Last Wednesday the esteemed dance anthropologist Andrée Grau died suddenly. She had an inquisitive, sharp and beautiful mind, was quick witted and profoundly inspiring to her students.
Here’s a video of Andrée from 2011 talking about dance anthropology. In it she suggests that “to dance is a social duty”.
Rest and dance easily Andrée — your intellect, compassion, and beautiful wrestling with ideas will remain. Of course I’ll miss our bloody-minded arguments, but know that I will do my best to remember my social duty as a dancer.