In this first episode we meet Michael J Morris, who was visiting Australia for the PSI conference. This wide-ranging discussion took place in a corridor at Melbourne University where we discussed ecosexuality, dance research, gender and all in between.
Morris’ dance practices and interests are broad from Butoh to Burlesque, often concerned with destabilising normative gender and sexuality categories.
Their experience in dance reveals there are multiple pathways to making a career in dance. As Morris explained “there are people who are fed from the experience on stage and others find it draining.”
Morris’ PhD explored ecosexuality based partially on interviews with activists/artists Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle. Morris is currently an Associate Professor of Dance at Denison University, where they teach Queer, Women’s and Gender Studies.
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