Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Hybrid Event on Zoom and streaming in the First Floor Research Commons

Dr. Danielle A. Hidalgo will discuss her new book Dance Music Spaces hosted on zoom and streamed in person at the Research Commons.  April 26th, 2022, 5-6 pm.

Explore the Event page to read the Introduction to the book, hear Dr. Hidalgo's reading of vignettes, and see radical social media posts that illustrate the book's themes. 

Dance Music Spaces examines the production of physical and digital spaces in dance music, and how the players—clubs, clubbers, and DJs—use authenticity, branding, and commercialism to navigate them. An in-depth study into three women DJs—The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon, and Peggy Gou—reveals a new concept, “authenticity maneuvering.” In it Danielle Hidalgo exposes how the strategic use of a rave ethos both bolsters acceptance in dance music spaces and hides often problematic commercial practices. This timely, thoughtful, and deeply personal book presents a compelling analysis of the complicated interplay between dancing bodies, digital practices, and spatial offerings in contemporary dance music.

To attend, register to the LEFT to receive the zoom link the day prior to the event!