Dana Venerable

Dana Venerable (she, her, hers) is a writer, educator, co-editor of P-QUEUE journal, an occasional tap dancer, the NeMLA 2022 Editorial Fellow, and an English PhD candidate at SUNY--University at Buffalo (UB). Her research addresses methods of the archive through compositions and intersections of Black performance, dance, notation, social choreography, and sound. Dana's dissertation "Collective Composition for Weathering Black Experience: Embodying Signature Moves of 20th and 21st Century Black Performance" investigates primarily Black women artists / theorists and how they develop maneuvers and teaching praxis through signature moves via a methodology of notation and noticing. She will perform in UB’s 2022 Spring Choreolab and has performed within artist collectives at UB Arts Collaboratory, PLAY/GROUND, UB’s MFA Dance Concert, and green_space. Dana is a teaching artist and volunteer at Just Buffalo Literary Center. She recently won the 2021 Academy of American Poets Prize at UB. Dana has written for Peach Mag, Rigorous, Snail Trail Press, P-QUEUE, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, VIDA Review, and elsewhere.

2022 Events
Form and Discontent: A Reading