This site is a place where I explore mapping and other visualization strategies to track infrastructures for international dance touring. A number of posts come from a series of exploratory visualizations all based on the 1941 South American tour of American Ballet Caravan. The related posts begin with a bit about the various datasets themselves here and here. The menu at the top left lists all of the posts in chronological order. A few of my favorites are this one, this one, this one, and this one. There is also a fuller interactive map that developed from this work.
The materials on this website feed into a Theatre Journal article on digital methods, co-written with Harmony Bench. For some of the other things that I’ve been publishing and making, take a look at my website.
Also, please do get in touch.
Dr. Kate Elswit
Reader in Theatre and Performance
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Moving Bodies, Moving Culture dataset by Kate Elswit is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Datasets available at https://github.com/kelswit/moving-bodies-moving-culture.