Carolyn Merritt (Ph.D., anthropology) is a lifelong dancer who became hooked when she discovered Argentine tango. The author of Tango Nuevo and a 2016 National Critics Institute Fellow, her writings on dance and culture have appeared in Dance Chronicle, thINKingDANCE, TDF Stages, and more. Carolyn lives in Philadelphia, where she works as a writer and ethnographer, teaches yoga, and bakes desserts.
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Silvana Cardell brings Disposable Bodies to the Wilma Theater
A look at the traumas behind immigration through dance
Argentine American choreographer and 2022 Guggenheim recipient Silvana Cardell brings her latest dance-theater work, Disposable Bodies, to the Wilma Theater for four performances this weekend. Carolyn Merritt previews.