Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz

Professor, Dance and African and African American Studies

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Emerging Network

Born a Hoosier, my work focuses on theories of African diaspora aesthetics, intersections of dance and technology, and dance historiography. I write articles and essays about black dance in the United States, as they are practiced in the US and in global contexts. My research group, SLIPPAGE, is in residence at Duke, and we work to create innovate interfaces that help us tell alternative histories.


Performance and Integrated Media
Emerging Networks
Performing Culture: Live Arts and African & African American Studies
Emerging Networks


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"Performance & Integrated Media" at CHAT Festival 2012
-- Feb 20 2012
Members of the Performance & Integrated Media group participated in a recent CHAT Festival panel, "In the Process: Technology, Liveness & Stage/Screen Synthesis." They discussed recent... Read More