Dr. Lindsey Drury
Seminar für Tanzwissenschaft
Dr. Lindsey Drury is an early modernist historian and performance studies scholar who works on critical/digital research approaches to colonial history. She holds a PhD in early modern studies (University of Kent at Canterbury / Freie Universität Berlin) and specialises in religious, scholarly and colonial ideas about spiritual dancing communities in Europe and North America from the early modern period through the 19th century. As an organiser of forums for artistic and scholarly exchange on the topic of decolonization, Drury developed the workshop ““Depth of Field: Decolonization and the Grounds of Art(istic) Research”” at the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities" as well as the series ““Practices of Unsettling”” within the 25th Digital Research in Humanities and Arts conference. Drury’s approach to performance history and digital scholarship is further informed by her artistic work in intermedia performance. She has been a resident artist at Pioneer Works, Momenta Art, Gibney Dance, and Cora Dance, and a board member of the Association for Performance Art in Berlin and her dance and performance works have been presented at the Queens Museum, St Mark’s Church, Issue Project Room, Judson Church, ZK/U Berlin, CARPA Helsinki, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Chashama, and elsewhere.