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Sarah Wilbur

Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance
Dance Program
Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0685
Rubenstein Arts Center 209F, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


Performing Artist Case Studies

Internet Publication · December 17, 2021 The Performing Artist Case Studies is a project undertaken by ICPP and supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation that took place at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts between 2018 and 2021.(1) It staged a conversational, artist-centered appr ... Link to item Cite

Funding Bodies Five Decades of Dance Making at the National Endowment for the Arts

Book · October 5, 2021 Featured Publication How NEA funding policies have shaped the field of dance Funding Bodies is the first scholarly study of the National Endowment for the Arts to focus specifically on dance. ... Open Access Cite

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics

Journal Article Dance Research Journal · August 2018 At 656 pages wide and 31 authors deep, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics collection contains a veritable who's who of US, UK, and EU dance scholarship. It also importantly documents the weight of the loss to the f ... Full text Open Access Cite

Does the NEA Need Saving?

Journal Article TDR/The Drama Review · November 1, 2017 What are the stakes in saving the NEA, today? Departing from the recent legislative back-and-forth between President Donald Trump and Congress over the budgetary future of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), this performance analysis of the NEA’s 31 ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Gestural Economies and Production Pedagogies in Deaf West's "Spring Awakening"

Journal Article TDR/The Drama Review · May 2016 In Deaf West’s Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, embodied gestures expose and challenge representational and infrastructural norms that drive commercial musical theatre. The company’s blend of ASL and spoken text extends the overarching message about f ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

It's About Time: Creative Placemaking and Performance Analytics

Journal Article Performance Research · 2015 The U.S. philanthropic discourse known as “creative placemaking” unites a historically unprecedented number of institutional investors in the instrumentalization of art toward civic, social, economic, and environmental goals. Since coining the term in 2011 ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite