NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
ANN COOPER ALBRIGHT
is both a performer and feminist scholar. Currently associate professor
in the dance and theater program at Oberlin College, she teaches a variety of dance, perfor-
mance studies, and women's studies courses which seek to engage students in both the practice
and theory of the body. She received a
'993
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Dance
Criticism, and is currently writing a book entitled Choreographing Diffirence: The Body and Identity in
Contemporary Dance. Albright holds a B.A. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College, an M.F.A in
dance from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University.
EVAN ALDERSON
is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia,
where he also teaches interdisciplinary art history and theory in the School for the Contempo-
rary Arts. He has published and presented numerous essays on dance, with a focus on theo-
retical approaches to performance and reception. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of
California-Berkeley.
NORMAN BRYSON
is Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard University and author and editor of
numerous books, including Vzsion and Painting: The Logic of the Gaze
(1986),
and
I~ookinl',
at the
Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Paintin/!,
(1990)'
He is also the editor, with Michael Ann Holly
and Keith Moxey, of two collections: Vzsual Theory: Painting and Interpretation
(1990)
and Vzsual
Culture: Images and Interpretations
(1994).
CYNTHIA JEAN COHEN BULL
was Associate Professor of Dance at Wesleyan University, where she
taught the cultural and historical study of dance, dance composition, improvisation, and tech-
nique. A dancer and a scholar, she held a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Columbia
University. Her book, Sharing the Dance: Contact Improvisation and American Culture
(1990)
is in its
second printing, and her articles have appeared in The Drama Review, Women and Peiformance,
Blurring Genres (Studies in Cultural Practice), and in a number of anthologies of writings about
dance. At the time of her death in
1996,
she was collaborating with Richard Bull and others on a
book about choreography and improvisation. Most of her previous works have appeared under
the name Cynthia Novack. Her untimely death has robbed the dance world of one of its leading
dancer / scholars.
ANN DALY
is Associate Professor of Dance History/Criticism at the University of Texas at
Austin. She has written on dance, gender, and culture for journals and anthologies including The
Drama Review, A.merican Studies, Ballett International, Dance Research Journal, High Peiformance,
Women and Peiformance, Dance Vzew, and Gender in Peiformance
(1992).
Daly is contributing editor
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