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HGMV Interdisciplinary Graduate Group Meeting

HGMV Interdisciplinary Graduate Group Meeting

Thursday, February 11, 4:00PM, 710 Social Sciences
RITA KOMPELMAKHER, Department of Theater Arts and Dance
“Staying Alive: Human Rights and the Performance of Life Support in Post-Soviet Belarusian Theater”



Margarita (Rita) Kompelmakher is a PhD candidate in the Theater Arts and Dance Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her research focuses on the politics of the body and aesthetic production in relation to migration, globalization and rights discourse. Her dissertation investigates shifts in performance practice in post-Soviet Belarusian theater under the demands of human rights discourse and global capital. Her work is published in Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics Journal (Streetnotes), Captured by the City: Perspectives in Urban Culture Studies and the upcoming anthology Performing Freedom: Alternative Theater in Post-Communist Europe. She received a BFA from the Tisch School of Arts at NYU.