Lecture: "Bodies That are More than Metaphors--Why Queer Studies Needs Dance," by Clare Croft, University of Michigan. What is queer dance? A question with no answer, but with many possibilities. This talk will think critically, seriously, and playfully with and through dance to consider the productive possibilities of thinking “dance” and “queer” together. How might queer dance offer a way to consider the radical possibilities for thinking with bodies? How might queer dance be a way to ask questions about the relationship among politics, gender, sexuality, and dance? How might queer dance work to acknowledge the lived experiences of queer, lesbian, gay, and trans people living, learning, and creating work within the dance community in the past and present. Croft is a historian, theorist, and dramaturg, working at the intersection of dance studies and performance studies. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin and currently teaches at the University of Michigan.