activism, visual cultures, and critical ethnographies. Theory and practice emerge from culturally diverse artistic expressions.

M.F.A. in Choreographic Inquiry

M.F.A. in Choreographic Inquiry

We promote adventurous choreographic experimentation while engaging with global discourses around the body and performance.

Ph.D. in Culture and Performance

Ph.D. in Culture and Performance

We foreground interdisciplinary research that builds on and contributes to theories of corporeality, performance, visuality, and culture.

People in Our Community

Our faculty and students are committed to promoting positive social change through interdisciplinary modes of investigation that address the complex cultural and artistic issues in our multi-layered contemporary world.

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Events Calendar

Our latest performances, announcements, and more.

A.I.M Dance Concert - Kyle Abraham

  • Saturday, 01/25/2020 • 8:00 PM

  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center

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  • Friday, 01/31/2020 • 8:00 PM

  • Kaufman Hall 200

Free and open to the public



WACD Student Panel

  • Saturday, 02/01/2020 • 11:30 AM

  • Kaufman Hall 208

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