Joyce Lu

Joyce-Lu

Pomona, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance
Office: Seaver 114, Pomona College
Phone: 909-607-4385
Email: joyce.lu@pomona.edu

Research Interest:

Asian and Asian-American, transnational, and intercultural performance; Acting; Applied Theater; Dance; Feldenkrais Method

Education:

Ph.D. in Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley
MFA in Asian Performance, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
BA in Theater and Studio Art, Occidental College

Courses:

  • Basic Acting: Acting for Social Change
  • Applied Theater: Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre
  • Staging Our Stories: Contemporary Asian American Drama
  • The Moving Body: Strategies for Awareness and Efficiency in Daily Life, Sport, and the Performing Arts
  • The Poetics of Performance
  • Race and Contemporary American Drama
  • Living Art in Los Angeles: Southern California Performance Art

Selected Publications/Performances:

  • The Distance is Beautiful / La Distance la Plus Courte Entre Deux Points n’est pas Une Ligne Droite, Lead Dancer, Directed by Oguri and Lola González, Grand Park, 2017
  • Grace Needs A Mirror, original theater piece, directed by Barry Shabaka Henley Performance Space, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Mare Ibrium, choreographed by Oguri, designed by Hirokazu Kosaka, Grand Performances, LA, 2015
  • Settlement, performer, (collaboration between Los Angeles Poverty Department and Stay If Only Temporary (Brussels), directed by Hans Van den Broeck and          Anuschka Von Oppen, The Box Gallery, LA, 2014