Tanya Calamoneri, Ph.D.
Previously in San Francisco, she was a member of Shinichi Koga's butoh-based inkBoat, co-directed violent dwarf performance collaborative, co-founded the Experimental Performance Institute at New College of California, and danced with Kim Epifano and Jess Curtis. To support her dance habit, she worked as an arts administrator, serving as the Executive Director of Dancers' Group in San Francisco, and in New York as Co-Executive Director of The Field and Project Manager of the State Department's cultural diplomacy program, DanceMotion USA, administrated by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
She is currently working on a book project about the history of butoh dance in the Americas, focusing on the United States and Mexico from 1970 to present. She was an invited scholar and performer at the 2019 Cuerpos en Revuelta butoh festival in Mexico City, and will present with one of her Mexican colleagues at the Butoh Next Symposium in New York City in November 2019.
Calamoneri also collaborates on a telematic dance project with Drs. Pauline Brooks of the John Moores University in Liverpool, UK and Luke Kahlich (a TTU Alumn!) of Nova University in South Florida. Dancers in each location share the screen as one company in a live internet performance. The next performance will be during the Spring 2020 Semester.
PhD in Dance, Temple University
MA in Dance, New York University
BA in International Studies, American University