Dance Video: What are the Moves and What do they Want?

In Taylor Swift’s music video mega-hit “Shake It Off,” what is she shaking off, what is she glomming onto, and what does dance have to do with it?
Dance critic Apollinaire Scherr will join the Chair Seminar and graduate students at Critical Theory and the Arts this fall to discuss why the music video uses dance (as it imagines it) to exercise notions of romance, celebrity and female- and geek-empowerment.

Apollinaire Scherr is a dance critic for the Financial Times. She writes concisely and brilliantly and is immensely experienced in every aspect of contemporary dance.